Living in Las Vegas has been such a treat. You never run out of things to do. Now while Las Vegas is known for many things, its most popular attractions are the casinos. Many of these casinos have been part of the city from the establishment of gambling back in the early 20th century. Let’s take a look at some more of the amusing little-known facts on casinos that you can impress your friends with at parties.
- Some of the earliest forms of casinos date back as early as 2300 B.C. People in China gambled with ancient dice and sticks. It was believed that the seemingly random results were actually the will of the gods.
- There is an island near Norway called Hisingen. Today, it is under Swedish rule. The story goes that back in 100 A.D., the kings of Sweden and Norway got together to gamble. The King of Sweden rolled back-to-back pairs of six. The bet was Hisingen.
- While ancient forms of casinos were from China, the first legitimate casino was built in 1638 in Venice, Italy by the renowned romantic, Casanova. In fact, the word casino is a derivative of the Italian word “casa” meaning “summerhouse” or “place of pleasure.”