Judge grants nonprofit bingo permit
Mobile-based House of Joshua Christian Center is the first nonprofit group to be granted an electronic bingo permit since the city approved the ordinance.
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Interesting gambling facts:
- 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.
- In 1973, the Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling was created to study gambling in the United States.
- In 1980, the American Psychological Association included pathological gambling in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III).
- Las Vegas in Nevada owes its success to the mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who organized gaming and bookmaking operations for The Mob (the Mafia).