Ohio Report Questions Slot Revenue Estimate
A proposal to allow slot-machine gambling in Ohio would generate about 40% of the amount its supporters have predicted for college scholarships, according to an analysis by state budget experts.
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Casino gambling facts:
- As early as 1420, lotteries were used in Europe for public works. High-value commodities such as land and art were often sold through lotteries.
- Dice games have existed in one form or another for over 2000 years and were originally played with dice fashioned from the knucklebones of sheep.
- In 1857, Prince Charles III of Monaco decided to introduce gambling to his Mediterranean principality to boost its finances.
- Although baccara has its origins in medieval Italy, it soon spread to France, where it was called "chemin de fer" (meaning railway, due to the action of the card box or shoe passing around the table on "tracks").