Alabama Supreme Court decision influence Jefferson County bingo case, judge says
In light of the higher court’s decision, Circuit Court Judge Caryl Privett said she no longer needed to deal with defining bingo in the cas
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- In 1911, the state of California ruled that "draw" poker was a skill, and thus could not be banned under existing anti-gambling laws. However, "Stud" poker was still considered illegal at the time.
- 1941: The Strip gets its first luxury hotel. El Rancho Vegas sets the trend for many of the themed resorts that sprout along the Strip in later years.
1942: The first wedding chapel, the Little Church of the West, opens on the Strip in the Last Frontier Hotel.
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