The standard blackjack variants are using 52-card decks, which means that you have thirteen cards, each with its own suit. the suits are devided into four "symbols" that are printed on the cards.
There are 16 cards valued as 10 (Four 10s, Four Jacks, Four Queens and Four Kings) which means that 30.7% of the cards in each deck can cause to bust with a hand value bigger than 11, put it under consideration when you play online blackjack, this is a vital part of the blackjack basic strategy.
The name Blackjack came from an old feature the game used to have. Once, if a player had a hand with a black jack of spades and a black ace of spades, he would get an additional bonus, a higher payout amount which depended on each casino to decide.
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