Gambling might have become modern in recent years with online apps, gaming, television shows and horse racing, but it actually dates back to ancient history!
For casino and gambling lovers, this infographic displays all the top facts and most interesting casino truths that you’ll definitely want to know about.
The word casino is routed from the Italian word ‘casa’ with the direct meaning ‘house’. The term casino actually translates to mean ‘small villa’ or ‘summerhouse’.
The very first casino was built in Venice, Italy in the year 1638. Initially established as a house for summer activities, a ‘summer house’ was known as a place for pleasure. As time went on, it became a ‘casino’ and was used purely to host games.
Roulette is a gambling game in which a ball is dropped onto a turning wheel with numbered sections, however, roulette can also be referred to as ‘the devil’s game’ because the numbers on the wheel add up to 666! Spooky….
Roulette was invented by a French mathematician, Blaise Pasca. The initial purpose of the roulette was to be a machine that would move by itself, it was later discovered that this could, in fact make money!
In 1895, a mechanic named Charles Fey built the first ever slot machine, named ‘The Liberty Bell’. This consisted of three spinning reels containing a total of 5 symbols. This created a thriving mass production of gaming machines and by 1908, many ‘Bell’ machines were installed in most cigar shops, bowling alleys and barber shops!
This created a thriving mass production of gaming machines and by 1908, many ‘Bell’ machines were installed in most cigar shops, bowling alleys and barber shops!
Keno is a lottery-like gambling game often played at modern casinos and was invented in China between 205 and 187 BC approximately.
No, gambling was first legalised in Nevada in 1931
As the Internet began to take over the world, the very first internet gambling websites started emerging in the mid-1990’s. The first online casino was opened in the year 1996.
The original name of blackjack was vingt_et_un (twenty-one in French)
So, we’ve gone from slot machines, to roulette, to online gaming and betting. Gambling will no doubt always be a popular activity for all and here at the Heavens Group, you can hire a casino table and create a real casino environment for your guests! Whether it’s for a birthday, hen night, stag do, wedding, charity event or
Whether it’s for a birthday, hen night, stag do, wedding, charity event or corporate fundraiser, the casino is a brilliant way to get everybody involved and having a ball!
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