Court Rules Electronic Bingo Illegal
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Robert Vance Jr. ordered all electronic bingo facilities to cease operations immediately. The case hinged on whether or not Walker County’s bingo amendment was meant to include electronic bingo. After three days of expert testimony from both sides, Judge Vance ruled that it did not. Walker County District Attorney Charles Baker and Sheriff John Mark Tirey say …
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Interesting gambling facts:
- Charles Fey invented the first slot machine way back in 1895. He went on to perfect his initial innovation in 1907, when he teamed with Mills Novelty Company who manufactured the "Mills Liberty Bell".
- 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.
- At a land-based casino, if your slot machine is malfunctioning, you won't get paid if you win the jackpot! All slot machines have this written on them but many players are not aware of this policy. The casinos have a device which lets them know if a slot machine is malfunctioning or if it's been tinkered with. Your best bet is to stop playing at it and try another.
- In Paris, legislation prohibiting playing cards was passed in 1377, and in Italy, playing cards and dice were burned.