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Why Is Gambling the Favorite Sport of the World?

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If you have the curiosity to check the number of people playing on online casinos, and to compare it with the number of people practicing any other sport, you will be impressed. Sure, gambling can't be considered a sport, and it will never be an Olympic discipline, but it is a popular choice that is discussed on thousands of website.

The fascination of winning based on luck appeared thousands of years ago. People used to put bets on clothes, food, money, or even houses and lands. Roman decks of cards were found in Italy, and it seems like cards games were pretty popular on the entire territory of the empire. During the Medieval Era, playing cards and generally luck games was not that common, but it was the Renaissance era that brought the appetite for gambling to the world again. The French Royal court is the place where Ving-Et-Un was invented, which is the first type of blackjack, and even if the first Poker cards were found in Spain, the same French court makes poker popular amongst the common people. Let's not forget about the roulette, which was also a privilege of the wealthy people in Paris.

However, the true popularity of those games was enhanced in the Wild West of America, a few decades later. Immigrants from Europe brought those games to America, opening a new era of gambling. The games were adapted to suit the appetite of Americans for risk. For example, the 00 slot was added to the roulette, decreasing the chances for players to win but increasing the potential pot, while in poker, Holdem was invented, and it quickly became the most popular version of this game.

Las Vegas can be considered the next major step in gambling. The city was practically built in the middle of the desert because the state of Nevada had permissive laws about gambling, and it remained the world capital of gambling ever since. Here, the new technologies were applied: the slots games became more and more popular, especially since the mechanical machines were replaced with the electronic ones, and the introduction of progressive jackpots increased the interest of gamblers.

At the end of the 90's, the internet was developed enough to allow online gambling. The beginnings were not easy, as the casinos had to fight a lot to gain the trust of gamblers, and to convince those that there is no danger in depositing money. Moreover, some fake websites appeared and millions of dollars were stolen from clients, destroying the good names of casinos that wanted to offer real gambling options to player.

Slowly but surely, the governments of different countries started to regulate the online casinos, and the world of online gambling became safer. Today, it is possible to deposit money on casinos using electronic wallets, credit cards and prepaid cards. Players can use the free platforms offered by casinos to try all the facilities offered, and only after, if they are convinced that they like the platform, they could think about depositing some real money there.



 
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