The Casinos have a lot of attractions. Today we will talk about one of the most popular casino game known as Blackjack. Once a bankrupt company got a life when the founder went to play this game in some casino in Las Vegas, the company is FedEx. Despite having the miracle history, this game hasn’t be depended on that. The beginner gamblers too are interested in this game.
Values of the Game-cards:
There is a specific rule in Blackjack which brings a unique valuation of the cards. We will Talk about it here. But like most of the other card games here also a total of 52 cards are used.
The best one comes first, the four aces in the set will be counted as 11 or 1 individually as required. You can say it is the power card.
All the cards from 2 to 9 have the common value of 2 to 9 respectively. Here is no twist.
The rest of the cards are valued 10 for each. That means from 10 to King (Jack, Queen, and King) all the cards have the same value of 10.
Most importantly in this game, there is no use of the different colors. Only the important matter is the sum of the values.
Let me give me some examples-
Imagine you have a set where three dealt cards are respectively 7, 4 and 10. The total is 21.
Next think about 4, 3 and Queen (=10). Means you got 17 in total.
Now the twist is here, imagine you got 8, 7 and King (=10). The total is 25 which is greater than 21. This brings you down to zero, you are busted. The rule is the sum must not exceed over 21.
Seems easy right? Let’s know about the Ace. Imagine you have a set A (=1 or 11), 3 and 7. The total is 21 here. But when you will have a set like- A, King and 6; the total will be 17.
There is also a specific way to show the hand of the dealer. There is no choice for him to exceed that. The dealer has to keep drawing cards one after another until the total reaches to 17 or more than that. The possible ways are described below-
When a dealer has the first two cards of Ace and 4 the total gets at 15. Which means he has to draw again. Now if he draws a card 7, the total gets down back to 12 as the Ace now valued as 1. Again, after drawing a 6 the total will get to 18 and he will stop drawing.
This time the dealer has a chance to get busted if the total gets to 16 already and he picks a card 6 or more than that up to King the total crosses the sum 21.
Results: Win or Loss and Even Tie
How you can win or lose in this game is our next aimed topic. The description is following-
When the dealer has a hand total stands more than the sum of yours, then you are lost. He gets to collect the bet you set.
This way when your sum is greater than him, you win and he pays you the bet and the amount you have won.
Think about his busting, he bets all the players have made will have to be returned to them.
In case you are busted, your bet also will be collected by the dealer.
What if the sum you have is as same as the dealers? This time a tie occurs, this has a name in this game called ‘push’.
The Holy Blackjack!
Throughout the article, we are describing the basic rules and playing strategies. A special bonus is present in this game, Blackjack. The time when the first two cards of your hand is a total of 21 you got the prize. If you had a bet around 10 dollars you will get 15 instead.
The same goes for the dealer if he has a Blackjack you are lost. It can also be tied, if the dealer and you, both of you have Blackjack the game is a ‘push’.
How would it be? An Ace and any other 10 valued cards in total will give you 21 at the very first two cards.
After you learn the basics of this game I bet you will think it could be a fair decision to play it for once. Because this game has a good perspective of playing method and much of it is depending on the luck. So, you can try it for once in the casinos in Vegas or somewhere else. And if you have a holy Blackjack, just smile and face the cards, the world knows already you played out everybody.
The need of the moment is rarely comparable to the total need. When a company is drowned already there is only one need, how one will save it from ending up. We are talking about an overnight delivery organization named FedEx or Federal Express. This company proved itself the first in the category which delivers products to the customers overnight across any place in the globe. Three years later to its foundation, the company experienced bankruptcy which almost ended it. The founder Fred Smith flown to Las Vegas and made a call.
What was FedEx?
If we try to know about the bankruptcy we can easily find the story behind it. Let’s talk about it here. The company was first constructed theoretically in 1962. Smith made a theory how to set up a company like this and submitted it to the Yale University.
At that time idea like this were not introduced before and no one also came up with any fail-safe strategy. As we came to know Smith was the first who took the action, he also needed a huge fund to place it on the market. Delivering products to all the places over the world as asked was a very extraordinary task to do and there was a huge risk too behind it. He had about $4 million which he raised up to around 100 million USD. This made the project take the first leap.
What Happened and How?
A structure like this needs an all-around support and a pre-settled base funding strategy to prevent any failure. The day was 17th April 1973 when the first action took place. Around 14 small airplanes and with a team of 389 employees this company started delivering products. Unfortunately, within the first three years of the startup, this company started losing 1 million USD per year.
The high rise of fuel cost of aircraft.
Share value dropped from the company.
No big investors helped the founder to stick it to place.
Finally, the company had to face the ultimate bankruptcy, the total value left around $5000.
The Man Who Took the Final Bet!!!
Mr. Smith felt the left stuff aren’t going to help the company stand there. The cost of the fuel was not even going to be covered if they fly one aircraft for delivery. This brought him the sense lets bet the last amount. Dramatically, he took all the leftovers and flew to Vegas as we all know the city is a craze for gamblers and other tourists. What a desperate move it was! What was left to do? Nothing. If he would keep it to that, no miracle would occur next and as expectedly the company would be gone forever.
What he did was awesome! Have you heard the game Blackjack? If you have then you probably know the popularity of this game in the classic casinos. He bet all the money he had and reached to 27000 USD which was enough to run the business for the week. What do you think, would this money be really enough to drag that business? No. But Smith had a different view, he thought he could give it a try, amazingly he won another 11 million USD. Wow! The scene changed totally from that note.
This is not the single company which got saved by a miracle casino win. The founder of the company PIMCO also has an experience like this. But a business which was already very difficult yet was saved by the Mighty Founder. It teaches us a very interesting lesson, which is we should never lose hope. If we are on the right track, some opportunity will rise and give us a chance to prove it again.
It was the year 1996 when the casino games were introduced on the internet. Gambling was already a popular task and was also legalized in several reputed countries. We get the opportunity to gamble from our favorite places despite going to casinos all the time. Firstly, it was launched by one organization than the other companies too stated making use of the biggest platform of internet. Real place gambling and online gambling, these are two options for a gambler. The circumstances in a casino land may convince you to play instantly but when it comes to online gambling players have more consent over this thing.
How to choose an Online Casino?
There are some aspects on which you have to decide which website will be your choice. These scenarios are explained below. I want to keep things easy and simple so that you can easily judge and choose one.
Is the Site Legit? Check it.
There are so many websites where you can deal with your bank details and other payment options. And in fact, some of them are still cheating with the consumers. There is a legal authority for e-commerce transaction websites like e-COGRA, you must be aware of that at the very beginning.
The process is depending on the network system, you don’t know whether the site is actually down or they are not co-operating with you. Here the facility will work out the problem. Check for its customer services which will let you know about any delay or miss-transaction occurred with you.
Do They Have the Preferred Bank Option?
I mean you don’t get to open an account on every other bank on every other day. Basically, people stick to a specific bank account for online casino websites. Check it before you go for any bet, that the bank you need they provide it or not.
Like to Play with Live Dealer?
The casino websites are more often found designed and maintained automatically by software and programming. But few casino companies brought the serving thrill in their online services too. Live performance of a dealer is shown on the site if you are interested in that you can choose these sites over others.
Various Types of Online Casinos:
I know it’s a little awkward moment for all of us when someone asks us about the types of online gambling. But there are categories of the said matter too. Not a many of them but a couple of variation is found.
Web-based Casinos: Most of the sites deal with this feature. The online platform of gambling played on the websites. Basically, shockwave and flash of Macromedia and some Java plugins help run it on the web. There are some sites which only come up with HTML interface.
Download Based: Download means we are talking about applications. For better performance and visualization, a set-up wizard is sent to the player so that he/she can run it on their PC or Mobiles. The risk which remains when you stay on a website for a long time will be like virus or malware attack or loss of money due to poor transaction gateway. The app will have more potential in case of all these situations.
There are numerous casino sites on the internet today. So, don’t forget to take the important step to choose one among them following the said rules. It's not a big deal whether you are gambling from outside or inside a casino, it is always about the illustrative games and luck of winning. Hence the more you can make yourself aware of the thing the more you can get control over the addiction to gambling.