Roulette and Baccarat have existed for quite a long time, while Slot machine is relatively new. However, they all have one thing in common: Since its inception up to now, it has continuously improved the rules of the game and added more variations to appeal bettors.
It is widely believed that Roulette was created by Francois and Louis Blanc, when they opened their first casino in Monte Carlo and introduced European Roulette to the public. When King Louis XV tried to ban betting in France, the two cousins moved the casino to Germany to bring the game to the Germans.
In the 19th century, Roulette not only flourished in Europe, but also found its way to America thanks to immigrants from France to New Orleans. However, the game was not very popular because people were unprofitable, so they improved the game, adding a zero – creating today’s version of American Roulette, popular in Canada, the Caribbean and South America. In other regions, European Roulette still dominates.
By 1843, the Roulette table still had only 1 single zero. At the end of the 19th century, the American version was invented with an additional zero. In general, until 1900, all historical documents called Roulette with 38 numbers as Italian Roulette or Big Roulette and the 18-digit version was German Roulette or Small Roulette.
Baccarat (Scratch cards)
Baccarat is known as one of the oldest games which originated from Europe. Baccarat was born hundreds of years ago, but it was not until the 1940s in Italy that Baccarat was officially known widely.
Specifically, many believe that an Italian gambler named Felix Falguirerein invented Baccarat game. To play Baccarat, this person used the Tarot card and since then, the Tarot card has been known as a tool that can predict a person’s fate. The origin of the word Baccarat means ‘number 0’.
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Slot machine is the latest game in the games at Corona Resort & Casino Phu Quoc, but it does not lack attractiveness for such reason. Specifically, in 1891, two men Sittman and Pitt in Brooklyn, New York, USA developed a slot machine, which is the forerunner of today’s slot machines. It contains five decks that hold a total of 50 card faces and are based on the rules of poker. Immediately after its release, this machine has become famous and often appeared in bars.
However, due to a lot of limitations, especially in the win-lose ratio and the pay-in-exchange, between 1887 and 1895, Charles Fey from San Francisco, California, USA invented a simple self-defense mechanism, with three spinning reels containing a total of five symbols – horseshoe, diamond, spade, heart, and a Liberty Bell. By replacing ten cards with five symbols and using three reels instead of five blanks, the complexity of reading one win is significantly reduced, allowing Fey to offer an efficient automatic payout mechanism.
By 1963, Bally developed the first fully electromechanical slot machines, called the Money Honey (although Bally’s earlier series had the basics of electromechanical construction back to the 1940s). Since then, the slot machine – which is a machine, so there’s plenty of room for innovation and creativity, has made significant changes to raise the appeal and diversity of the game.
Where to play these games?
In Vietnam, there are currently 6 active casinos, but only Corona Casino located in Dai beach Phu Quoc is opened to Vietnamese guests. The entrance procedures are not too strict, visitors are free to experience 8 popular games in most casinos in the world at this “Las Vegas of Vietnam”. Casino Phu Quoc currently has a large quantity of equipment with up to 100 tables and 1000 modern slot machines. In addition, inside the casino, there are also diverse bars and restaurants, luxurious design and a separate swimming pool, expanding and heightening visitors’ experience.