In terms of the online gaming world, you do not have to go very far, in 2015 a man named Jon Heywood won a world record prize of 17.9 million dollars while playing online slots at Betway, the biggest online jackpot in history. of the slots.
There are also several famous players in history. Henry VIII may be better known for his reputation as a womanizer and reform of Britain, but the English king also liked to play cards and dice. In two years, it is said that he played £ 3,250 at the cards (an outrage at the time), and rumors claim that he lost the bells of the old St. Paul’s Cathedral playing dice.
In the 1800s, Alice Huckert (known as Poker Alice) became one of the most popular figures on the American frontier, traveling through all the Genting casino and gambling halls and earning a small fortune. She is just one of the many famous female figures who based her name and her way of living in the game world.
The excitement and suspense in the casino has been transported to the big screen countless times, becoming the focus of attention of dozens of television programs. Movies almost always tend to show the glamorous nature of luxury casinos and there is no better example than those of James Bond. The iconic British spy is an expert card player, often involved in casino games where there is more than just money at stake. Dr. No, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, GoldenEye and Casino Royale are just some of the movies in which agent 007 appears in the casino.
Most of the time, when we see a casino in a movie, it means one thing: Las Vegas. The city of sin or ‘Sin City’ is famous for its dazzling casinos and its crazy life, which many films have wanted to capture. The story of The Hangover is based in Las Vegas, as well as the sophisticated series of Ocean’s Eleven, starring actors like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.
Oscar-winning films such as Rain Man and Leaving Las Vegas also chose the city of Nevada as the setting, as well as the epic work of Martin Scorsese Casino.