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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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History of Baccarat

With the advancement of the Internet, it is now possible to play baccarat in online casinos. • Jan 31, 2013

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Naipes ‘Baccarat’

An example of the typical version of the Spanish Catalan pattern which is widely used in South American countries, especially Argentina, Chile and Uruguay • Jun 24, 2010

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The Most Popular Card Games in Casinos

The Most Popular Card Games in Casinos by Katelyn Oakley. • Mar 17, 2021