When and where Blackjack originated is still a matter for hot debate with historians, with some arguing that its roots can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome. Most agree, however, that the game of 21 in a version today’s player would recognise debuted in 18th century France. Called Vingt-et-Un, literally 21, back then, it made the move over to The New World later on in that century when the French colonised the United States.
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It was early on in the 20th century when 21 became known as Blackjack as well. The gambling halls of that period happened upon a way to promote the game to players unfamiliar with it in the form of offering bonus payouts. You’d get a little something extra back then if either the Jack of Spades or Clubs was dealt along with the Ace of Spades. As the game became a hit with more and more players, the bonus payout eventually disappeared but the name for the cards required to receive it became the main way we referred to it, and so Blackjack was born.
Grand Eagle Casino is happy to offer this classic game to our players and we have a fabulous range of variants for you to explore. Remember to practice each one for free before you put down any real money in Demo mode, and make sure you know what each variation requires from you in order to win.
Our Single Deck Blackjack games are popular because of the incredibly low house edge of just 2%. And Atlantic City Blackjack gives players the option to Surrender their hands while forcing the dealer to Stand on even a Soft 17. In European Blackjack, the dealer gets a face-up card but doesn’t get to look at their second one, and Vegas Strip Blackjack’s 0.35% to 0.36% house edge makes it a top choice for fans of 21.