There is no other thing I love more than the thrill of trying my luck at the local gambling hall. It seems like something is genetically built into us. This is how I began my research into the history gambling. It turns out that humans have been playing gambling since recorded times.
Archeologists were first to identify evidence of gambling among cavemen when they discovered dice-like items that date back over 41000years ago and were made up of animal bone. Cave paintings were also found that showed our ancestors gambling behaviors. They even found dice that were from the Roman Empire. In fact, parents were required to teach their children gambling skills during Roman times. It would be a major scandal for modern parents if this law was passed. In this aspect, the roman empire was very liberal. It is believed that Roman soldiers used to gamble for Jesus’s robes.
Over 4000 years ago, gambling evidence was found in the Chinese culture. Their game was based on actual riles. The gambling behavior of the ancient Greeks was most perplexing. Even though the Greek soldiers loved gambling with dice games it was illegal for them to do so in Greece. This was a strange behavior for a very liberal society, such as the Greeks.
American gambling history was dominated by saloons. These saloons weren’t just important as hot gambling areas, but they also served as a place where tired travelers could make friends and meet new people. These saloons have become social areas that allow people to make lasting connections and build lifelong relationships. In the early part 20th century, the American government felt gambling should never be legalized. A series of laws was passed to make this happen. However, the government came up with a compromise by making gambling legalized in New Jersey (Nevada) and Nevada (New Jersey). This is how the 2 states became known as gambling hubs, with Las Vegas being the leader.
Gambling is a result of some ancient cavemen who decided that throwing a few modified bones around would be fun. Think about that.