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The History of Blackjack

Well, I have no playing tips or essential betting information here, ladies and gentlemen, so please just sit back and relax while we explore the origins of the ace of all card games.¬†Gambling is almost as old as man, and the forerunners of modern playing cards are about half as old as human civilization itself. Read More…

Blackjack Strategies for Winners

For those of us just learning how to play blackjack, it is a good idea to first become acquainted with basic playing strategy. Basic playing strategy refers to the optimum way of playing your hand if you are not card counting. It is derived from a computer simulation where millions of hands are dealt and played in all possible ways. The results are then recorded and analyzed by the computer. Basic strategy involves no hunches, nor guesswork. Read More…

Draw Poker Rules

You call any poker variant “draw poker” if it allows players to replace one or more of their starting cards with new ones. Draw poker games are either standard high (that is, the highest hand wins), lowball (lowest hand wins) or high/low, also called split pot because the money is split between the high and low hands. Read More…