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2017

Feb 2

Dueling 8's 21: Blackjack variant seen in Singapore.

Feb 1

Online Blackjack Survey: A comparison of blackjack offered from the popular online software providers, showing the best house edge.

Jan 26

Toss One 21: New blackjack variant seen at the Atlantis in Reno

2016

Dec 18

Down Under Blackjack: Video from the Cutting Edge table game show.

Dec 5

Blackjack Burnout: Video from the Cutting Edge table game show.

Nov 25

Super Blackjack video: Video from the Cutting Edge table game show.

Nov 12

Lucky Lucky: Two new pay tables added.

Nov 7

Let's Play: Blackjack side bet -- two new pay tables added.

Nov 1

Bonus Blackjack : Analysis of version 4, seen at the Golden Gate.

Oct 29

Ties Win Blackjack Trainer: New game developed by JB.

Oct 11

Next Step Blackjack: Side bet utilizing four dice.

Aug 31

Deal & Reveal: New blackjack variant seen at the Palazzo.

Aug 5

Millionaire Maker: Blackjack side bet

May 18

Blackjack Match: Side bet seen in Atlantic City

May 5

Blazing 7's: Yet another blackjack side bet based on sevens.

Feb 4

Double Twist: Blackjack side bet seen at the Stratosphere

2015

Dec 4

Double Blackjack: Blackjack variant seen at the Green Valley Ranch.

Nov 14

Pot of Gold: Side bet in Free Bet Blackjack

Nov 9

Pokerjack: Blackjack game with two poker-based side bets by Arrow's Edge software.

Nov 2

Soft Magic Dice Happy Ending: On May 6 I reported on a blackjack game with a 0.75% player advantage. That was the beginning of a long story. Finally it ends happily.

Oct 27

Card Counting Blackjack Game: A new version of our blackjack training game that now also trains you to count cards.

Oct 8

Zappit: Blackjack variant where you can "zap" a bad hand.

Aug 29

Change it 21: Blackjack variant seen at the Fremont.

Aug 28

Bust Bonus: Blackjack side bet seen in Washington state.

Aug 7

Blackjack variant seen at the Golden Nugget: Standard blackjack, with two hands, plus a side bet.

Aug 1

Your Way 21: Blackjack variant seen at the Orleans

Jun 10

Bonus Lucky Ladies: Blackjack side bet seen at the Palace Casino in Washington.

May 28

Crazy Sevens: Blackjack side bet similar to Super Sevens.

May 18

777 Jackpot Bet: Side bet for blackjack by Dragonfish

May 18

Highest Hand: Another blackjack side bet by Dragonfish.

May 16

Safe Bet: Blackjack side by Dragon that wins on a stiff hand.

Apr 15

21 Burn Blackjack: Blackjack variant where player can burn his second card.

Apr 14

Hi-Lo : Pair of blackjack side bets by Realistic Games

Mar 22

Blackjack hand calculator: You've been waiting for this for years. Get the exact expected values for any hand in blackjack.

Mar 18

Doublet Blackjack: Blackjack variant by Gamesys.

Mar 17

Sevens: Blackjack side bet by Gamesys.

Feb 9

Lucky 13s Blackjack: Blackjack variant with 11-, 12-, and 13-point cards.

2014

Dec 23

Blackjack Plus: Blackjack variant found in New Zealand.

Dec 22

Blackjack Challenge: Blackjack variant found in Sydney, Australia.

Dec 17

Pick 'Em Blackjack: New video from the 2014 Raving Table Games Conference.

Dec 10

Backjack Home Page: Created a new page to easily find all the blackjack information on the site.

Nov 10

Space Jack: Blackjack variant where the player plays three different hands at once.

Aug 12

Creating the basic strategy: Video on how to create the blackjack basic strategy starting with a blank Excel spreadsheet.

Aug 3

Lucky Stiff Blackjack: Side bet seen in Mississippi and Washington.

Jul 18

Lucky Blackjack: Blackjack-based game available on Playtech Internet casinos.

May 12

War Blackjack: New blackjack variant seen at the Downtown Grand.

May 7

Lucky Eights: Blackjack side bet seen in Singapore.

Apr 9

New Gambling Videos: Four new videos on blackjack, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em, and Three Card Poker.

Jan 5

Let's Play: Blackjack side bet seen in Mesquite NV.

2013

Nov 22

2 Face Blackjack: New game seen at the Paris casino in Las Vegas.

Aug 28

Player's Choice 21: Blackjack variant seen at the Palazzo

May 4

Blackjack side bets in Nicaragua: I think a new record has been set by the Palms casino in Managua for the most side bets. The new bets are on the dealer total, 20, roulette, dealer bust, and fire.

Apr 20

Suit 'em Up: Another new blackjack side bet seen at the Red Rock.

Apr 20

Bet the Set Progressive: New blackjack side bet seen at the Red Rock.

Apr 12

Pick One 21: Blackjack-based game seen in Oklahoma.

Mar 18

Rummy: Blackjack variant popular in Costa Rica

2012

Oct 19

Wild Aces: Blackjack side bet seen at the Golden Nugget

Sep 18

House Money 21: Blackjack side bet seen in San Diego and Reno

Sep 16

Dealer Bust 21: Side bet seen at the Tropicana

Jul 21

Red Flex: Blackjack side bet seen in California

Jul 4

Free Bet Blackjack: New game at the Golden Nugget

2011

Dec 1

Siete y Media: Blackjack variant seen in Uruguay

Nov 4

Las Vegas Blackjack Rankings: Who has the best blackjack in Vegas overall? Check this new feature at my Wizard of Vegas site for the full lists.

Sep 3

Burn 20 Blackjack: Blackjack variant seen at Binion's

Jul 1

Canal 21: Blackjack variant seen in Panama City.

May 23

Copy Cat: Blackjack side bet at the Santa Fe Station

May 6

Blackjack Switch switching strategy: I believe this is the most powerful strategy for switching ever made, not to mention free.

Apr 3

Never Bust Blackjack: What you get when you combine blackjack with Casino War.

Mar 27

Power Blackjack: New and improved page on Power Blackjack, including added treatment of the Las Vegas rules.

Feb 24

Panamanian Blackjack: Rules, strategy, and house edge.

Jan 6

World's Greatest Blackjack Player: Latest blog entry about the 2011 Blackjack Ball tournament.

2010

Oct 8

Instant 18: Blackjack side bet that gives the player 18 points every time.

Sep 10

Three Card Blackjack: Blackjack variant popular in Washington state.

Aug 23

Triple Attack Blackjack: Blackjack variant seen at Harrah's Las Vegas.

Jul 1

Blackjack basic strategy calculator: Just enter the rules and presto, the appropriate basic strategy.

Jun 30

One Up: Easy to play blackjack variant seen at the MGM.

2009

Oct 8

Blackjack Appendix 20: How to play if doubling after splitting aces is allowed.

Sep 28

Wizard's Simple Blackjack Strategy: If you've tried, and failed, to learn the basic strategy, this simplied version is for you.

Sep 6

Triple Up 21: Blackjack variant where the player may triple down.

Jul 14

Las Vegas Blackjack Survey: I'm proud to offer a sortable and up-to-date list of rules and house edge for every blackjack game in Las Vegas, courtesy of the Current Blackjack Newsletter.

Jan 5

San Diego Blackjack Survey: Rules and house edge for blackjack in San Diego County.

2008

Dec 6

Super Split: Blackjack side bet, seen at Viejas casino in California.

Dec 3

Buster Blackjack: Blackjack side bet seen at Sycuan casino

Sep 3

Australian Blackjack: Rules and odds for blackjack down under.

Jun 11

Play Blackjack: This is one of my proudest additions, and something I have been meaning to add to the site, almost since the beginning. Please give it a try, I think you'll enjoy.

Apr 2

Hi-Lo Count: Introduction to probably the most popular card counting strategy.

Apr 2

Card Counting Introduction: Introduction to counting cards in blackjack

Mar 31

"21" Movie — Truth and Fiction: My two cents on the movie.

Mar 28

21 to the River: Blackjack side bet seen at the Hard Rock

2007

Dec 9

Double Attack Blackjack: Blackjack variant in Atlantic City

Jul 16

Blackjack Appendix 19: Blackjack splitting strategy when a back-player is betting.

Jun 9

2 Run 21: Blackjack side bet seen in Seattle.

Apr 1

Bust It:

Apr 1

Straight 8's: