Contradictory court rulings in German courts last week only added to the general confusion on the legality in EU terms of the monopolistic States Treaty on Gaming. The treaty, an agreement among the 16 German provinces that gives them monopolistic control over the lucrative German gambling market, is currently under review following differences of opinion […]
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- Video Poker machines were introduced in the 1970s, when an oil embargo had a negative impact on Vegas revenues. The machines were popular enough to spark a recovery in casino business.
- The Great Wall of China was financed, in part, by a lottery. The Bible is replete with references to drawing lots. Lot casting was a favored means of communication between man and god.
- Many casinos in Nevada were financed by mobsters. Most notable perhaps was Las Vegas' Flamingo which was opened in 1947 by Bugsy Siegel.
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.