Did you know that at this exact moment, in a casino somewhere a player and the card dealer are locked in battle?
Yes, Blackjack, also known as Twenty One, is the most widely played casino card game in the world. But what’s interesting is the mystery that surrounds the origins of this game.
Some people believe that Blackjack originated in French Casinos in the early 1700s. But no one really knows for sure the exact origin of the game. Blackjack got its name because if a player held a Jack of Spades and an Ace of Spades as the first two cards, the player was paid out extra. So, with a Jack being a vital card and Spades being black, the game was called Blackjack.
In the modern game, a Blackjack refers to any hand of an ace plus a ten or face card, regardless of suits or colours.
Today, many variations of the game rules exist, and for a very long time now, Blackjack has attracted many high-profile players across the world, particularly card counters, who track the profile of cards that have been dealt.
It is no secret that given the nature of the game and the high stakes involved here, the game has been a target for the underworld. It is believed that many Blackjack tournaments are secretly held in the dark insides of a Casino and attract Mafia from across the globe.
But whatever the origin or nature of the game, one thing is for sure – the widely played casino card game, Blackjack was not conceived by any one person at any one particular point in time. It has evolved over the centuries and continues to evolve attracting an even larger and diverse set of players today.
Fuelling its popularity, and playing a key part in the evolution of Blackjack, Mafia Wars brings to you its adaption of this card game, where Bosses are dealers and taking them down will earn you some amazing rewards.
So, you think you have it in you to go for the win? Try your hand at Blackjack in Mafia Wars.