The evolution of the playing card

These days, we know how particular players can be about their cards. If they don't snap back correctly, it's easy to spot the good cards in the deck. If somebody has thumbnails that are a little too long, cards can get marked pretty quickly. That's not even to mention spades that look like clubs and sixes that look like nines.

Getting to this still-imperfect point has been a long evolution. Just how long?

Well, some of the folks in the PokerStars office decided to have a look back as far as the 16th century to see how cards have evolved since then in poker games and blackjack. Follow along below or click the image to make it bigger on your screen.


The evolution of the playing card - An infographic by the team at The evolution of the playing card

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