Quite a good number of people know that online poker is not the only gambling game that you can play online. The online gaming industry has developed and has increased in popularity today. It will be pertinent therefore for us to consider the history of gambling games.

Casino games are as old as gambling itself. Each generation has its own way of gambling. The earlier type of gambling can be traced back to China in 2300 BC.

The beginning of gambling in America

It was the European immigrants that brought gaming to the US. The French immigrants in New Orleans popularised gambling there. The first gambling house in America was the River Boats located sideways to Mississippi. During this time many card games were still developing. This casino was erected in order to house the settlers as well as the travellers and merchants along the Mississippi River.

It was from these initial casinos along the River Mississippi that American casino tradition emanated from. Through the new railroads such casino games as blackjack, craps, poker and others moved to the other parts of the US. Land-based casinos were increasing in number with the force as expansion of settlers in the western part of America. Gaming business has become successful in such states as California and Gold Rush among others.

However, casinos that were brought into the US by immigrants witnessed some changes. For example, roulette wheel witnessed some change by the introduction of 00 slots. Poker also witnessed some transformation from what it used to be. The same can be said of craps game.

History of Casino slots machine

Slots machine was invented in 1887 by Charles Fey in San Francisco. He kept the machine at the initial time in gambling saloons and restaurants also. Those who witnessed Charles Fey's slots machines were sure that it will take over the American gaming industry in the nearest future.

The first casino to provide slot machine was opened in 1946 by Bugsy Siegels in Flamingo. This casino marked the beginning of casino industry. At this time, the slots machine was not popular but it later became popular and yielded about 80% of the casino's income.

In the decade of 1950, popular casinos were managed by the Mafia. Many corporations entered into the industry when the New Gaming laws and the investigation of the senate on the casino took place. The first investigation on the casinos was done by Howard Hughes.

In the 1980s there was competition among the states for the river boat casinos and consequently land-based casinos were erected along the River of Mississippi. Permission was also given to the original Native American tribes to open casinos also.