Great Armchair Reads
T he only thing better than a week in Paris is a week in Paris with Adam Gopnik’s essay collection Paris to the Moon or Diane Johnson’s novel Le Divorce.
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Interesting gambling information:
- The El Rancho Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas was known for a few firsts. It was the first casino/resort on the Strip opening in 1941 with 63 guestrooms. It was also the first to offer a buffet. The cost of the buffet was only $1.00! The El Rancho burned down in 1960 and fortunately no one was hurt.
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.
- Indian tribes have used their position as sovereign entities to develop a number of gaming establishments. Indian casinos operate in 22 states. This number is expected to grow.
- One of the oldest casinos in Europe, at Baden Baden in Germany, was opened in 1748 by Edouard Benazet, who employed Parisian craftsmen to design the stylish rooms.