Md. governor asks municipalities to support slots
With Election Day approaching, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made another pitch for November’s vote on slot machine gambling Friday, asking for a slots endorsement from members of an association of municipal governments.
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Do you know that:
- 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.
- As early as 1420, lotteries were used in Europe for public works. High-value commodities such as land and art were often sold through lotteries.
- Parimutuel wagering refers to the type of gambling where the total prize pool is based upon the amount of money wagered. The more money gambled, the bigger the prize.
- The most significant forms of illegal gambling in the United States are numbers, betting with bookmakers or bookies, and sports pools or sports cards.