The evolution of the casino

These days, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your sofa to spin slot machines, bust blackjack dealers or chance roulette wheels. The rise of the online casino means it’s possible to play casino games anywhere, anytime. All you need is a smartphone and decent internet connection. However, casino gaming hasn’t always been like this.

Back in the 17th century, casinos were places only very wealthy gamblers could afford to play. Early casinos like the Ridotto in Venice, Italy, provided nothing like the number of gaming tables and machines available in today’s online and land-based casinos. Gamblers had to make do with a very choice of high-stakes tables, such as biribi (similar to roulette) and basset (an extremely risky card game).

Want to find out how the casino has evolved between then and now? Below you can check out an infographic put together with the help of the bgo slots team, which briefly explains the evolution of the casino.