HISTORY A Brief History of Gambling 2 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 355 Gambling has evolved a lot in recent years with the help of handheld technology. But the original idea of gambling has mostly remained the same over millennia. Gambling was around before man invented the minted currency. Before people would bet money, they would gamble on their belongings like food, land, or livestock. After the first currency was minted in the 7th century, gambling started to use money. Gambling remained the same after that until controlled gambling environments, also known as casinos, were invented in the 1600s. People would gamble in these environments rather than in the privacy of someone’s home, back alleys, or drinking establishments. Some experts believe that Italy was the birthplace of the casino, and from Italy, it spread across Europe and eventually made its way to the United States. After centuries of back-and-forth battles over the legality of gambling at the state and federal levels, it finally was legalized in specific states in the U.S., like Nevada, to spur economic growth during the Great Depression. After that, gambling spread, modernized, and became legal in 48 states. And sometime in the 90s, with the invention of the internet, gambling made its online debut and has since become a multi-billion-dollar industry. 2300 B.C. The first known record of gambling is made. 600 B.C. The first minted currency is invented in Lydia in the 7th century. 800 A.D. The first record of playing cards is made in China. 1600 The first casino is invented in Italy. 1800 Gambling houses became more common in Europe and appeared in the US. 1850 The first known slot machine was invented around 1850. 1930 Gambling became legalized in certain states, creating gambling hubs like Las Vegas, NV and Atlantic City, NJ. 2000 Online gambling became a multibillion-dollar industry by the end of the second millennium. 2010 The invention of smartphones in the 2000s brought access to gambling into the palm of someone’s hand by the beginning of the next decade. So, what’s next for this ever-evolving industry? Only time will tell, but some advancements have been made over the past few years that will likely continue. Source: pausebeforeyouplay.org About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Europe, history, online gambling Continue Reading Previous 5 Biggest Slot Machine Wins of All TimeNext ‘Last Mafia Godfather’ Matteo Messina Denaro Dead at 61 More Stories EXPERTS HISTORY Types of online gambling 4 weeks ago Samuel HISTORY KENYA Sports in Africa: A Tapestry of Culture, History, Identity 2 months ago Samuel HISTORY WORLD NEWS ‘Last Mafia Godfather’ Matteo Messina Denaro Dead at 61 2 months ago Iwo Bulski CASINO HISTORY 5 Biggest Slot Machine Wins of All Time 3 months ago Iwo Bulski CASINO HISTORY Five fascinating trivia about online casinos 3 months ago Samuel HISTORY SOUTH AFRICA Horseracing In Africa And Nigeria: Past, Present, And Future 3 months ago Samuel HISTORY South Africa The Evolution of Gambling in Africa 4 months ago Szarlot HISTORY LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA 10 biggest lotto payouts in South African history 4 months ago Szarlot CASINO HISTORY The Evolution of the Slot Machine: A Journey Through Time 4 months ago Samuel HISTORY WORLD NEWS Top Bizarre Historical Facts About Gambling 5 months ago Szarlot HISTORY Unveiling the Top 7 Books About Gambling 5 months ago Szarlot HISTORY WORLD NEWS History of online casinos 6 months ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.