Casino spurs tribal rivalries
Who are the descendents of the tribes that once called Middleboro home? The answer to that query could be key as a battle unfolds over who, if anyone, will build a casino in the town.
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Interesting gambling information:
- 1905: The town of Las Vegas is founded when the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company holds a land auction at the site on May 15.
1912: The Majestic - Las Vegas's very first theater - opens, featuring the best vaudeville acts and motion pictures of the time.
- 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Anne Beaulieu on May 1 in the chapel of the Aladdin Hotel.
1970: Binion's Horseshoe casino hosts the first World Series of Poker.
1971: Female card dealers begin working on the Strip for the first time.
- Riverboat casinos were first legalized in Iowa, then Illinois, followed closely by Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
- Poker is derived from the Persian game of "as nar" and was probably based on the dice game "tali", which was played by the Romans.