Not long until it’s Game of Thrones all the way, as the new season premieres in the Spring, In the meantime, in order to celebrate Game of Thrones as well as other hit shows, Ladbrokes Poker has created a set of illustrated playing cards that feature the programme’s central characters.

Star performances from the show’s top characters draw in millions of viewers every week and scenes featuring Joffrey Baratheon, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow are among the most popular. Let’s take a look at these characters to see why Ladbrokes have chosen to feature them on their site.

joffrey  Character Name: Joffrey Baratheon.

Position in Show:  From the House Baratheon of King’s Landing, known as the King of the Andals and the First Men, and is the legal son of King Robert Baratheon.

Character overview: Now deceased after being poisoned during his wedding dinner, Joffrey was known to be cruel, arrogant and the epitome of a tyrannical ruler. He was also naive and foolish, and his rash actions were often put down to his incestuous descent.


daenerysPlaying Card: King.




Character Name: Daenerys Targaryen.

Position in Show: From the House Targaryen, daughter of King Aerys II Targaryen.

Character overview: Known for her intelligence, Daenerys is one of the show’s central and most popular characters, which is what earned her the title of Queen in the Ladbrokes online game. She has a polite nature and calming personality that can sometimes see her look at the world with rose-tinted glasses. While a little naïve at times, she is filled with silent fortitude that makes this character notably strong.

Playing Card: Queen.





Character Name: Jon Snow.

Position in Show: From the House Stark, known as the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and famous for being the bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark.

Character overview: Jon is one of the most honourable characters in the show, and his clear understanding of right and wrong can make important decision making tasks particularly hard. He formed strong relationships with his half-siblings and has a compassionate nature, which can add to his protective side. Jon also has a charming shyness around members of the opposite sex.

Playing Card: Jack.



Ladbrokes’ illustrated playing cards that feature some of the most loved characters from Game of Thrones, as well as popular characters from other hit shows can be seen on the Ladbrokes site.


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