10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Gambling

Many players cannot imagine their life without gambling or gambling in online casinos. If you are reading this article, you are, perhaps, one who find gambling fun. And it’s actually what gambling is. But what exactly do you know about gambling? Go on, here are some interesting facts.

1. Blue-chip companies. The term ‘blue chip’ obviously comes from poker terminology. White, red, and blue chips are used in the poker, the last, blue ones, are the most valuable. In 1923 or 1924 Oliver Gingold, Dow Jones, used in terms of high-quality stocks. Today financially strong and stable companies are called blue chip companies.

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2. Once again. Roulette is the Devil’s game. Try to add all numbers on the roulette wheel and you get totals of 666, the number of the Beast or the Devil’s number. Some still believe that Pascal befriended evil numerical forces. Well, you never know what

However, the original roulette wheel did not have 0 and 00 pockets and had no house edge. Two Frenchmen added the 0 pocket and this game got the house edge. Despite all this, gamblers from all over the world make bets and spin the roulette wheel with pleasure.

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3. The most popular Vegas game. If you are a loyal fan of slot machines and their spinning reels bring you the true pleasure, visit Las Vegas. This gambling center is the paradise for slot fans because the number of slot machines here is bigger than in any other place. There is one slot machine for 8 Vegas visitors and it is not surprising that 68% of gamblers in Las Vegas try their luck playing various slot machine games.

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4. Gambling, lotteries and public projects. We have found out that with the help of lotteries (selling lottery tickets) people have founded lots of projects to cover public needs such as roads, bridges, etc. Money from lotteries has been used for reconstruction of colleges and even churches. Another example of the positive influence of gambling is Las Vegas. With the development of the gambling industry, thousands of people have got jobs and improved their life quality. The city itself benefits from gambling too.

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5. The famous minister-gambler. John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich was the 18th century British state minister, who invented the sandwich. His peers shared the stories about him. He was so busy that didn’t have time to eat! That is why he used two slices of bread and a piece of beef instead of a dinner. Now we know whom to thank for the sandwich.

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6. The famous MIT Blackjack Team. A group of MIT students created the team of gifted blackjack players in 1979. Their main method was the card counting, which they successfully used till the beginning of the 2000s. The story of the MIT team proves that intelligent person with good maths skills can make the blackjack play very successful by counting the probability of getting low or high cards.

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7. The most impressive slot win. Slots fans spin the reels of slot machines in hope to win something, but there are examples of just fantastic wins got by players from slot machines. The largest slot win belongs to the anonymous Los Angeles gambler. In 2003 this lucky 25-year-old engineer put $100 in the Megabucks slot game and win over $39 million. He beat odds of 1:16.7 million at the Excalibur casino in Las Vegas. So play free casino games, train well and join the community of lucky slots winners.

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8. Let us have some historical discourse. The history of card suits we know today dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Researchers believe that their inventors were the French. Every card suit was the sign of a separate social class according to the European feudal system of that time. The class of clergy is hearts (or chalice in the past) and the nobility is the suit of spades (or swords). The sign of merchant is diamonds (or coins) and clubs (batons) represent the class of peasants.

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9. The threat of Atlantic City casinos. The fame of Don Johnson, a successful blackjack player has spread all over the world. The reason of it is his amazing blackjack luck and more than $15-million win in casinos of Atlantic City. This happened in 2011 and during the half-year period, Johnson became the millionaire and the blackjack legend. Johnson did not use card counting. His secret is the use of the basic blackjack strategy and the existence of the good bankroll.

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10. The first online casino. The revolutionary age in the gambling industry started in the 1990s. The Free Trade and Processing Act passed by Antigua and Barbuda have this country the right to license beginning online casino software providers. The first online casino with 18 games appeared in Antigua in 1996. Its name was InterCasino. However, there are people, who believe the Gaming Club (the Microgaming online casino) was the first online casino opened in 1995.

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