Strickland plan could mean 12,200 slots
COLUMBUS - Ohio could become home to as many as 12,200 slot machines under Gov. Ted Strickland’s decision to embrace gambling as a way of patching a $3.2 billion hole in the next state budget. After strongly denouncing the idea of using slot machines to fund government programs, Mr. Strickland dropped his opposition last week. Monday he unveiled his variation of a plan pushed by the Ohio State …
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- The second oldest casino hotel resort on the Las Vegas Strip was the Last Frontier and it opened in October of 1942. It had 105 guestrooms and the property was made to look like an old western town. The first casino hotel resort opened just 18 months earlier and was called El Rancho.
- Lotteries, along with their close derivative bingo, are the most popular kinds of gambling. The popularity of lottery games is not limited to state-run lotteries. Indian tribes run lotteries and illegal lotteries still exist.
- Lotteries were brought to America in the 1800s by the thousands of Chinese immigrants who worked in the mines and on the railroads.
- Keno, the casino version of lotto, originated in China nearly 2000 years ago when Cheung Heung devised a lottery as a way of raising funds for his province's army.