Charitable casino site outlawed in 2 votes
The House and Senate on Tuesday both approved a final version of a bill that will close a charity-run casino in Fort Wayne. House Bill 1286 now goes to Gov. Mitch Daniels for his signature. If signed, the law would become effective July 1.
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Interesting gambling information:
- Charles Fey invented the first slot machine way back in 1895. He went on to perfect his initial innovation in 1907, when he teamed with Mills Novelty Company who manufactured the "Mills Liberty Bell".
- The most significant forms of illegal gambling in the United States are numbers, betting with bookmakers or bookies, and sports pools or sports cards.
- 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.
- Las Vegas is a testament of the powerful ability of gambling to foster economic development. Because of gambling, Las Vegas has shown impressive job growth, developed into a major city with a low tax burden that many state and local governments look at with envy.