Revenues Fall at Most Atlantic City Casinos
Only three casinos in Atlantic City, the gambling resort which for years has known nothing but growth, reported increasing revenue for the year.
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- A.C. casino revenues fall 7.8 percent in November
- Atlantic City revenues up in December
- Atlantic City revenues down by 10 percent in April
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- Atlantic City casino revenues fall 7.8 pct in Nov.
Interesting gambling facts:
- 1941: The Strip gets its first luxury hotel. El Rancho Vegas sets the trend for many of the themed resorts that sprout along the Strip in later years.
1942: The first wedding chapel, the Little Church of the West, opens on the Strip in the Last Frontier Hotel.
- Riverboat casinos were first legalized in Iowa, then Illinois, followed closely by Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
- Massachusetts decriminalized bingo in 1931 in an attempt to help churches and charitable organizations raise money. Bingo was legal in 11 states by the 1950s, usually only for charity purposes.
- In 1911, the state of California ruled that "draw" poker was a skill, and thus could not be banned under existing anti-gambling laws. However, "Stud" poker was still considered illegal at the time.