From Ohio History Central
The United States Playing Card Company was established in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1867. It has remained in Cincinnati throughout the company's history. The company has produced several different brands of cards in its long history, including Bicycle, Bee, Aviator, and Hoyle. Bicycle playing cards has been the leading selling brand in the world for more than a century. At the start of the twenty-first century, the United States Playing Card Company remained the leading manufacturer of playing cards in the world.