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July 26, 2010

Casinos and history

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Filed under : General Green

We don’t really know when gambling game started. The oldest time that historians could find was 2300 years before Jesus Christ time in China but this kind of games is something that all of the generations did. And through your experience did you never bet something with your friends when you were a child or an adult? So you know what I mean, don’t you?

Anyway every country has proved by the past that gambling was something present and popular but because the society changed through different events, a few of them decided to stop these kinds of activities and prohibit gambling games in their societies.

America, it is one of the best places to play today, if you like casinos and gambling games (Atlantic City, Vegas…). At the beginning of their history, gambling games took part in the famous saloons all around the country but the most popular were The Nouvelle-Orleans, Saint Louis, Chicago et San Francisco.

At the beginning of the XX century, America banished gambling games. Most of the politicians, at this time, considered these types of games like evil and immoral. But as you probably know, in USA, each state can decide about their own laws, this is why the abortion is legal in some of the states and illegal in the other ones. And, we will have to wait for 1931, to get the gambling legalised back in USA in the city of Las Vegas (Nevada) and in 1976; the New Jersey imitated the Nevada in term of gambling game.

Casinos are everywhere around the world and it is always a great place to go for holidays. The main casinos in the world are Las Vegas and Atlantic City in USA. But they are not the only ones. In China it is the city of Macao. The Chinese market it is probably the market which can expect the most significant extension in the next few years through its population and the importance of gambling game in China. A lot of investigators want to develop the market and get a lot of profit through it. In Europe, you can play at the casino of Estoril in Portugal and, of course, the famous one in Monaco.

It is a lot of movies around casinos and gambling games especially in the last few years such as Ocean’s eleven, hangover, what’s happen in Vegas and so more. But stories about casinos started before with literature such as Stephan Zweig and 24 hours in the life of a woman. This book talks about a woman completely addicted in casino and she would be able to do everything to get money and abusing of her evil hobby.

As you can read, casino is something that exists for ages and it won’t disappear, of course, because it is in the nature of the man to play money and defy their neighbours but, it has to be a game and not an illness this is why governments try to protect gambling by imposing a certain legislation on it.

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