Jordan On Gambling: ‘I Was Stupid’
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan says he was “stupid” in gambling situations, but tells 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley in a rare and candid interview that he wasn?t compulsive.
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Casino gambling facts:
- Baccara (Italian) or baccarat (French) both translate to "zero" in English. The importance of this name is found in the tens and face cards, both sharing the zero value.
- The most popular form of charitable gambling is bingo. In California, bingo is the only charitable game that is legal.
- The first airplane flight to Las Vegas was made in May, 1920, with Lieutenant Randall Henderson, editor of the Blythe, California Herald, and Jack Beckley.
- When playing blackjack, always split Aces and never split 4's, 5's or Tens. You would be surprised at how many players split Tens. Why risk getting a lower hand when you already have a twenty value? Also note that at most casinos, you are not allowed to re-split Aces.