Atlantic City parking lots bringing in less revenue
ATLANTIC CITY - Gambling floors aren’t the only places where Atlantic City casinos are on a losing streak. Revenue at casino parking garages fell nearly 6 percent in fiscal 2008, which ended June 30, state Treasury Department figures show.
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- Casino chips were used in the 18th century as a substitute for money being wagered. Originally, they were pieces of bones, mother of pearl or ivory engraved with the name of the casino and their respective value.
- Men and women tend to have different preferences in their gambling. Men are more likely to gamble in games such as blackjack and lotteries and women are more likely to engage in bingo and raffles.
- The Gold Rush brought a huge increase in the amount and types of gambling to California. San Francisco replaced New Orleans as the center for gambling in the United States.
- In 1891, Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn began to manufacture the first nationally known poker card machines. The machines maintained their enormous popularity until just before World War I.