Games, the modern ones included, were first produced during the 12th century. The term, Games, comes from the Latin word “gammis” which meant a game or sport. Gambling was a well-known pastime back then. Gambling became so common that people started having their own gambling bars in which they regularly played games such as Gambling, Roulette and Horseracing.
Gambling had become so popular that it spawned a whole genre of games, most of which are still popular today. It is estimated that by the thirteenth century, there were over 100 different types of gambling games, including Carom, Spades and Craps. The first book about Gambling, written by Jean Baptiste du Chardin, was published in 1501. In this book, he described a game called Patience which was used to measure the patience of players. Another game similar to Gambling was Bullfights, wherein the people would fight out imaginary bulls.
With gambling spreading all over Europe, it soon spread to Central Europe and Northern India. The first thing that the Europeans did when they started playing Gambling was to create betting pools where people put their money into a container. This became the first National Lottery in the world. The first recorded Gambling Betting Pool was in Vienna.
Gambling has developed immensely since its humble beginnings. Today there are innumerable games of all kinds, ranging from the classic Horse Betting to the countless card, board, machine and video games. There are also casinos and betting exchanges where people place their bets. Gambling has even spread to the technological world, with many people now opting for a World Wide Web based gambling sites.
Gambling can take many forms. The most popular one today is Online Gambling. This is where players log on to an Internet website and place their bets on the outcome of a game. The first games of Online Gambling were the ones that involved poker, and back then, no real money was involved. However, the Internet technology and the popularity of gambling on the World Wide Web have given way to Video Poker and other live online games.
Today, you can find a game of any kind on almost every website. They range from betting on basketball and football games, horse races and auto racing to lotto, slot machines and bingo. The list goes on. Gambling is a fun activity that is very much accepted all over the world as a healthy pastime and recreational activity.