GOV. CHRISTIE SIGNS SPORTS BETTING BILL, FED. BAN STILL NEEDS TO BE OVERTURNED
ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill into law legalizing sports betting in his state but only after a federal ban on such gambling is overturned.
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Interesting gambling facts:
- In Paris, legislation prohibiting playing cards was passed in 1377, and in Italy, playing cards and dice were burned.
- At a land-based casino, if your slot machine is malfunctioning, you won't get paid if you win the jackpot! All slot machines have this written on them but many players are not aware of this policy. The casinos have a device which lets them know if a slot machine is malfunctioning or if it's been tinkered with. Your best bet is to stop playing at it and try another.
- Baccarat is the principal of casino card games in the United Kingdom and Europe. Blackjack is a fixture in all American casinos.
- The current wave of legal lotteries started in New Hampshire, spread to other North-Eastern states, and then across the nation.