When looking at the origins of Blackjack it is good to begin with the origins of cards. It is thought that cards were first invented in China or India and it was the Chinese that began the shuffling of cards when they shuffled paper bank notes into their different combinations. The deck of cards used today to play Blackjack was initially referred to as “French Pack,” which was used later by the English and the Americans.
The first stories of gambling that have been recounted go way back and there are a few versions of the history of Blackjack. The only thing that historians all agree on is that the game is very old.