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How Video Games and Gambling are Connected

During their humble beginning in the 1950s, video games were considered to be just another toy for  children. Little did we know that it sought to become a multi-billion-dollar industry that appeals to  all age groups from all over the world. From arcade, adventure, pop culture and more, developers  have a lot to work with to create a video game that takes the world by storm.   Interestingly, gambling also plays an important role here. Although you don’t necessarily have to pay  anything to play a gambling video game, the connection is still very evident. Let’s take a look at how  gambling is a prevalent theme in a number of video games. Arcade Video Games The popularity of arcade games is undeniable. Although you won’t find as many arcades nowadays,  some are still open and developers are creating mini arcade machines, consoles etc. as a way to bring them back to life. So, where does gambling come in? Let’s go back a couple of years. Years ago,  players who enjoyed arcade games would bet money on the outcomes of multiplayer games. In  short, the winner continued playing, whilst the loser had to stop playing. Simulated Video Games Some games ...

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