Arenas Incident and N.B.A.s Image
As the N.B.A. closed out a decade that included a brawl involving players and the crowd and a referee betting scandal, a fresh incident threatens the leagues image.
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- Report: Wizards guards Arenas, Crittenton drew guns on each other over gambling debt
- Wizards Arenas and Crittenton draw guns over gambling debt
- Jackson supports gambling on flights
- Jackson: Gambling bans unnecessary
- New Jersey Nets ban gambling on team plane
- Miami Heat bans gambling in wake of Arenas incident
- Report: Arenas, Crittenton pull guns on each other
- LAKERS NOTEBOOK: Jackson against banning team gambling on flights
- All bets are off: Nets ban gambling on team plane
- Arenas admits bad judgment but denies gambling
Interesting gambling facts:
- Casino chips were used in the 18th century as a substitute for money being wagered. Originally, they were pieces of bones, mother of pearl or ivory engraved with the name of the casino and their respective value.
- Riverboat Gaming Has Captured 20% of the Casino Market Share. Mississippi now has more gambling square footage than Atlantic City.
- Playing cards are believed to have been invented in China and/or India sometime around 900 A.D. The Chinese are thought to have originated card games when they began shuffling paper money (another Chinese invention) into various combinations.
- In 1980, the American Psychological Association included pathological gambling in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III).