Casinos have always surprised us by rewarding players with massive jackpots which turned the fortune for many. There have been instances where players have walked in with near to nothing, and have come out with millions in their pockets. But apart from the winnings, do we actually know any more about the casinos? Probably not. That is why we have listed ten things about casinos that you might not have known before.
Origin of casinos
Gambling was originated in Italy, but when they coined the term ‘Casino’, they did not mean it for the gambling house. It is derived from the word ‘casa’ which means house. During that time the term was also used for social clubs and summerhouses. Today when we say casino, we should take a moment to remember the ones who made it possible.
Biggest slot win
The biggest slot win in the history goes back to 2003 when an LA software engineer wagered $100 in the slot game “Megabucks” at the Excalibur Casino and received $39.7 Million. It is not a surprise that the destination of the win was Las Vegas, the sin city itself.
Biggest online slot win
Online slots are also not behind in offering big jackpots to players. Online slots generally play more than the real casino slot machines as they need less maintenance. They can invest more on the rewards and offer more bonuses to the players. The biggest ever win on online slots was recorded in 2013 when a player won 17.8 million euros.
Poker can be a second career
Many poker players have chosen poker as their primary profession after winning millions while they invested in real estates and other businesses. It is similar to becoming a sportsperson as poker also offers a lucrative career with major tournaments around the world.
The longest poker game
In history, the recorded time for the longest-lasting poker game was not in hours, weeks, or even months. The game lasted for eight years, five months, and three days. It was conducted in the year 1881 in the basement of a theatre located in Arizona. According to the records, the game accumulated a pool of $10 million.
The biggest roulette loser
A notorious figure in the 1980s, Robert Maxwell, had an interest in roulette games. But one evening in Les Ambassadeurs Club in Mayfair, Maxwell went on to lose 1.5 million euros in three minutes while playing on three tables at the same time. He is regarded as the biggest roulette loser, but as a multi-millionaire, he recovered the loss quite comfortably.
Slot Machines must pay 70%
Slot machines provide initials RTP which vary in different games. Return to player is a minimum of 70% in the slot machines. This means that for every 0.7 coins, the player will get one coin. The best slots can go up to 99% RTP on online casinos.