Blackjack is back
Published on September 30, 2020
You can access blackjack from the left-hand menu or https://codegard1/blackjack. Do not attempt to use Internet Explorer to play the game.
I used this project as an excuse to teach myself React and Flux, and hone my programming skills back in 2017. I chose blackjack because the rules are simple and the dealer's behavior is typically algorithmic (e.g. always hit on a soft 17).
Admittedly this is not a fully-functional game of blackjack but more of a tech demo. A lot of features that you would expect are missing, and the "money" you bet on each hand has no purpose other than to create some sense of progression.
I would like to put more work into this, to flesh out some of the inchoate features and make it more fun to actually play (I would love for it to be able to track your play stats across multiple sessions, for example), and also to learn about the new features in React 17.