Do you love playing blackjack? If so, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, we will discuss five interesting facts about the popular casino game, but before we do that, here are a few basics facts about blackjack to get you up to speed about this iconic game.

Did you know that blackjack is one of the oldest casino games in existence? The game is thought to date back to the 17th century, when it was first mentioned in a Spanish novel.

Blackjack is also known as “21.” This is because the goal of the game is to reach a hand total of 21 without going over this value as per the standard blackjack chart. Now for some interesting facts you never knew!

  1. Napoleon Bonaparte’s favorite game

Napoleon Bonaparte is considered one of history’s greatest military minds, but it turns out he had another talent. His favorite game? Blackjack! The French commander loved playing cards and when there were no other players around him would teach soldiers how to play blackjack so they could beat their departing leader at his own game. Some historians say that because this skill helped win battles (or at least delay them), Napoleon actually devised all kinds strategies for winning including creating new tactics like taking cover behind an ammunition cart during gunfights; remaining hidden until someone else made a mistake first–and then striking quickly from concealment with swords or pistols drawn.

  1. Blackjack is the most profitable card game

Blackjack has many advantages among other gambling games. These include relatively simple rules, the ability to mathematically count cards and low percentage losses for players, which make it one of most profitable card game out there!

The chances are evened when playing at an online casino thanks their work’s random number generator but don’t let this fool you into thinking that your chances will be any better than those in real life casinos because they won’t necessarily allow people who live outside certain regions or states get access so please do research before placing wagers everywhere all over again.

  1. Hall of Fame

The Barona Casino in California created an actual blackjack hall of fame. By online voting, only seven people were chosen who made it into this prestigious group and among them were these gentlemen as follows.

The theorist Arnold Schneider who wrote 10 books on gambling while also publishing several hundred articles and a mathematics professor, Edward Torme, that proved cards can be accurately tracked through play with his research focusing primarily on counting action during games like blackjack.  This led Torme to create algorithms for calculating betting odds used today by many casinos across America and of course, around the world. And finally, we have Peter Griffin who wrote “The Theory of Blackjack” which is still used as a textbook in many casino courses.

  1. Blackjack once ruined a casino

Kerry Parker is a media tycoon and billionaire, and at the same time, an avid blackjack player. In 1997, he bankrupted the MGM Casino by winning $ 30 million within one night of playing cards his way to victory! To celebrate this feat he left behind two hundred thousand dollars in tips for employees who helped make it all happen as well maitre’ d’ Christoph Germann along with waitresses Anette Sigelmann and Hannah Brüggemann .

  1. Blackjack and Books

The book “How to Beat a Casino?” by Edward O. Thorpe is well known for its detailed explanation of all the subtle intricacies in blackjack mathematics and how you can use them against dealers at gambling tables, all while earning money and  learning this skill too. The author was one-of-a kind who managed to learn everything correctly so he could beat casinos at their own game, and eventually others started playing along because they liked what he had done. However, there were some problems: When new rules came out after publishing his masterpiece (largely due player complaints), it became clear that nothing in Thorpe’s book could be used anymore to win money in a casino. Still, the work is considered a classic and is often called the “bible” of blackjack. Many modern card counters use it as a reference guide when they play blackjack today.