N.J. groups protest tax breaks for Atlantic City casinos under construction
Courtesy of Revel EntertainmentA rendering of the new casino being built by Revel Entertainment. JERSEY CITY Two disparate groups are trying to halt a state tax incentive for a casino under construction in Atlantic City. The conservative Americans for…
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Gambling casinos history:
- The age of electronic games began in 1964 with the Nevada Electronic's solid state "21" machines. The most successful of these was the Dale Electronics' Poker-Matic, which could be found in most Nevada casinos.
- 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.
- In 1891, Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn began to manufacture the first nationally known poker card machines. The machines maintained their enormous popularity until just before World War I.
- The Gold Rush brought a huge increase in the amount and types of gambling to California. San Francisco replaced New Orleans as the center for gambling in the United States.