Gambling Statistics

Last Updated on: March 7th, 2023

gambling statisticsHere is a collection of some of the most interesting gambling statistics and facts I have stumbled across in my internet travels. These posts cover both the industry and individual gambling companies.

Gambling Fun Facts

  1. The first casino in the world was the Casino di Venezia, which opened in Venice, Italy in 1638.
  2. The most popular casino game in the world is slots, followed by blackjack and roulette.
  3. The largest casino in the world is the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Oklahoma, which covers an area of over 600,000 square feet.
  4. The probability of getting a royal flush in poker is 1 in 649,740.
  5. The largest lottery jackpot in history was the $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot in 2016, which was shared by three winners.
  6. The first slot machine was invented in 1895 by Charles Fey and was called the Liberty Bell.
  7. The game of craps dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was played with knucklebones.
  8. The word “casino” comes from the Italian word “casa,” which means “house.”
  9. The first online casino was launched in 1994 by Microgaming, a software development company.
  10. The gambling industry is worth over $500 billion globally, with the United States being the largest market.

Specific Gambling Company Statistics Pages

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