Over time and especially over time, casinos around the world have obviously had their share of anecdotes and unusual events, as you will be able to see through our list of the six most unusual facts about the casino.
A first unusual fact about the casino
The word “casino” is actually Italian, and its origin comes from the Italian word “Casa.” You will understand, this word translating by “house” then refers here to the fact that the first casinos were, in fact, “small houses” at the time.
A second unusual fact about the casino
Do you know the devil’s wheel? In fact, it is roulette, which is also called the “devil’s wheel.” The reason is simple since it is due to the fact that the sum of all the figures present gives figure 666 … the figure of the devil. Surprising anyway for a game being supposed to bring luck and bring happiness, right ?!
A third unusual fact about the casino
Did you know that the four families of cards actually represented the four classes of the society of our dear French neighbors? This is also the main reason why the four families of cards were intended to represent the four classes of French society at the time. We then found the nobles represented by the family of spades, traders for the family of tiles, commoners for the family of clovers, and finally, the clergy for the family of hearts.
A fourth unusual fact about the casino
There is a story about a famous loss to the game of King Henry VIII of England.
Indeed and according to legend and after losing to a game of dice, it was King Henry VIII of England who ceded the bells of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London which is currently the cathedral of the diocese; which was built after the destruction of the old building and during the Great Fire of London in 1666.
A fifth unusual fact about the casino
We leave the poker side to talk about one of the legends of this game: Stu Ungar and his famous story around his five balls that we had already told you on our portal last year, but that it is useful to you remember today in this list of the ten most unusual facts about the casino. The story goes that one day, Doyle Brunson would have asked player Stu Ungar if he agreed to play Russian roulette … with a revolver loaded with a single bullet for millions of dollars. And it was then that Stu would have replied that for such a sum, he would even play with five balls.
A sixth unusual fact about the casino
We learn that the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte spent his time playing blackjack when he was in exile on the island of Elba. This is one of the reasons why he has remained one of the most famous blackjack players in history forever.
Admit that all this is rather surprising and we hope that you have discovered some nice anecdotes in this article which will allow you to shine even more during family meals in the coming days.