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A few years ago, if you wanted to play a casino game, you had no choice other than going to a casino, or logging on to one of the many casino sites on your PC or laptop. Boy how has that changed. Over the past few years, technology in mobile phones and tablets has got that good that app developers have been able to make some fantastic casino games that you can play all on your mobile. The apps were pretty bad up until about 2 years ago but they really have come on leaps and bounds. The game play is much better, the games are faster, there is a lot more choice and a better chance than ever to win big.

Casino Info according to Wikipedia: The origin of the casino

The precise origin of gambling is unknown. The Chinese recorded the first official account of the practice in 2300 BC, but it is generally believed that gambling in some form or another has been seen in almost every society in history. From the Ancient Greeks and Romans to Napoleon’s France and Elizabethan England, much of history is filled with stories of entertainment based on games of chance.

The first known European gambling house, not called a casino although meeting the modern definition, was the Ridotto, established in Venice, Italy in 1638 to provide controlled gambling during the carnival season. It was closed in 1770 as the city government perceived it to impoverish the local gentry.

In American history, early gambling establishments were known as saloons. The creation and importance of saloons was greatly influenced by four major cities; New Orleans, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco. It was in the saloons that travellers could find people to talk to, drink with, and often gamble with. During the early 20th century in America, gambling became outlawed and banned by state legislation and social reformers of the time. However, in 1931, gambling was legalized throughout the state of Nevada. America’s first legalized casinos were set up in those places. In 1978 New Jersey allowed gambling in Atlantic City, now America’s second largest gambling city.


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