Gambling addicts arise from mix of flawed thinking, brain chemistry and habitual behavior
In the last decade, aided by advances in brain science and genetics, a comprehensive picture of how gambling addiction happens has begun to emerge. The process is complicated, an interplay between a susceptible person and a form of gambling that exploits the vulnerability.
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Gambling casinos info:
- In 1973, the Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling was created to study gambling in the United States.
- 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.
- Playing cards are believed to have been invented in China and/or India sometime around 900 A.D. The Chinese are thought to have originated card games when they began shuffling paper money (another Chinese invention) into various combinations.
- The El Rancho Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas was known for a few firsts. It was the first casino/resort on the Strip opening in 1941 with 63 guestrooms. It was also the first to offer a buffet. The cost of the buffet was only $1.00! The El Rancho burned down in 1960 and fortunately no one was hurt.