Online Card Games
Card games have existed for centuries. To the French, we owe
most games the way we know them, although Central Asia is where
it all began. The Chinese are credited with shuffling paper
dominoes back in the 10th Century - a practice that is still
carried over in Asian card games today. The Moslems were
introduced to card games, who in turn, introduced the
four-suited deck, later spreading throughout Europe and into the
hands of the French in the 14th Century.
The French really loved their playing cards, and most all
card designs used today originated from the original French
prototypes, including the suits of Clubs, Hearts, Spades and
Diamonds. England began mass distributing cards to their
Colonies in America, and Americans themselves began printing
their own cards around the turn of the eighteenth Century. The
Joker was later introduced in the late 1800's by the Americans.
Most decks of cards come with the Joker card still intact.
Thanks to its expansive history, card games have inundated
the gambling world, now making up a large portion of the table
games, offering them at both land-based and online casinos. In
the brick 'n mortar world of card table games, players will
certainly find games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Video Poker,
Texas Hold'em Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, 3-Card Poker, 4-Card
Poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow and even War.
At online casinos, gamblers usually have a broader selection
of games, which at the best sites; include all of the previous
card games, plus several varieties of blackjack like Vegas
Downtown, Vegas Strip, Atlantic City, Super Fun 21, European
Blackjack and Spanish 21.
There is also a fast-growing skill games arena in the
internet gambling world, which has helped boost the popularity
of card games like Gin Rummy, Solitaire and Mahjong. Some card
games are even in slot online machines combining the best of
both worlds. Cards are gaining popularity online with poker
revenue growing rapidly. No matter what game you like, you're
bound to find it online.