Poker & Tattoos in New Mexico
Posted on 02.28.07 by Nick Lindauer @ 6:57 am First, the 2nd Annual Penrod Pepper Co & HSB Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament is on! Due to the schedule of the dinner on Saturday night, we’ve decided to move the …
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Casino gambling facts:
- In Cuba, during the 1950's, the blackjack shoe was first introduced. The dealers in Cuba handled the cards really well and management thought that the dealers may be being a little too good to their friends. So, to curb their suspicions, management decided to use a "dealing box" which is currently known as a shoe.
- 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.
- 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.
- Baccara (Italian) or baccarat (French) both translate to "zero" in English. The importance of this name is found in the tens and face cards, both sharing the zero value.