Gaming has been a form of entertainment enjoyed for almost as long as history has been recorded and evidence suggests that it started in 2300 BC in China. Board and dice games have been found dating back to this era, and it was these games that once averted a war when King Olaf of Norway had a disagreement with the king of Sweden and the dispute was settled by the roll of two dice, the winner could claim victory and rule the District of Hising. King Olaf rolled two sixes and claimed the territory, his opponent accepted. The very first known gambling house was in Venice, Italy and was called Ridotto.
It was established in 1638 by the Venetian Great Council to offer controlled gambling during the carnival season. Online casinos appeared from the second part of the nineties and Microgaming was the first software developer of online casino games while Cryptologic owned Intercasino was one of the first online casinos. Since the late 1990’s hundred of online casinos were launched to offer players online games that have now claimed the number one spot in online entertainment and we take a look at the history of casino classics while also recognizing the benefits of modern technology.