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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Interesting gambling facts:
- 1941: The Strip gets its first luxury hotel. El Rancho Vegas sets the trend for many of the themed resorts that sprout along the Strip in later years.
1942: The first wedding chapel, the Little Church of the West, opens on the Strip in the Last Frontier Hotel.
- Legal gambling operations in Washington reported $1.7 billion in net receipts in 2005: 61 percent was reported by tribal casinos, 10 percent came from the state lottery. 2 percent of responders in a February state survey said they placed bets online.
- Baccarat is the principal of casino card games in the United Kingdom and Europe. Blackjack is a fixture in all American casinos.
- 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.