Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Gambling History of United States


Against the popular belief, gambling did not originate in the US. Most of the popular gambling games played in the American casinos have their origin in various foreign locales.

Heritage of gambling is somehow related to the Chinese culture. Chinese culture has been the home of numerous gambling games. Keno, a popular Chinese game is one of the original forms of the lottery games. Keno has evolved over thousands of years and is now played in played in various diluted versions in hundreds of casinos around the globe.

Another ancient Chinese game to have attained popularity has been Pai Gow. Pai Gow Pokr is the Americanized and hybridized version of the original game, it blends in the game of Pai Gow with certain elements of poker, to produce an interesting and simple game, loved by people around the globe and played in numerous casinos. However many critics, quite do not like the new version and banish it for being a too simplistic take on the otherwise "beautiful and complex" game from ancient Chinese culture.

China is not the only country to have contributed to the world of gambling, a number of European games have also made it to the league of popular games in the world of casinos. Games like Craps, Baccarat, Roulette and Black jack, all have roots in parts of Europe. Craps has its roots in the rich heritage of dice throwing games that have been around for a long time.

The game of blackjack also originated in the lap of Europe in Italy and France. While Baccarat catered mainly to the rich, Blackjack was popular amongst the masses. Till date Baccarat tables are reserved in the high roller areas of casinos, while the common people may get a taste of it at smaller tables called the Mini Baccarat tables.

Besides these games other popular betting sports include the spectator sports like thorough bred horse racing. It was developed into the modern sport in England during the 17oo's. Later the game traveled to the US, with the early british settlers, however the traditions of the game remained relatively unchanged.

Another, relatively uncommon spectator sport is the game of Jai Alai The game because of its speed and relative brevity has become a unique gambling sport. Florida remains the center of the game.

Amongst the latest addition to the list of gambling concepts is internet gambling. Although the history of internet is not really long but even in the short period the relatively novel concept of online gambling market has served up a challenge to the traditional laws of communication in still unexplored ways.

Offshore online gaming casinos have mushroomed in recent years. Not only can the players play poker, blackjack online but also the game of slots can now be played online, in the line of video arcading.

Unhurried and uninterrupted betting is what gets the gamblers looking for a non threatening and private gaming experience to these sites.

However, offshore gambling has resulted in a maze of suggested legislations and arguments between people for and against gambling online. The major concern is The lack of regulations for these online gambling sites, which but keep the land based casinos in line with the law.

Mansi aggarwal writes about the gambling history of United States. Learn more at http://www.usgamblinghistory.com.


MORE RESOURCES:

CardPlayer.com

Casino gambling issue is back on table in NH for 2015
Concord Monitor
Casino gambling nearly gained enough momentum to pass the House during Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan's first term, and its supporters are optimistic heading into the new session. But competing priorities over how to spend the money could once again ...
New Hampshire To Once Again Look At Casino GamblingCardPlayer.com
NH casino gambling issue back on table for 2015GamingTodaySlotsToday

all 38 news articles »


Casino gambling is a bad bet for Alabama: opinion
AL.com
Politicians in Montgomery who believe an expansion of gambling is a way to collect needed funds to run state government are either uninformed or are misleading voters. They might begin doing their homework by reading an article in The Atlantic - "A ...

and more »


Kentucky gubernatorial candidate supports casino gambling
Daily Racing Form
LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Republican candidate for this year's gubernatorial election in Kentucky formally entered the race Tuesday with a promise to push for the legalization of casino gambling in the state. Will T. Scott, a former Kentucky Supreme Court ...



Tristatehomepage.com

Indiana Bill Aims to Expand Casino Gambling
Tristatehomepage.com
You've probably heard of efforts to allow land based casinos in Indiana. Now, one lawmaker wants to put casinos anywhere in the state. Representative Todd Huston of Fishers filed the bill earlier this week. If it passes, it would remove restrictions on ...

and more »


VIP baccarat accounts for 60 pct of casino gambling in Macau in 2014
Macauhub
VIP baccarat, a high roller gambling game, in 2014 provided gross revenues of 212.535 billion patacas (US$26.567 billion), according to official figures published in Macau. This game also accounted for 60 percent of total gross revenue earned by the ...



Las Vegas Blog (blog)

Casino gambling continues to grow in Arkansas
Las Vegas Blog (blog)
click to enlarge GONE TO THE DOGS: Casino gambling is the tail in that wags Southland Park, once strictly a greyhound race track. Talk Business rounded up the 2014 totals on casino gambling at Southland Park in West Memphis and Oaklawn Park in Hot ...

and more »


euronews

Casino gambling revenue in Macau falls 2.6 percent in 2014
Macauhub
Gross gaming and gambling revenues in Macau fell by 2.6% in 2014 to 351.521 billion patacas (US$43.94 billion), the first downturn since liberalisation, the region's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) said. In 2013 gross casino gaming ...
Macau Prospects Unpredictable as Coin Toss as Views ClashBloomberg
Macau Gambling Revenue Plummets Amid China CrackdownInvestor's Business Daily
Analysts thought Macau's first-ever annual dip could have been worseLas Vegas Review-Journal
theday.com
all 179 news articles »


abc40

5 groups vying for Massachusetts' final casino license
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The southeast region faces a number of challenges for casino gambling, including a relatively weak economy and competition from area casinos. Twin River Casino is just over the state line in Lincoln, Rhode Island, and the Mashpee Wampanoags are ...
Four groups seek more time to apply for Southeast Massachusetts casino licenseThe Providence Journal

all 35 news articles »


MassLive.com

Five groups vying for Massachusetts' final casino license
MassLive.com
The southeast region faces a number of challenges for casino gambling, including a relatively weak economy and competition from area casinos. Twin River Casino is just over the state line in Lincoln, Rhode Island, and the Mashpee Wampanoags are ...



The Providence Journal

Mass. could see 5 applicants for southeastern region casino license
The Providence Journal
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Friday that three groups seeking a casino gambling license for the southeastern part of the commonwealth have asked for more time to file their applications. Two other groups interested in the license ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.