The Evolution of Gambling

Gambling has been prevalent in all cultures around the world, although there are different versions to it, the basic idea is that a player stakes or wagers his money against the wager of the opponent, then the winner is decided by a game of chance or a game of skill. When the player wins the game he gains the rights over all the money on the table but if he loses he has to forfeit the rights of his money. The whole game of gambling your possessions rests on a possibility that you might win. Most of the time is based on probabilities like in the games of dice, cards lottery, or board games, but some sports need research like horse racing and sports betting. You will need to know the horse or the player you are betting on.

games of dice

Gambling can be traced to way back in the stone age where archaeologists found the first evidence of the existence of a six-faced dice and later in the region of western Asia during the time of the Mesopotamian civilization. Most independent civilisation which existed during the time of human evolution are said to have been communities which promoted gambling as a form of entertainment. China in 200 BC was using lottery slips made out of barks and it also introduced card games (not similar to the ones we are familiar with) which were later popularized in the European countries. Although Greeks claim that it was, they who had invented the dice, that stands to be false. During archaeological expeditions in Egypt, researchers found a pair of dice in a tomb situated within a pyramid. It is said that chips were first used in the Roman empire when the administration had banned betting in the city and imposed hefty fines as a punishment. The people of Rome started playing with chips, so when they would be caught by the authorities, they could claim that they were not playing for money. This tradition later become popular and now to keep things easy, all casinos use chips.

casinos use chips

The first public casino was opened in Italy which later emerged as a starting point of reference for other casino builders. People of Venice saw the rise of a casino in their city in the early 1600s while many small betting shops were set up around the waterways and players would move up and down in gondolas visiting these small betting tables. Baccarat was a popular card game in Italy played with two people on a table. With the rise of the internet in the late 1990s, gambling was provided with a new platform to attract customers without the pressure of running a casino in the middle of a desert.

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