Whether you love busting blackjack dealers or chancing roulette wheels, spinning slot machines or playing bingo, rest assured you’re not alone. Gambling is one of the world’s oldest and most popular pastimes. It can be traced back as far as 2300 BC, when tiles were used for a lottery-type game of chance in Ancient China.
Over the centuries, however, the way we gamble has changed phenomenally — and nowhere is this more apparent than in the casino. Opened in 1638, the world’s first casino (the Ridotto in Venice, Italy) catered for only very wealthy gamblers. It was a far cry from today’s land-based and online casinos, which provide hundreds of games for gamblers of all bankrolls, tastes and abilities.
New gambling laws, advancements in technology and even investment from the Mafia have all helped to reshape the casino and the way we play casino games since the 17th century. Interested in finding out more about the evolution of the casino? Check out the below infographic brought to you by the team from bgo.com.