The History of Casinos

Since the dawn of time, people liked to compete against one another in various fields. Usually, these competitions involved different physical skills or intellectual abilities, but every now and then, they liked to test their fortune, as well. In the early days of civilization, they believed that this showed how much certain deities favored them, which made it into an almost religious-like game. While minor bets and guesses were practiced at nearly every occasion, ancient people soon realized that this simply isn’t enough. This is why they devised more complex games which would show just how much fortune they had. Once they started grouping at the designated spots to gamble, this was the birth of the institutions we now know as casinos, and the world was changed forever. Continue reading…