Casino history

The term cazino comes up from the Italian word casa, which means house. This nickname was used in order to describe the small house in countryside. Later, the same word was describing houses in countryside, which were used by Venetian nobles for entertainment, in which were included also various games. Later, with the same meaning was used in British language in 18th century and from 1850 the meaning changed in the one we use today, which is gaming house. In England, with this name was called various places and clubs in countryside, in which were included places for games and gymnastic.

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The same time, the health resorts became very famous all over Europe. Most of them were in Belgium. One of them, in Liege, in 1763, added in iits programme games of chance, in a place called Redoute. Of course, places of this kind were also in other cities but we may consider that Redoute is the first casino.

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