Facts about casino

Casino chips have beveled edges. This feature is provided in order the croupier could collect the chips.
The world's largest casino is located in the US state of Connecticut. The casino is called "Foxwoods Resort".
In order to make the numbers to drop out randomly on the dice, the Las Vegas casino dice are made with the size of no more than five-thousandth of a millimeter.
In all real casinos, the roulette wheels weigh about 60 pounds. The croupier only pushes the wheel, and its further rotation is carried out with the help of a special mechanism.
In one of Hong Kong casinos, the management issues a certificate that the money was won in the gambling establishment, in order the player doesn’t have any problems with the tax authorities.
There is a monument to Fyodor Dostoevsky in a picturesque park, located in a German city Kurhaus, as he was there and made a major contribution to prosperity of one of the city’s casinos.
The word "casino" comes from the Italian word “Casa”, which means “house”. The first casinos were called “Little Houses” and they were located along the Mediterranean coast.
According to legend, King of England, Henry VIII lost more than anyone in the history of gaming. They say that after a big loss in dice, he gave away the bell of St. Paul.
The weight of an authentic poker chip is 10 grams, sometimes more or less. While a lot of commercial manufacturers of home games make them heavier, the casino chips rarely weigh more than 11 grams.
Roulette is often called "a Ferris wheel", because of the fact that the sum of all the numbers on the drum is 666.
The Australians are considered to be the most gambling nation among others – a survey claims that there are a lot of Australians among the players.
The biggest win in the casino was $39,713,982.
Roulette is one of the oldest and most popular casino games.
Monte Carlo Casino works only for foreigners, Monaco citizens are forbidden to visit gambling halls.
In the XI century, in China, domino was played with the help of cards. They were made of thick paper that resembled cardboard. That way domino became a factor of card games development in the country.
Gambling games were first mentioned approximately in 2300 BC.
It is commonly believed that China is the place of gambling origin.
The first gambling establishments appeared in the Nile Delta.
The first slot machine, which was called Liberty Bell, was invented in 1897 by Charles Fey.
In the XVIII century, in all gaming establishments of England, there were the people, whose duties were to eat dice during the police roust.
The most popular form of a modern gambling is a lottery. According to statistics, more than half the world's population buys lottery tickets regularly.
Croupier (dealer) – In the XVII century, that was the way a man was called, who stood behind a newcomer’s back at the table. He helped an inexperienced player to make right moves.
Layout of the gaming halls is held according to the rule "the less there are straight passes, the more there are the walls, partitions, stairs and other obstacles on the way out, the better".
Black Jack originated in France, approximately at the end of the XVII century, from the French game "chemin de fer".
A name of the game Black Jack comes from previous version of the rules, in which the player, who had a combination of the Ace of Spades and the Jack, got an additional fee.
It is believed that, according to the theory of probability, the Black Jack player has an advantage (1 – 2%) over the casino.
The history of the game of dice has several millennia.
Craps is a popular casino dice game.
The Roman emperor Nero did not allow bothering him during the game, even during the fire in Rome.
The games with cash prizes are banned in Japan. Slot machines give out prizes not in coins, but toys, cigarettes, chewing gums and other things.
In 1988, Ronald Reagan signed the act on the regulation of Indian gambling business, which exempted the Indians and Aborigines from property taxes.
Einstein claimed that he had found an easy way to win at roulette. According to him, it is necessary to wait. When the croupier distracts, take all the chips away.
Nevada has about $9 billion of gambling revenue per year.
The price for a real casino chip is from 1 to 1.5 dollars apiece.
Real poker chips have their special and unique sound.
Now Las Vegas receives about 36.7 million tourists and players a year. These people spend about 62 billion dollars on accommodation, food and entertainment.
Every Las Vegas visitor spends on gambling $485 per trip.
Gambling houses floors are carpeted with very bright colours and psychedelic patterns. All these keep the players up and work towards a long game.
The Joker card migrated from an old German game "Juker". In that game the Joker played the role of a fateful card, which could change the course of the game completely.
The highest gambling house in the world is situated in Nevada. The opening of the casino took place in mid-1996. The height of the tower is more than 340 meters, which exceeds a famous Eiffel Tower.
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