Gambling Trivia Q&A

Gambling Trivia Q&A

Gambling trivia in the form of questions and answers, covering curiosities and other random knowledge tidbits, including record winnings and long forgotten losers.

Useful knowledge and some useless trivia too that just might answer your gambling questions or the random quiz.

How many online casinos are there?

There are an estimated 1500 gambling sites and these sites have thousands of affiliates, subsidiaries and franchises.

What is the value of the online gambling market worldwide?

The value of the online gambling industry is estimated at about $49 million.t

What slot machine has the biggest jackpot online?

Millionaires Club Slot made world headlines on 15th May, 2007 when it awarded a player named Obaesso a massive jackpot of $8,014,514.93. Other massive jackpot payouts include Mega Moolah, Thunderstruck, Major Millions and more recently 888's Pirates Millions

What top 10 countries have won the most online jackpot payouts in 2009?

The 2009 list is as follows: USA $60 million, Canada $20,3 million, France €13.4 million, Italy 12.2 million, UK £11.8 million, Greece €8 million, Australia $5.3 million, Germany €4.5 million, Europe €4.4 million, Sweden €4.2 million. These figures are based on country recorded winnings from 60 five stars online casinos. These figures are based on online casino data and country-specific records.

What was the biggest poker prize ever won?

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the gold standard of online poker and is certainly the highest ranking prize payout in the game. The 2006 WSOP winner - Jamie Gold from the USA - pocketed $12 million for his win. The 2008 WSOP saw Peter Eastgate of Denmark raking in over $9 million as the tournament champion. The Aussie Millions is another huge poker tournament with payouts hovering between $1 and $2 million.

What was the biggest prize ever won online?

When it comes to online prizes there is absolutely no Poker tournament, progressive Slots game or Bingo game that can come anywhere close to the online lottery payouts. The winning figures are so huge that they're inconceivable. Take the following winning payouts for example: Mega Millions Lotto $390 million in March 2007, Powerball Lotto $365 million February 2006, SuperLotto Plus $193 million in February 2002, EuroMillions Jackpot €183 million and the Florida Lotto $106.5 million in 1990.

What's the largest slots casino in Las Vegas?

The MGM Grand, the Las Vegas Sands and the Mirage are all mighty contenders in this department but it's the Luxor that deserves special mention. This 30-story black glass pyramid contains so many amenities on such an enormous scale that it's Las Vegas, within Las Vegas. It sports massive rooms surrounding the world's largest atrium. Plus there are facilities for dining, shopping and entertainment. The casino occupies more than 100,000 square feet, and it is one of Las Vegas' largest. If offers close to 2,000 slot and video poker machines, plentiful table games, a race and sports book and a poker room.

Where are online casinos located?

Some of the popular countries that license online casinos are Antigua, Barbuda, St Kitts, Grenada, Gibraltar, Costa Rica, Australia, Isle of Man and Malta. There are no online casinos in the United States.

Which is the most popular online casino game?

This is a difficult question as it has not been statistically proven, however, there seems to be a general consensus that the answer is online slots. More players choose to play the slots than any other online casino game and new versions are released frequently.

Which was the first online casino?

Trying to determine who was actually the first online casino in the world is no easy task and also a very contentious issue. A number of sites were launched in the mid-nineties in the US, however, the online casino industry eventually enjoyed more success in the Caribbean Islands and in Asia and Europe.

Who has the largest number of slot machines?

It's certainly no easy question to answer but there is general consensus that the casino with the most slot machines is in fact the biggest casino in Las Vegas, Nevada - the MGM Grand. This gargantuan gambling mecca sports almost 6,000 guest rooms and some 3,000 slot machines for players to choose from. There are apparently 197,144 slot machines in Vegas. The super-casinos in Las Vegas that offer thousands of slot machines to their clientele include the Las Vegas Sands, Harrah's Entertainment and the MGM Mirage.

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