Gamblers Crowd Casinos to Place Last Bets
01 July 2009 By Alexandra Odynova / The Moscow Times Workers lugged slot machines and stools out of casinos as throngs of die-hard gamblers skipped work to place their last bets Tuesday afternoon.
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Casino gambling information:
- Dog racing (a race among greyhounds who chase after a mechanical rabbit) operates in 17 states. Jai-alai (a game similar to handball) is legal in just three: Connecticut, Florida, and Rhode Island.
- U.S. News and World Report did a comparison of crime rates in cities with gambling versus those that do not. The crime rates were significantly higher in the places that allowed gambling.
- 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.
- Poker is derived from the Persian game of "as nar" and was probably based on the dice game "tali", which was played by the Romans.