Many people play on casinos but there many things they don't know about them. This article outlines ten things that people should know about casinos.
10 Facts About Casinos That You Probably Did Not Know
The transition from land-based to online casinos the best thing that has ever happened in the casino industry. The introduction of online gambling has made the world of casinos more popular than ever. This popularity is driven by the fact that gamblers can play casino games anytime anywhere.
However, many people still play games at land-based casinos which are also popular in many places in the world. Las Vegas is well known to be the home of casinos while China hosting some of the biggest casinos in the world. Here are some things many people don't know about casinos.
Origin of Casinos and Slots Facts
Casinos originated in Italy
The casino was played for the first time in Italy. However, since then, casinos have changed a lot, and many games have been introduced.
Slots first appeared in 1887
Slots were introduced in casinos in 1887 by Charles Fell, and they were known as the Liberty Bell
The biggest slot machine win is $39.7 Million
An unnamed LA engineer holds the record of winning the highest slot jackpot after wagering $100 and winning $39.7 million.
The biggest online slot machine win is $17.8 Euros
The online slot machine jackpot was won by a Mega Fortune gambler in Finland.
Poker and Roulette Facts
The longest poker game
The longest poker game ever took place in Arizona in 1881and took eight years, five months and three days.
Poker can be a lucrative career
There are professional poker players who make enough money to cater for all their needs without having to do any other job.
There is the world’s biggest roulette loser
Robert Maxwell holds the record of losing £1.5 million in three minutes while playing three tables at the same time.
A person sold everything to bet on a single roulette spin
Ashley Revell sold everything and staked it on one roulette spin. Luckily, he won double his stake
Bonus Casino Facts
The US largest casino covers 600,000 square feet
The casino is called WinStar World Casino and it’s located in Thackerville, an hour drive from the Oklahoma city.
Slot machines must pay at least 70 percent
For some countries, the minimum return per player should be set at 70 percent.
Gambling is illegal in some countries
Gambling is illegal for citizens of Monaco and in Japan, it is illegal to gamble for money.
Casinos are designed in very specific ways
Many are designed in ways to keep people playing. For instance, most casinos don't have overhead clocks so that players don't have any sense of time.