Al Pacino and Dr. Jack Kevorkian at the premiere of a You Dona t Know Jacka in NYC on April 14, 2010
Al Pacino’s got a high-stakes poker game coming up - with Jack Kevorkian. “He’s invited me to Detroit to play poker.
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Interesting gambling information:
- In 1911 US legislation prohibited stud poker but ruled that draw poker was a game of skill and therefore was not illegal.
- By the 1370s, playing cards had reached Europe in a form that is recognizable today, with a pack consisting of 52 cards with suits of swords, polo-sticks, cups and coins.
- Parimutuel wagering refers to the type of gambling where the total prize pool is based upon the amount of money wagered. The more money gambled, the bigger the prize.
- In 1973, the Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling was created to study gambling in the United States.