Written by Adel Awwad

The origin of Blackjack is somewhat unclear. Some people believe that Blackjack originated in French casinos inrepparttar early 1700s where it was known as "vingt-et-un" ("20 and 1").

The game became known as Blackjack because if a player held a Jack of Spades and an Ace of Spades asrepparttar 148490 1st two cards,repparttar 148491 player was paid out extra. So with a Jack being a vital card and Spades being black,repparttar 148492 game was called Blackjack.

This game has been played inrepparttar 148493 United States sincerepparttar 148494 1800's. However, betweenrepparttar 148495 1850's and 1910, gambling was legal inrepparttar 148496 United States until Nevada made it a felony to gamble. In 1931, Casino gambling was re-legalized in Nevada where Blackjack became one ofrepparttar 148497 main games offered to gamblers.

The objective of Blackjack is get as close to 21 points as possible without going over 21 (bust). While numbered cards are worth their face values, face cards (Jack, Queen and King cards) are worth 10 each andrepparttar 148498 Ace card can be worth either 1 or 11.

The person (player or dealer) whose total card value reaches as close to 21 as possible without exceeding 21 (bust) winsrepparttar 148499 game. A tie (push) results if bothrepparttar 148500 player andrepparttar 148501 dealer get equal card values.

The game is played inrepparttar 148502 following steps:

The History Of Slots And How To Play The Game

Written by Adel Awwad

The very first slot machine (called 'Liberty Bell') was created by a man called Charles Fay from his workshop in San Francisco in 1887. Slightly smaller than today's average slot machines, Liberty Bell contained 3 reels and 20 symbols and operated pretty much inrepparttar same way as today's slot machines. Within a relatively short period of time, Fay's creation became so popular and successful that he began to work overtime in his workshop to meetrepparttar 148488 demand for his slot machines. Capitalizing on their success, Fay rentedrepparttar 148489 machines to gambling establishments at a 50% commission rate, refusing to sellrepparttar 148490 manufacturing and distribution rights of his slot machines to gambling manufacturers.

In 1907, Herbert Mills, a Chicago manufacturer created 'Operator Bell', a slot machine similar to 'Liberty Bell' in design. Produced and distributed at a greater rate than Fay's 'Liberty Bell',repparttar 148491 'Operator Bell' slot machines experienced even greater success and by 1910, slot machines were very common inrepparttar 148492 United States of America. As soon as slot machines had reached a new peak in popularity and became common throughoutrepparttar 148493 USA, new laws were introduced and passed to ban slot machines. In spite of this, slot machines continued to be popular throught America duringrepparttar 148494 1920s and 1930s. Duringrepparttar 148495 late 1940's, Bugsy, a well known gangster, added slot machines to his Flamingo Hilton hotel in Las Vegas whererepparttar 148496 profit from slot machines eventually exceeded that of table games.

The objective ofrepparttar 148497 slot machine is to try and spin a winning combination of symbols onrepparttar 148498 payline.

There are basically two types of slots.

Straight Slots

A Straight slots jackpot will remain at a set amount of money until it is won, after which it resets and starts over again at that same amount. For example, a straight jackpot may be set at $20,000 and will remain at $20,000 until it is won, no matter how many coins are deposited intorepparttar 148499 slot machine.

Progressive Slots

Onrepparttar 148500 other hand,repparttar 148501 amount of money that may be won playing progressive slots is determined byrepparttar 148502 amount of money deposited intorepparttar 148503 machine. Thusrepparttar 148504 progressive jackpot continuosly increases with each player until it is won.

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