Playing card as we know is standard 52-card deck, usually has ambigram type of picture with symbol clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥) and spades (♠). This symbol we used is come from French. Diamonds and hearts usually has red color for entire set. The deck start with symbol , numeric start from 1 ( ace ) to 10 and J ( Jack ) , Q ( Queen ) , K ( King ) , and 2 joker ( black-white and full color ) for each set of symbol given total of 54 cards. Mostly jokers aren’t use to play, depends on game. Material commonly from paper, pasteboard, thin cardboard, heave paper, plastic-coated paper. It can be used for magic trick, card games, card trick performance, or even tarot reading.
Started from Chinese literature in 10th century, playing card were spread through silk road and appeared in Europe around 13th. Foot print were found in several country like Egypt, Persian, Arabian. Playing card became famous in Europe in 15th century with many various of symbol. country like Germany, Italy, Spanish has different type of modern deck of symbol.
Playing card also popular for souvenirs, educational tools, branded accessories, collecting hobby. It also can be used in majority of casino and magician.
Playing card nowadays has 2 different size, bridge size which 89 mm length and 57 mm width, and poker size 89 mm length and 63.5 mm width. These size were created because casino were very popular in 21 ( blackjack ) and it has bridge size card, the reason is table is narrow and mostly they use hundred or more decks per day. Poker size card also introduce with size 44 mm length and 60 mm width. Online gambling casino offer video streaming with custom size playing card because it use computer generating process.
Most popular games using playing card are blackjack, baccarat, poker, crazy eights, solitaire, blitz, Fan-tan, ranter-go-round, rummy, speedy.