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Amazing Casino Facts For Everyone

  • Slot machines have little pictures of fruit on the wheels because in the early 1880s-era they would actually dispense fruit flavored gum.
  • The first online casino hit the internet in 1994
Ben Affleck is banned for life from playing Blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas after being caught counting cards.
  • Ben Affleck is banned for life from playing Blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas after being caught counting cards.
  • One man won $6 million in one night from one casino. Don Johnson singlehandedly ruined the Tropicana’s April 2011 revenue through blackjack; he’d already won $9 million at two other casinos. He is now banned from most Atlantic City casinos.
  • The “Sky Beam” that shoots out of the Casino in Las Vegas attracts so many insects that it has established a new ecosystem of moths, bats, and owls.
  • The average age of online casino gamblers is 30 to 40 years
  • Men prefer games of Skill while women prefer games of chance
Billionaire Howard Hughes bought the small Silver Slipper casino only to re-position the hotel’s trademark neon sign, which was visible from his bedroom and had been keeping him up at night
  • Billionaire Howard Hughes bought the small Silver Slipper casino only to re-position the hotel’s trademark neon sign, which was visible from his bedroom and had been keeping him up at night.
  • A $21.7 million jackpot in Mega Moolah was won by a lucky player on placing a bet of 75 cents at the Grand Mondial online casino in September 28, 2018
  • Only 33% of online casino players can be termed as professional gamblers
  • 90% of slots players opt for online casino gaming than at land-based casinos
  • The longest poker game took 8 years back in 1881 at the Birdcage Theatre
  • The most sophisticated bomb ever encountered by the FBI destroyed Harvey’s Wagon Wheel casino in Lake Tahoe in 1980. The device included 28 toggle switches, a float switch, tilt sensor, sensors and spring switches casing screws and joints, and a few surprises.
  • After being caught by casino owners and prosecuted in court for cheating, the Hyland card counting team was acquitted of all charges after the judge ruled that the players’ conduct was not cheating, but merely the use of intelligent strategy.
  • Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Hotel & Casino had its worst financial week ever when it hosted a physicist convention.
  •  Many casinos have started the “skill-based” games because younger people are bored with the standard “luck-based” ones like slots and roulette. Gamblers will be able to bet and win money on things like free throw contests, “Cashteroids,” a modified version of Angry Birds, and more.
  • After Sammy Davis Jr. Went swimming in the pool at the New Frontier hotel & casino in Las Vegas in 1952, they drained the pool.
  • A Chinese businessman bought a non-functional aircraft carrier from Ukraine, allegedly to use it as a floating casino. It took more than 4 years to tow it to China. Later the Chinese government bought and modernized the carrier, making it its only aircraft carrier its navy owns today.
  • In one of the most successful casino robberies in history a man named William Brennan walked out of the Stardust Casino in 1993 with $500K in cash and chips and vanished, along with his cat. He hasn’t been heard from since.
  • American roulette wheels are different than wheels in other parts of the world. Casinos in the U.S. use a 0 and double 0 to decrease the odds of winning to 1/38, while other countries use just 0, making the odds 1/37 when betting individual numbers.
  • The government of the Netherlands owns Holland Casino, an organization that owns 14 casinos throughout the country, with all profits going directly to the Dutch treasury.
  • After Russia outlawed virtually all gambling in 2009. A Russian engineer learned how to cheat slot machines. He took his knowledge to the U.S. and won around $21,000. Casinos still have no fix for it.
In 1980, William Bergstrom arrived at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with two suitcases: one containing $777,000 in cash, the other empty. He placed the full amount on a single bet of dice which he won and packed the winnings in the empty suitcase and left.
  • In 1980, William Bergstrom arrived at Binion’s Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with two suitcases: one containing $777,000 in cash, the other empty. He placed the full amount on a single bet of dice which he won and packed the winnings in the empty suitcase and left.
  • Penny slot machines pull in more money for casinos than any other game in both wagers and wins.
  • Indian Casinos came about because a Native American couple, Russell and Helen Bryan, living on a reservation fought property tax all the way up to the Supreme Court, therefore, establishing a precedent that the U.S. government cannot regulate Indian affairs on reservations.
  • When using the “perfect strategy” in blackjack, the casino only has a 2% edge over the player in the long run. Due to some players playing with their instincts versus the math behind the perfect strategy, the casino can gain 10 times their original advantage.
  • Casinos can use a product called Angel Eye: to prevent players from switching cards. Every card is scanned as it is dealt. If a player turns up a card they weren’t dealt casino security is notified.
  • The Luxor Casino in Las Vegas has a beam that the FAA officially listed it as a flight waypoint that can be seen from Los Angeles
  • Basically, none of the casinos we associate with Las Vegas are officially in the city of Las Vegas. They’re all located in an unincorporated town named Paradise.
  • Casino odds on a cruise ship are way worse than on land “blackjack tables will pay 6-to-5, instead of the usual 3-to-2 you’ll find in many land-based casinos.”
  • A Bellagio Bandit stole $1.5 million worth of casino chips, however, these chips turned out to be worthless, so, he joined an online forum, trying to sell the chips he had just stolen from the biggest casino in Las Vegas. He was soon caught and sentenced to prison for 3 to 11 years.
  • Casinos used to play coin drop sounds in the house speakers to make people think people were winning, thus encouraging them to gamble.
  • You can’t play Texas Hold’em in Texas. Poker rooms are illegal in Texas, with the exception of one casino on an Indian reservation.
  • Thieves scammed Melbourne’s Crown Casino out of $33 million by hacking into the casino’s security system.
  • The annual revenue from all Indian gaming exceeds $31 billion and represents 43% of all casino gaming revenue in the U.S.
  • In 1977, a Las Vegas casino magnate once bet Stu Ungar (future three-time World Series of Poker main event champion) $100,000 that he could not count down a six-deck blackjack shoe and correctly guess the last card. Ungar won the bet.
The still-operating Golden Gate Casino in Las Vegas once had a phone number of “1”
  • The still-operating Golden Gate Casino in Las Vegas once had a phone number of “1”
  • Harrah’s Casino has a policy requiring all female employees wear make-up and nail polish and have their hair “curled, teased, or styled” at all times. Courts have upheld their right to fire non-complaint women as these things are “ordinary good-grooming standards” for women.
  • Casino Helsinki is one of the few casinos in the world, and the second in Finland which donates all of its profits to charity.
  • The first legal casino license was issued to a woman named Mayme Stocker in 1920 for the Northern Club
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