Evolution of the Casino

Gambling is one of the world’s oldest, not to mention most popular, pastimes. It can be traced all the way back to 2300 BC, with a lottery-type game of chance enjoyed in Ancient China. However, it’s safe to say the way we bet has changed phenomenally over the years. You need only take a look at the casino to see what we’re talking about.

The first casino opened its doors in 1638 in Venice, Italy. Though it was technically open to the public, the Ridotto’s strict dress code and few high-stakes gambling tables meant it was somewhere only very wealthy Venetians could afford to gamble. It was nothing like the online and land-based casinos you find today, which boast gaming tables and machines for every kind of gambler on every kind of budget.

Want to see what’s turned the casino from what is was back then into what it is today? Check out the below infographic. Put together with the help of the bgo team, it details the evolution of the casino.