Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
Category: Gambling History

A Brief History of Dice

A Brief History of Dice Dice have become synonymous with gambling games, and anyone who has ever played Craps or Sic Bo will tell you just how exciting it is watching the roll of them, and waiting to see if you’re a winner. But dice are not a new invention, and just like games of […]

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How Ancient Egyptians Enjoyed Gambling

Gambling in ancient cultures was quite different to the offerings we can experience at modern racing betting sites today. However, despite the fact that these people did not have online casinos and sleek smartphones on which to play, they still definitely enjoyed placing wagers in various forms. Interestingly, some of history’s most legendary ancient cultures […]

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The Definitive History of Roulette

The true origins of roulette can best be described as shrouded in mystery. While it’s known that the game was first devised in 18th century France, how and why the game was created remains a mystery to many. Named after a French word meaning “little wheel”, once the game of roulette was created its popularity […]

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The World’s Four Oldest Casinos

The World’s Four Oldest Casinos Human beings have been gambling for as long as there has been recorded history, and it’s a pastime that we’ve kept alive and well for thousands of years. Today, the gambling industry is one of the biggest in the world, with billions of fans spread across every continent. And while […]

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Gambling in Ancient Rome

The History of Gambling Today, gambling is a part of our every day lives, even for those that don’t directly take part in the pastime. From national lotteries to sprawling, 5 star casinos, gambling has become a staple of the modern age, and it would be understandable if you believed that gambling and sports betting […]

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Las Vegas Gambling History

A Brief History of Las Vegas Casinos When gambling was first made legal in 1931 in Las Vegas, few could’ve predicted just how popular the city would become for its casinos. Today, there are over 250 casinos in Las Vegas and 15 of the 25 largest hotels in the world – based on room count […]

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Earliest Origins of Gambling

The Earliest Recorded History of Gambling Today, gambling is among the biggest pastime industries in the world. All across the globe, billions of people partake in different forms of gambling, and it’s difficult to imagine a world where gambling isn’t an every day activity. This wasn’t always the case, however, and although gambling has been […]

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A Brief History of the Word Casino

A Brief History of the Word Casino The term casino in the context of a place of gambling has only come into use relatively recently. Before then places where people got together for games of chance could possibly have existed under a variety of names. Humanity generally underestimates past cultures when it comes to how […]

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A Brief History Of Playing Cards

A Brief History Of Playing Cards Playing cards have remained unchanged for hundreds of years but they had their origins stretch back almost a thousand years. Let’s look at the journey they have taken through time and geographical locations. An Early Start In Asia It is widely believed that card games originated in China, as […]

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How Did Poker Become So Popular

The Origins of The Game of Poker Visit any casino or watch any film or piece of media related to gambling, and without a doubt, someone will mention or play poker at some point. Poker has become one of the most popular card games in the world, only second to blackjack, but famous enough to […]

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