History of Gambling
History Card Poker and Texas Hold'em. Texas Hold'em - the most famous version of the most popular card game in the world - poker. But how and when exactly did this card game poker, no one really say. There is also no clear evidence about when he formally appeared poker, but we can talk about borrowing various elements of the game in card poker of several ancient card games. One thing is certain: born poker for a long time. One of the earliest written references to the card game of poker belongs to Jonathan H. Green and refers to 1834. He describes how a certain game, which he taught in one of the boats, raft on the Mississippi, and which he calls "a game of deception." He soon realized that the first to describe this game, and not finding suitable analogues in the American Hoyle, chose the name of the game - poker (card used conventional).

In Russia, the noble living and loved this game. But officially accepted that Blackjack originated in France in the 17th century at the court of "Sun King" Louis-14. And then it was called "Twenty-one." Today, some still so her and called. Entitled "Twenty-one" hides a lot of something similar, but different from each other games. For example, in the "Point" with a deck of thirty-six cards with pictures that have the denomination in two, three and four points. When you become familiar with the rules of blackjack, you will be obvious that this is a completely different game.

Blackjack hit the casinos in Las Vegas in the late 19th century, thanks to the Europeans immigrated to America. Americans instead of blackjack, favored traditional at the time, the games of craps and roulette. But casino owners decided not to give up and added to the game bonus payments. For example, Instant win in the ratio of 10: 1, if a player with a hand of blackjack came from the ace of spades and the jack dark suit. Thus, gradually began to win the love of blackjack players, and to 1930mu was recognized as the third most popular game in Las Vegas and in the 1950m, he was second only to craps.

In 1962 Dr. Edward Thorp wrote a detailed mathematical strategy to win the game of blackjack . This is a very significant moment in the history of the game. After all players once it became clear that this is the only game where the theory of probability can lean in favor of the player, not the casino. That the possibility of winning depends not only on luck, and even the ability to analyze. Players will be able to change the course of the game. Around the world have to study in detail the history of the game and its rules. Blackjack quickly took first place in popularity among all casino games.

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