In this day and age, there are probably millions of regular gamblers who do not remember when gambling machines were premised on the role of a real ball, or the turn of a real cylinder, and not a digital one.
What Would Gambling Be Without Reliable Randomness?
Even before gambling switched to the Internet, gambling machines had become digital and the interface between you, the gambler, and how the machine spins, was made more abstract, but also less predictable – as the actuaries and number crunchers behind the technical aspects of gambling machines were hard pressed to develop a technology that could successfully throw out numbers at random.
1994 and How the World Changed Forever
Specialists and gambling historians pinpoint the birth of online gambling – the kind you can do, these days, from the comfort of your own computer, or better still, your own laptop or smartphone – as having started in 1994, when the equatorial island states of Antigua and Barbuda, located in the Caribbean Ocean, headlined the worldwide tradition of gambling by passing a Free Trade and Processing Act, which effectively made gambling legal for companies who obtained the appropriate licenses there.
The Digitizing of Every Gambling Game
And this important piece of gambling history, just over 20 years ago, opened the floodgates to a whole range of gambling game designers. In those short 20 years, the appearance and functionality of online gambling games and facilities have become enormously sophisticated: you would laugh to see how primitive computer-based gambling tables looked in the late 1990s. What we do know for sure is that casinos who didn’t bite the bullet and begin to look at digital possibilities for the future, do not exist today. And as for what the future will bring? The sky is literally the limit – defined in so many ways by the creative ideas and technical brilliance of game designers.