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A World Without Playing Cards

A World Without Playing Cards

Card games are one of the oldest forms of entertainment.

Bet You Don't Want That - an anti-gambling playing cards 2013

Bet You Don't Want That - an anti-gambling playing cards

'Bet You Don't Want That' is an anti-gambling campaign done mid 2013 for an advertising competition.

Casinos On The Internet

Casinos On The Internet

While card rooms and private gaming clubs may have been around for hundreds of years, the earliest known European casino of the type gamblers know today is probably the Casino at Monte Carlo.

Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino

Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino

Naipes Conrad Punta del Este Casino playing cards produced specially for Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino.

EPCS May 1997 Newsletter

EPCS May 1997 Newsletter Members Only

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 • Gambling at cards in Georgian Bath • Misfitz • Hokey-Pokey • Goodall Canada • Wei-Hei-Wei Regiment • Noah's Ark • 1938 Comic by Birds Custard • WWII • Edward Hall • Politics • Flowers of Britain • Garden Birds of Britain

EPCS November 1994 Newsletter

EPCS November 1994 Newsletter Members Only

Christmas • WW1 • Chinese Gaming Counters • Channel Tunnel • Isle of Man • History of Carreras • Tobacco • British Empire • Smiths Potato Crisps • Bezeque Markers • Circus Transformation

EPCS October 2003 Newsletter

EPCS October 2003 Newsletter Members Only

Essence of the Law • Waddington Catalogue • Wandsworth • Picart Le Doux & De La Rue • Cards In Art (part 1) • Shop Window (DLR) • Secondary Use • Axis of Weasels • Regime Change • Regime Change Begins At Home • Crested Packs Revisited • Enhist Pack • Lumley Model Agency • Trump Indicators (Butlers) • Postcards (Kaplan) • Napoleonic Boxes/Poets at the Card Table • Variations – Animal Snap • W. F Rock • Cupid’s Conversionist • Figures of Fun • Historical Pope Joan

Gambling and Vice in the Middle Ages 1500

Gambling and Vice in the Middle Ages

Gambling and Vice in the Hours of Charles V: card-playing in the local tavern

Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch 1500

Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch

Medieval View of Gambling in the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Jheronimus Bosch

History of Baccarat

History of Baccarat

With the advancement of the Internet, it is now possible to play baccarat in online casinos.

Lottery Scratch Playing Card 2002

Lottery Scratch Playing Card

Move your mouse over the scratch area...

Playing Cards & Gaming

Playing Cards & Gaming

Soon after their first appearance in Europe we hear of playing cards being banned by the authorities...

Russian Playing Card History - From the Beginnings to 1917

Russian Playing Card History - From the Beginnings to 1917

An in-depth review of the history of card-playing, gambling, legislation, manufacture and taxation of playing cards in Russia.

Thai & Siamese Playing Cards

Thai & Siamese Playing Cards

The Portuguese were the first Westerners to trade with Ayutthaya in Thailand in the 16th century. Traders also arrived from India, Japan, the Arab world, England, Holland and France.

The History of Playing Cards

The History of Playing Cards

Playing Cards have been around in Europe since the 1370s. Some early packs were hand painted works of art which were expensive and affordable only by the wealthy. But as demand increased cheaper methods of production were discovered so that playing cards became available for everyone...

The Most Popular Card Games in Casinos

The Most Popular Card Games in Casinos

The Most Popular Card Games in Casinos by Katelyn Oakley.