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A World Without Playing Cards

Card games are one of the oldest forms of entertainment.

A World Without Playing Cards

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

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

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

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.

Casinos On The Internet

Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino

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

Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino

Gambling and Vice in the Middle Ages

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

Gambling and Vice in the Middle Ages 1500

Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch

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

Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch 1500

Playing Cards & Gaming

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

Playing Cards & Gaming

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.

Thai & Siamese Playing Cards

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