A Bit Of Casino History
Did you know that about 100 years before online gambling made its debut, a man by the name of Charles Fey fabricated the very first slot machine in 1899? It was named the Liberty Bell and it looked nothing like the ones you see in casinos today. The slot machine consisted of 3 ten-symbol reels that looked more like metal hoops than anything else. It had an old-school lever that players pulled. To win the jackpot, the player had to land on 3 Liberty Bells. Needless to say, we have come a long way now that we have online casinos – still we owe Mr. Fey a big ‘thanks’.
Long before we have computers for online gambling, we had James Butler ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok. He came to Deadwood in the Dakota Territory back in the 1870s and he loved to play poker. He was notorious for killing several men, so his enemies were great in number, too. One night, he was playing a game of draw poker and his back was to the door. Not being able to see who was coming or going, he was shot in the head and killed. What’s more, he was holding a pair aces and 8s. Today, you will here this hand being called ‘the dead man’s hand’. Who knows, maybe you will get this hand and win the next time you play at an online casino.
These days, online casinos have more than just casino themed games, the whole site has a theme. Some new Internet gaming sites have trendy lounges where you can even get Hollywood gossip and concierge services. Before selecting a spot for online gambling, be sure to figure-out what your personal gaming needs are first. Do you want a basic site offering a good game of poker or do you want a glitzy site that has virtual lounges with Palms Casino-type nightclub features? Remember every player is different, some what just games, some what to be entertained just like they are in Vegas. What are your needs?
We all love online casinos, as long as you are maintaining a healthy amount of entertainment at the same time you are wagering on the Net, you are in the right place.
By entertainment, we don’t mean needed or addictive entertainment – we are talking about true enjoyment in the real sense of the word. Online gambling, when used properly, should provide hours of entertainment with a change to win real money on a regular basis. It should never provide you with stress, compulsion, or debt. Only bet what you can afford to lose, not what you think you will win in return. If you find yourself neglecting normal daily routine to jump on the Internet and gamble, think again.