Go-ahead for bingo at centre of legal battle
THE 1,000-seater Rock Bingo hall in Togher, Cork, which has been dogged by legal issues for several months was effectively given the go-ahead to operate by Mr Justice Frank Clarke at the High Court yesterday.
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Interesting gambling facts:
- By the 18th and 19th centuries a dice game called Hazard had become popular in England and was played by the aristocracy in private gambling houses.
- The name blackjack came from an early bet (since discontinued) that paid 10 to 1 if the player got a jack of spades and an ace of spades, both black cards, as the first two cards.
- Many casinos in Nevada were financed by mobsters. Most notable perhaps was Las Vegas' Flamingo which was opened in 1947 by Bugsy Siegel.
- The age of electronic games began in 1964 with the Nevada Electronic's solid state "21" machines. The most successful of these was the Dale Electronics' Poker-Matic, which could be found in most Nevada casinos.