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01 Nov 09 Blackjack Variations

LasVegasCasinoHere are the different names of some blackjack variations but not too much about the different variations. It is also a short account of how the blackjack variations it was invented.

There are already a number of blackjack variations available for play.  In a way to keep up with the growing competition between blackjack sites, online casinos and blackjack sites are providing with custom variations, which are unique to just a particular casino. The fact that the concept will be stolen by some other casino in the future is a different story on the whole.  Getting closer to 21 is however the goal of all blackjack variations in existence.

Blackjack is featured by the common approaches of hit, stand, split, double and insurance.  Blackjack variations are created by one or more of the following ways:

  • Permitting or not permitting splitting or re-splitting.
  • Permitting or not permitting doubling after splitting or re-splitting.
  • Permitting or not permitting surrender.
  • By using one or more number of decks in the game.
  • Second card for dealer or no second card for dealer after player completes playing.
  • Single bet position or multi-hand betting.

Each of the blackjack variants come with a different house edge.  The commonly known blackjack variations in existence are:

  • Atlantic City blackjack
  • European blackjack
  • Vegas Strip blackjack
  • Vegas Downtown blackjack
  • European blackjack
  • Multi-hand blackjack
  • Double exposure blackjack
  • Double attack blackjack
  • Single deck blackjack
  • Blackjack switch
  • Pontoon
  • Chinese blackjack
  • Elimination blackjack
  • Spanish 21
  • Even Money Blackjack

The above are just a few of the blackjack variations, if you dig to explore you are likely to find more and more…

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