Bethlehem officials say city ready for good, bad Sands Casino Resort will bring
Express-Times Photo | KELBY ANDERKOSands Casino Resort Bethlehem is opening this week. Is the Lehigh Valley ready for it? AP Photo | CAROLYN KASTERSlot machines and electronic games fill the floor of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.”So many other communities that…
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Gambling casinos history:
- Pathological gambling is recognized as a medical disorder by the American Psychiatric Association and has elements of addiction similar to alcohol and drug addiction.
- The first World Series of Poker was held in downtown Las Vegas at the Horseshoe Casino back in 1970. Then owner of the Horseshoe Jack Binion, hosted the very first one and has agreed to host upcoming World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit. Jack Binion said that is purely honorary and plans on doing other types deals and events in the future.
- The name blackjack came from an early bet (since discontinued) that paid 10 to 1 if the player got a jack of spades and an ace of spades, both black cards, as the first two cards.
- Lotteries Have Been Prominent Throughout History. Ancient India, China, Greece, and Japan all had lotteries. The emperor Nero had lotteries for prizes at parties.