Online Gambling Sites
Here we wanted to give you a bit of introductory information about gambling and online gambling sites in different countries and regions as well as few facts about gambling and its history. I was always interested why all types of online casino gambling sites is banned in most of the Asian countries and I found the answer for this question...
The most addicted nations to gambling are mainly Chinese and other people of South-East Asia. Before the First World War, most of the annual income in Thailand came from gambling establishments.
In 1960, there were no more than a dozen casinos in England, but by 1968, approximately 1,000 owners of the gambling houses had managed to find a hidden maneuver in the legislative system, which eventually led to the emergence of a licensing and control system. By the early 1970s the number of casinos decreased to 120. In other European countries in 1980 there were about 180 casinos. Some of them are very big and famous (in Monte Carlo, Bad Hamburg, Baden-Baden), others are small and unpretentious. Up to 80% of them were in France, about 7% - in Germany and less than 5% - in Italy. Some of the countries of Eastern Europe also experimented with casinos, some of which were financed by foreign investors.
In most European countries with gambling establishments, local residents are strictly forbidden to visit them; visitors from remote cities, both within the country and abroad, are allowed to visit gambling establishments. The outcome of such a policy, on the one hand, is to protect people from the influence of casinos (like gambling addiction), and on the other - to prevent currency leakage to other countries. Such a system takes place in Monaco, where gambling in the Monte Carlo casino is the main industry of tourism and provides a significant share of the national income.
In some countries of the Caribbean, gambling is also the main tourism industry and also represents the main source of currency and national income. Among the games played by visitors, there is a special demand for roulette (one of the main gambling games in France), which is very popular all over the world. In America, a large percentage of casino visitors play craps, blackjack, poker. Slot machines are a must for casinos in the US and other countries. They are also played in thousands of private clubs, restaurants and other institutions. Slot machines are distributed in different countries, including Australia, where they are called Pokies, and in the UK, where they were given the name of Fruit Machines.
Almost all gambling houses has poker, but the main card game in the US is certainly Black Jack. In Monte Carlo and in other European casinos, the French card game "trance" - "e-quarantine" (or "Rouge-E-Noir") is popular. The exact origin of the game no one can now establish, but it is assumed that it originated in France.
The oldest people of the whole world - North American Indians, Aztecs and Mayans, inhabitants of the islands of the southern seas, Eskimos and Africans - played gambling with dice made of all kinds of materials, differing in the variety of sizes, colors, shapes. They used dice made from plum and peach bones, from seeds, from bones of bulls, caribou, moose, from reindeer horns, from pebbles, ceramics, nut shells, beaver or marmots teeth.
The very first website offering real online gambling services opened in 1994 and gave start for many other online gambling sites offering services in the field of gambling casino games over the internet.