The History of Casino
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The history of casino dates back to ancient times, there are some record of 2300 BC as a first practice on the Chinese culture account. before the 19th century, the term “casino” itself is of Italian origin meaning small house or villa.
In America the early history of casinos and gambling started in physical locations known as saloons which were located in major cities like: New Orleans, Chicago and St. Louis. The saloons offered a place for visitors to gather with other friends, have drinks and gamble.
Later on in the 20th century the gambling activity was banned in America but in 1931 gambling was legalized in the state of Nevada followed by the legalization of casinos in New Jersey (Atlantic City) in 1978.
The following is a chart on the casino distribution by region:
More recently the new era of online casinos or virtual casinos has caused an incredible revolution in the gambling industry as more and more enthusiasts have started to play online from their mobile devices, tablets, computer or smart phones.
These online casino offer similar payout percentages as a land-based casino besides other perks, bonuses, cash and prizes and offer the same type of games with high security standards. Some of the online games available are:
- Sic bo
- Slot machines
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