History of Gambling

Looking at different countries today, we can really deny the fact that there are gambling establishments and casinos that can be seen at their big cities today. But have you ever wondered when or where did gambling start? Let us trace back its history.


It is really unknown when gambling has sprouted in the human race but it is believed that gambling has been present ever since humans have roamed the planet. The very first concrete evidence about the link between humans and gambling was found in China were tiles have been found out to have been used for a game of chance or gambling.


The first mentioned of dice can be found in a Greek writing. Even though dice are invented even before this time, this is still a proof that early Romans and Greeks used dice to gamble and bet on the outcomes of things around them.


This is when playing cards were believed to have emerged in China. However, it is still unknown when did the rules of using the cards have started. The rules of the cards have varied and changed through time and is very hard to related to our modern playing cards with 52 decks.