Blackjack has been around for hundreds of years and has been played by people from all walks of life. As such, it is not surprising that the game has featured extensively in various media, ranging from Hollywood blockbuster movies down to books detailing highly technical and mathematical analysis for beating the game.
Blackjack movies generally fall into one of two categories. The first type is the educational blackjack film that is meant for players who want to learn to win when playing blackjack. These instructional movies normally cover various forms of card counting and more advanced concepts such as shuffle tracking. The second and ultimately more popular type of movie is for entertainment purposes. Blackjack and other casino games have been popularised in hundreds of movies since the beginning of cinema, most recently in the huge Hollywood hit, 21 starring Kevin Spacey.
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Blackjack On TV
Televised blackjack is something that has only come into the public arena in the past decade. It’s inception into mainstream TV media is often accredited to Russ Hamilton, the former CEO of Ultimate
Bet. Blackjack tournaments such as the Ultimate Blackjack Tour are now regularly aired on cable TV networks.
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Blackjack books have been published since the mid 20th century, covering rules, strategies and advanced techniques that can be utilised by players to beat the casino at their own game. However, blackjack books are not constrained to non fiction with numerous novels and works of fiction based on the game.
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Blackjack is by far and away the most popular table game played in both bricks and mortar and online casinos. Because of this there is always a high demand for staff in the industry. Jobs in the blackjack world include pit boss, croupier, software designer and of course professional blackjack players and card counters.
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