Online gambling has evolved into a billion dollar e-business since its inception in the mid ’90s and that count is expected to triple over the next few years. Not bad for an industry whose humble beginnings were discovered in the tombs of ancient Egypt.
Earlier on in the game, dice and cards were important divination tools used by shaman priests during natural religious rituals. The luck of the draw or the roll of the dice was believed to carry powerful messages and links to the future. The discovery of ‘loaded’ dice in Egyptian tombs suggests that some pharaohs may have been compulsive gamblers. And it wasn’t uncommon for ‘common’ people to lose their shirts over a game of dice. All unpaid debts would have to be worked off and what better way to punish those debt-heavy commoners than to get them to help build Egypt’s great pyramids.
By the time the church entered the scene, gambling’s roots were set deep into the fabric of popular culture. Naturally, the church objected to any form of divination and betting for money was considered a cardinal sin; the promise of instant wealth was said to induce misery and incite hostile conduct. But that didn’t deter at least a handful of clergymen from misappropriating church funds.
It wasn’t until the mid-nineteenth century that organized casinos made their first appearances in Europe. Profits from these casinos helped to finance the construction of new roads and other entertainment venues. France’s infamous casino in Monte Carlo would attract the interest of other stone-broke, seaside governments.
In a sense, it was just a matter of time. Like those seaside casinos, online gambling first washed up along the shores of indigent resort countries. And like those past cultures, online gambling is representative of the way we live today. We’re buying our groceries online, trading stocks online and getting dates online. Gambling has made its way out of dark, dank tombs and into wired boardrooms and bedrooms. Technology now allows us play anywhere and anytime, but the overall experience remains the same. Net gambling continues to deliver the same charge of excitement. It stimulates, it offers hope and it just feels good. It unleashes our innermost natural animal instincts.
Don’t get me started on casinos that install the short-pay, downright stinky versions of VP’s that target the uneducated player – outrageous!
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