Big bets, a roll of dice, just one card that how gambling in the casinos works. You’ll never know when you’re going to win big and when you’re going to lose it. Nothing is certain here and probably that’s why it attracts so many people. That’s why the casino is fun.
But the fun doesn’t stop here. And since the birth of casinos, a lot has happened around it. That’s why it’s unlikely to not have any great stats.
In this article, we are going to reveal 3 fun facts about casinos you never knew before.
So, here we go.
1. A Casino On Water
While casinos have a long history of existence in the U.S. from centuries ago, some U.S. states legalized gambling just recently. For example, Illinois, a state of the United States, made gambling a legal thing just around 1990. But there was one condition. You needed to build casinos on a boat that needs to move.
However, since then, there has been a lot of changes in the gambling rules of Illinois. And of them is that the casinos no longer have to move in the water body and they can stay still. However, they still need to be on a water body.
And Rivers casino didn’t get this opportunity go away. It has been built on a pit containing just a few centimeters of shallow water. This way, they’re operating gambling while complying with the laws. And today, they have over 1,000 slot machines and 50 different game tables.
2. No More Income Tax Thanks To Casinos
In order for a country to run smoothly, it needs to collect income taxes from its individual citizens and non-citizen workers. And just like any other place, it’s true for the U.S. too.
But there are some countries that do not collect income taxes. That’s because all of them have a revenue source to run their government without charging taxes to the citizens. And the state of Monaco is probably the only country that does not charge income taxes thanks to the revenue they generate from its casinos.
That’s right. Monaco, a small yet filthy rich country of the European continent has some of the world’s most renowned casinos. And that’s the biggest source of revenue for this country.
It generates so much revenue that the citizens of Monaco have never paid a single penny as income tax since 1869 A.D.
3. There’s A Lot Of Fuss For High-Stake Players
Most people think that they can just come to a casino, make a bet, and roll the dice. While it’s true for most of the gamblers, it’s not always the case. Although low and medium stake players can gamble in any casino without any trouble, things are different when you’re bringing in millions of dollars to gamble in a high-stakes game.
Unlike movies, in some casinos, big players have to go through a lot of formalities, paperwork, and contracts before they can start playing betting a large sum of money.
You see it now. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows for the rich people, especially in gambling.