World Cup a big yawn in soccer-hating US
If you look west from Germany these days you’ll see America stifling a yawn at the World Cup. Despite a doubling of TV ratings for the first-round matches this month, before the U.S. squad failed miserably, soccer still ranks below televised poker
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Interesting gambling information:
- U.S. News and World Report did a comparison of crime rates in cities with gambling versus those that do not. The crime rates were significantly higher in the places that allowed gambling.
- Horse racing is the best known and widespread parimutuel betting event. Horse racing is the only form of partimutuel wagering legal in California.
- In 1973, the Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling was created to study gambling in the United States.
- The term "turned the tables" is actually a chess term coming from the mid 1600's. When a player was losing, they would physically turn the chess table to assume the winning side of the table.