Casino Phu Quoc gathers the most attractive and popular games in casinos around the world at present, but have you known about the origin of these games?
Located in Dai beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc in particular and the region in general, Corona Casino belongs to Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc, a five-star resort and entertainment complex. This is the first casino that allows Vietnamese people to play in Vietnam which came into operation since the beginning of 2019 and has quickly become a spotlight for “Pearl Island” tourism.
Built on an area of over 18,000 square meters divided into 2 floors, and having a luxurious imported furniture system, high-class restaurant and bar, Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc also impresses visitors with a diverse game list and large number of advanced and modern facilities. Specifically, this “Las Vegas Vietnam” has 100 tables, 1000 slot machines and 8 games including blackjack, poker (3 variations), sic-bo, roulette, scratch cards and slot machines.
Casino is a form of entertainment that has appeared in the world a long time ago and games have made the name for casinos, as well. However, the times when they were born were quite different.
Blackjack is a French game. At present, there is still a lot of controversies around the time when the game was born, but the most popular and widely accepted opinion is that Blackjack was officially available at casinos around 1700. Moreover, there are many opinions that Blackjack variant from two other games originating from France, Chemin de Fer and French Ferme, was very popular at that time.
Besides, there is also an opinion that Blackjack is even much older, from the Roman times, under the assumption that the Romans used to play the game with numbered sticks. However, this hypothesis is still insufficient to prove its authenticity.
One of the most popular variations of Blackjack is 21 – named after the key rules of the game. The game was brought to America by the French colonial invaders and was soon played across the continent. The Blackjack rules were different from the modern blackjack – only the dealer was doubled. A betting round is also inserted between each dealing round.
The game was still known as 21 when it became popular in Nevada in 1931, when the state allowed betting. To attract more people, some casinos allow special bets: A player who has blackjack (either a jack or a casino selection) and an ace of spades will be allowed to bet 10 to 1. Although this special bet was then discontinued, the name Blackjack exits until today.
Sic Bo (Dice)
Sic-bo is one of the earliest games in casinos, which is often found in Macao casinos. However, Sic Bo is originated from China. This game has existed for so long that it is difficult to determine a specific date, and it starts from a folk game, so it is simple and easy to understand rules. Sic Bo is more popular in Asian casinos, but has also appeared in the “red and black cathedral” of the United States since the early years of the twentieth century.
Sic-bo comes in two widely known variants, the Grand Hazard and the Chuck-a-Luck. An interesting piece of information is that the name Sic-bo has a pretty good meaning as “jewel” and tai – xiu means “big or small”.
Due to its simple rules, sic-bo has many variations and rich betting ways to increase the appeal of the game, which is specifically mentioned here.
Poker is a game with a rather complicated history and many different assumptions, which have yet to be specifically determined. However, it can be asserted that poker is a game which is formed by mixing the rules of many other games together.
It is said that Poker originated in China around AD 900, and that its “ancestor” was Domino. There is an opinion that the Egyptians of the 12th century were the first to play cards, while many others claim that poker originated from the Persian “As Nas” game. Under this perception, the Persians were the first to use the cards along with the rules of betting rounds and card rankings.
Many other assumptions also suggest that the name “Poker” is a deviation from the French card game “Poque” in the seventeenth century or the German game “Pochen” in the eighteenth century. Some people even claim that it comes from the Hindu word “Pukka”.
In short, there are many perspectives about the origin of Poker cards. This is a 52-card four-suit deck game, which was developed in the United States in the nineteenth century, first on steamboats on the Mississippi River and then spread to chariots and trains. Poker gradually gained popularity during the civil war (1861–1865), with variants, such as “Stud Poker” and “Draw Poker”.