Casino Fun Facts


Casinos and casino games have been a part of British life for centuries, but how much do you actually know about the industry? This blog looks at top 10 interesting facts from history and some fun themes that have developed over the years.

Number one

Did you know the most commonly played number on Roulette is 17? Two suggested reasons for this:

1. The central location on the table | 2. It is the number James Bond plays

number two

Slot machines were actually banned in 1902. To overcome this, the machines were altered to dispense chewing gum as a prize. This was a loophole around the gambling ban.

NUMBER three

There is a Blackjack Hall of Fame at the Barona Casino in San Diego. The wall honours the greatest game experts, players, and authors of Blackjack!

number four

Three Card Poker was created in the UK but due to gambling regulations at the time it could not be played here. The game was launched in America instead.

number five

The largest jackpot ever won on a slot machine was $39 million in a Vegas Casino!

number six

Did you know all the numbers on a Roulette Wheel add up to 666? This gives it the nickname ‘The Devil’s wheel’

number seven

Blackjack is considered to be the oldest gambling game in existence. Supposedly dating back to the late 16th century!

number eight

There are over 200,000 slot/gambling machines in the US state of Nevada, home to Las Vegas! Here in the UK, there is around 185,000…

number nine

Casinos originated in Italy. In fact, organised gambling can be dated as far back as 1638 in Venice!

number ten

As of 2015, the largest online poker tournament featured 253,692 participants which was organised by Poker Stars in the UK. After 470 hands, the eventual winner won $10,000.

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