The Evolution of the Casino

It’s never been easier to play casino games. Step inside a casino today and you’ll be spoilt with everything from blackjack and roulette to slots and keno. Don’t fancy leaving the house? Sign up to an online casino and access hundreds of casino games at just the click of a button – anywhere, anytime!

But trust us when we say it hasn’t always been this way. Back in the 17th century, when the world’s first casinos were opening their doors in mainland Europe, only the rich and famous could afford to play at the few high-stakes gaming tables available. Land-based casinos didn’t even exist in America until 1931, and – though hugely popular these days – online casinos have only been around since 1994.

Want to find out more about the evolution of the casino? Take a look at the below infographic put together by the team from bgo. It outlines everything that’s helped to turn the casino from what it was back then into what it is today.