Prop A debate heats up: A benefit to schools or casinos?
With the clock ticking down to the election, the debate over Proposition A is heating up. A yes vote on Novembers ballot will: Increase state tax casinos pay from 20 percent to 21percent; Eliminate the $500 loss limit; Set a cap on the number of casinos in the state to those already built or under construction; Create a specific education fund from gambling tax proceeds …
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Gambling casinos history:
- The MGM Grand, situated on the a Las Vegas strip has come up with a brand new slogan to promote the casino, "Think of all the New Year's resolutions you'll break." Some say it might even rival the famous Las Vegas catchphrase, "What happens here, stays here."
- The name blackjack came from an early bet (since discontinued) that paid 10 to 1 if the player got a jack of spades and an ace of spades, both black cards, as the first two cards.
- Casino is defined by the Webster's New World Dictionary as the following: a small country house, or a building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, gaming, or a game at cards.
- Keno, the casino version of lotto, originated in China nearly 2000 years ago when Cheung Heung devised a lottery as a way of raising funds for his province's army.