Tucson casino worker pleads guilty
TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson man has pleaded guilty to embezzling $644,000 from the Desert Diamond Casino. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said 31-year-old Adam Vega worked as a slot floor person.
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Interesting gambling information:
- Baccarat is the principal of casino card games in the United Kingdom and Europe. Blackjack is a fixture in all American casinos.
- French mathematician Blaise Pascale is often credited with inventing the roulette wheel as a result of his experiments with perpetual motion machines.
- In Paris, legislation prohibiting playing cards was passed in 1377, and in Italy, playing cards and dice were burned.
- The first recorded betting games were played with marked disks or bones (the forerunners of dice), and spinning wheels or shields.