While many consider classic casino games like roulette and baccarat to be the true heart of casino gambling, those in the know believe that it’s actually the game of blackjack that is the real star of the show.
The game of blackjack has thrilled players for generations and, no other game has fired the imagination of both players and non-players quite like blackjack has. There have been hundreds of books and movies made surrounding blackjack and its many aspects and facets.
We take a close look at the true king of the casino game and reveal a bit of blackjack history, the state of the modern blackjack game and its future, including the phenomenal rise of live blackjack UK gamblers are going crazy over.
Where it All Began
Just like roulette and baccarat, blackjack got its start in Europe over two centuries ago. The true origins of the game are lost in time and there are many theories as to its true origins. Some blackjack experts and historians believe that the game originated in Spain, while others believe that the first blackjack games were played in France. Still others believe that the game is originally an English game.
During the 1600’s a game called Veintiuna (Spanish for ’21) became popular in Spain while another game called VIng et Un or ‘twenty and one’ was popular in France, so it’s quite easy to see why there is confusion as to its origins.
Eventually the more popular Ving et Un game was brought over by French sailors to the new world and took hold in port cities like New Orleans. The game travelled up the Mississippi river where riverboat casinos introduced the game to an entirely new audience.
Up until then the game was still known as 21 but, thanks to a clever marketing ploy, the name changed to blackjack. This was the name given to a hard hand of 21 made up of a black ace card and a black jack card.
The Modern Blackjack Game
The game of blackjack has not changed all that much since it made the trip across the pond and the only real changes that have taken place is how the game is now accessed and enjoyed. Thanks to modern inventions including the computer and the internet, thousands and thousands of players around the world have been introduced to this incredible card game.
There are now dozens of variations on the original blackjack game which can be enjoyed online thanks to the creative efforts of a myriad software providers. Blackjack can also be enjoyed on the go now thanks to the advent of the mobile online casino.
The Future of Blackjack
Clearly there is still great potential for the game of blackjack in the future and we can already see some indication of how things are likely to evolve for this grand old casino game. One of the biggest breakthroughs for the modern blackjack game is the live dealer blackjack platform.
Live dealer blackjack games can be access online through either a computer or a mobile device with HTML5 capabilities. Live dealer online blackjack gives UK players the chance to play an actual live blackjack game, steamed in real time via HD video to your online casino (and, in turn, to your device). This gives you the ultimate in realistic, immersive blackjack that beats virtual blackjack and (for some) even real brick and mortar blackjack.
Some have speculated that the next step in the evolution of blackjack will be a live holographic version. Still others see the rise of virtual reality (VR) goggles as a key component in the development of live and interactive blackjack gaming. We do at least know that the future of online blackjack is brighter than ever and you can experience the best blackjack gaming right here at Conquer Casino, where the future is happening, right now!