Scaled-back gambling expansion plan surfaces
Package contains some of Quinn’s requested reforms but still includes slot machines at horse tracks The latest gambling package emerging at the Capitol meets Gov. Pat Quinn’s requirement to be smaller and would give him some — but not all — of the reforms he’s seeking in return for signing off.
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Gambling history facts:
- If you have even seen a Baccarat player bend the cards and make a fold in them, don't be surprised. This is common because once the decks in the card shoe are finished in Baccarat, they are usually thrown away. In Baccarat, do not bet on a tie hand.
- In 1911 US legislation prohibited stud poker but ruled that draw poker was a game of skill and therefore was not illegal.
- Lotteries were brought to America in the 1800s by the thousands of Chinese immigrants who worked in the mines and on the railroads.
- 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.