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Online Casino History

Online Casino History

The year 1994 was the start of online casinos.  This is due to the law that was passed by Antigua and Barbuda’s government that allowed the issuance of gaming licenses.  This has opened the doors to various entrepreneurs that wanted to take advantage of the internet which was, by then, considered to be one of the best inventions.  The United States, however, still refrain from giving out licenses, which is why most of the online casinos that you see today come from the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. Ingredients for an Online Casino Another ingredient that was supplied by Microgaming is

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The History of Roulette

The History of Roulette

Where the casino player’s favorite game came from is not exactly known.  Some credited the Chinese for inventing roulette wheel, which was brought by Dominican monks who were trading with the Chinese.  But the most solid origin of the casino game is from the 17th century French mathematician known as Blaise Pascal.  Pascal was trying to create a perpetual motion device, using a big wheel for his experiments.  It is said that one of his friends saw the potential of the wheel to make a good gambling device.  While, Pascal wasn’t able to make its perpetual motion device, he was

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History of Slot Machines

History of Slot Machines

The casino game most of us have known and loved throughout the years started out with an invention of August Fey in 1897.  The machine, called Liberty Bell, is developed in Fey’s workshop in Market Street located in San Francisco.  Fey’s Liberty Bell was developed with there reels holding ten different icons on each reels.  It also has a built-in coin slot, a small viewing window and a bottom tray where winnings are dropped.  The original design was not to make people gamble but to maintain the traffic of people in saloons, market area and other establishments.  Winnings are usually

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Blaming It On The Dice

Blaming It On The Dice

1946-1947 On the third Tuesday of April 1946, after work at the Southern Pacific Shop in Sparks, Nevada, Sam Lemel took the bus to Reno and went to Harolds Club where he played craps. He began by betting two half-dollars, which he lost. He left the casino and returned a bit later, only to lose […]

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Quick Fact – Baccarat Wagers Soar

Quick Fact – Baccarat Wagers Soar

1929 Le Casino Municipal in Cannes, France broke its record in January for the highest amount of money (in chips) in play at a baccarat table — $1 million ($14.3 million today). “Though individual bets seldom ran over 200,000 francs or $8,000, almost every five minutes saw $50,ooo change hands,” reported The New York Times […]

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Quick Fact – Montana Votes on Gambling

Quick Fact – Montana Votes on Gambling

1941 Ten years after Nevada legalized gambling and shortened the residency requirement for divorce from six months to six weeks, Montana took steps to compete. Bills to legalize gambling and to allow 30-day divorces were introduced to the state legislature. Neither made it through, leaving dude ranchers and many others upset about the potential economic […]

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Montana Judge Punished for Legal Gambling

Montana Judge Punished for Legal Gambling

1883-1884 A gambling affinity, in part, did in Everton J. Conger’s career as associate justice of the Territory of Montana. President Chester A. Arthur suspended him in March 1883. Conger had served three years in that role, beginning in 1880. Along with his penchant for playing games of chance, legal there at the time, reasons […]

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Vegas Gambler Defies Mandate

Vegas Gambler Defies Mandate

1959 In February, The New York Times outed Clifford A. Jones. It brought to light that he held gambling interests in and out of Nevada, which The Silver State’s gaming law then prohibited. It was no secret that Jones owned shares in the Thunderbird, Palace Club, Golden Nugget and Lucky Strike casinos in Las Vegas. […]

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