Blackjack & Canada: origins and evolution
Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games around the world. It is popular in Canada, where it is also considered safe.
The ultimate goal of Blackjack is to reach a total of 21 cards. To go bust is if you exceed a hand of that amount. The highest paying result comes in the form of a “Blackjack” from your first two cards, which is a payout of at least 3:2.
The history of Blackjack in Canada is difficult to trace. In 1892 the Canadian Criminal Code was introduced, and initially ruled out all forms of gambling.
The modern Blackjack game was developed in North America around 1930.
Commercial casino buildings didn't start to appear in Canada until 1989 in Winnipeg. Four years later, Montreal opened up their first brick and mortar casino. Blackjack was one of the main games to feature.
Canada has one of the most regulated casino scenes around. GameSense tab at the top of screen offers in-depth information about the game and player support if needed.
There are some key terms and definitions on the Blackjack website. Black Jack is a game played in casinos. It's a card game with a high risk of high rewards.
Soft Hand is a hand that includes an Ace and takes on the value of 1. Hard Hand has no Aces and is hard where the Ace can only take a value 1 or the total will exceed 21.
Blackjack and Canada are the origin of the game.