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14 June 2012 - 1:46am

Oldest Online Casino?

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I was just having a discussion with my wife about online casinos and she asked what the oldest online casino is. I myself have no clue.

Do you know? Is it still in business?

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14 June 2012 - 6:33pm
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Love the last line Slim.... lol lol lol

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14 June 2012 - 6:39pm
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This one says, "trust the first," "Online since 1996," but I am sure CL-Ed will know the answer to this better than me.

http://casino.intertops.eu/

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15 June 2012 - 2:37am
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Its hard to tell and a few of them claim to be the one. I'm pretty sure Intertops is not the oldest casino - they may well have started in 1996 but that was most likely as a sports betting operator.

Intercasino claims to be the world's oldest and they started in 1996.

The Gaming Club website claims to have been around since 1994. They were probably Microgaming's first casino but I think they started under a different name. The Microgaming website contradicts the 1994 claim though - it says "Microgaming takes its first online casino Operator live (1996)" and "Microgaming launches the first true online casino software (1994)". So it sounds like they developed the software in 1994 but didn't have an actual casino until 1996. I am fairly sure that Microgaming still owns The Gaming Club and related casinos in that group through a subsidiary.

The English Harbour casino opened in 1997 and as you know they recently shut down.

You can check out the Wayback Machine at archive.org to see some of the old webpages.

Here is Intercasino's site circa 1996:
http://web.archive.org/web/19961230044247/http://www.intercasino.com/

And here is The Gaming Club in 1998:
http://web.archive.org/web/19980110163212/http://gamingclub.com/

Web design has come a long way, although sometimes I think not when I see some of the shoddy casino websites still around today!

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23 June 2012 - 7:20pm
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Thank you for all that, CL-Ed, that is great information, as usual. Nice to see how the casinos have evolved over the years and become more popular, etc. I am sure it will only get better (for the reputable ones anyway and the graphics, etc). Just waiting until this country makes it LEGAL for me to make my own decisions as an adult and PLAY!

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25 June 2012 - 7:23am
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Now now, we can't be letting other adults that we don't even know do things that we don't want to do ourselves. The world would be a crazy place if everyone was different to me! Think of the children!

Apologies for the sarcasm...

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26 June 2012 - 2:17am
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CL-Ed wrote:

Now now, we can't be letting other adults that we don't even know do things that we don't want to do ourselves. The world would be a crazy place if everyone was different to me! Think of the children!

Apologies for the sarcasm...

LOL. Just LOL!

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2 July 2012 - 7:29am
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CL-Ed wrote:

Now now, we can't be letting other adults that we don't even know do things that we don't want to do ourselves. The world would be a crazy place if everyone was different to me! Think of the children!

Apologies for the sarcasm...

well said CL-Ed Joking

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