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Gambling history 101

Written by  http://www.gamblingorigins.com
Thursday, January 19, 2006

Gambling and casinos are not a modern day invention its roots are laid deep back through our ancestors. Archeological extracts and historians both strongly insist about the existence of gambling events carried out by predecessors. Almost all the civilizations throughout the world have separately revealed the practicing of gambling acts within their community. Our forefathers were proven enthusiasts in playing luck games based on dices or cards. Their obsession for gambling was such that they are believed to have risked a considerable amount of their wealth only for the sake of enjoying gamble. At times when they lost their entire riches the landlords and the kings would risk their lands and kingdoms on the boards of gamble. And when even this was not enough they are also supposed to have betted themselves or any other family member at the roll of a dice. Fate has ruled a man's destiny since time immemorial and more so when a person is indulged in gambling.

While the wealthy were supposed to play gambles with massive fortunes at stake even the middle and the lowly were not left behind they would indulge with whatever they could manage for the game. With them there was also a secret lust to gain some easy riches. Desire to be wealthy in one shot is a theory ruling all the gambling centers worldwide. None will contradict that there is an innermost desire in all individuals to be rich overnight. Gambling had also been a very popular entertainment activity for our ancestors.

Extracts of dices and other objects that are somewhat like the modern day cards were excavated and this pointed towards gambling being practiced in as early as 14th century. The main countries where gambling was popular were Egypt, China, India and Rome. Earlier some of the rulers and kings had put a ban on gambling activities but later when they relieved this imposition people flocked at a common place to gamble and also some other events related to business or pleasure drinks were offered at those spots. Although some earlier governments were against this act but due to the ever-rising popularity of gambling games sooner or later almost all authorities legalized gambling joints. With this legalization of gamble began the formation of the present day widespread network of gambling centers around the globe.

Almost all the games played in present day casinos like the roulette, poker, playing cards, Black Jack, slots machines, craps and baccarat have a history of their own development to the form in which they are played today. Even the most acknowledged place of today, which is a heaven for casino lovers, the Las Vegas, has a rich history to depict its rise as the worlds most favored gambling center. Las Vegas did not emerge in one day as a city ruling the gambling sector throughout the world. It was earlier a abandoned valley but with people flocking there one by one and the government regulations being relaxed to obtain the residency of Las Vegas the city began growing. And finally legalized gambling led to an upcoming of the modern day casinos center of the world.

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