The online casino world has welcomed billions of players through its virtual doors since it first opened, with players still visiting to grab a slice of the virtual casino action each day.
With this in mind, we wanted to explore a few facts about online casinos and the games they hold, to see how well you know the online casino world. Plus, any you don’t know, may come in handy for quiz nights!
Are you ready to discover some online casino facts?
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Did you know… Slot machines are also known as fruit machines?
In the early years of the humble slot, there would be no money on offer as a prize, due to laws and regulations. So, to get around this, the prize instead would be a fruit flavoured stick of gum.
The symbols on the reels featured fruits such as cherries, melons, apples, oranges and so many more. This symbolised what flavour gum you’d win if you created a winning symbol combination.
Today, some of these fruits are still used as symbols in many online Slots found on the virtual casino floor, as a nod to its origin.
Did you know… Roulette is also known as The Devil’s Game?
Roulette got the nickname of The Devil’s Game in many places around the world. This is due to the fact that if you were to add up all the numbers found on the iconic Roulette wheel, they all add up to a total of 666.
Did you know… You can’t count cards when playing Blackjack online?
Although some may try to count cards when playing Blackjack in a land-based casino establishment, when it comes to online Blackjack, there is no way of doing this.
This is due to the fact that in online virtual and live Blackjack games, the cards are shuffled automatically after each hand, hence there being no way of knowing or calculating what card will be dealt next.
Did you know… 90% of slot players opt for online gameplay?
With the advancements in technology, it has never been easier or more accessible to grab a slice of slot action. Simply log-in to your online casino account and select a game or two to play from the virtual casino floor.
Due to this ease of accessibility and array of available games, 90% of all slot players choose to spin the reels online, rather than heading to a casino establishment and physically hitting the spin button.
However, 10% of all slot players still opt for the more traditional way of gameplay.
Did you know… The average age of a casino player is between 30 and 40 years?
From the age of 18 you can sign up to play casino games online. With this being said, the average age of an online casino player is in fact between 30 and 40.
Did you know any of the facts above? Will you be banking some for future quiz nights, or will you simply wow your friends with your new online casino facts when you next see them?
- As per the Public Gambling Act of 1867, all Indian states, except Goa, Daman and Sikkim, prohibit gambling
- Land-based casinos are legalized, with certain guidelines, in Goa and Daman, as per the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act 1976
- Land-based casinos, Online gambling and E-gaming (games of chance) are legalized in Sikkim under the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Rules 2009
- Only some Indian states have legalized online/regular lotteries as per and subject to the conditions laid down by state laws. Kindly refer to the same here
- Horse racing and betting on horse racing, including online betting, is permitted only in a licensed premise in select states. Kindly refer to the 1996 Judgement by the Supreme Court Of India here and for more information
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