An Historical Overview of Gambling Games
Since the dawn of civilization folks have enjoyed gambling on games of chance and skill. There are archeological and anthropological evidence from ancient China dating back to 2300 B.C. and ivory dice which were within excavations in Greece from 1500 B.C. Through carvings, writings and archeological artifacts it could be established that most ancient cultures provided some form of gambling for their people.
From Egypt through India and ancient Europe, completely to ancient American civilizations using one side of the world and Asian cultures on the other side of the world; folks have always enjoyed the entertainment and fun that gambling has provided.
Most modern gambling games can have their roots traced back to ancient times. For example card games such as Poker and Blackjack could be traced back to the practice of shuffling money notes from 900 B.C. China which has slowly evolved into card playing. These games were later on taken to Europe by the Mamlukes who were Muslim so they weren't allowed to have their cards carry human images. Instead they were decorated with intricate designs.
When handmade cards finally made their solution to Southern Europe and became popular in monarchies such as Spain and Italy, cards received a far more human feel and represented royal hierarchy in the characters it was adorned with and when handmade cards reached France the notation of Prince (Jack), Queen and King became a typical in handmade cards and for