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Play online at Golden Tiger casinoCard games have been in play for many centuries. We must thank the French for most of the card games we know today, although Central Asia is where it all began. The Chinese are credited with shuffling paper dominoes back in the 10th Century - a practice that is still carried over in Asian card games today. The Moslems were introduced to card games, who in turn, introduced the four-suited deck, later spreading throughout Europe and into the hands of the French in the 14th Century.

The French really loved their playing cards, and most all card designs used today originated from the original French prototypes, including the suits of Clubs, Hearts, Spades and Diamonds. England began mass distributing cards to their Colonies in America, and Americans themselves began printing their own cards around the turn of the eighteenth Century. The Joker was later introduced in the late 1800's by the Americans. Most decks of cards come with the Joker card still intact.

Because of its expansive history, card games have inundated the gambling world, now making up a large portion of the table games, offering them at both land-based and online casinos. In the brick 'n mortar world of card table games, players will certainly find games like Blackjack, Baccarat, Video Poker, Texas Hold'em Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, 3-Card Poker, 4-Card Poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow and even War.

At online casinos, gamblers usually have a broader selection of games, which at the best sites; include all of the previous card games, plus several varieties of blackjack like Vegas Downtown, Vegas Strip, Atlantic City, Super Fun 21, European Blackjack and Spanish 21.

There is also a fast-growing skill games arena in the internet gambling world, which has helped boost the popularity of card games like Gin Rummy, Solitaire and Mah-jongg. Some card games are even slot machines online to combine the best of both worlds. No matter what though, cards are gaining popularity online with poker revenue growing rapidly. No matter what you're game, you're bound to find it online.


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