The History of Gambling From Ancient to Modern Times

No matter I like to do for fun in my life, nothing can come close to the thrill and adrenaline rush that I would get every time I go out to the local gambling casino to try my luck there. It seems like it must be genetically built in for us as human beings. This is when I started to research the history of gambling. Turns out that human beings have been gambling ever since recorded history.

Archeologists were the first ones to find evidence of gambling behaviors in actual cavemen when they recovered dice-like objects that dated back over 41000 years ago that were made up animal bones. They also found cave paintings that depicted our ancestors performing gambling like behaviors. They even found pairs of dice that dated back to the Roman Empire. In fact during a period in Roman times it was required for parents to have their kids learn how to gamble. If this law were passed during modern times parents would be at an uproar over it, so in this aspect The roman empire was very liberal. In fact it was purported that ancient Roman soldiers actually gambled for the robes of Jesus.

Evidence of gambling was even found over 4000 years ago in the chinese culture. Their game of chance was developed by using actual riles. The ancient Greeks were the most perplexing when it came to their gambling behaviors. Although Greek soldiers loved to gamble with dice games, Greek society for some reason made gambling illegal. For a very liberal society as the Greeks this behavior always puzzled me.

As far as American gambling history the first gambling establishments back in early American times were called saloons. These saloons were not only important as hot gambling spots but they were a great place where weary travelers coming from all over the country could meet and make friends. In essence these saloons had started to become social areas where people could make long lasting bonds and associations for life. During the early part of the 20th century the American government for some reason felt that gambling should be banned so they made it so by passing a series of laws. In 1931 however, the government decided to make a compromise on this by making gambling legal in 2 states: Nevada and New Jersey. This is how these 2 states became famous gambling hubs with Atlantic City and Las Vegas leading the way.

We owe our gambling beginnings to a few ancient cavemen that decided that it would be fun throwing a few modified animal bones around. Imagine that.

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Offshore Gambling – How Offshore Gambling Came To Be

Ok we are back with our discussion on offshore gambling…
In the previous post I touched on some basics pertaining to Internet gambling and some key points on how to find a great offshore gambling casino. In this article I will talk more about how online gambling came to be and where the future lies for this industry.

One of first known countries to capitalize with offshore gambling was the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda in the early 1990’s. The Antiguan government legalized online gambling and this resulted with millions of Americans betting overseas creating such a ruckus with the US government with trying to make Internet gambling illegal. The US government has put so many secure tax restrictions on declared winnings and losses with casinos that it is not some revelation that makes online gambling retailers operate overseas. When a casino operates offshore, laws for that particular state or even country no longer apply and the business can now run their online games as they see fit.

The only way that I can see offshore gambling failing is if the all countries join together under some magical law and cancel the Internet and computers all together. The chances of that happening are not very likely to say the least. On the other hand without the Internet offshore gambling would be history as it serves as the catalysts for all it has to offer. The typical online gamer is provided with vast options on an unmatched scale. Conventional casinos force the player to be at a certain location in order to gamble, with online or offshore gambling you have an endless array to chose from, like playing from the comfort of your own home or friends house, to playing on your cell phone while waiting to board at the airport, basically the offshore gambler can play anywhere in the world. And the best part of the whole offshore gambling experience is that a really eager person can still find a decent casino online that offers really fun and entertaining games as well here it comes, as an American still be accepted to play in that casino. How great is that!

To be continued……..

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Offshore Gambling: The Low Down On Offshore Gambling

Ok another discussion on the latest in and around the offshore gambling industry.

As we the online gaming community know that offshore gambling has been on the hot seat as of late. A major blow against Uncle Sam recently took place as a judge ruled in favor of the Antigua government stating that they were abiding by all rules and regulations and could continue business as normal. In my opinion it seems that if a company is really successful and continues to grow exponentially then our government definitely wants a hand in it. Also make note that if for someone reason the government fails to gain access to the operations then all measures to control or worse shut down the business in question takes place.

Now I am not saying what and how the government handles its affairs is exercised the wrong way, I just think it’s unfair the way they do it. If a company or business follows laws set forth by that country then what is the problem here. There was a time when overnight gambling outfits would come and go by morning leaving the novice player at best out of money. This would never happen nowadays with the offshore gambling monitor websites, as their sole purpose is to show who is legit or not. Also a cautious player will always investigate the Internet casino first where they plan on playing with or you will just be throwing away your money. Remember folks the key is find a reputable online casino who has a history of paying their customers on time and fairly.

When selecting an offshore gambling casino try and check on the web if there is anything bad said about them. A simple Google search would be sufficient but in the end you will have to use your better judgment and if many complaints come up on various issues or even a common single issue, that should be reason enough not join.

With that said there are only a handful of really exciting online casinos to play that are left. Not only are these Internet casinos honest and legit, they offer bonuses that no land based casino can. Offshore gambling sites have to get people from going to their local casino so they have to offer such things as even match on every deposit so basically you are getting more money to play with and for free. This is one of the reasons why offshore gambling is great. I cannot remember the last time I walked into a casino and for every dollar I spent they gave me another, can you?

Until next time…

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