Ex-card dealer pleads guilty in WA casino gambling scam
A former card dealer pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy in a cheating scheme at the Nooksack River Casino that prosecutors allege also involved Jacob Nickels, son of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels.
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Interesting gambling facts:
- 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.
- Dog racing (a race among greyhounds who chase after a mechanical rabbit) operates in 17 states. Jai-alai (a game similar to handball) is legal in just three: Connecticut, Florida, and Rhode Island.
- 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.
- Gambling became legalized in Vegas in 1931 by Mayme V. Stocker and J.H. Morgan who was issued Clark County Gaming License No. 1.