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Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Who are the four kings in a deck of cards?

Card games attract players from around the world for centuries but in the last decade, thanks to the internet, the poker game became a recreational sport played by millions every day. The history of poker game is not very clear, but one thing is certain: playing card started to be used in the late fourteen century.

When it comes to the design of the cards there is one major dispute: do the four kings represent great historic rulers and who are they?

Is a common belief that the four royal cards represent David (King of Spades), Alexander the Great (King of Clubs), King Charlemagne (King of Hearts) and Caesar Augustus (King of Diamonds). This belief seems to be contradicted by the history itself. (more…)

European casinos under thieves attack

European casinos under thieves attack

European casinos under thieves attack

In just three weeks, two European casinos were robbed while were opened. The first was on 8 March at the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Berlin. The theft took place at 4 p.m. in the afternoon at Berlin’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. EPT game action resumed about four hours after the attack.

Four men armed with a hand gun and machetes rushed into the casino, in the tournament registration area, while the tournament was on. Other two stood guard at the entrance. After a fight with the unarmed security men, the thieves managed to get away with some money. No one was injured and the attackers did not enter the tournament area. The exact amount of money stolen was not announced, but the press speculates it’s more than 100,000 euro. (more…)