Celebrating Cinco de Mayo OnlinePublished April 30, 2006 by OCR Editor
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and being a time of celebration, we're sure that millions of fans that participate in this festive Latin holiday will also use it as a reason to play at their favorite online casinos.
Aside from being a day of fun, this holiday has a serious history. Cinco de Mayo is literally the 5th of May in Spanish and is mostly celebrated in Mexico and parts of the Latin world as well as through the United States. On this holiday which dates back to 1862, more than 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated the French army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico. Today the holiday is not so politically charged and is seen as a celebration which usually involves drinking and partying. Any day that involved celebration usually sees an increase of activity at the online casinos as well.
And the online casinos usually do what they can in order to encourage gambling on their sites by offering special prize giveaways, bonus promotions and even specially themed games on holidays throughout the year. It's a way of encouraging new and repeat players to get in on the action.