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Appreciating the origin of blackjack

Posted by gambler101 on Aug 14, 2010 in online casinos

We as humans are very curious about origins of good things. We celebrate birthdays and independence days to appreciate or recognize the origin or the beginning of good things.

Some people like to blame it on the French, well it seems that a really good thing you can blame them for is for maybe inventing the popular game of blackjack. It is believed that the game originated from two French card games: French Ferme and Chemin de Fer. It was first documented that the game has been played in the antique French casinos in the 1700’s. The game was then called “vingt et un” which means twenty-one in French.

It took around 100 years until it was first documented being played across the seas in the east coast of North America. Gambling was legal in the United States up until the year 1910 when it was claimed to be a felony and became illegal. The game exploded with popularity in the year 1931, when the great state of Nevada became smart and legalized casinos and gambling.

50 years later the game came to Atlantic City and 20 more states legalized casinos and gambling. All over the world, it’s hard to find a person who isn’t familiar with the words twenty one or blackjack. Enjoy the game, whether you play blackjack online, at a casino or even at home in a friendly game, now at least you know and appreciate where it comes from!

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