Rival casino groups in Ohio casino fight
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A West Virginia gambling company wants the Ohio Supreme Court to intervene in a fight over a plan to put casinos in the states largest cities. MTR Gaming Group filed a lawsuit late Friday with the high court, asking it to force Secre…
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Casino gambling facts:
- The first games that we would recognize as modern roulette were introduced in Paris casinos around the end of the 18th century. In the mid 19th century the single zero game was invented in France, this reduced the casino's edge thereby increasing the odds of the player.
- The first legal lottery in the twentieth century was the New Hampshire Sweepstakes which began on March 12, 1964. Currently 37 states and the District of Columbia operate lotteries.
- 1946: Two famous landmarks open: Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo, and the Golden Nugget. Nevada levies its first gaming tax.
1949: Benny Binion sets up a high-stakes poker game at his Horseshoe casino between Nick "The Greek" Dandalos and Johnny Moss. It turns into an epic five-month poker match, laying the foundations for the World Series of Poker.
- 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.