Major expansion of Indian gambling stalls in Legislature
In a frenetic final day of lawmaking, a half dozen new and renegotiated agreements that together would dramatically expand gambling on California’s Indian reservations stalled Thursday in the Assembly and Senate. Legislative leaders and negotiators…
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- Originally, the double-zero wheel started in Europe and the single-zero wheel started in America. But, Europeans liked the single-zero wheel better, and Americans liked the double-zero wheel better so they switched. Today, the American wheel and double-zero wheel are synonymous.
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