The original Blackjack game was first introduced in casinos in the early 1700s. The game was first introduced in French casinos.
In most ways, Progressive Blackjack is the exact same game as Classic Blackjack. In fact, all the rules that apply to blackjack apply to the Progressive variant. The only difference being that in Progressive Blackjack you can put up a side bet.
There is no one way that the side bet works. Different casinos will have different rulings when it comes to the Progressive Blackjack side bet. However, one thing remains the same. The side bet focuses on Aces, and getting them consecutively during the hand. If the first 2 cards dealt are aces, you win the side bet automatically. If not, the rules vary from casino to casino.
The reason the game bears the name Progressive, is because the payout progresses each time that the player doesn’t get a payout. The name is derived from progressive jackpots which can be won in slots.
As in the previous question, the payout charts also vary from casino to casino. However, there are certain standards that most will follow. So, before you play Progressive Blackjack, make sure you check out the payout chart of the casino, if one is displayed.
Sadly, there really aren’t many strategies that you can use to win the progressive side of Progressive Blackjack. For the Blackjack side, there are obviously quite a few strategies that can be implemented.
Usually, a game of Blackjack calls for six standard 52-card, decks. However, as with payout charts and side bet rules, this also changes from casino to casino. Some casinos will use 8 standard decks; some will use 4. But on average, most will be using 6 decks of cards, as it is the perfect medium between the house advantage and the player advantage.
Well, you can play Progressive Blackjack any time you feel like it. However, it is our recommendation that you start out with playing the classic game first. Once you’ve grown accustom to the rules and the game’s flow, then you can move on to the more complicated variant.
This is true for any casino game (or any activity where money is involved really), but whenever you are frustrated, angry, or in any mood that might get you to make impulsive decisions, you definitely should abstain from playing Progressive Blackjack. Decisions made during these kinds of moods don’t tend to end well for the player.
In many ways, they are the same. The only difference is the side bet added to the Progressive Blackjack. Just by virtue of adding an extra thing to think about, this version of the game is a bit harder than the original.