Poker at home makes sense, but Blackjack? Go for both. Maybe just you and your touch screen to start? Learn all the games out there: Poker, Blackjack, Texas Holdem, Roulette. Master them at home. Get a folding table or table top. Some impressive chips. Invite friends. Then go for it out there in the real world.
I'm not very good at it, but I do appreciate a good game of poker once in a while. Maybe I'd get more respect if I showed up with one of these deluxe chip sets.