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
- Oak Ridge Boys Entertain Audiences With Their Popular Gospel-Country Music Performance at Spotlight 29 Casino on February 12
Do you know that:
- Charles Fey invented the first slot machine way back in 1895. He went on to perfect his initial innovation in 1907, when he teamed with Mills Novelty Company who manufactured the "Mills Liberty Bell".
- The famous banker J.P. Morgan once walked out of a Monte Carlo casino because the stakes were too low? At the time, the maximum wager was 12,000 francs and Morgan wanted it increased to 20,000 francs. When the casino manager refused to increase the limit, Morgan left the casino saying "12,000 francs! I have no time to lose such ridiculous amounts."
- Nevada is the oldest and largest legalized gaming center in the United States. Gaming was legalized in Nevada in 1931 in the middle of the Great Depression as a form of economic stimulant.
- 1926: Las Vegas gets a regular air service. Western Air Express flies between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. The airfield later becomes the site for the famous Sahara and Hilton hotels.
1931: Gambling is legalized in Nevada on March 19. Construction begins on the long awaited Hoover Dam.