Chemin de Fer Lessons


Posted by Deanna | Posted in Blackjack | Posted on 28-10-2009

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Chemin de Fer is one of the more popular games participated in, in casinos. Blackjack is also referred to as "twenty one" or Chemin de Fer. The game is a mix of luck and skills combined with choices. The game has evolved over a period of time. Players have specialized in certain abilities like "card counting," which allows them to turn the edge in the game in the players direction. The card game has been in existence since the 1700s. References can be seen in historical scriptures to a card game known as "vingt-et-un," which in French means 21, and is considered the precursor to blackjack.

The card game was originally not so popular in the united states. This caused the betting houses attempting a variety of features like offering a reward like a 10-to-1 payout, if the blackjack player had a "black" jack and an ace of spades. The jack could be either clubs or spades. After the card game became well-known, the bonus pay out soon disappeared from the rules.

Any hand which reaches a total of 21 is deemed a winner. The value can not exceed twenty one, if it does the hand is said to be "bust." The goal of each player is to beat the dealer. If the blackjack player and the casino both have the identical hand value, it’s called "push," with neither the blackjack player or the casino coming away with a win on the hand.

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