In 1020 AD King Olaf of Norway and King Olaf of Sweden met to decide on the ownership of an isolated district Hising. They decided to resolve their dispute by rolling two dice. So even unknowingly, they decided to settle their difference by gambling.
Playing Cards origin
There really is no clear answer when it comes to the origin of playing cards. The earliest verifiable information to playing cards in Europe in the 13th Century can be traced, although no one is sure exactly where they came from and how they manage to make their way outside Europe. The earliest playing card was found in the 11th Century, which is dated from Chinese Turkestan. Many scientists believed that the Chinese were the ones playing cards for the same reason that they invented those who had invented the paper. The four decorated cards that we know today was developed in the Islamic world before the 13th Century and were brought by the Europeans in the civilized world. The French were the first to introduce the design of the cards that we are familiar together with spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts today. The design of the cards was efficient enough for the mass production. It took the cards nearly four centuries to finally become popular as England reluctantly took the card designs of the French, and started with the production of the cards themselves Later the Americans addition began producing their own cards a lot of the decks as we know today: double head Place Cards, painted back, indices, round corners and the infamous Joker. Playing cards were mostly used in the casino.
Origin of Blackjack
Blackjack started around the beginning of the 18th Century in France, where it appeared in the form of a game called “vingt et un” or “twenty-one”. The name itself comes from the early version of the game, where the player will receive a payout of 10 to 1 if he had a Black Jack of spades and a (black) Ace of Spades.
Blackjack popularity reached the United States in the 19th Century. In 1931, gambling became legal in Las Vegas and blackjack was one of the staples of the new casino scene.
In the 1950s and 1960s, books were published, the mathematical analysis (also known as card counting) to the players on how to improve their chances to beat the dealer to teach. One of these books was Dr. Edward Thorp “Beat the Dealer”. It became a bestseller and blackjack became the most popular juegos de casino in the United States.
The game of blackjack is alive and well in almost every self-respecting traditional casino or virtual casino.
Origin of the cube
The origin of the cube, which we know today can be found in the ancient games of bone Roll. The cube has traceable history that goes back to the roots of the old humanity. They are probably the oldest form of gambling known to mankind. Dice games were witnessed by Marco Polo. Genghis Khan, ancient Egyptian rulers and ancient Greeks were all known to resort to dice as a means of divination and entertainment. Originally a form of divination, bone rolling slowly became a game of fortune-telling and gambling.
Along with the development of the dice came the art of cheating in dice games. Romans were particularly notorious for fraud, Augustus, Nero and Caligula all happened to be productive dice scammers.
By the 10th Century was almost everywhere cubes very popular. Dice was so popular in fact, that the Crusader army leaders had to ban dice gambling in the lower ranks of the troops entirely to prevent the soldiers from gambling, their possessions altogether.
Origin of slot machines
In 1897 Charles Fey is credited with the invention of the slot machines in San Francisco. Before Fey’s invention, there were other coin-operated gambling. Most of them were poker machines, win a player a cigar or free drinks when they lined up a winning combination allowed. Since the winners were in a kind of goods paid for the name “trade stimulator” has been attached to this type of machine.
Today, the most popular slot machines can be found in virtual casinos. The Internet contains a variety of exciting and unusual slot machines whose function accurately simulates that of the well-known slot machines found in every casino around the world. Though lacking in physical form, today’s online slot machines offer players the same opportunities and excitement to be found in a casino, only these slots are played at any time and on any computer.