Most Popular Casino Games

Most Popular Casino Games
4 min read
17 September 2022

You probably know that some table games are considered games of skill and luck, and the most popular casino table games are blackjack and roulette. For some reason, there are many books and articles devoted to the complex mathematical equations associated with winning strategies. Find out which Fairspin Canada real casino online games are the most popular:

Blackjack - game twenty one

It is believed that blackjack originated in France, more precisely, at the beginning of the 18th century. In those days, the game was called 21 and was one of the favorite games of the royals. As you can imagine, the game quickly caught on in the UK, and shortly after, it spread around the world. By the end of the 19th century, it became known as Vingt-Un (21 in French). It is known that during the gold rush of 19-1890, the game was already known in North America under the name blackjack.

Over the next 100 years it became a game subject to many scientific or rather mathematical theories and was recognized as one of the rare games of skill. The card counting strategy was officially announced in 1956. From that moment on, many casinos began to block players based on their mathematical abilities and even put them on a general blacklist.

Roulette

The origins of roulette go back to the early 18th century, and its name comes from the French word for "little wheel". Of course, there are stories that a similar Chinese game was introduced in France, but none of them have been proven. However, the truth is that Blaise Pascal, who was a famous French mathematician, inventor and philosopher, invented the perpetual motion machine, on the basis of which the roulette wheel was created.

In the 18th century, this most popular board game underwent several changes, and since 1796 it looks the way it does today. Double and single zeros used to be black and red in Paris, but the background was later changed to green so as not to confuse the players. By the 19th century, gambling was common throughout the world. It was also a time when minor changes were made on the other continent, such as the removal of the double zero. An interesting fact that you may not know is that the sum of the numbers on the roulette wheel is 19.

The game has become very popular all over the world due to the many betting options it provides. You can bet on colors, odd or even, on groups of vertical or horizontal numbers, or on individual numbers. Therefore, there are many strategies for playing roulette.

Poker

Another legendary game, the origin of which is a lot of speculation, is poker. Some say that it originated in China in the 11th century, others claim that its roots go back to Persia around the 16th century, and some claim that it originated from the German-French game Poque.

Poker as we know it today originated in the early 19th century in the United States. Since about the beginning of the century, it has undergone many transformations: from 20 to 52 cards, man-versus-man games to games with more than 5 players. By the end of the 20th century, the game had become one of the most popular in casino history. In the 21st century, after the development of online gambling and casinos, gambling is now more popular than ever.

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