The global gambling market is currently were close to 50 billion US dollars and is expected to double in the upcoming year. Casinos are buzzing, sports bettings are ramped and online gaming is growing faster than ever but where did this all start? Today we are going to take our journey to history. Discover what made this phenomenon so deeply ingredient in our society. The concept of gambling is very simple and consists of three basic elements a wager, risk (chance), and a prize. Due to the simplicity, it may not be so surprising to learn that gambling gets back to the pre-stone era and it emerged in basically every single society on earth. The early evidence of gambling gets back to the paleolithic era commonly known as the stone age which was appearing that approximately 3 million to 12 thousand years ago. One of the earliest gambling items was the astragali, small animals bones that were marked and functioned similarly to dice. In fact, the earliest success to dice dates back to 3000 BC Mesopotamia. Playing cards however were not invented much later in the 9th century in China. The Chinese used woodblock printing or leaves before being printed on paper or plastic. The card may be across the world in the following centuries and the first evidence of them being introduced in western culture.