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For this blog, Stacey goes back further into history, beyond the birth of Las Vegas and takes a look at how casinos, which is a huge part of Las Vegas, started. Some of the facts here are stunning, and may even be used to impress friends at parties.
The early casinos: The earliest casinos in history were established thousands of years before Las Vegas was a town. In 2003 B.C., the Chinese used ancient dice and sticks to gamble. What were random results to everyone else were representations of the will of higher beings or gods, to the Chinese.
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By Casanova: In 1638, the renowned Italian lover Casanova put up the first legitimate gambling place in history. This was the first recorded casino established, with the name casino coming from the Italian words that mean “summerhouse” and “area of pleasure.”