The Austria gambling market has a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. During the Middle Ages, Austrians, notably the ordinary peasants and craftsmen, used money and objects to gamble. But as the ruling class realized that people were immensely entertained, Leopold I introduced the first gambling law to regulate the activity.
Austria is a European country, which borders Germany, Slovakia, and Italy, among others. The capital city is Vienna, and as Austria is part of the EU, it uses the euro currency. Austria was the seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and ruled the lands around it for many decades, until its collapse in 1918.