March Madness Trigger For Gambling Problem?
State officials are warning that college basketball’s “March Madness” tournament can trigger another sort of madness: gambling away hard-earned money.
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- By the 1370s, playing cards had reached Europe in a form that is recognizable today, with a pack consisting of 52 cards with suits of swords, polo-sticks, cups and coins.
- In 1857, Prince Charles III of Monaco decided to introduce gambling to his Mediterranean principality to boost its finances.