Las Vegas: How it got the Nickname as Sin City

Introduction In the early 1700s, a 60-man party of Spanish traders was travelling along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles. One of them, Rafael Rivera, was the first to notice a valley floor with grassy meadows on this trip. He called the valley “Las Vegas”, which is a Spanish term that translates roughly into “the[…]

How To Mod-Up Your Online Gaming Experience

Gaming is among the most-engaging industries in the modern world. Fast internet speed and better gaming devices have made everyone get the urge to join the industry. Those who were already doing it are also happy because they now have access to better gaming accessories that make it easy to experiment with different games. However,[…]

New Gaming Trends That Will Drive Online Casino in 2021

The rise in popularity of online casino games has grabbed the attention of the gaming community in recent times. After the life-changing year of 2020- 2021 promises to bring stability and current innovations together to create a more immersive gaming experience in online casinos’ virtual domain.  Online casinos have recorded high e-traffic from people from[…]

Gambling Without Borders

Online casinos across the globe are reducing their offers in compliance with regulatory stipulations in the industry. Governments are kicking against high-rolling table games and Jackpot games. For instance, the German government has restricted their citizens from playing licensed online casinos that are licensed by European licensing authorities such as the Malta Gaming Authority or[…]

Gambling on the Frontier in 19th-Century America

The heyday of gambling in the west lasted from 1850-1910. Introduction The frontier gambler is one of the most recognizable stock characters of the 19th century American frontier. Historically, gamblers were of both sexes, came from a variety of professions and class and geographical backgrounds, were of many different nationalities, and were part of a[…]

A History of Gambling in the United States

A look at gambling and gaming since the colonial period. Colonial Gambling Games of chance came to the British-American colonies with the first settlers.[1] Attitudes toward gambling varied greatly from community to community, but there were no large-scale restrictions on the practice at the time. By the 1680s, an emerging upper class in Virginia cemented[…]

From the First Casino in History to Lessons in Modern Play

Gambling and playing casino games have been a favourite pastime for many people across the globe since time immemorial. From Italy to Egypt, gamers explored an array of games that attracted many fans. In 1638, Venice, Italy saw the introduction of its first brick and mortar or land-based casino, Ridotto. The casino opened doors for[…]

Is Shoeless Joe Jackson Innocent? The Black Sox Scandal 100 Years Later

What do Pete Rose, Rob Manfred, Barry Bonds, and Ted Williams have in common? Why, Shoeless Joe Jackson, of course. By Granville Wyche Burgess Major League Baseball has had its share of controversies and scandals, but perhaps none has had a more lasting impact than the Black Sox Scandal of 1919. At the center of[…]