Boys and Girls Club closes bingo
By JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD, Courier Staff Writer WATERLOO — The Boys and Girls Club of Black Hawk County has temporarily pulled the plug on its bingo operations in the Cedarloo Center in Cedar Falls, a source of red ink for the organization.
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Interesting gambling information:
- Catholics were found to be more likely to gamble than Protestants and other religious groups. Catholics were also found to be less likely to disapprove of gambling than other religious groups.
- Lotteries Have Been Prominent Throughout History. Ancient India, China, Greece, and Japan all had lotteries. The emperor Nero had lotteries for prizes at parties.
- 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.
- During the 1950s, the Senate Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce held a number of hearings on criminal influence in the casino industry. The committee was chaired by Senator Estes Kefauver, and the committee is also known by his name.