As far as we know, gambling becomes a developing industry in British. According to this development, gambling has been inextricably linked as well a leisure pursuit for people. Not only citizen in British, you are a foreigner, you are the right to register and join any gambling sites in this nation. The legal law allows sites to accept a wide range of player.
To understand deeply about gambling in the British, this article will overview about history of gambling from pre-historical times until the gambling laws was applied in 1960s and nowadays.
Under pre-historical times, gambling can be divided into two types as followings:
First, gaming. Actually, games is a random when all participants have chance of winning fairly.
Second, wagering. It requires players to improve more skills in betting. In this game, player has to wager and compete against each other to reach winning in the final result.
From act of games, gambling has natural extension based it. It is difference that players have to use real money to pay for prediction about the result of game. But gambling is not relaxing purpose as nowadays. Almost they are used for religious purposes. In this pre-history time, the human think that they can communicate with the gods and subsequently attempt to receive prediction about the future occurrences or fortune-telling.
Until the seventeenth century, in the mid ages, gambling has been considered and accepted to be actually existed as a normal game. But gambling has not yet been commercialized, it still treats as a leisure activity. If you are in high class, you have the right to bet in horse racing, cock fighting, chess or card games. While the poor play games of dice. They use coins for their contraction.
When the late seventeenth century, gambling has been commercialized largely. As consequence of the industrial revolution, gambling has been provided a new framework and new regulation which still applied nowadays.