Illinois’ gambling revenue falls again in 2009
SPRINGFIELD For the second straight year, gamblers are beingmore careful about gambling with their money at Illinoiscasinos.
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Gambling history facts:
- Riverboat casinos were first legalized in Iowa, then Illinois, followed closely by Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
- The most popular forms of illegal games are "numbers", which is essentially a lottery, and betting with bookies, typically sports betting.
- The term "turned the tables" is actually a chess term coming from the mid 1600's. When a player was losing, they would physically turn the chess table to assume the winning side of the table.
- The first recorded betting games were played with marked disks or bones (the forerunners of dice), and spinning wheels or shields.