This article aims to illustrate the evolution of whist and gaming counters from the 18th century to the 20th.
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.
With the advancement of the Internet, it is now possible to play baccarat in online casinos.
The origin of Poker - arguably the most influential card game of all time - is actually quite unclear.
Poker Faces playing cards were illustrated by Alex Elsen and published by Verlag Um Die Ecke, Germany, 2015
Heraclio Fournier ‘Poker Nº 505’ for export to Argentina with elaborate peacock joker, c.1960.
Poker Patience, according to an early 20th century author, was "introduced so recently as the autumn of 1908".
Poker Quest: edition spéciale, 400e anniversaire de la ville de Quebec, Canada, c. 2008.