Top Fun Facts about Gambling

1. The small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus gambles an average of €3,125 a year person. Despite only having 400,000 residents the country rakes in an average of 2.5 billion euros each other gambling. Don’t worry, the people of Cyprus aren’t spending all their money on gambling. The islands 17 casinos are populated by thousands of tourists which flock to the island each year for the sun and a flutter on the tables.

2. You might have heard that the name for a sandwich came from John Montagu, otherwise known as the Earl of Sandwich. However, you might not know that the reason he invented the sandwich is that the avid gambler was keen to carry on playing and not leave his seat for dinner. Therefore, he asked his servants to bring him a slice of meat between two slices of bread and thus the sandwich was born

3. Some experts have claimed that it is actually safer to keep your money in an online casino: then it is with the bank. What banks are allowed, by law, to do whatever they want with your money as long as it is available to withdraw when you want casinos are not allowed to touch your account balance. While in reality the money in your bank is nearly always guaranteed by the state, a casino is an interesting alternative solution.

4. While dice are now mainly associated with gambling and other games, they were once used other form of dispensing Justice in Scandinavia and Greece. Historians have claimed that be original purpose of a dice was to decide the fate of an individual and also to predict what might happen in the future.

5. The term blue chip companies is a common tautology in the financial world meaning a fiscally robust organization which can sustain itself to economic downturns. Even the Queen is known to be a prolific investor in such companies. However, you might not know that the term actually comes from Poker. Back in the 1800s, only three types of chip were used, and these were white red and, of course, blue. The blue chips were the most valuable and so bluechip became a colloquial term in the financial industry that something which is considered to have great value.