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The History of the Real Casino

Sep 3, 2008
With the craze centering on online casinos and live dealer casinos, the real casinos seem to be fading into the background gradually. And even with the live dealer casinos and their powerful, almost-real gaming offers, the real casinos still deserve the credit.

The true and exact origin of real casinos is unknown. It seemed that gambling was present in almost every part of the world, but in different forms. Various forms of entertainment ushered in the gambling concept. Luck seemed to be an understandable but tempting concept, and people are often enticed into challenging luck, and that, naturally, results to gambling. However, the formal casino gambling is often attributed to the Chinese and their dice games. The dice, however, are said to originate in Egypt as a way to tell fortunes, and from this, the dice are now used for famous casino games such as sic bo. Card games, on the other hand, are attributed to the French, mainly because they create date first ever set of playing cards.

Gambling has come a long way. It had faced various oppositions and controversies in the past. In some eras, gambling flourished. In some, it dwindled. However, the fact remains that casino gambling is still one of the most prominent entertainment industries around, and with the continuous advancements of technology, it seems that the growth of the casino gambling industry is unstoppable, especially now that it has invaded the online gaming sphere.

Land casino gambling began in old-fashioned casino halls during the earliest flourishing era of casino gambling. In those days, casino gambling was played at steamships and parlors. They were just forms of entertainment to keep people preoccupied. It wasn't a lifestyle and an industry as it is now. But the changes and improvements were rapid, and soon, the modest casino halls evolved into huge casinos, with bright lights and wealthy clientele. Businessmen also started venturing into the gambling industry as a way of life, and that was when casino gambling made the transition from being a form of entertainment to becoming a full-blown moneymaking industry. And the entertainment part of the equation only comes secondary.

When businessmen picked up the casino gambling moneymaking concept, organizations were formed to operate various casinos. The number and variety of games also increase continuously over the years. As the number of games increased, so did the number of casino goers. As men began getting hooked into the industry, they naturally brought their better halves with them. To keep the women preoccupied, slot machines were born. The evolution of casino gambling continued in that fashion, until a casino gambling industry was officially formed. The staples of casinos include table and card games, poker games, and slot machines. Casinos also offered jobs to several communities. It became very much established as a part of the mainstream that there is no way to stop its continuous growth.

Even as online live casinos soar to popularity, real casinos will always hold its place in society. Avid casino goers may love the online concept because of its convenience and accessibility. However, actual casino gambling will always be a form of entertainment that every person should experience even just once in his lifetime. So if you haven't experienced it, head on to Vegas now and try your luck.
About the Author
Dan Roberts writes articles about many of the new live casinos that have recently been making a big hit in the online gambling world. If you are looking for playing online craps or want to try your hand with the new live dealer blackjack.
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