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
Interesting gambling facts:
- Keno, the casino version of lotto, originated in China nearly 2000 years ago when Cheung Heung devised a lottery as a way of raising funds for his province's army.
- Up to the 1960s, Nevada was plagued by teamster financing, hidden ownership, employment of individuals of questionable character and background, and the clear links to organized crime.
- Many casinos in Nevada were financed by mobsters. Most notable perhaps was Las Vegas' Flamingo which was opened in 1947 by Bugsy Siegel.
- The introduction of the single zero wheel (with better odds for the player) resulted in the demise of the double zero wheels in Europe and has become known as the "French Wheel" in roulette history.