Famed poker player tied up, robbed
Famed poker player “Amarillo Slim” was not injured when two armed men tied him up in his home and robbed him, police said.
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Casino gambling facts:
- Playing cards are believed to have been invented in China and/or India sometime around 900 A.D. The Chinese are thought to have originated card games when they began shuffling paper money (another Chinese invention) into various combinations.
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.
- By the 18th and 19th centuries a dice game called Hazard had become popular in England and was played by the aristocracy in private gambling houses.
- When playing blackjack, always split Aces and never split 4's, 5's or Tens. You would be surprised at how many players split Tens. Why risk getting a lower hand when you already have a twenty value? Also note that at most casinos, you are not allowed to re-split Aces.