Have you ever looked into the origins of gambling? We’re going to go off on a limb here and say it’s as old as when humans took their first big risks, and ended up paying off big time.
Recorded history doesn’t offer much a consolation either. The oldest recorded practice of gambling was back in 2,300 B.C. China. Gambling then took on many forms through time and across the world. Even the origins of the word casino doesn’t exactly mean gambling house, rather a house specifically made for anything that brought pleasure.
The 1600s was the time the gambling house bearing some semblance to the general idea of Casinos we know. It was Casino di Venezia that first rolled the dice as the oldest (and still operational) casino in the world. Europe’s elite would flock to the casino to indulge in gambling and other pleasures offered within its walls.
Since then, casinos would revolutionize gambling. In the United Kingdom, the English realized the tax revenue if gambling in casinos were regulated. While in the United States, gambling was outright outlawed until the State of Nevada legalized it and made itself the bastion of gambling we know it today. Taking cue from the policy changes, more casinos sprung up in Europe, the Americas, and especially Asia.
It was Asia that took the very concept of the casino and made it into one complete house of leisure. Casinos in Macau, for instance, are complete with several floors of all things you can associate with leisure. Won something? Great, reward yourself in the malls right next to the gaming areas. Tired of shopping? Take a break at the luxurious pools, and have drink while you’re at it! Or if you feel like just sitting back, the entire casino is one marvel to look at. It’s where you can breathe in one beautiful scenery at a time. Or you know, take it all in one go. Do your thing, that’s what casinos are for!
The Golden Castle Casino hails from this proud tradition of gambling houses where the goal of leisure becomes the journey. And more importantly, we trace our origins to every gambler’s gambit to pay off whether or not money is involved. ‘Cause in a lot of cases: gambling isn’t just about the cash, but winning!
Live Casinos games play a lot on chance, but not completely. A great deal of skill is also required! And our games will generously reward skilled players who are on The Golden Castle Casino’s floors:
Arguably the most well-known casino table game, Blackjack is a top choice of players across Western casinos. Blackjack is a game where players compete against the dealer acquiring the better hand, ideally getting one’s hand value to 21. Interestingly enough, 21 still serves as Blackjack’s alias in other parts of the world.
Oh Baccarat, the darling of Asian players. This title is earned with the evident number of tables available across casinos in the region! Baccarat is a game that plays on how good you are at predicting which of 3 outcomes will be the result.
Nothing captures the concept of the wheel of fortune like a game of Roulette. Originating from France, the roulette wheel was conceived by the French Physicist Blaise Pascal. We do have to note that making a new casino game wasn’t the goal of the renowned physicist. Instead, he wanted to make a mechanism to prove his developing theory of perpetual motion.
Pop CulturePop culture has paid homage to the tantalizing wonders casinos and gambling itself offer. Film has taken several inspirations from casinos. Top of the list in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 blockbuster hit “Casino” where two big players fight for control over a gambling empire. Or if you want an underdog story, the 1965 classic “The Cincinnati Kid” follows the rise of a small-time poker player making it big. But if something more recent is your cup of tea, the thrills of 2001’s “Ocean’s Eleven” will surely put the very essence of a risky gamble to the test! Art imitates life, or to the gambler it’s the other way around. Pop culture has acknowledged the fantasies every casino seeks to realize. From the grandeur of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to reliving the flowing romance of Venice in the Venetian Macao, casinos breathe life into the fantasies unlocked by the sweet ecstasy of a jackpot win every gambler dreams of.