What are Blackjack Side Bets?

In order to attract more players, majority of the online casinos provide different types of side bets in the game of classic blackjack.  Apart from encouraging the players to participate, these side bets also allow the casinos to improve their winning edge. These seemingly innocuous side bets allow the players to wager with a small amount in lieu of winning a large amount which is not available in normal bets. It is of common knowledge that casinos have very little house edge for blackjack ranging between half to one percent.  This advantage for the players can be a loss maker for a casino if they follow sound basic blackjack game play. In order to counter this and to improve their profitability, side bets were introduced into this game. New additions of side bets are regularly introduced by the casinos in classic blackjack as well as in the other variants of  this casino card game. In this article we will go through some of the common...
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Vegas Strip Blackjack

There was a time, till 1950s, when most of the casinos in Las Vegas were known for providing different variants of Blackjack to their customers.  These variants were governed by the “Las Vegas Strip Rules” and the best thing about these rules was that house edge of these games was lower than 0.1 percent.  Majority of the players visiting the casinos on the strip opted to play Classic Blackjack which is played with a single deck with a payout of 3:2. Due to the advent of card counting techniques, these casinos were forced to make some changes in the original Blackjack rules thus giving birth to the new variants of Blackjack which use different numbers of playing card decks usually ranging from six to eight decks.  This change not only made card counting more difficult but it also increased the house advantage for this game from 0.58 to 0.61 percent. Vegas Strip Blackjack is one of such variants born during that era. ...
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