Blackjack is Even Popular in Video Games Such as Red Dead Redemption

Blackjack is a highly popular card game that most people play to win money. While the majority of people call it blackjack, some often refer to it as Twenty-One. It is such a popular card game that you can even find it in video games such as Red Dead Redemption. This game is set in North America at the beginning of the 20th century, which is when blackjack was a serious game that could often result in violent outbreaks and even deaths.

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Playing Blackjack in Red Dead Redemption

When you are playing Red Dead Redemption you are in control of John Marston and you can participate in games of blackjack to win or lose large sums of money. You will be able to play blackjack in the following four locations: Blackwater, Thieves’ Landing, Chuparosa, and Rathskeller Fork. Marston has an elegant suit that allows him to cheat while playing poker, but you cannot use this same outfit to cheat while playing blackjack.

In order to complete this game 100%, you need to win more at blackjack than you lose on just one occasion. In other words, as soon as you have won one more chip than what you began with, you can leave the table and you will have completed that part of the game.

Before you can play at any of the four locations, you have to buy your chips. It is not the same price for all locations. Below we have highlighted the buy-in cost at the four different blackjack locations:

  • Thieves’ Landing – $40 for 400 chips
  • Blackwater – $50 for 500 chips
  • Rathskeller Fork – $20 for 200 chips
  • Chuparosa – $30 for 300 chips

If you end up winning three times more than what the buy-in amount is, you will automatically leave the table.

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How to Play and Win Blackjack on Red Dead Redemption

If you have played blackjack at an online or land-based casino before, then you will know how to play it when you are playing Red Dead Redemption as the rules are exactly the same.

However, we understand that not everyone has played this game at a casino before, so now we will take the time to explain the rules and how you can win. If after you have played blackjack on Red Dead Redemption you get a taste for it and want to start playing it for real money at some of the best online casinos around, then you really should head on over to

The aim of this card game is for you to get as close to of 21 as you can without going beyond it. If you go above 21, then you will go bust and you will lose your wager. The Jack, Queen, and King are valued at ten, the Ace can be a one or an eleven, while all of the remaining cards have the value that are shown on them.

In this game, players are competing against the dealer, not each other. In other words, you do not care what your fellow players have, you are only interested in whether your hand happens to be better than the dealer’s hand. At the start of the game, the dealer will deal all players and himself two cards.

Each player must then look at their cards and decide whether they want to stand or take a hit. You should stand when you have a hand that is close to 21, while you should take a hit (take another card) if you have a low hand.

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Some tactics to improve your chances of winning can be seen below:

  • You should stand on a hand that is 17 or higher. If you take a hit here, the likelihood is that you will go bust.
  • You should take a hit if you have 12 or less. If you have 12 and you get a 10 or a face card, then you also go bust, but you will not win many hands with 12, so it is worth the risk.

When everyone at the table has taken their turn, their hands are compared to that of the dealer’s. Those players who have a better hand than theirs will win, while those who have a worse hand will lose.

Now that you have a clear understanding as to how to play this highly popular card game, you should have no problem getting that win that will enable you to eventually complete the game 100%.

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