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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- Gaming is now the States' favorite pastime. More individuals gamble than the combined total of those attending movies, sports, music events, theme parks and live entertainment.
- Blackjack originated in French casinos around the 1700's where it was called "vingt-et-un" (twenty-and-one) and has been in United States since the 1800's.
- Las Vegas is a testament of the powerful ability of gambling to foster economic development. Because of gambling, Las Vegas has shown impressive job growth, developed into a major city with a low tax burden that many state and local governments look at with envy.
- 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".