Police blotter: Sportsman’s club cited with illegal gambling
BIRDSBORO The Birdsboro Sportsmen’s’ Club Inc. was cited by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement on various dates in February, March and April for possessing or operating gambling devices or paraphernalia or permitting gambling or lotteries, pool selling and/or bookmaking at the Furnace Street club, according to a press release from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement. The charges …
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Casino gambling facts:
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.
- In 1911 US legislation prohibited stud poker but ruled that draw poker was a game of skill and therefore was not illegal.
- The name of the game "Poker" likely descended from the French poque, which descended from the German pochen ("to knock"), but it is not clear whether the games named by those terms were the real origins of poker.
- 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.