When talking about casinos and it’s various games there is plenty to know that will hold your curiosity. For example, the first casino was built in Venice, Italy, in 1638 as Casanova that became famous for a diverse number of reasons, but most of all for the pleasure activities that took place in it.
Going back a little further, the Greek philosopher and historian Aristotle wrote a whole guide about different ways to manipulate the probabilities of dices. He was trying to prove a mathematical point tough, not figuring out how to cheat in craps. The French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal developed the roulette, not has a gambling machine, but one that could engage in perpetual motion. Because all the numbers of the roulette wheel amount to 666, this machine is also called “the Devil’s Game” due to the mythological association of 666 as the number of the beast.
If only they witnessed the usage of their findings. When it comes to historical facts about the casinos and gambling there is one that is unknown for most of the players: the firs slot machine was invented by a mechanic in 1887, Charles Fey, in order to entertain his customers while they were waiting for their cars to be fixed. It was a machine with 3 spinning reels and 5 different symbol (diamonds, hearts, horseshoes, spades and liberty bells), and became known has the “Liberty Bell”. Another curious fact is that during the 18th century casinos were famous for the illegal gambling and the owners usually hired people specifically to swallow the dices in case of a police raid.
Latter in the 1950’s, there was this one incident of a sailor in the Las Vegas Desert Inn that successfully made 27 straight passes on the crap table and won himself $750 for his luck. What is curious about it is that his chances of doing this were of 12,467,890 to 1, incredibly unlikely to happen. If he had the best the house limit at every stake he would got out with about $268 million, but his manners only arranged for the dices he used to be displayed on the hotel on a velvet pillow under glass. Was it a lucky man or one who read the Aristotle’s guide? After reading all these findings about Casinos and gambling we can’t help to realize how much it has changed over the years and how much it will probably change in the future.