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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Sodax77, Jan 2, 2006.

    Jan 2, 2006
  1. Sodax77

    Sodax77 Dormant account

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    Well, i dig out MG's History
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    And what i found (Dec 21, 1996 ): The Gaming Club Casino
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    Screenshots (1996 - Not so "viper" yet):
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    Review:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    I don't like this "Belle Rock Entertainment" nowadays
    (Their Support sucks, sorry)
    But nice to see some screenshots, articles, etc from 1996 ;)
     
  2. Jan 2, 2006
  3. Macgyver

    Macgyver Dormant account PABnononaccred

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    From their "How the Casino Works" page:

    and

    Heh. :D
     
  4. Jan 3, 2006
  5. Sodax77

    Sodax77 Dormant account

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    So, is The Gaming Club Casino first MG Casino?

    Because i found this:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    1994:
    "Develops first fully operational online casino."
     
  6. Jan 3, 2006
  7. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

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    Pennsylvania
    LOL @ the blackjack screenshot!!! So cheesy
    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2006
  9. Sodax77

    Sodax77 Dormant account

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    :D Yup!

    Maybe they made "few" upgrades ...after 1996 ;)
     
  10. Jan 3, 2006
  11. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

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    UK
    You must register/login in order to see the link. :
    "Macintosh Software

    Sorry, this is still under construction. We will keep you informed of our progress." :)

    You must register/login in order to see the link. :

    "Casino Deluxe
    This is for those serious about their entertainment. It is the complete package and includes the Casino Lite software together with the Poker, Slots and Keno Additions. Go for it! (3871k)"

    To take a random Viper casino, Platinum Play occupies 383MB on my hard drive.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2006
  13. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

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    I've always believed it to be but i'm sure Jetset, Spear or the Meister could confirm.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2006
  15. Sodax77

    Sodax77 Dormant account

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    Guy from Finland

    Thanks for "The", lol

    Sorry my poor english ;)
     
  16. Jan 3, 2006
  17. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

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    LOL. No worries - not a criticism in any way. In actual fact your English is better than many English people Sodax :D
     
  18. Jan 3, 2006
  19. Slotmachine

    Slotmachine Dormant account

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    :D

    Cheers,
    SM
     
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  20. Jan 3, 2006
  21. Sodax77

    Sodax77 Dormant account

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    Good one! LOL :thumbsup:
     
  22. Jan 3, 2006
  23. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    Gaming Club is the original MG casino - and also lays claim to being the first on the Net, though that would be debatable since others have also made this claim and I have never investigated this.

    John Steed? :)
     
  24. Jan 3, 2006
  25. johnsteed

    johnsteed Ueber Meister

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    The Gaming Club since '95...

    ***

    Spearmaster




    At your service M'Lord...


    The oldest that still exist today would go to...



    The Gaming Club


    - 1995 ("claiming to be" the very 1st online casino)



    Intertops Casino & Sportsbook


    - 1995 ("claiming to be" the web's first sportsbook)



    and in no specific order...


    InterCasino


    - 1996



    FirstWebCasino


    - 1996 (why call yourself something you're not?)



    CASINO-ON-NET (a.k.a. 888.com)


    - 1996 (I always assumed that they were the 1st w/"The Gaming Club")



    GOldEN PALACE


    - 1997



    Starluck Casino


    - 1997



    OMNI


    - 1997



    RiverBELLE


    - 1997


    ***


    That's the best I could do prior to '98. Hope this helps. ;)


    Steed


    ***
     
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  26. Jan 3, 2006
  27. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Mary wrote an excellent history of online gambling a while back, and here's a reference that may be useful. I don't know who was the first to be honest but Microgaming was certainly right up there with the first pioneers like the Rifkins of Cryptologic and the Israelis who founded C.O.N.

    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4783

    Edit: I can recall interviewing a guy for a Support job back in '97 (there were around a hundred or so online casinos then) and one of his qualifications was previous experience as a support rep for Riverbelle - operating from a small flat!

    The industry sure has grown fast since then LOL.
     
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  28. Jan 3, 2006
  29. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

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    No more "Where's Superman?"....

    now it's "Where's John Steed?" You are a star... LOL...

    I'm trying to remember which casinos have laid claim in the past to preceding Gaming Club... but certainly, Gaming Club is the oldest of those still online. I think defunct places like Grand Caribbean and Galaxiworld have previously laid claim to being the first online, as well as Casino Royale.
     
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  30. Jan 3, 2006
  31. johnsteed

    johnsteed Ueber Meister

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    More info...

    ***

    Thanks guys!! :D


    Golly Spearmaster, "Superman" is MY hero!!! :notworthy


    Took some notes while I was searching.


    - MicroGaming actually dates back to '94, where they had completed the development of their casino software.


    - "Belle Rock" forms in 1995.


    - In October of '95, MG launches their 1st (and apparently THE 1st) online casino, which as we know, would be "The Gaming Club". Which has thus far paid over $50,000,000.00 to winners since its birth (I'm thinking that's kinda' low actually, for being around for over 10-years now :what: ).


    - Cryptologic releases its first casino, InterCasino in Nov. '96.


    - Swedish company "Boss Media", releases their software in '97.


    I went to a good number of websites, and it was a good read (although varying years on the casinos origins). I'm assuming, that from the casinos that I glossed-over from the years '98-99, that a lot of casinos switched software providers in '99 (around the time RTG had been developed) and again when relatively (but not really) new PlayTech software entered the fray.


    ***

    Also, I enjoyed that thread/via link you provided Jetset, and Mary's details on the history of online gaming. :)


    ***
     
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  32. Jan 4, 2006
  33. paul02085

    paul02085 Senior Member

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    USA
    I remember when about the only slots offered on MG sites were:

    Double Magic
    Fantastic 7
    Cool Cat
    Fruit Slots
    Jackpot Express

    Things sure have changed since then. Plus most bonuses were 100% at 5xD+B (no excluded games).
     
  34. Jan 4, 2006
  35. Sodax77

    Sodax77 Dormant account

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    Intercasino - Dec 30, 1996

    Home:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    "Download InterCasino NOW!"
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    "Learn About InterCasino"
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    With Logo: (1997)
    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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  36. Jan 9, 2006
  37. AussieDave

    AussieDave Dodgy whacko backstabber

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    From my understanding Galaxiworld spend three years developing their software. Maybe time spent doing this was included in their circa.

    Don't mean to derail the topic, but Galaxiworld and iVegas.com are operated through the same company.

    Also noted, Galaxiworld (GLC Limited owned by Jack Banks - who incidently was convicted of insider trading in New York and fined $100K [though I'm sure I've read it was $1mil] and was barred from entering the US for two years).

    Some other interesting reading about Jack Banks and the Ontario Securities Commission. You must register/login in order to see the link.

    Esther Banks (Jack's daughter) is now the chairman of these concerns, along with heading up a marketing firm in Toronto Canada. Esther Banks (now Williams) is in my opinion Jacks puppet.

    More info can be found over at winnersonline, information gathered and written by "The Original Mary". You must register/login in order to see the link. (thuogh this info is 5 - 6 years old).
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2006

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