Ohio Supreme Court hears challenge to slots plan
COLUMBUS — The state’s $933 million slot machine question is now in the hands of the Ohio Supreme Court. The court’s seven justices on Wednesday heard arguments in a case that challenges the governor’s and legislature’s authority to legalize…
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- The first recorded betting games were played with marked disks or bones (the forerunners of dice), and spinning wheels or shields.
- The El Rancho Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas was known for a few firsts. It was the first casino/resort on the Strip opening in 1941 with 63 guestrooms. It was also the first to offer a buffet. The cost of the buffet was only $1.00! The El Rancho burned down in 1960 and fortunately no one was hurt.
- Baccara (Italian) or baccarat (French) both translate to "zero" in English. The importance of this name is found in the tens and face cards, both sharing the zero value.
- 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.