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The Evolution of Modern-Day Playing Cards

December 10, 2021

A lot has changed in the world of casino games since they were invented in Asia and the Middle East, migrating first to Europe and then the US before being turned into the games we play today. However, some aspects of these games have remained steadfastly the same for centuries.

One of these is the humble playing card, which remains an integral part of everything from Blackjack to Baccarat.

Such longevity does not come about by chance – it has taken hundreds of years for playing cards to become indispensable for any land-based or online casino.

Here, we detail the journey that playing cards have taken through the ages, from the Ancient Chinese Tang Dynasty all the way to the digital cards of today. Who knows where this playing card odyssey could venture next?

The Evolution of Modern-Day Playing Cards