Learn to play good defense at the blackjack table
Mark Gruetze has been a recreational gambler for more than 30 years, focusing on blackjack, video poker and poker.
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Gambling history facts:
- The first airplane flight to Las Vegas was made in May, 1920, with Lieutenant Randall Henderson, editor of the Blythe, California Herald, and Jack Beckley.
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.
- 1994: On New Year's Day Frank Sinatra gives his last Las Vegas performance at the MGM Grand.
1998: Opening of the Bellagio. With 3,026 rooms it is the largest hotel in the world, and also the most expensive - it cost $1.7 billion to build.
- The most popular forms of illegal games are "numbers", which is essentially a lottery, and betting with bookies, typically sports betting.