Panel backs longer time between gambling votes
Legislation to free Prairie Meadows and other Iowa casinos from worrying about automatic public votes on gambling every eight years passed the House State Government Committee on Tuesday.
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Do you know that:
- It was during the 1930's that slot machines began to become very popular across America, and in the late 40's Bugsy Siegel added machines to his Flamingo Hilton hotel in Las Vegas.
- In 1973, the Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling was created to study gambling in the United States.
- Horse racing is the best known and widespread parimutuel betting event. Horse racing is the only form of partimutuel wagering legal in California.
- The name of the game "Poker" likely descended from the French poque, which descended from the German pochen ("to knock"), but it is not clear whether the games named by those terms were the real origins of poker.