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Stacey L. Tokunaga loves to blog about Las Vegas, her favorite place in the world. She loves to write about the many wonders Las Vegas holds for residents and tourists alike. She loves to explore the rich history of the area, which is filled with countless stories and legends.

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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Kings’ island game: In 100 A.D., there was a game between the Kings of Sweden and the King of Norway. They played the game on an island off the coast of Norway called Hisingen. The agreed-upon prize for the winner of the game was Hisingen, which is today, under Swedish rule.

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.”

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