Monopoly lost: Atlantic City’s rise and fall
WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Four years ago, some Atlantic City casino customers were shelling out $1,000 for a brownie sprinkled with edible gold dust in a Baccarat crystal they could take home. Nowadays, some wait until 11 p.m. to eat so they can get a steak dinner for $2.99. At the beginning of 2007, Atlantic City’s 11 casinos were at the top of a wave of prosperity …
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Gambling casinos info:
- As early as 1420, lotteries were used in Europe for public works. High-value commodities such as land and art were often sold through lotteries.
- When playing blackjack, always split Aces and never split 4's, 5's or Tens. You would be surprised at how many players split Tens. Why risk getting a lower hand when you already have a twenty value? Also note that at most casinos, you are not allowed to re-split Aces.
- 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.
- In 1891, Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn began to manufacture the first nationally known poker card machines. The machines maintained their enormous popularity until just before World War I.