ComEd, gambling top concerns at Harmon/Lilly town hall
Pensions, ComEd and gambling dominated the topics during Sept. 7 town hall meeting hosted by state Sen. Don Harmon and state Rep. Camille Lilly at Oak Park Unity Temple. Harmon gave his 60-person audience a review of what did and didn’t happen in the state legislature’s spring session, including pension reform, a controversial gambling bill, the state’s ponderous debt and a proposed law allowing …
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Casino gambling facts:
- Dice games have existed in one form or another for over 2000 years and were originally played with dice fashioned from the knucklebones of sheep.
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.
- The first World Series of Poker was held in downtown Las Vegas at the Horseshoe Casino back in 1970. Then owner of the Horseshoe Jack Binion, hosted the very first one and has agreed to host upcoming World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit. Jack Binion said that is purely honorary and plans on doing other types deals and events in the future.
- Up to the 1960s, Nevada was plagued by teamster financing, hidden ownership, employment of individuals of questionable character and background, and the clear links to organized crime.