Hampton police raid 3 suspected gambling sites
Hampton Police raided three strip-mall businesses late Friday and early Saturday and seized dozens of video-gambling machines.
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Gambling history facts:
- Dog racing (a race among greyhounds who chase after a mechanical rabbit) operates in 17 states. Jai-alai (a game similar to handball) is legal in just three: Connecticut, Florida, and Rhode Island.
- 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.
- Gambling is Often Legalized to Promote Economic Development of Depressed Areas. That was an important motivation in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and many of the other locales for casinos.
- The most popular form of charitable gambling is bingo. In California, bingo is the only charitable game that is legal.