If you were to ask a novice about the beginning of casino games and playing in general, they might quickly go over the 16th century, or 1 000 BC. Well, because I’ve been anntutu doing my digging, I can tell you that playing dates dating back to the time of Zeus and the Olympian gods.
It is said that the world was split in heaven, terrible, and the world of water by Zeus, Hades and Poseidon, all in the throw of a die. Now I know what you’re going to say. This is all a legend, but think about the archeological diggings that revealed dice-like shapes dating dating back to 40, 000 BC? Playing was also popular in the time of the Roman Empire.
The tale says that the Romans enjoyed all the pleasures of life be it dancing, wining and dining, gladiator shows and entertainment through casino like games that involved both luck and skill. Many an incredibly special Roman political figures had playing debts to pay off and children were taught in school how to throw chop!
Historians prove that the early Greeks were also partial to games of chance but we were holding banned later on. The legend says that the Greeks did not have the same level of self control as the Romans so limits must be set.
Many proof of standard playing such as chop were also found in China around 2, 300 BC and earlier. In fact, it was China that is the origin of the modern games we play today. Truth be said, the Koreans created the first models of charge cards but the Chinese enhanced them using paper. Because at the time charge cards must be made hand and individually, and only artistic craftsmen could make them, only the rich had access to them, which made them so desirable amongst common people.
Mesopotamia, Ancient Persia, Egypt and The indian subcontinent were also a cradle for games of chance and it is said that around these areas is where backgammon draws its beginning from. Initially, the act of throwing chop was closely related to the art of divination, or telling the future with signs from small stones, runes bone fragments and rocks. Later on this became your common game of luck that involves throwing chop.