BP Money Used For Christmas Lights, Poker Tourney
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Sports towels and fleece blankets. A poker tournament.
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Gambling casinos history:
- The term "turned the tables" is actually a chess term coming from the mid 1600's. When a player was losing, they would physically turn the chess table to assume the winning side of the table.
- 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Anne Beaulieu on May 1 in the chapel of the Aladdin Hotel.
1970: Binion's Horseshoe casino hosts the first World Series of Poker.
1971: Female card dealers begin working on the Strip for the first time.
- Pathological gambling is recognized as a medical disorder by the American Psychiatric Association and has elements of addiction similar to alcohol and drug addiction.
- In 1973, the Commission on the Review of National Policy toward Gambling was created to study gambling in the United States.