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History of the Games of Chance

 History of the Games of Chance

 What are games of chance? Where do they come from? What are the different types? How were they invented? If you want to know everything about gambling, we invite you to read this article to discover the most  interesting details of this form of entertainment.
Games of chance are those methods of entertainment in which the probabilities of winning or losing depend exclusively on chance. These are usually accompanied by bets and can occur in the context of both a table game such as roulette, a horse race, or any activity that presents uncertainty about the final outcome, including card games such as poker, blackjack, baccarat , among others.

Origins and Evolution

This story tells the origin of these types of games of chance that were invented by man with the aim of tempting luck while having fun with these hobbies.
According to the discoveries and findings in the hieroglyphics, around 2000 BC, the Egyptians had already carved a 6-sided die and it seems that it was a regular entertainment. In Greek mythology a game of dice broke out a fight between the gods, however the first written rules of the game can be found in the literature of India.
In the year 3000 BC, in China they were betting for money or fun, later joined Europe and the Middle East. China was undoubtedly a cradle for gambling, by 500 BC the table games were already present and the Chinese were the forerunners of sports betting in fights and races, both men and animals.
The invention of paper in China in the first millennium allowed the advancement of these forms of entertainment, they became more complex, transportable, light and easy to handle, which allowed that card games were invented.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, at the end of the fifth century, there was a period of regression and decline that also affected the games, except in Asia, where they continued to grow and evolve with the invention of paper.
In the Europe of the Middle Ages, where there was a large gap between rich and poor, the most complex games of chance were reserved for the nobility, especially because they were the ones who had the time and money to spend. The game of the dice was the most frequent in the lower classes.
The cards were made by hand until the invention of the printing press (1440) changed the history and revolutionized the game, and could also print rules and take them to the lower classes, which facilitated the development exponentially. The development of the game as such occurred at the end of the feudal system, where the living conditions of people improved, bringing more prosperity and culture.
It can be said that the Renaissance represented, throughout history, the true development and affirmation of gambling, even started the creation of casino and poker. Nowadays, you do not need to leave your house to enter this world, because you can play online quietly, you can even get some downloadable and free.

Types of Gaming

After having studied the history of gambling and having discovered how they were invented, it is time to classify them in their different types.
The games of cards or cards, are those where the most important elements are the cards and a good hand that shuffles them well. Some of these are: Blackjack, Poker, Baccarat or Baccará, with a French deck and with a Spanish deck we have Mus, Brisca, Burro, Escoba, Trick, among others. While we know that the player’s skills and abilities are important, at the end of the day the cards are dealt randomly so they fall into this same category.
Those of dice are those that use a pair of dice, worth the redundancy, to be thrown at random in order to obtain a desired number. Some are: Roulette, Backgammon, Ludo, among others.
Those of casino that include slot machines or slots, that leave the luck in the hands of 3 or more wheels that turn at random, each hand has an amount and a quantity of specific lines that you must choose to be able to play and win. Nowadays, these machines are thematic, you can get superhero slots, superstitions, from different countries, fairy tales, lucky objects, animals, and many others.
Face or cross, are those where a coin is tossed into the air and is chosen or face or cross, the winner is one who correctly predicted the side of the coin that is left over.
The pools and sports bets are classified as part of the games of chance because a quantity of money is deposited on a team or athlete, without knowing the final result of the event and with the objective of predicting the winner.
The bingo and the lottery are those where in a drum there are a certain number of numbered balls that are taken one by one at random with the purpose of the player completing a card with the same numbers. It is believed that lottery games were invented in Italy.

Curiosities and Interesting Data

– The word random: comes from the Arabic “Az-zahr” which means “given”.
– The first invented dice were created from carved bones.
– The first casino was created in Venice over 4 centuries ago, in 1638, and it is not only the first but also the oldest still active. It is located on the Grand Canal and is known as the Casino of Venice or Casinò di           Venezia.
–  In a bingo with 90 balls, you need to buy 522.446.747.061.128.648.601.600.000 cartons to win the jackpot.
–   In the Primitive Lottery, the probability of winning the prize with a simple bet is one of 13.983.816, since you must choose 6 numbers of 49 in each card.

Responsible Gaming

When entering the world of online or physical gambling, it is very easy to fall into vice or addiction if you do not have the will power to put a brake on the moment we feel that betting is leaving us of the hands.
Addiction to gambling is a problem characterized by the need and the irresistible desire to gamble. To know all the details of the pathological gambling, we recommend that you visit our article dedicated to the Ludopatía: how to overcome it ?, where we explain what it is and how to fight it.
Therefore, games of chance invented by man are a means of entertainment and entertainment that has been around for centuries but you have to know how to play and bet responsibly to avoid falling into a problem of addiction that could harm your life and the of the people around you.
Finally, to find out what legal games are in Spain or to seek help on this topic, we recommend that you visit the official Responsible Gaming website.