Many sources have said that blackjack is the most played casino game not just in Europe or America, but in the world. That blackjack is extremely popular is not entirely surprising. After all, the game requires luck (getting the right cards, something which does not involve any ability) and skill (in the form of card counting, or computing the probability by assessing the high card and low cards at play). Among the oldest casino games in the world, blackjack–or its predecessors–has been mentioned a number of literature and materials dating several years ago (an example is the short story of “Don Quixote” author Miguel de Cervantes). Not surprising, blackjack is also among the more popular card games in online casinos. While not as popular as Poker and maybe even Rummy (both are skill-based card games), blackjack has a considerably large following. Hence, its evolution from an online game to a live broadcasted game is inevitable.
Live blackjack is among the games offered in live casinos, or casinos offering games that are broadcasted live through the Internet. In live blackjack, the game is not so much broadcasted as it is played online. To understand how live blackjack and why it is such an innovation, one should understand how the game is played itself.
As the name suggests, the earlier goal of blackjack is get 21 points from the two cards one gets from the deal. The players and the dealer get two cards each. The numbered cards are valued according to its face value, face cards are valued at ten, and the ace card is valued at one point or 11 points. The term blackjack is derived from the black jack card and the ace card combination, hence the name of the game. Today, any face card and ace card combination corresponds to the highest position card combination in the game. Players can either stand (or stick to the cards in their hand) or hot (replace one card with another). The player with cards closest to 21 points, or the one with the exact point value, wins the pot.
With this, it is easily to understand why live blackjack is a very important innovation in the game. For one, the players do not compete with other card players; instead, they play with a dealer. Older online casinos offer online blackjack, but with a computer simulated dealer instead of a real one. This means the feel of game is not authentic, and the chances for result manipulation are very high. According to statistic, odds manipulation in a online blackjack (or any other online casino game) is not as common compared to other ways of tricking online players, but it is possible.
Playing live blackjack eliminates the risk for these manipulations. This is because, in live roulette TV, players compete against a real dealer, which they can see through the casino’s advanced webcam technology. In addition, live blackjack is not only safe; it also captures the essence of the game. Truly, live blackjack is a level higher than the traditional online blackjack games, and just as fun as the real blackjack games in casinos.
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