Gambling in USA

Gambling in USA

By: Mansi gupta

If there’s one country which could give the fullest life to gambling it has to be the United States of America. They say gambling flourishes there. The industry has crossed the figure table and has reached among the top spots. The multifold growth of gambling is probably because of the fun loving attitude of the people and a decent amount of income to spare.

The gambling scene is outlined by the very famous lottery games followed by the most happening card games-Poker and to fulfill the dreams of the less lucky, game with high odds- Blackjack. The casinos of the country can be just compared to wonderlands. Studded with lights and glitterati on the whole 360 degrees one can be just lost in the dazzle. Online gambling is also a super phenomenon in the US. The gaming freaks spend a lot of internet hours trying their luck at the pot-hole.

Besides the tribal games found in the less urban areas there is so much gambling around the whole continent of North America that it can be conveniently called as the gambling destination of the world.

The gambling makes a person to wager against the house or the one who is hosting the game, but a different and much liked way of gambling is Pari-Mutuel. The kind of betting used in horse and dog races. The idea is to bet against the other betters. Thus the role of the host is gone and the winner gets the betted pool.

This kind of gambling can be seen at the race courses. A game of Spanish origin by the name of Jai-Alai is also popular among the American gamblers. The points have to be gained against the opponents, some what akin to the rules of lawn tennis. The horse racing has seen galactic growth in America. With variations like thoroughbred racing it has gained the status of a festival in the hose racing events.

USA has provided such a footing to gambling because the socio-cultural impact of gambling has been cushioned by the better income levels. But another very plausible reason can be that gaming is attached to charity too in many parts of America. People of the community get together and they pool in to play. The main games in such occasions are the Keno or Lotto. It has gained so much popularity that the television programs devoted to these are shown rampantly throughout the country. The charity remains charitable is ensured by the boards and commissions set up to monitor it for the states.

Another factor that has popularized gambling in the USA is the variation of gambling -Riverboat. It can also be referred to as floating casinos and the practice is legalized in many parts of USA. The tourism attached to it attracts many foreign and domestic customers.

Gambling is not the best of industries in all the countries of the world. There is a kind of stigma attached to it. So is the thinking of many organisations which oppose the practice and the steps to legalize it. But despite the efforts, gambling has not lost its charm. The tribes play it and so does the metro-sexual. Gambling is all over and deep under

Mansi gupta writes about gambling in USA.

Gambling history 101

Gambling history 101 

Gambling and casinos are not a modern day invention its roots are laid deep back through our ancestors. Archeological extracts and historians both strongly insist about the existence of gambling events carried out by predecessors. Almost all the civilizations throughout the world have separately revealed the practicing of gambling acts within their community.

Our forefathers were proven enthusiasts in playing luck games based on dices or cards. Their obsession for gambling was such that they are believed to have risked a considerable amount of their wealth only for the sake of enjoying gamble. At times when they lost their entire riches the landlords and the kings would risk their lands and kingdoms on the boards of gamble. And when even this was not enough they are also supposed to have betted themselves or any other family member at the roll of a dice. Fate has ruled a man’s destiny since time immemorial and more so when a person is indulged in gambling.

While the wealthy were supposed to play gambles with massive fortunes at stake even the middle and the lowly were not left behind they would indulge with whatever they could manage for the game. With them there was also a secret lust to gain some easy riches. Desire to be wealthy in one shot is a theory ruling all the gambling centers worldwide. None will contradict that there is an innermost desire in all individuals to be rich overnight. Gambling had also been a very popular entertainment activity for our ancestors.

Extracts of dices and other objects that are somewhat like the modern day cards were excavated and this pointed towards gambling being practiced in as early as 14th century. The main countries where gambling was popular were Egypt, China, India and Rome. Earlier some of the rulers and kings had put a ban on gambling activities but later when they relieved this imposition people flocked at a common place to gamble and also some other events related to business or pleasure drinks were offered at those spots.

Although some earlier governments were against this act but due to the ever-rising popularity of gambling games sooner or later almost all authorities legalized gambling joints. With this legalization of gamble began the formation of the present day widespread network of gambling centers around the globe.

Almost all the games played in present day casinos like the roulette, poker, playing cards, Black Jack, slots machines, craps and baccarat have a history of their own development to the form in which they are played today. Even the most acknowledged place of today, which is a heaven for casino lovers, the Las Vegas, has a rich history to depict its rise as the worlds most favored gambling center.

Las Vegas did not emerge in one day as a city ruling the gambling sector throughout the world. It was earlier a abandoned valley but with people flocking there one by one and the government regulations being relaxed to obtain the residency of Las Vegas the city began growing. And finally legalized gambling led to an upcoming of the modern day casinos center of the world.

Mansi gupta writes about gambling history .