Roll The Bones: The Story of Gambling (Casino Edition).

Roll the Bones is a story about gambling, its origins, evolution, and current state. This is the Casino Edition. This update and expansion of the global history and gambling includes a greater focus casino development in Europe and their growth in Reno, Las Vegas and other countries. The development of the Las Vegas Strip casino resorts and their spread across the United States is covered in more detail by new material. New material provides a better understanding of Atlantic City's casinos and the rise of online gambling and Asia. The first modern casino was built in Venice in 1638. In Europe, there were a number of spa towns that hosted casinos in the 18th and 19th centuries. The United States saw gambling develop in both illegal urban gambling halls as well as in wide-open saloons on the frontier. This is what Nevada's current legal casinos do. With the help of organized crime elements, these casinos developed and became sun-drenched pleasure resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. In 1976, New Jersey was the first state to roll the dice. The success of Nevada casinos led to other states, including New Jersey, beginning to roll the dice in 1976.

After more than half a billion gambled online during the pandemic, Britain's pensioners are at risk of becoming gambling addicts.

Research has shown that 625,000 people over 65 gambled on the internet during lockdown. This is a higher percentage than any age group.

A Royal College of Psychiatrists report reveals that 13.5 percent of Brits who gamble online are over 65. This compares to 8.7 percent in September 2019.

The lockdown saw high-street betting shops close and isolated elderly people spend more time online, resulting in an increase in the number of'silver surfers.

Based on data from Gambling Commission, the report found that betting on the internet has increased in all age groups over the past two years.

It stated that the shift to online gambling was partly due to the closing of physical betting shops during pandemics and the limited opportunities to engage in other activities as a result of lockdowns.

"Online gambling can pose risks because it is available 24/7, especially for those who are more at home and might be facing financial uncertainty."

Latest data shows that 12.1 million adults in England gambled online during 2020, an increase of 12 percent from the previous pandemic.

The RCP analysis revealed that the most dramatic rise was in the over-65s. Middle-aged adults followed closely, as more people gamble online than in-person.

Based on data from Gambling Commission, the report found that betting on the internet has increased in all age groups over the past two years.

It stated that the shift to online gambling was partly due to the closing of physical betting shops during pandemics and the limited opportunities to engage in other activities as a result of lockdowns.

"Online gambling can pose risks because it is available 24/7, especially for those who are more at home and might be facing financial uncertainty."

Latest data shows that 12.1 million adults in England gambled online during 2020, an increase of 12 percent from the previous pandemic.

The RCP analysis revealed that the most dramatic rise was in the over-65s. Middle-aged adults followed closely, as more people gamble online than in-person.