Online Casino Blackjack History

Blackjack is one of the most popular card online casino games in the world. This is why you can find this game in absolutely every online casino. Although is may sound surprising, but it’s still unknown when blackjack was invented. In 18th century, people from different European countries enjoyed playing similar games –baccarat in Italy, one and thirteen in Spain, Vingt-et-un in France.

All those games shared a common rule, though. The player must collect a certain amount of points. All over Europe, people were enjoying those exciting online casino games: cards were dealt, coins were jingling, some players were winning, while other were losing.

Finally, at the end of the 18th century, gambling games became popular all over the United States. It seems that as the American nation was formed from Englishmen, Frenchmen, Italians, and other nationalities that were coming to the New World from Europe, so was blackjack created out of different card games. The first casinos, that offered blackjack in America, were illegal. Blackjack was especially popular in the Wild West. Players used to gather in saloons at night, while daring sheriffs were trying to catch and arrest players and organizers. And every participant of that “action” was ready to grab his Colt every second. Nowadays, you can see that only in the movies.

As you probably understand yourself, playing blackjack at online casinos is an absolutely legal practice. The times, when that card game was banned by law, are long gone. In the United States – the motherland of blackjack we know today – this game was sometimes prohibited and then permitted. However, bans had no effect on blackjack lovers at all. Since 1930s, the ban on blackjack was officially raised so that blackjack lovers could enjoy that exciting game without risking to be caught by the police.