Casino industry avoids tax hike to support gaming board
A view of the Las Vegas Strip from the top of Tropicana on Saturday, March 26, 2011.
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Interesting gambling information:
- Lotteries Have Been Prominent Throughout History. Ancient India, China, Greece, and Japan all had lotteries. The emperor Nero had lotteries for prizes at parties.
- 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.
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