Here at Betzest, our live casino vertical it’s one of the most important components. If you are a newbie to casinos don’t worry. In this article we will break down the history and some of the basic knowledge about the live casino games that can be played and enjoyed in our amazing online live casino lobby. First and foremost, the concept of casino, or gambling in general it’s thought to be modern but in fact it’s been part of cultures from millennia. The first gambling establishment, however, or a real casino was only built in the seventeenth century in Venice and it was called “Ill Ridotto”. The word casino also comes from the Italian language and it means a small house. This comes from the fact that live casino games in those years were organized in small private houses. There were gambling, entertaining, eating and drinking involved but this amusement wasn’t for everyone, only selected people were allowed to enter in those houses. The “Riddoto” was closed relatively early due to the church interference regarding moral decadence but the French were quick to adopt it and on the opposite, the church representatives were supporters as they hoped to gain by taxing it. The first casino in France was opened of course in Paris.