Traffic study considers three casinos
A West Contra Costa transportation group is studying the potential impacts on local traffic if three casinos were to operate at full capacity. Two Indian tribes have each proposed large casinos for Richmond and North Richmond, and Casino San Pablo is already permitted to increase their banks of video bingo machines from 805 to 1,000.
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Interesting gambling information:
- Although baccara has its origins in medieval Italy, it soon spread to France, where it was called "chemin de fer" (meaning railway, due to the action of the card box or shoe passing around the table on "tracks").
- Many casinos in Nevada were financed by mobsters. Most notable perhaps was Las Vegas' Flamingo which was opened in 1947 by Bugsy Siegel.
- Pathological gambling is recognized as a medical disorder by the American Psychiatric Association and has elements of addiction similar to alcohol and drug addiction.
- Las Vegas is a testament of the powerful ability of gambling to foster economic development. Because of gambling, Las Vegas has shown impressive job growth, developed into a major city with a low tax burden that many state and local governments look at with envy.