Mohegan Sun-Sponsored Study Says Casino Smoking Ban Could Be Costly
An outright ban on smoking at the Mohegan Sun Casino would cost Connecticut 3,796 jobs and $164 million in lost wages, assuming that casino revenues dropped by 20 percent, according to a study released Tuesday.
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Casino gambling facts:
- The most popular form of charitable gambling is bingo. In California, bingo is the only charitable game that is legal.
- Casino chips were used in the 18th century as a substitute for money being wagered. Originally, they were pieces of bones, mother of pearl or ivory engraved with the name of the casino and their respective value.
- Catholics were found to be more likely to gamble than Protestants and other religious groups. Catholics were also found to be less likely to disapprove of gambling than other religious groups.
- The first airplane flight to Las Vegas was made in May, 1920, with Lieutenant Randall Henderson, editor of the Blythe, California Herald, and Jack Beckley.