Gov. Christie okays sports betting
Governor Chris Christie also took out his pen Tuesday and signed a new bill that would legalize sports betting, but there's a major hurdle to clear before the first bet can be placed. The new bill would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sporting games at the Atlantic City casinos and the state's four horse tracks. Voters signaled by a 2-to-1 margin in a nonbinding November …
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Interesting gambling information:
- Poker is derived from the Persian game of "as nar" and was probably based on the dice game "tali", which was played by the Romans.
- A nationwide survey by the U.S. Travel Industry Association found that 38% of all U.S. residents have been to Las Vegas in their lifetime. The average length of visitors' stay in Las Vegas was almost 4 days (3.7).
- One of the oldest casinos in Europe, at Baden Baden in Germany, was opened in 1748 by Edouard Benazet, who employed Parisian craftsmen to design the stylish rooms.
- Lotteries Have Been Prominent Throughout History. Ancient India, China, Greece, and Japan all had lotteries. The emperor Nero had lotteries for prizes at parties.