Gambling is a way of playing which was developed centuries ago. People from ancient times used to gamble on various games. Every country has its own version of gambling. This is not a surprising fact, as who could resist the charms of chance and luck combined with the mystery of who would be the lucky one of the day.
Records have shown that China and Greece had dices which were used for the games as long as 2300 B.C ago. They have plenty of carvings and writings implying that gambling was a challenge most of the cultures offered to its people in many forms. Almost every culture has a history of gambling and challenges in it.
Some of the modern games which can keep you rooted to your place like poker and blackjack were actually found in the olden days by various cultures. China is a country which has plenty of evidences of card games being conducted among the people and it was carried over to Europe through the traders and merchants who travelled around the world to sell their products.
Slowly, the game started to spread far and wide. It became common to see people huddled in a corner and placing bets and challenges to their opponents. The standards were established with 52 playing cards and the king, queen and jack taken for a human feel in the game. The card games became quite popular among the royals and monarchies until it was played regularly by most of them.
It was interesting to the point of distracting people from their job. It was briefly banned in the U.S but was resumed during the 20th century. Gambling has a very rich history if you look into it. It carries a lot of tales and stories with it about its origin and the way it became popular all over the world.