Blackjack, or Twenty One, as it is also commonly known, is understood to have started in French casinos around 1700 and arrived in America at the start of the 1800’s. Its original form was known as “vingt-et-un” (French for ‘21’) and Blackjack was the term applied when a player’s (or dealer’s) first two cards consisted of a Jack of spades and an Ace of spades. Today, Blackjack is still one of the most popular land and online casino games enjoyed throughout the planet.