Online “mini casinos” raided in Malaysia
Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur report that five internet ‘mini casinos’ in the suburbs have been raided and shut down following complaints from neighbouring businesses. Five people, aged 20 to 35, working at the casinos were detained, and a total of 65 computers were seized, a spokesman revealed. Neighbouring business owners said that the gaming […]
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Casino gambling facts:
- In Paris, legislation prohibiting playing cards was passed in 1377, and in Italy, playing cards and dice were burned.
- One of the oldest casinos in Europe, at Baden Baden in Germany, was opened in 1748 by Edouard Benazet, who employed Parisian craftsmen to design the stylish rooms.
- The term "turned the tables" is actually a chess term coming from the mid 1600's. When a player was losing, they would physically turn the chess table to assume the winning side of the table.
- The first games that we would recognize as modern roulette were introduced in Paris casinos around the end of the 18th century. In the mid 19th century the single zero game was invented in France, this reduced the casino's edge thereby increasing the odds of the player.