In the late 90s casinos started appearing on the internet and they really started to get popular in 2005. Today there are literally millions of people playing in online casinos all over the world. In some countries such as the USA there are still regulation problems but in the UK it’s 100% regulated and it’s extremely popular. Popular card games such as Online Blackjack and Poker can now be enjoyed in the comfort of your home and providing of course that you play responsibly you will enjoy doing it.
Modern European Casinos
In mainland Europe today, the German Spielbank chain of casinos corners the casino market. The largest of these is the Casino at Bad Neuenahr Ahrwieler, which hosts all the most popular and well-known casino games, including blackjack games, roulette and craps.
In England, London is legendary for its casino gambling and card rooms. The most famous of these is the Grosvenor Victoria Casino, known colloquially as "The Vic," a casino where every European gambler and card player worth his or her salt is expected to have spent some time. Other popular London casinos include Aspinalls, the Ritz Club and Ladbrokes Casino. English gamblers have the chance to play online as well, as they can take their pick from several no deposit casino sites.
European Casinos Today
Unlike American casinos, which are limited by somewhat restrictive gambling laws, some European casinos have branched out into the online world. This enables the casinos to increase their traffic and profits significantly, and gives their clients a choice regarding where and when to play. One of the most successful of the London online casinos is Ladbrokes.com, which offers online poker, an online sportsbook, online table games and more.
8068 by Diaoyu Poker (China) 2019.
Gambling and Vice in the Hours of Charles V: card-playing in the local tavern
Hanky-Panky poker card game, California, c.1975.
‘Aristocrat’ Casino Cards with special courts for Caesars Palace by USPCC 2006.
Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987.
“Die Kutschfahrt zur Teufelsburg” or “Coach Ride to Devil’s Castle” by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, published by Adlung-Spiele in 2006.
Medieval View of Gambling in the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Jheronimus Bosch
The “Traveler’s Companion”, Union Playing Card Co., New York, c.1886.
Heraclio Fournier ‘Poker Nº 505’ for export to Argentina with elaborate peacock joker, c.1960.
‘Gemaco’ playing cards produced for the Princess Cruises Casino.
“Head-to-Head” Poker by Parker Brothers (Hasbro), 2005
History.of Whist and Gaming Counters and Markers from the 18th Century to modern times.
Poker Faces playing cards were illustrated by Alex Elsen and published by Verlag Um Die Ecke, Germany, 2015
‘Paulson’ playing cards produced by Gaming Partners International, manufactured in Mexico, for Hooters Casino Hotel, Las Vegas
“Casino” pack made by J. Müller & Cie & Cie, Schaffhouse. The pack was probably designed by Josef Maria Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.
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Naipes Fantasio by Vigor S.A.C. e I., c.1960.
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Naipes Conrad Punta del Este Casino playing cards produced specially for Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino. .
Playing cards for Radisson Hotels - Casinos del Estado - Victoria Plaza, Montevideo, Uruguay, c.2009.
Pharaoh Palmier Poker, the Sasatki Black Pack.
History and Evolution of Spades
‘The Monkey’ poker playing cards manufactured by M.C. de Casabó Ltda, Uruguay, c.1950.