Saturday, 18 Sep 2021
Author: Roberta Fleming
Jousting in the Middle Ages

The History of Sport Through the Ages

The origins of history of sport may extend as far back as the beginning of military training when competitions were used as a means to determine whether individuals were fit for training and service, and there is evidence that team sports may have been developed to encourage working together as team in battle. However, the […]

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History of Gambling in Australia

The History of Gambling in Australia

It is estimated that 80% of the Australian population participates in gambling in one form or another, and with numbers as high as this it’s obvious that gambling has a long and well-established history in the country. In fact, it’s the highest rate of gambling in the world! With this in mind we’ve put together […]

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Aboriginal Football

Did AFL Originate from Aboriginal Football?

Most of you are probably under the impression that Australian football came from the well-known tale of the sporting hero, Tom Wills, who created a combination of British games intended to allow players to maintain their high levels of fitness out of season. However, recently there has been an alternative theory that suggests that the […]

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Blackjack History

The Untold History Of Blackjack

When it comes to the history of any one particular subject there are a lot of theories floating about as to how and why the idea was born. We can dissect books and look back through the ages for answers, however I really do believe that anything’s history is intertwined with another’s, meaning that one […]

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The Greatest Moments In Sports

The Greatest Moments In Sports

Sport has given us some of the best moments in history. Firmly wedged into position and crunching your nail as the final moment tick on by before your heart erupts in an explosion as the final whistle seals the games fate. They can be tears of sorrow or joy as you leap into the air […]

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Slot Machine History

A Brief History of the Slot Machine

Legal Slots has stated that the term by which these games are known was first used to describe all automatic vending machines, as well as gambling devices in general. It was not actually until the 20th century that this term started being restricted to the games, as we know them today. The terms fruit machine […]

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Aussie Rules Football History

A Short History of Aussie Rules Football

Australian Rules football was invented in 1858 in Melbourne, Australia and the first match which took place before the codification of Australian Rules football was organised and umpired by Tom Willis on 31st July 1858 at the Richmond Paddock. The match was contested by Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College, and the oldest surviving set […]

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Slot Machines

Take a Look at 8 Untrue Myths about Slot Machines

Owing to the nature of the internet, there is a massive amount of misinformation to be found throughout its hallowed halls. Whether this misinformation is a result of not knowing any better, incorrect belief, or maliciousness is hard to prove, but there are many myths pertaining to slot machines that often do the rounds online. […]

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