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A casino is a wæsthus for certain types of hazardspel. Casinos are oft built near or ymbtrymmed with an herberge, an abidingstow, gastluc, ræde shopung, meresceapu, and oðre trowe framhyrst. Sum casinos sind eac gecneord for þære brungung þe lifende underhald, swa swa stand-up gamolscipe, sangspel, and æðelful[1][2].

History of gambling houses[adiht | adiht fruman]

The specific genesis of gambling establishments remains uncertain. It is widely accepted that gambling, in one form or another, has existed in nearly every historical society. Throughout history, from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Greeks, and the Romans, to Napoleon's France and Elizabethan England, numerous accounts depict the prevalence of amusement centered around games of luck.

The foremost known European hazardspel hus, nacod casino be nemnan hwile gebiddende the nu ceapath, wæs se Ridotto, gegearwad on 1638 fram the Greate Council of Venice to sorgian for gehealden hazardspel under the carfleot tyma. Hit wæs gelocod on 1774 forðan þe burhgeredene þuhte þæt hit fordofode þæt lytle freolsfolc.[3]

On Americaland's yldran bysne wæron hazardspel hus genemnode swa swa saluus. Seo gesceapenness and gemærostnys saluusa wæs mycelice geþwærlæcæd mid feower heafodburgum: New Orleans, St. Louis, Chicago, and San Francisco. On saluusum gesawon faruend biddende menn to sprecenne, mid him drincan, and oft hazardspelian. Under ærlicre 20. tidhade wæs hazardspel forboden be þeodlegere æþelhade. Ac on 1931 wæs hazardspel getimbrod ofer eall Nevada þurh þæs landes æþellicum cyðingum. On 1976 sealde New Jersey huðerung on Atlantic City, nu Americalandes oþres miclan hazardspel byrig.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

  1. (2015) Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society. ISBN 9781610699808. 
  2. (2014) Il vero italiano: Your Guide To Speaking "Real" Italian. 
  3. (2014) Liminality and the Modern: Living Through the In-Between. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. ISBN 9781409460800.