Sunday, September 23, 2018
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How Computers Influenced the Gambling Games

There are many gamble games, but all of them belong in one of the three main categories. The most common category is table games. Here are found games like Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette and so on. The second category is electronic gaming machines, this includes gambling machines like Pachinko, Slots and Video poker. Lastly, the random number ticket games category, such as Keno and Bingo.

Small changes in Table Games

Over the years, gamble games had some small changes, like the ones found in Blackjack. Firstly, this card game is the precursor of twenty-one. The exact origin is not known, but it was first mentioned in a book written by Miguel de Cervantes, which is the Spanish writer who wrote Don Quixote. To get back to the point, Blackjack suffered some minor updates, i.g. adding more decks. Another change was about a rule which said that players have to keep their cards face down. Nowadays, all players keep their cards face up with the condition of not touching any cards. Indeed, easy rule to follow while playing from a computer.

From mechanical reels, to computer powered slots

While there are minor changes in table games, slots changed a lot over the years. If at the end of 19th century we had simple mechanical systems that spinned three reels, today we have virtual reels that are completely made on a laptop. At the beginning, most fruit machines had three reels, like “Liberty Bell Slot Machine” made by Charles Fey in 1895. However, today most online slots have five reels, like Book of Ra, Sizzling Hot and many more.

In Brief

Like I said before, most gamble games have improved over the years. Moreover, thanks to the computer technology, the number of gamble games is growing each month. Also, there is a statistic that shows how in 1984, only 8.2% of households had a computer. Having a growth every year, in 2015, over 86% of households had one.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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