Gambling Superstitions

Written by Adel Awwad

Many times while gambling, I've found myself searching for subtle signs to assist me in making my next bet. For example, if I'm playing roulette and a person in a red blouse stands next to me, then I'll place an outside bet on red. If I'm experiencing very good luck at Blackjack and a less friendly dealer takes overrepparttar table, then I'll take it as a sign to move onto another table because my luck is about to change. Superstition and myth have always played a small part inrepparttar 148492 gambling area. Fromrepparttar 148493 common practice of blowing on a set of dice before rolling them, torepparttar 148494 not so common practice of carrying a toenail from a horned toad, many gamblers believe that they can actually give their game play an edge by following irrational beliefs that have long been associated with gambling. While most gamblers have adopted their own set of superstitious beliefs and practices, there still remains a common set of beliefs that many gamblers have at one time or another adopted.

Some ofrepparttar 148495 superstitions which are believed to bring good luck include:


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:

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