There is no doubt in any one's mind that blackjack is among the most popular games in the casino. However, that does not explain why it is so popular. The answer to that is not easily explained. It is a game that is based both on chance and on skill, but so are a lot of other games, among them poker and baccarat. However, blackjack is far more popular than those games, and is used as the very symbol of the casino. Perhaps it is because, contrary to other games in the casino in which the feeling of being in control is all an illusion, in blackjack it is not.
People like Ken Uston and others have made a fortune in Blackjack games, and they have the books and systems to prove it. Slim as the chance may be, in blackjack there is the true promise of money to win and awards to reap. Ken Uston proved that, and many blackjack players follow him and rise to ever new heights of skill. Although the rules have been changed somewhat since his time, there is no denying that when you enter a casino and make you way to the blackjack table, if you are skilled enough, you will be able to increase your chances of making money. And a lot of it.