Q&A: Gambling in the spotlight
Gambling hits the news in a big way this week with issues under the spotlight in the US and the UK.
Related Gambling News:
- Spotlight 29 Casino Announces New Entertainment Lineup
- Busy Holiday Season Ahead at Spotlight 29 Casino
- Travis Tritt Hits Spotlight 29 Casino Showroom on December 3rd
- Vikki Carr Rings in the New Year With Spectacular Show at Spotlight 29 Casino
- HISTORY’s Pawn Stars to Make Appearance at Spotlight 29 Casino
- Spotlight 29 Casino to Honor Military on Memorial Day, May 31st
- New Year, New Promotions, New Entertainment for Spotlight 29 Casino
- Scotty Nguyen to Play in All-Star Poker Challenge at Spotlight 29 Casino
- Funnyman Frank Caliendo Brings Master Impressions and Comedy to Spotlight 29 Casino on January 28th
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Bringing the Blues to Spotlight 29 Casino September 3rd
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends Ring in the Holidays at Spotlight 29 Casino on December 16th
- CEI Builders Completes Extensive Remodel of Spotlight 29 Casino
Gambling history facts:
- 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.
- Baccarat is the principal of casino card games in the United Kingdom and Europe. Blackjack is a fixture in all American casinos.
- Blackjack originated in French casinos around the 1700's where it was called "vingt-et-un" (twenty-and-one) and has been in United States since the 1800's.
- Dog racing (a race among greyhounds who chase after a mechanical rabbit) operates in 17 states. Jai-alai (a game similar to handball) is legal in just three: Connecticut, Florida, and Rhode Island.