Slots revenue will cut school property tax bills in Pennsylvania about $200
Enough money was gambled in Pennsylvania’s slot-machine casinos to cut school property taxes by about $200 per household next year, Gov. Ed Rendell announced this morning. Slots money first was distributed for tax cuts last year — enough to trim…
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Gambling casinos history:
- One of the oldest casinos in Europe, at Baden Baden in Germany, was opened in 1748 by Edouard Benazet, who employed Parisian craftsmen to design the stylish rooms.
- Bingo as we know it today is a form of lottery and is a direct descendant of Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia - the Italian National Lottery organized in 1530.
- During the 1950s, the Senate Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce held a number of hearings on criminal influence in the casino industry. The committee was chaired by Senator Estes Kefauver, and the committee is also known by his name.
- Up to the 1960s, Nevada was plagued by teamster financing, hidden ownership, employment of individuals of questionable character and background, and the clear links to organized crime.