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I've been looking for a decent blackjack game that will run under linux. I read a man page for blackjack which said it was in the gnome-games package.

I did a:

sudo apt-get install gnome-games

but no blackjack showed up.

I tried Blackjack_for_the_hopelessly_luckless but it is very basic with only totals, no soft hands, no pair splitting etc.

I'm looking for a game to practice my strategy before blowing some money at the casino.

Anyone got any suggestions? Would prefer GPL but will buy a cd-rom if I have to.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

This is not an answer to your question,but there are many flash games offering that amount of functionality.You will only need flash installed (install the restricted extras package).

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Not an answer? Seems pretty good me. Solved my problem. – Allan Jul 15 '12 at 8:44

Island Blackjack is freeware available at -- Works great with WINE.

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Was wondering what happened to blackjack didn't Ubuntu use to come with a blackjack game? Well I got the deb file from here:

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