Most interesting facts about playing cards

Whether it’s a holiday, a long journey, a social occasion at home or at a casino – playing cards have a massive part to play in modern society.

But who do we have to thank for the invention? They are believed to have originated in China, before spreading to India and Persia.

They ended up on European shores in the second half of the 14th century and were original considered as forms of art which were hand painted.

Today, they are mass produced and you cannot go to any holiday destination around the globe without seeing a personalised pack on sale in a souvenir shop such is their popularity, while they are also one of most common forgotten things when heading away on holiday in case of a rainy day.

Here are some interesting facts about card games

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Table Talk: Will You Get 100% on our Poker Terminology Quiz?

For Poker players just starting out on their journey there is nothing worse than not knowing the poker terminology.

You have to know your stuff otherwise you will be known as a Fish rather than a Shark – and we wouldn’t want that.

But whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a poker expert or are just starting out, here is a quiz that will put your poker slang knowledge to the test.

Do you know  a Flush or a Dead Man’s Hand when you see one? Play our quiz today to see where you rank amongst the nation. It’s the nuts!

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Online Casino v Land-Based Casino

The casino industry is one of the biggest in the UK and it isn’t hard to see why with the variety of choice the public have.

A Gambling Commission Study revealed 51 per cent of people who gamble now do so online using their mobile phones and tablets – an 8 per cent increase over the course of the year while around a half still also use their computer or laptop to gamble as well.

Some prefer online casinos, while others favour the traditional land-based casinos. Both have their advantages and in this article we take a look through as to the benefits of each.

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University Wages War(wick) on Goliath Poker Tournament

Earlier this year, Grosvenor Poker held the very first Goliath University League where one lucky/skillful university would win a £5,000 Goliath package, including 20 x £125 Goliath entries, 6 Hilton Hotel rooms and £1,000 expenses!

The 10-week online league saw phenomenal numbers with almost 1000 entries and over 25 universities taking part, but in the end one university rose to the top…University of Warwick. We caught up with Cam Warwicker, Uni of Warwick Poker Society committee member, to discuss his university’s victory.

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