Gambling can be traced back to the earliest stages of human civilization, but casinos have only been around since 1638. Is it really necessary to have a casino for us to play against the odds? Which, by the way, are stacked in the casino’s favor through the built-in advantage called the “house edge”. All casinos have this biased slant, so is there any way for us to have a truly fair gaming experience?
For a very long period of time, people just gambled with one another and there was no “house” to win the majority of the games. Over time, though, gambling inevitably evolved and left us with three different categories based on who’s sitting at the table: