Bingo events - West Lake County edition
SPRING BINGO | Hammond The Ladies Aid Society of Faith United Church of Christ, 3030 175th St., has its annual spring bingo at 1 p.m. June 8. The cost is $10 for a full setup (mastercard, special games and dessert). There will be special raffles and door prizes. Sloppy Joes and chicken salad will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The society is collecting nonperishable food items for The …
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Casino gambling information:
- Legal gambling operations in Washington reported $1.7 billion in net receipts in 2005: 61 percent was reported by tribal casinos, 10 percent came from the state lottery. 2 percent of responders in a February state survey said they placed bets online.
- Riverboat casinos were first legalized in Iowa, then Illinois, followed closely by Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
- The famous banker J.P. Morgan once walked out of a Monte Carlo casino because the stakes were too low? At the time, the maximum wager was 12,000 francs and Morgan wanted it increased to 20,000 francs. When the casino manager refused to increase the limit, Morgan left the casino saying "12,000 francs! I have no time to lose such ridiculous amounts."
- Lotteries Have Been Prominent Throughout History. Ancient India, China, Greece, and Japan all had lotteries. The emperor Nero had lotteries for prizes at parties.