Video-gambling machines seized in Hampton raids
Police seized dozens of suspected video-gambling machines in overnight raids at several Hampton strip malls. Police say they had been staking out three businesses since early March and conducted the seizures at Get Lucky Internet Time, Hampton Roads Billiards and Supplies, and Movie Play Home Gaming Supplies. A police spokeswoman says patrons of the businesses could face misdemeanor charges, but …
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Do you know that:
- French mathematicians Pierre de Fermat and Blaise Pascal explored the mathematics of gambling, leading to the formulation of Pascal's theory of probability in 1654.
- Although the Greeks had a profound understanding of mathematics they had no concept of probability, and assumed that the outcome of games of chance was due to the will of the gods.
- 1946: Two famous landmarks open: Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo, and the Golden Nugget. Nevada levies its first gaming tax.
1949: Benny Binion sets up a high-stakes poker game at his Horseshoe casino between Nick "The Greek" Dandalos and Johnny Moss. It turns into an epic five-month poker match, laying the foundations for the World Series of Poker.
- The first recorded betting games were played with marked disks or bones (the forerunners of dice), and spinning wheels or shields.