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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Interesting 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.
- Lotteries Have Been Prominent Throughout History. Ancient India, China, Greece, and Japan all had lotteries. The emperor Nero had lotteries for prizes at parties.
- In 1911 US legislation prohibited stud poker but ruled that draw poker was a game of skill and therefore was not illegal.
- Video Poker machines were introduced in the 1970s, when an oil embargo had a negative impact on Vegas revenues. The machines were popular enough to spark a recovery in casino business.