Cool Casino Specifics

Here is a list of interesting and cool casino facts you might not know:

  • Players who chase their losses are occasionally referred to as steamers, pigeons; or plungers.
  • The largest slot machine payout is $39,713,982.25 (£25,361,761), won by a 25-year-old software engineer from Los Angeles after depositing in $100 (£64) in the Megabucks slot machine at the Excalibur Hotel Casino on March 21, 2003.
  • Approximately 76% of males and 68% of females gambled in the UK over the past year. 75% of adolescents gamble.
  • A 1910 law made it illegal to gamble in Las Vegas.
  • Over 100,000 people play poker at the Bellagio in Las Vegas each year.
  • The world record for an over-all jackpot was set in December 1999 at $1.2bn (£750m) by Spain’s El Gordo, meaning the Fat One. But the Spanish lottery is also the world’s easiest – it spreads the reward pool among thousands of winners, with a one in six chance of winning.
  • In Poker, a pair of Aces and eights is called the dead man’s hand – so name because this is the hand that Wild Bill Hickok was holding when shot dead.
  • Blackjack is the only game that affords players the chance to play with a calculated edge over the house.
  • Gambling became legal in Las Vegas in 1931.
  • Boulder City, located a few miles southeast of Las Vegas, is the only metropolis in Nevada that forbids gambling.
    On 1 June, Joachim M. won the largest online slot jackpot ever… $1,779,827
  • playing Major Millions slots at Jackpot City Online Casino
  • 20% of the world’s high intensity electronic gaming machines are situated in Australia.
  • The highest gross gaming income spawned by the casinos and amusement developments of a city in a year is US$7,673,134,286 (£5,416,584,982) by Las Vegas, Nevada, USA in 2000.
  • The chances of getting an Ace high Royal Flush in a 5 card poker deal is 650,000 to 1.
  • The probability of getting four of a kind in a 5 card poker deal is 4,000 to 1.
  • The odds of winning Powerball in the US IS1 in 80,089,128 and in Australia: 1 in 54,979,155.
  • The likelihoods of winning the British, Canadian, French or Spanish lotto’s are the same : 1 in 13,983,816
  • Australian grown-ups, on average, spend more cash each year on gambling than on sporting events or cultural and entertainment activities.
  • 40% of all Australians gamble at least once per week.
  • Shrimp eating in Las Vegas is more than 60,000 pounds a day — higher than the rest of the country combined!

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