Facts from all over the world about biggest winnings or losses, stories about famous people and other remarkable facts.
FedEX saved by a winning blackjack hand
In 1973 the owner of the courier service FedEx only had $5000 money in his company and took it all with him for a trip to Las Vegas. There he won $27000 with playing Blackjack which he invested in the company which became a very successful and known company.
Minimum of 70% RTP at UK online slots
The RTP is the Return to Player percentage which basically means what percentage of your bet will be paid back to you on average. For all casinos with a gaming license in the UK this RTP can not be lower than 70%. So for every 1 pound het you will win 70p. Of course this is on average and counted over millions of bets.
The most slots are between 94% and 97% on average. So you will not really see a RTP of 70%.
85% of the casinos revenue comes from slot machines
You ever wondered why a casino is full with slot machines? It's because the Casino earns the most money from slot machine players.
The biggest gamblers are Men
Almost 84% of the gamblers are men but this is changing in the last 2-3 years. Bytheway at bingo sites 55% of the players are women.
You can find the most slot machines in Japan
Not the US but Japan manages the most slot machine games. Alomost 5 million slot machines are played by players in Japan.
Online casinos can't control the outcome of the game
Many players think that an online casino can control the game and they sometimes push a button so a player wins. This is definately not the case and all games at an online casino are managed by a 3th party game provider. A very populair game provider is Netent who rents out the games to the casinos and their games are checked by independant companies like Price, Waterhouse & Coopers.
The biggest gamblers in the world are Cypriots
Cyprus is a very small island with 900.000 inhabitants. But that doesn't mean they can't be the biggest gamblers. On average each person spends around 3125 euro on online gambling.
Las Vegas is not the biggest gambling place in the world
The city which sees the largest numbers of bets every year is not Las Vegas but Macau. Every year the city earns over $40 billion and a player in Macau spends in 1 day the same amount of money as a Las Vegas players spend in 1 week.
Lottery is the worlds most popular game
Slots are the most popular game in a casino but more people like to play lotteries. 55% of the world's habitants buy lottery tickets and dream of becoming a millionair and stop working.
Roulette is also called 'The Devil's Game'
If you sum all the numbers from a roulette wheel you will get the number 666, the number of the Devil. That's why this game is called 'The Devil's Game'.
The oldest game in an online casino is Keno
The game Keno was played over 2000 years ago in ancient China. The game was invented by Cheung Leung to raise money for the poor people. In that time players had to choose from 80 Chinese characters while today you have 80 numbers on a card.
Casinos in Las Vegas don't have any clocks or windows
When you visit a casino in Las Vegas you better take a watch with you because the casino will not help you to learn the time. Casinos don't want you to know the time so you can continue playing without thinking you need to leave soon. Also casinos in Las Vegas don't have windows so you can not see when it's getting light and time to go to work or bed.
Free spins are not always free
You can get free spins based on a deposit or just as a bonus. The spins are indeed free but the question is what you can do with the winnings of free spins. At some casinos you can withdraw the money you win with free spins but at other casinos all the money you won goes to the bonus wallet and then it depends on the bonus terms how many times you need to wager this.
Playing a jackpot slot gives you a lower payout percentage
A video slots has a payout percentage between 96-98%. This means of every 100 euro you bet you win 96-98 euro. Of course this doesn't mean that you really win that amount with every spin and this over a long period with millions spins.
With a jackpot slot the casino pays a contribution to the provider of the slot and this contribution will be used for paying out a jackpot prize. The contribution is a few percent and will be deducted from the payout percentage. So a jackpot slot has a payout percentage around 91%.
This means that you have less changes of winning but you have the chance to win the jackpot of a few million euros. But it's important to know this in case you think that you don't win many times on a jackpot slot.
Keno has the highest casino edge
If you like Keno please keep in mind that the chances of winning are the lowest comparing with other casino games. The payout percentage in Keno is 71-75%, which means that the casino wins 25-29%. If you look at a slot or blackjack game where the payout percentage is 99,78 you understand that you will not get rich easily with playing Keno.
Finally the most important fact of playing at a casino is to look out with what you spend and never try to win back any money you lost. Then you will have a great time and maybe you win some on a lucky day.
Citizens of Monaco are not allowed to gamble in their casinos
Did you ever visited the Monte Carlo Gamble Casino? Many foreigners played on one of the many table games but citizens of Monaco are not allowed to place their bet. Princes Caroline introduced this law many years ago.
The Sandwich is originated from a Casino
Ever thought where the sandwich is coming from when you take another bite? In 1765 John Montagu was hungry during his gameplay and was eating a piece of bread which was a bit boring. So he asked for a piece of meat to eat with his bread and put it between two slices. That was the start of the well known Sandwich.
First Casino license received by a woman
The most casino owners are still men but the person who received the first ever casino license was Mayme Stocker. She received the license in 1920.
Smallest casino in a taxi
Are you looking for a taxi to visit a casino in Birmingham? Why not book the Grosvenor Casino taxi which has a casino table game with a real dealer serving you. It's a promotional move of the casino but it's still seen as the smallest casino in the world.
Berlin wall in Las Vegas
A Casino from Las Vegas managed to buy a big piece of the Berlin wall and did something unique with this piece. They used the wall to put in the toilet and have toilets hanging on the wall.
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