Gambling is an entertainment that is considered a sin in some parts of the world but is still a great source of revenue and entertainment for the others. It is a no-brainer that the history of gambling stems from the ancient being who considered it fun and recreational activity. Hence, we can say that it is filled with the essence of rich history and culture.
In this article, let’s dig a little deeper into the history of famous gambling games, that were popular centuries ago and still holds equal value in the casino and gambling world.
When compared all other gambling games, dice games were the ones that were the oldest, which were enjoyed by ancient beings. They made use of stones available in nature and the bones of animals to create fantastic gameplay. It is excellent evidence to prove their birth in the oldest centuries. During Egyptian times, these were also used to roll on the floor and predict the future of the individuals. Over the years, they have been modified to different forms.
No one had an idea of Baccarat until it was made famous by James Bond in his movies. The game was introduced in 1000BC, and the intentions behind their introduction are a dark place to be. It was first introduced by the ancient Etruscans, who made use of this game to decide the future (life and death you will) of the priestesses in the country. An outcome of 7 or 6 from the dice indicated that the priestesses have sinned and they were an outcast. But the harsh truth was in rolling 5, which meant killing them by drowning them in the sea.
Roulette also has a dark history behind the games’ introduction. Many people actually believe that devil’s game. Simply, because the roulette wheel consists of numbers from 0 to 36, But when all these numbers are added together, they add up to 666. This number is considered as a devil’s number in the Bible. Although the game was first invented In Germany by Francois Blanc, it was transformed soon into the gambling industry as the best form of luck-based games after the introduction of slots.
There is not one gambling enthusiast in the world, that is not aware of the game poker. Poker was introduced to the gambling world and society through the WSOP. It was initially introduced in the 19th century in America. Soon, it gained immense popularity and became one of the most popular skill-based games after Blackjack. However, in 1800, the game was banned in many different countries and cities around the world, simply because rascals played them. However, this ban in the game did not stop the punters from expanding it to the world. In fact, the reach grew after banning and hiding the game from the world.