Start Time Changed for December 16th Gaming Control Board Meeting
em>Agenda will not include vote on Category 3 license em> HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9, 2010/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that the start time for its meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2010 will be 9:00 a.m. rather than the previously announced 10:00 a.m. start. The meeting venue remains at the Pennsylvania State Museum Auditorium in Harrisburg. In addition, the Board also announced that a vote to award the final Category 3
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- 1946: Two famous landmarks open: Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo, and the Golden Nugget. Nevada levies its first gaming tax.
1949: Benny Binion sets up a high-stakes poker game at his Horseshoe casino between Nick "The Greek" Dandalos and Johnny Moss. It turns into an epic five-month poker match, laying the foundations for the World Series of Poker.
- It was during the 1930's that slot machines began to become very popular across America, and in the late 40's Bugsy Siegel added machines to his Flamingo Hilton hotel in Las Vegas.
- The first games that we would recognize as modern roulette were introduced in Paris casinos around the end of the 18th century. In the mid 19th century the single zero game was invented in France, this reduced the casino's edge thereby increasing the odds of the player.
- Up to the 1960s, Nevada was plagued by teamster financing, hidden ownership, employment of individuals of questionable character and background, and the clear links to organized crime.