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History of Casino
The origin and history of casinos and gambling is not known for sure.
But, there is a belief that gambling was present among the human society long ago, already in 2300 B.C. .
Throughout history, there are plenty of entertaining stories, basing on Ancient Greeks, The Romans, Elizabeth and Napoleon.
All these are evidence of the origins of gambling.
In modern history,
Italy is the cradle of casino.
People ther often gathered in their houses to play various luck-based games. House is "Casa" in italian language.
But casino also ment a building that is specifically built for pleasure.
Not only gambling, these kinds of buildings were utilized to host the civic town functions that included music, dancing and gambling. The term Casino is also relevant in German and Spanish and it refers to a mess.
The first well-known casino in the world was the Casino di Venezia, established in 1638.
Very interesting - this casino is still operational to date. One of the few ones, allowed to operate in Italy.
In the famous time of prohibition, in the early 20th Century, gambling was outlawed in the U.S, which was done by the social reformers and the state legislation.
This went on until 1931 when gambling was legalized in Nevada State and Las Vegas.
Sure, it lead to a great development of the "City in the Desert", which is even today considered to be the world's gambling center.
Gambling continued to gain popularity and in 1978, gambling was legalized in Atlantic City.
Today, it's the second biggest gambling city in America, a most attractive destination in US East Coast area.
Some of the other popular gaming destinations in America are Mississippi, Tunica Resorts and Biloxi.
The English are also not far behind when it comes to gambling.
History showes that the English were behind the development of Hazard.
This game was the predecessor of the dice game as well as the contemporary poker games.
Even more interesting, the history of the poker games goes way back to the Persians and Italians.
In France, the origins of gambling can be dated back to Emperor Napoleon.
The famous Emperor had a special interest in vingt-et-un, which is similar to todays Twenty-one or the Blackjack.
Roulette is also considered to have French origins, although a deeper insight into the history of the game shows, that the game was adopted from the Ancient Egyptians.
Since the mid 90s, the Internet widely allowed the casino industry to grow.
Anyone can play casino games right at the comfort of their own homes, sitting in front of their computers.
It is quite evident that the future of gambling will continue to grow with developing technology.