The development of casinos did not stop after the opening of the first gambling hall, quite the opposite. The spread of casinos was very fast, especially in the beginning. After just about 20 years, there were already more than 100 casinos to enjoy Hellspin. However, an international gambling industry, an institutionalization of gambling, so to speak, has only existed since the 18th century. In Germany, the first casino opened in Bad Ems in 1720. However, this no longer exists.
In addition to the Casinò di Venezia, two other casinos must be mentioned in particular today, which, with impressive existence over hundreds of years, make up the oldest casinos in the world: the Casino de Monte Carlo and the Casino Baden-Baden. The Casino de Monte Carlo was founded in 1856 and was the starting point for the now world-famous gambling and entertainment city of Monte Carlo.
Right behind it, in third place among the oldest casinos, is a German gaming hall, the Casino Baden-Baden. The town benefited from its proximity to the French border and the temporary ban on gambling in France, which attracted countless gamblers across the border. Today, the casino is at least as popular as it was back then, even if today many people think first and foremost of the spa town of Baden-Baden and less of a gambling metropolis Baden-Baden. Quite rightly, it even calls itself the “European Capital of Living Culture”. You will definitely not regret a visit to this city with or without a casino trip.
HOW IT BECAME VIRTUAL
The online casino industry as we know it today came about a very long time after the first land-based gambling parlors – several hundred years later, in fact. The beginnings of virtual casinos can be traced back primarily to the software developer Microgaming. After the company was founded in 1994, it wasn’t long before the first online casino, called “The Gaming Club”, was completed and opened its doors in the virtual world to players from all over the world.
And even if it’s hard to believe, you can still play at this casino even today! However, opinions are divided on whether this is a really good idea. After all, the number of virtual casinos nowadays is incredibly large and includes hundreds of top gaming halls – gaming halls that are definitely superior to The Gaming Club according to many players and also many experts.
HOW IT CONTINUED
While in the first online casinos only slot machines were offered, thanks to many innovative developers, the game portfolio was very quickly expanded and diversified. Poker, blackjack and other card games as well as roulette and later other table games like craps were integrated on the platforms.
A few years ago, these casino games were translated into live variants, where games are played with a real croupier. There is no end in sight, and the developments continue to this day. Just a few months ago, for example, the first live craps appeared on the online casino market, produced of course by Evolution Gaming, the live casino giant of today.
What will follow in the future? Even the most experienced players and casino experts can’t predict that. In any case, we are already looking forward to the next exciting, creative and promising developments in the gaming sector.