Despite all the obvious popularity of games of dice among the majority of social strata of various nations during several millennia and up to the XVth century, it is interesting to note the absence of any evidence of the idea of statistical correlations and probability theory. The French humanist of the XIIIth century Richard de Furnival was said to be the author of a poem in Latin, one of fragments of which contained the first of known calculations of the number of possible variants at the chuck-and luck (there are 216). Earlier in 960 Willbord the Pious invented a game, which represented 56 virtues. The player of this religious game was to improve in these virtues, according to the ways in which three dice can turn out in this game irrespective of the order (the number of such combinations of three dice is actually 56). However, neither Willbord, nor Furnival ever tried to define relative probabilities of separate combinations. It is considered that the Italian mathematician, physicist and astrologist Jerolamo Cardano was the first to conduct in 1526 the mathematical analysis of dice. He applied theoretical argumentation and his own extensive game practice for the creation of his own theory of probability. He counseled pupils how to make bets on the basis of this theory. Galileus renewed the research of dice at the end of the XVIth century. Pascal did the same in 1654. Both did it at the urgent request of hazardous players who were vexed by disappointment and big expenses at dice. Galileus’ calculations were exactly the same as those, which modern mathematics would apply. Thus, science about probabilities at last paved its way. The theory has received the huge development in the middle of the XVIIth century in manuscript of Christiaan Huygens’ «De Ratiociniis in Ludo Aleae» («Reflections Concerning Dice»). Thus the science about probabilities derives its historical origins from base problems of gambling games.
Before the Reformation epoch the majority of people believed that any event of any sort is predetermined by the God’s will or, if not by the God, by any other supernatural force or a definite being. Many people, maybe even the majority, still keep to this opinion up to our days. In those times such viewpoints were predominant everywhere.
And the mathematical theory entirely based on the opposite statement that some events can be casual (that is controlled by the pure case, uncontrollable, occurring without any specific purpose) had few chances to be published and approved. The mathematician M.G.Candell remarked that «the mankind needed, apparently, some centuries to get used to the idea about the world in which some events occur without the reason or are defined by the reason so remote that they could with sufficient accuracy be predicted with the help of causeless model». The idea of purely casual activity is the foundation of the concept of interrelation between accident and probability.
Equally probable events or consequences have equal odds to take place in every case. Every case is completely independent in games based on the net randomness, i.e. every game has the same probability of obtaining the certain result as all others. Probabilistic statements in practice applied to a long succession of events, but not to a separate event. «The law of the big numbers» is an expression of the fact that the accuracy of correlations being expressed in probability theory increases with growing of numbers of events, but the greater is the number of iterations, the less frequently the absolute number of results of the certain type deviates from expected one. One can precisely predict only correlations, but not separate events or exact amounts.
Since the dawn of civilization people have enjoyed gambling on games of chance and skill. There are archeological and anthropological evidence from ancient China dating back to 2300 B.C. and ivory dice that were found in excavations in Greece from 1500 B.C. Through carvings, writings and archeological artifacts it can be established that most ancient cultures provided some form of gambling for their people.
From Egypt through India and ancient Europe, all the way to ancient American civilizations on one side of the world and Asian cultures on the other side of the world; people have always enjoyed the entertainment and fun that gambling has provided.
Most modern gambling games can have their roots traced back to ancient times. For example card games such as Poker and Blackjack can be traced back to the practice of shuffling money notes from 900 B.C. China that has slowly evolved into card playing. These games were later on brought to Europe by the Mamlukes who were Muslim so they were not allowed to have their cards carry human images. Instead they were decorated with intricate designs.
When playing cards finally made their way to Southern Europe and became popular in monarchies such as Spain and Italy, cards were given a more human feel and represented royal hierarchy in the characters it was adorned with and when playing cards reached France the notation of Prince (Jack), Queen and King became a standard in playing cards and formed the basis for the generic 52-card deck we are familiar with today.
Europe has a rich history of settling foreign and domestic disputes using gambling. When kings and Emperors could not agree they often turned to gambling to help them reaching a resolution. Like the famous story about the kings of Sweden and Norway who could not agree on who should claim the area of Hising. When they met they were unable to reach a diplomatic solution and turned to dice to help settle the dispute. The Swedish king has lost but the parties parted on good terms.
There are even stories of gambling being banned as it was so popular and some monarchs saw it as a distraction. For example King Henry VIII who prohibited his troops from taking part in gambling games so they are not distracted from their military duties.
Over the years more games have been created such as the Roulette game, which roots are somewhat ambiguous and some credit it to the French and others to the Chinese and that it traveled to Europe with Dominican monks. However the game’s popularity did not peak until Prince Charles of Monaco has introduced the game into gambling halls of his little kingdom as a means of generating revenue for Monaco.
In America gambling has been popular since it became an independent country and used gambling as a means for generating income for the state. Many people mistakenly think that mobsters like Bugsy Siegel who built the first casino in Las Vegas and other mobsters that came before him and acted as bookies are responsible for the burst of gambling in the US, when in fact it was the state itself that used gambling in the 18th century.
Later on gambling was made illegal in most US states and it wasn’t until the early 20th century that states like Nevada made gambling legal again as a means of generating revenue for the state.
Gambling is one of the common threads that connect humans from all over the world and from different eras and civilizations and shows us that people are more similar than different no matter what their cultural background is. All humans require recreational activities and the excitement that gambling has and can provide.
There are many benefits that players can get when they dedicate themselves, however briefly, to poker gambling games. There are a number of people that appreciate the game of poker, and luckily for them, there are a number of different places and ways in which to play these poker games. Not only are there physical casinos located in great numbers in and around the country, specifically located in cities such as Las Vegas, Nevada and Atlantic City in New Jersey, but there are also thousands of casinos located on the internet. The World Wide Web offers a variety of different gambling and poker gambling games for people all over the world to conveniently access.
But the benefits of poker gambling games offer online and off are not just limited to convenience. There is a great deal of money that players can win, which is probably the main allure of the game for a lot of people. Many people believe that with the proper amount of time, they can win a great deal of money from casinos and by playing the poker gambling games. However, there is another benefit that strikes the players. This is found in their understanding and implementation of the rules and probabilities of the games.
Are you on a quest to find the best gambling games online? It’s not always easy to decide which games you are willing to spend both time and money on. There are so many opinions about casino games that one can easily get confused when deciding which games are the best to play. One of the games that has increased in popularity is Roulette. I have had both good and bad experiences with Roulette, but after spending some time and implementing a few useful methods, I have been doing quite well.
You may be asking, why is the game of Roulette so popular? What makes Roulette one of the best gambling games? I guarantee you that you’ll get all sorts of answers if you start asking that question to some of the most accomplished Roulette players in the world of online gambling. Some has actually written books to share their proven techniques, while others simply choose to remain on the quite side and collect their winnings very quietly. I’m somewhere in the middle of that whole equation.
In all honesty, there are some personal techniques and methods that I am not willing to share. However, there are some that I am always willing to talk about, simply because I feel that there is no harm or threat to me to expose some of the easiest ways to win at games such as Roulette. Is it easy? Will you become a millionaire overnight? This is when my common sense factor kicks in, and I begin to tell you that you will NOT become a millionaire overnight. It’s all about thinking smart, implementing valuable techniques, at the right time and the right place.
Choosing to play a game like Roulette is more of a personal choice, but it can easily become a favorite game based on the likes of each individual. I’m willing to admit that the game of Roulette is not the most exciting gambling game, but for me it’s all about opportunity. I have always believed that there is significant opportunity in the game of Roulette, and it’s what I choose to play more often than others.
The whole object of Roulette is to pick the winning number that appears on the Roulette wheel. It may not sound too exciting, but I think you’d change your mind if you took some time to understand the game learn the possibilities. The game of Roulette has a high house edge, but no worries, because if you play Roulette at a full table you’ll slow down the exposure time of your money. You’ll also get more comp time too, and who can complain about that?
I’ll tell you right now, there are no proven systems to winning the game of Roulette. However, there are strategies that can be implemented. Some call these strategies or techniques a system, although they just might be ways of increasing your chances to win. As most who know me understand that I put common sense before anything in the world of casino gambling. I can never stress it enough, think before playing. There are ways to make Roulette easier, but these aren’t proven money making systems. It’s more about implementing other variables of gambling into the game of Roulette which will increase your chances of winning.
After taking in all these factors, I’m quite certain that you will determine that Roulette is indeed one of the best gambling games ever to be played. It’s fun, entertaining, and profitable if you are lucky.