Online casino.

Essay by greesthosCollege, Undergraduate October 2005

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The exact origin of gambling is unknown. The Chinese recorded the first official account of the practice in 2300 B.C., and it is generally believed that gambling, in one form or another, has been present in almost every society since. From the Ancient Greeks and Romans to Napoleon's France and Elizabethan England, history is rich with tales of exploits based on the games of chance.

Many present-day gambling games are incarnations of previous games. The French working class of the sixteenth century became adept at the Egyptian game of roulette, while Napoleon took interest in the card game "vingt-et-un" - what is now known as blackjack or twenty-one. The English developed a diversion called hazard, the forerunner of today's popular dice - throwing game of craps, and the basis for modern poker games is believed to have originated from a combination of ancient influences including Persian, Italian, and English games of chance.

Further refinements to poker include betting techniques introduced by the French and the concept of bluffing developed by the British.

The online casino industry has grown substantially over the last five years. Currently there are over three hundred online casinos to choose from. Most online casinos (also know as Internet casinos) are operated overseas.

There are currently lots of quality online casinos to choose from. Whether you like online blackjack, online poker games like Texas Hold'em, video poker, online slots or sports betting, you have plenty of choices of online casinos.

The internet gambling business is continuously changing and making huge advancements.

Online casino provides just about any game you could possibly want to wager on. They offer even more than your typical casino on land, too. Think of just about any type of theme for a slot machine, you will find it online. You...