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Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material ...

Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize. That’s the basic definition. It applies to gambling literally but more importantly it can be seen as a beautiful metaphor of life events that require or allow taking risks… gambling. Traveling too can be a gambling-like activity – three elements: consideration, chance and prize are there and those who know how to do it right always win. This deck is about gambling literally – the facts, the stats and the trivia. We don’t encourage gambling in anyway but we always encourage taking chances traveling and learning more. Enjoy!

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    • vie fu w re ll in co sc g i mm re n en en de d 21 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GAMBLING that don’t necessarily help you win but guarantee you’ll be a small talk star DREAM TRAVEL EXPLORE & NEVER FORGET TO WWW .SHARE.TRAVEL
    • 21 interesting facts about gambling Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize. That’s the basic definition. It applies to gambling literally but more importantly it can be seen as a beautiful metaphor of life events that require or allow taking risks… gambling. Traveling too can be a gambling-like activity – three elements: consideration, chance and prize are there and those who know how to do it right always win. This deck is about gambling literally – the facts, the stats and the trivia. We don’t encourage gambling in anyway but we always encourage taking chances traveling and learning more. Enjoy! ! Travel World Passport Team D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #1 Though gambling has been around for centuries, the first documented gambling activities date back to China in 2300 BC. The word ‘casino’ is derived from the Italian equivalent of “little house”, which means that the first buildings to be called casinos originated on the coasts of the Mediterranean. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #2 There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. It increases the sense of freedom, a disconnect from reality and thus, increases the dollars spent gambling. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #3 The global gambling market is estimated at around 321 billion euros (gross win). Casinos make up about one third of the total market, lotteries account for another 30 percent of the industry revenue. Gaming machines (20%), betting (13%) and bingo/other gaming (4%) make up the rest of the market. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #4 Estimates of the number of people who gamble socially qualify for being diagnosed with a gambling addiction range from 2%-5%, thereby affecting millions of people in the United States alone. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #5 Although more men than women are thought to suffer from pathological gambling, women are developing this disorder at higher rates, now making up as much as 25% of individuals with pathological gambling. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #6 Men lose £ 3,709.44 a year gambling, which is about three pints of lager a day. Women lose £ 2,659.92 a year gambling, which would get them 10 pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes. At the same time, women appear to be more conservative about how much money they bet. On average, a single deposit by a female player totals £67, while for men it’s a more careless £94. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #7 One of the biggest historical gambling losses is probably that of Henry VIII. After losing in a game of dice, the King of England had to forfeit the bells of St. Paul. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #8 A record 29.6 million travelers visited Las Vegas in 1996. A nationwide survey by the U.S. Travel Industry Association found that 38% of all U.S. residents have been to Las Vegas in their lifetime. The average length of visitors' stay in Las Vegas was almost 4 days (3.7). 87% of all people who visited Las Vegas in 1996 gambled. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #9 The largest percentage of visitors to Las Vegas were in the age group of 65 and older (22%). 35% of the 1996 Las Vegas visitors had earned a high school diploma. 26% of the 1996 visitors graduated from college. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #10 Gambling generates more revenue than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships and recorded music combined. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #11 Casinos are designed to be like mazes so you can't find your way out. There are also no windows, so people don't know if it's day or night outside. They also give free alcohol to the gamblers so they continue to gamble. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #12 If you are a regular visitor to Las Vegas, you may have wondered about the first casino constructed in the city. Sadly, Sin City has been through so many changes that the first casino may have been demolished many decades ago. However, the oldest casino still standing is the Golden Gate Casino. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #13 Dead Man’s Hand is a term that describes a poker hand set containing two black aces and two black eights. However, if you ever wondered where this term originated from, prepare to be amazed. According to lore, this is the hand Wild Bill Hickok held when he was shot (not something you have to worry about in a casino these days). D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #14 Approximately 70 million decks of cards are sold in the U.S. annually. However, credit for their invention goes to the French. The suits were created to represent the four classes of the French society: spades for noblemen, hearts for the clergy, diamonds for traders, and clubs for commoners. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #15 Roulette is known as the Devil’s Wheel because its numbers add to 666, which, as you know, is the sign of the devil. Scary, isn’t it? D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #16 The casino game of poker was invented in Europe around the 15th century. The Germans believe it originated from their Pochspiel game whereas the French link it to their Poque. Poker reached American shores via an English actor named Joseph Crowell at the beginning of the 19th century. However, rather than being played in casinos, it was used to help the troops relax during the U.S. Civil War. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #17 Casino chips weigh between 9 and 11.5 grams. However, authentic chips weigh exactly 10 grams while cheaper variations weight either more or less. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #18 Poker is the main reason behind the invention of the sandwich. The Earl of Sandwich was too engrossed in playing poker that he hated getting up from the table to eat. So, he came up with a time-saving idea: a slice of meat between two slices of bread. The rest is history. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #19 The Asia / Middle East region is the biggest market in the world with around 32 percent of the global gross win. North America’s share is at around 28 percent. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #20 Aristotle may have been known for his contributions to physics and philosophy, but would you believe that he also did extensive research on how to cheat at dice games? D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
    • #21 Of people who gambled in Vegas, the average gambling budget for the trip was $580.90., On average, those gamblers gamble 4 hours per day. D R E A M T R AV E L E X P L O R E & N E V E R F O R G E T T O WWW lic c k t to tw is h ee f t ct a . S H A R E . T R AV E L
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