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The History of Casino Games Part 1

Casino games come from a long history of gambling methods. There must be something in human nature that craves the excitement of gambling. How else could we explain the fact that games of chance have been found in every culture, in every century, from Asia and the Middle East to the Roman Empire to the 21st-century online casino? The history of casinos and casino games is therefore a long and fascinating one. Here in part one of our retrospective of casino games, we take a look at the development of some of the great games that we have today.

An Exclusive Club

The word "casino" comes from the Italian for "little house." It originally referred to a small pavilion located on the grounds of a large villa. The little house was used for parties that featured music and dancing and socializing and, sometimes, gambling. Over the course of time, the games became the dominant feature of the casinos and the little house grew into a big gambling club.

The first modern casino as we know it was established in Monaco, still a center for gambling today, in 1861. Casino gambling for real money became legal in the UK in 1960, although this did not prevent large numbers of British citizens from continuing to travel to Europe to enjoy the casinos there.

In the US, gambling for real money has been legal on and off for centuries. The first gambling laws there were passed in the 1600s, although games of chance had already been part of the traditions of the American Indians for long before that. In 1931 the state of Nevada legalized gambling and casino games, which led to the establishment of Las Vegas as the city of casinos.

Slot Machines

The slot machine was invented by a mechanic named Charles Fey in California in the 1890s. He called his slot machine the Liberty Bell, but the slot machine became popularly known as the "One-Armed Bandit". Over time, the slot machine developed with more reels and paylines, more interesting themes and symbols, and more sophisticated technology as the random number generator eventually replaced the mechanical reels. All of this progress culminated in the introduction of online slot machine games in the 1990s, exactly a century after the invention of the Liberty Bell. The development of online slots, in turn, led to the creation of its cousin, online video poker. In fact, the story is far from over, as newer, better, and more exciting online slot games are still being created every month. Here at Win A Day we offer an excellent selection of just these type of games, and our players couldn't be happier.

Card Games

Modern card games as we know them today were adapted by the French in the 1300s. These cards were adapted from ideas that were picked up in Central Asia and the Arab countries. The French nobility were known to play cards with pictures of Napoleon and other emperors on them. From the cards developed games such as Poker and Blackjack.

Join us next time for part two of our continuing look at the evolution of casino games and the different card games played around the world.