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CROUPIER VS DEALER

This possition is one of the most important on a gaming table, as it ensures the smooth running of the hand, corrects player errors and supervises betting. These two terms are frequently used as synonyms since both are in charge…

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THE GODDESS FORTUNE HAS ITS ORIGIN IN ROME

The Goddess Fortune or Goddess of Luck has its origin in Rome and represents chance, good or bad luck. According to the Roman mythology, this Goddess was present in all the events and distributed, according to whim, the goods or…

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THE “SANDWICH” WAS BORN IN A CASINO

John Montagu, a nobleman  from England who inherited the title of “Fourth Earl of Sandwich” was a gaming lover. So much that in 1765 he didn´t want to leave the table to eat. Instead, he ordered his servants to bring…

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“LA VEINTIUNA” IS A SPANISH CARD GAME

“La Veintiuna” is a spanish card game of unknown origin, precursor of Black Jack. The first written reference appears in the work “Rinconete y Cortadillo” by Miguel de Cervantes in 1601.

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GAMBLING IN SPAIN DATES BACK TO ROMAN TIMES

Gambling in Spain dates back to Roman times. The huge amount of dice found in Roman ruins makes clear that Roman citizens were great gamblers. The romans even established legislation around gambling, they called it the Justinian code and it…

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THE WORD ‘CASINO’

The word CASINO comes from “house”. The diminutive is of italian origin and originally meant “elegant little house”. It seems that originally there were certain villas in the countryside that were used as places of recreation for the nobility and…

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THE LARGEST PRIZE IN HISTORY

The largest prize in history was given on March, 2003 at Excalibur Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas) with 34M $; is listed in the Guinness World Record. It happened on March 21, 2003. The winner, a computer scientist, won $39…

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