Games of skill can also bring players huge winnings as was recently shown by a blackjack player on Casino Tropez recently winning over 2 million dollars. The lucky Canadian player won 2 349 900 dollars while playing a version of blackjack called Blackjack Switch.
Blackjack is an extremely popular game in both land based and online casinos. It is a game of skill and when players use certain blackjack strategies they can win large amounts of money but to do so requires plenty of practice. It is believed that blackjack developed in France in about the 16th century and was originally called “vingt et un” ( twenty one). The game was brought to the United States by French immigrants and the name changed from Twenty One to Blackjack. This is because in some Las Vegas casinos it was possible to bet on a hand that had one of the black jacks along with the ace of spades.With the development of online casinos blackjack became even more popular with specific software designed for the game. The version of blackjack in which the lucky Canadian player won over 2 million dollars is called Blackjack Switch and this version follows the same rules as ordinary blackjack except that a player is given two hands instead of just one. The second difference is that the player can decide to switch the top two cards between the hands. It is quite unusual for such a large amount of money to be won in a blackjack game as such major amounts are more usually won on slot machine games in particular progressive jackpots. On the same day as the Canadian player won playing blackjack, a player from Switzerland won almost a quarter of a million euros on a Casino Tropez slot machine game.Casino Tropez is a well known reliable online casino which offers players more than 350 casino games. Casino Tropez also offers a very attractive welcome bonus to new players. The online casino was launched in 2001 and in March of this year the website was completely updated. Casino Tropez uses Playtech software and offers excellent quality games including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, slot machines, video poker and craps. Games of blackjack, roulette, baccarat and craps can be played in the presence of live dealers.