Millions of people from all around the globe enjoy online gambling entertainment. Among those who gamble online about 40% are poker lovers who play their favorite poker games at least three nights a week. Therefore, it is no small wonder that there are thousands of online casinos as well as poker rooms operating over the Internet. These are just some of the fascinating numerical facts related to the Internet gambling industry. Check out below other thought-provoking gambling-related numbers...
According to a study conducted by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission in 2007, about 0.6% of adults have had problem gambling issues. Interestingly enough, the very same percentage of the adult population suffered from a gambling addiction back in 1999. Does this mean that the problem gambling phenomenon is under control in the UK? One can only hope...
Launched in 2002, Blackjack Hall of Fame honors the most prominent Blackjack experts of all times. It is housed at the Barona Casino in San Diego, California and currently includes 14 inductees. The list of its members includes industry-leading Blackjack professionals, such as James Grosjean, John Chang and Edward E. Thorp.
Mobile gaming destinations allow casino fans to enjoy their favorite form of entertainment without leaving their homes. According to a number of highly prominent analysts, while currently quite underdeveloped, the value of the mobile gaming market will stand at US$20 billion by 2010. That's unbelievable but true...
Slot machines are the favorite casino game for many online as well as traditional casino gamblers. It turned out that slot machine play constitutes approximately 70% of the average casino establishment's revenues. Indeed, slots are a highly profitable business for any casino operator...
Slots are usually programmed to pay out up to 98% of the cash invested by gamblers. The minimum payout percentage varies among different jurisdictions and is typically determined by local authorities. The lowest slot machine payout across the U.S. is in the state of Nevada where it stands at 75%. How unfortunate for Las Vegas lovers...
eCOGRA, an organization dedicated to protecting online gamers and overseeing honest casino operator conduct, has already reviewed as many as 150 Internet gaming venues. Among the eCOGRA approved websites are such prominent names as Party Poker, Pacific Poker, Unibet Poker, 888.com, All Slots Casino, 7 Sultans Casino and Gnuf Casino.
The game of Roulette has many fans. The first Roulette wheel was created in the 17th century France. According to a popular legend, a man by the name François Blanc promised the devil his soul in exchange for the secrets of the game. The legend is actually based on the fact that if you sum all Roulette wheel numbers you get 666, referred to as the Number of the Beast! This is both fascinating and creepy...
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