Atlantic City’s casino smoking ban now in effect
Gamblers were barred from lighting up Wednesday when a blanket smoking ban went into effect over the objections of the casino industry.
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Do you know that:
- In 1973, the Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling was created to study gambling in the United States.
- 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.
- The first games that we would recognize as modern roulette were introduced in Paris casinos around the end of the 18th century. In the mid 19th century the single zero game was invented in France, this reduced the casino's edge thereby increasing the odds of the player.
- Catholics were found to be more likely to gamble than Protestants and other religious groups. Catholics were also found to be less likely to disapprove of gambling than other religious groups.