The History of Table Games

Your favourite online casino games you play, like those reviewed on Casinopedia, all have a history.  What you may not know is the long and twisty roads all these popular games have taken to get to where they are today.

Take for example, poker. This table game is believed to date back nearly 1,000 years, crossing various continents and cultures. The development of poker is even believed to derive from Persian card game ‘’As Nas’’. This game was played with 25 cards with 5 different suites. It possessed similar poker hand rankings, such as three-of-a kind and dates back to the 16th century.

Poker isn’t the only game that has been around far longer than we thought. Many games even predate the casino itself: blackjack was first recorded in 1601, while the Ridotto (the world’s first government operated gambling house open to the public) in Venice opened almost 40 years later, in 1638. This handy infographic will give you all the important facts you need to know.