Casinos have a long history of making and ruining people’s lives. There are unbelievable stories from the jungles of gambling which have proven to be a big punch on the illegality of casinos as they are looking at only as a bad addiction. The most famous casinos from Japan and America have some of the most interesting facts that you probably never heard.
Founder of FedEx gambled in Vegas to save his company from drowning
He did it! The founder of FedEx saved his dying company by gambling in Vegas and winning 27,000 dollars in blackjack. When the company almost crashed and had only 5000 dollars left, Frederick Smith decided flying to Vegas all he had. This was probably not the wisest decision they could take, but his gamble paid off for the company to be the world’s top courier service today.
You can voluntarily ban yourself from casino
If you have fallen for the addiction of gambling and cannot get away from it on your own, ban yourself. There are several states which offer the law of banning yourself. It becomes a criminal offence to step foot on the game floor once you have banned yourself. You can do it for a year, 5 years or for a lifetime. The law goes strict and can never back out once you have signed the agreement.
Gambling addicts require diapers
You will have no idea how big the gambling addiction is until you witness wet floors inside the casino, and it is not just regular water. The addiction can grow to such extent that the gamblers refuse to leave from their table if they are on a winning streak. Some come prepared with diapers, while some who turn lucky all of a sudden have no option but to pee in their pants to stay in the game.
The sandwich was invented in a casino
The legend goes back to 1765 when John Montagu used to be a huge gambler. He didn’t want to leave his seat to go and eat, so he asked his waiters to bring him some meat between sliced bread. And that is the story of the birth of the sandwich.
The world’s smallest casino is in a cab
The world’s smallest casino does not have an address, rather it is a medium to reach one. The Grosvenor Casino in London is a mobile casino in the back of a cab, which has a gaming table, dealer, bar, and a TV. The promotional even lets riders play a game to donate to their charity.
Las Vegas is not the gambling capital of the world
The city of Macau is the largest gambling city in the world and best Vegas in its revenue by up to 5 times. While Vegas makes most of its money out of penny slots, most of the money generated in Macau comes from high rollers making huge bets on VIP games.
The first casino license in Las Vegas was issued to a woman
The history of Las Vegas is very complicated, and the casino industry was not even in the map of the city until 1920 when the first legal casino license was issued to a woman named Mayme Stocker for the Northern Club. She opened the casino under her name and offered the only five-game legal in Vegas- Stud poker, draw poker, lowball poker, 500, and bridge.