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How Casino Games Have Changed Over the Years 0

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Leticia Tiemi

Casino entertainment has a long and rich history. The first brick and mortar establishment opened in Italy in 1638, but its roots can be traced to antiquity. The first dice came from ancient Egypt, and the Chinese gambling houses are dated back to 200 BC. It’s safe to say that casino games have changed a lot over the years.

Reinventing the wheel

Interestingly, the key principle behind most of the games remained pretty much the same. After all, how much can you change about the way the roulette wheel is spun? This particular game has been played in its present form since the late 18th century. The same goes for card games like poker. However, that specific game does have many variations, with the most popular being Texas Hold’em.

Additionally, the industry does not sleep, so companies and software developers are continually improving. The casino offer keeps getting more diverse, new features and solutions such as live casino are being implemented. It goes to show you that even the most straightforward concepts can be altered for the better.

A sign of the times

The world does not like stagnation, so it keeps changing. The primary reason for that surely is technological development. The internet is a real game-changer for many industries. Nowadays, with a high-speed connection, you can do a lot. Poker and casino games are not an exception. Mobile devices allow you to play almost anywhere you go. Online action reaches a broader audience and demographics.

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