How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Casino Games?
Calling all casino connoisseurs. Think you know casino games inside and out? We’re about to find out. Test your knowledge with the following five trivia questions. You may be surprised by some of the answers.
- How did blackjack get its name?
- Why is roulette called the Devil’s Wheel?
- What is the longest craps roll on record?
- What was the first video poker game?
- Where do the fruit symbols come from in slot machines?
- When blackjack was first introduced to Americans in the early 20th century, it failed to catch on. To entice players, casinos offered a 10-1 payout for hands containing an Ace of spades and a Jack of spades or clubs. The hand became known as blackjack, and eventually, people referring to the game as blackjack instead of Twenty-One.
- The sum of all the numbers on the roulette wheel is 666.
- On May 23, 2009, Patricia Demauro, a grandmother from New Jersey, rolled the dice at a craps table 154 times before sevening out at Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino. It took four hours and 18 minutes for the first-time craps player to complete her succession of rolls.
- The first video poker game was simply called Draw Poker. It was released by Si Redd’s Coin machines (SIRCOMA) in 1979 and required a minimum hand of 2 pair to win.
- The lemons and cherries found on traditional slot machine reels come from the old fruit machines released in the early 20th In order to get around gambling laws, these primitive slots were presented as “trade stimulator” machines. Instead of paying money, they “paid” people with cigarettes, candy, and fruit-flavored chewing gum. Fruit symbols were put on the reels to coincide with the flavor of gum you’d get.