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Blackjack originated in France in seventeenth century. This game is thought to have descended from other alike French games but as the gambling games are built upon precise and well balanced calculations, this is very unlikely.
The English name "Blackjack" comes from the original French game where a played was rewarded to draw a Jack of spades and an Ace of spades as the first two cards. The first card to draw was Jack and spades is black, hence the name Blackjack. (World’s Best Online Casinos 1)
of Blackjack, or 21, is to beat the dealer by getting the amount of 21 with
a minimum of cards. The dealer gives everyone who is playing two cards. When
the cards are dealt, the player has two choices: Hit or Stand. If the player
hits, they will get a card, which adds to the total. Of the player stands, they
will not receive anymore cards, and will stay at the same amount. If the player
goes over the amount of 21, they lose, or bust. The values are the cards are
such: the number cards value is whatever the number on the card. The picture
cards values are equal to 10. The ace card value is either 11 or 1, depending
on the total on the hand of the player.
Poker is similar to the Persian game of as nas, and could have been taught to French settlers in New Orleans by Persian sailors. It also resembles the games called, Ganjifa (India), Poque (France), and Pochen (Germany). Decks of cards with “face cards” are believed to have been developed in France, and then later brought to America in the nineteenth century..
A poker hand consists of five cards. The objective of the game is to win the highest possible stakes by betting as to which player holds the best hand. The cards go from Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 (highest to lowest) There are four different suits: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. No suit is higher than the other. The hands are ranked in 9 ways. Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, Pair, and High Card (from highest to lowest).
a hand in which all five cards are of the same suit and in numerical sequence,
it is unbeatable, but is equaled by a royal flush in another suit, as no suit
is better than another.
Four of a Kind: four cards of one rank.
Full House: three matching cards of one rank, plus two matching cards of another rank.
Flush: five cards of the same suit but not in sequence.
Straight: five cards in numerical sequence but not all the same suit.
Three of a Kind: three cards of the same rank, two unmatched.
Two Pair: two cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.
Pair: any two cards of the same rank
High Card: Five unmatched cards. As between two such hands, the hand with the higher-ranking top card wins, or if they are equal the higher-ranking second cards, and so on.