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Lots of interesting details about one of the oldest games

With more and more consumers choosing to gamble online for years, it's no wonder that the number of online casino portals is growing so rapidly. Of course, both in physical casino houses and on online casino portals, certain games get more attention than others. Therefore, today it is worth giving you a few facts about one of the oldest and best known games, which is Black Jack.

Black Jack is the most popular table game in home casinos

At one time, roulette was the game that brought the most profit to the casino houses. Later on, Craps caught up with roulette and eventually took its place. However, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Edward Thorp and other skilled players introduced their card counting technique to the world in Black Jack. All of this contributed significantly to the popularity of the game.

Of course, the casino houses were very worried about this, but in fact their concerns turned out to be completely unnecessary - most players, even in the long run, have not mastered their card-counting skills in such a way as to be able to maximise the probability of their win. Be that as it may, Black Jack remains the most popular table game in turnkey casino houses to this day - despite the fact that in terms of revenue generated by casinos, it is still a long way off the level of slot machines (on the other hand, slot machines are not classified as casino table games).

However, "Black Jack" is still below slot machines

At the time, it was rumoured that slot machines generated around 65-70% of the total revenue in casinos each year. In reality, however, this percentage is sometimes as high as 85%. All this shows that slot machines are the most popular casino games in the world.

The croupier does not determine your probability of winning

Some players believe that the croupier in 'Black Jack' can determine whether a player wins or loses. However, this is a myth. The cards in the deck are shuffled in a completely random order, which means that the croupier has no way of knowing which cards will be dealt to the players and himself. Of course, the dealer can decide when and how often the cards in the deck are shuffled. If the cards are shuffled much more frequently, this eliminates any advantage the player may have in counting cards. However, in online Black Jack, players cannot count cards, so this has no bearing on the game.

Most croupiers give poor advice

One of the tips that croupiers often give Black Jack players is to offer them insurance. This is one example of poor advice. It should be understood that insurance on a bet being made is essentially unprofitable if the player does not count cards. And this is not the only bad advice given to players by the croupier - especially as not every croupier is well versed in the game.

Losing streaks can be particularly bad

A lot of people tend to think that in Black Jack it is simply impossible to lose 7 times and lose 8 times. However, the reality is quite different. Such losing streaks are not only possible, but also quite frequent.

And this is one of the reasons why casinos manage to stay profitable. If people were winning all the time, live casino software houses would simply not exist. Be that as it may, the results are always unpredictable. This means that players can also face very long losing streaks. Of course, the same applies to winning streaks. Nobody can know what results a player will achieve. However, it should never be forgotten that the house edge in any game is greater than the players'.

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