Gambling or gaming is one of the favorite pastimes in the modern period. Various types of gambling are played widely in all corners of the world. Here are several interesting facts about the world of gambling:

  1. The term “blackjack” came from the origins of the game when a special bonus was paid out to the player whenever they received a natural 21 in the form of a black suited Ace and Jack.
  2. The aggregate numbers (1-36) on a roulette wheel add up to exactly 666. Many folks will recognize this number as the mythical numeric symbol for Satan.
  3. In the game of Poker, there are 2,598,960 possible five-card hands using a standard 52-card deck.
  4. Keno is has had a long history of playthrough spanning thousands of years. Chinese warlord named Cheung Leung is largely credited with inventing the game of “Keno”. He introduced the game around 200 B.C.
  5. But Craps has had an even LONGER history it seems. Playing craps is commonly referred to as “rolling the bones”. The term evolved from the fact that original six-sided dice that were literally made from animal bones. The oldest pair of traditional “bones” dates back to around 3,000 B.C.
  6. When playing the game of bingo using a standard 90-ball card, there are approximately 44 million different combinations that can occur to make a B-I-N-G-O.
  7. Contrary to common belief, card counting is not illegal in live casinos. There are no laws on the books against using this method of playing blackjack. However, most casinos do consider it a form of cheating and will immediately ban any players from playing the game on its premises if they believe are guilty of using this practice.
  8. The primary difference between roulette wheels in Europe and America in the additional “double zero” added to the American style wheel. By adding the additional slot, the American casinos have effectively increased its house advantage by a factor of 2X.
  9. It is thought that Roulette game was invented by the well-known scientist Blaise Pascal as a result of his tries and numerous tests held with the aim to create perpetual motion machine.
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