Blackjack is one of the most player-friendly games in the casino. Anyone using a reasonable strategy can get pretty fair odds; learn how to play properly, and suddenly you could be dealing with a house edge of 1% or less. In some live casinos, players can even take advantage of card counting and other advantage techniques to gain the upper hand over the house – a rarity in the gambling world. But while this game is played around the world, the rules governing it aren’t always the same. There are dozens of different variants, some of which offer minor changes and others that are wildly different from the basic version. Almost all of these games feature similarly fair odds for players, making which one you play largely a matter of choice. One of the most popular variants is known as European Blackjack. This game is fairly similar to “standard” or American blackjack, the game that is played most frequently around the world and is familiar in North American casinos. However, there are a couple of minor changes that make this a unique experience, one that has been beloved by players across Europe for generations.