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Historical facts

Scientists assume that gambling is at least five thousand years old. The oldest findings of six-sided cubes made of bone or ivory date back to the year 3,000 BC. The cubes common today were probably invented around 2000 BC. in Egypt.


According to gambling historians, blackjack can be traced back to the 17th century. The name of the game developed when gambling was legalized in Nevada. If a player had a "black jack" with an ace of spades and a jack of spades in his hand, he would receive a higher payout rate. That's how the name black jack came up.

Good to know…

In a set of cards, the King of Spades represents David, King of Israel, the King of the Cross is Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia, the King of Hearts represents Charlemagne, King of France and the King of Diamonds is Caesar Augustus, Emperor of Rome.

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