During that several-millennia-old relationship, gambling and gambling-related activities gave birth to some really amazing facts.
In this article, we’ll cover some of the most popular ones.
However, that’s just pure coincidence. It’s more likely that nobody paid attention to the sum of all numbers. This could also have been a marketing trick to create a sense of mystery to the game.
Charles Fey created the first slot machine in San Francisco, California. The game featured the following symbols — hearts, spades, diamonds, horseshoes, and a Liberty Bell. The bell symbol became so popular that many other slot developers later used it as one of the basic symbols.
This symbol is widely used in many modern slots, especially those that want to imitate vintage slot machines.
Apart from the bell, many other symbols passed the test of time, such as fruits, bars, and 7s.
The legend has it that Napoleon played the game to relax after battles. However, there’s also a rumor that he didn’t allow his soldiers to play the game as he thought they would be distracted.
Nowadays, we use hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades, which is the version that French card players used. There’s also a Latin version used in Italy and Spain, featuring cups, coins, clubs, and swords. If you ever wondered why clubs are called clubs and not clovers, there’s your answer.
Germans used hearts, bells, acorns, and leaves, and there’s also a Swiss-German variation with roses, bells, acorns, and shields.
What’s more, card counting isn’t outlawed almost anywhere in the world. It means that it’s perfectly legal to do it. Still, that doesn’t mean you should do it. Casinos reserve the right to ban you if they catch you counting cards. In that case, you risk staining your name, meaning you’ll have a difficult time finding casinos that’ll let you play blackjack.
After all, there are plenty of great strategies that can help you improve your chances in blackjack without counting cards, and casinos approve these.