History of Casino Games
Despite years of intense research, it is still not known exactly when gambling games came into existence. However, there is archeological evidence of games being played for money or reward, in the form of various paintings and artifacts, found on many excavations of different ancient cultures. Excavations in Greece, Rome, Egypt, India and China have all offered proof of games for money as being part of their ancient societies, proving that games have always played a principal role in the social and economical structure of a civilized society. The only differences that occur are in terms of technological and manufacturing capabilities - as wealth grows and new technology is discovered, the games on offer improve and alter, but their underlying function remains the same: they are designed to entertain.
The first real bricks and mortar casino resembling those that we use today was called the Ridotto. It was created in Venice in the seventeenth century, and was used as a way to monitor gambling games during carnival time in an attempt to stop corruption. This gave casino games a whole new opportunity to increase in popularity and the idea of housing games to make them fair caught on quickly. Casinos spread in Italy, then across Europe, eventually travelling to America and Canada, and then reaching all countries around the globe. Games thrived as new rules and twists were invented, creating multiple versions of each game for players to enjoy, creating a varied and exciting source of entertainment.
When the computer was invented, playing computerised games became extremely popular – but it wasn’t until the internet came into existence that games at home for money could become possible. Online games soon provided many more possibilities for players, with 24-hour access that could be played in the comfort of your own home, without the need for travel expenses. This changed the lives of players, enabling them to access their favourite games despite busy work and life schedules. In addition, game variants that were usually restricted to a fixed location now became readily available, offering both quality and choice. At Slots Heaven, we offer more than 300 games, including traditional favourites like Blackjack, Slots and Video Poker, as well as progressive jackpots.
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