Blackjack vs. Poker

Posted by admin on April 29, 2015
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Going to the casino, or even playing online, can be quite exciting. However, players can sometimes get overwhelmed with the vast range of games available, this is especially true for those who are new to the casino.

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Throughout this article we’re going to talk about two of the most popular casino games: blackjack, and poker. We’ll give you an introduction to both of these and do a small comparison at the end.

An Introduction to Blackjack

Blackjack is a simple card game played in casino, but it has grown vastly in popularity over the recent years. It’s probably one of the simplest card games you’ll find in a casino; you play against the banker/dealer and the winner is the person with the hand which is closest to 21.

The game is also commonly referred to as “21”, especially in Nevada casinos.

An Introduction to Poker

Poker is a relatively complex and intensive card game played in casinos. There are a wide range of hands that a player can be dealt and the aim of the game is to have the highest hand on the table, or bluff your way through the game if you don’t.

This particular card game has a lot of options and players can range in skill level quite vastly, therefore you’ll find this game being played a lot professionally.

Closing Notes

As you can see, even though blackjack and poker do have some similar elements, they are both completely different games. Blackjack is a much more enjoyable game for those who don’t want to worry about rules; poker on the other hand, can be relatively rule-intensive.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to your personal preference. Poker has long been known as a great game to play with a group of friends, so if you’re playing socially this would probably be the best option.