Casino Statistics

Last Updated on: January 14th, 2024

Casino StatisticsHere is a collection of some of the most interesting casino statistics and facts I have stumbled across in my internet travels. These posts cover both the industry and individual casinos.

Casino Fun Facts

  1. The first modern casino was established in Venice, Italy in 1638.
  2. The largest casino in the world is the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma, USA, with over 600,000 square feet of gaming space.
  3. The world’s oldest casino is the Casino di Venezia, which has been operating since 1638.
  4. The first slot machine was invented in 1895 by Charles Fey in San Francisco, California.
  5. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million, while the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
  6. The largest jackpot ever won in a casino was $39.7 million in 2003, on a slot machine called Megabucks at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  7. The term “jackpot” originally referred to a poker game in which the pot continued to grow until a player could open the betting with a pair of jacks or better.
  8. The first Las Vegas casino was the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, which opened in 1906.
  9. The world’s largest casino chip collection is owned by a man named Randy Kaplan, who has over 450,000 chips from casinos all over the world.
  10. The world’s most expensive casino chip was sold at auction for $37,000. It was a $25 chip from the now-closed Dunes Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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