GAMBLING: Brown seeks to consolidate gambling oversight
SACRAMENTO — As California considers a major expansion of legalized gambling, Gov. Jerry Brown wants to revamp how the state regulates the industry and protects its millions of customers.
Related Gambling News:
- Gambling kingpin’s lackey gets probation, $1K fine
- Michael Brown, gambling man
- bwin to consolidate Spanish operations
- Odds Grow in Favor of Big Brown
- Vegas probes report of underage gambling by Houston's daughter
- Brown returns; Colvin all done
- UK’s Brown Aligns Remote Gambling Duty At 15% Of Profits
- A remarkable year for Brown, but 2009 will see more gambling
- Brown delays casino bill offering in session
- Gambling on Gordon Brown: MPs left with little choice but to sink or swim with the leader
- UMass Boston student reported missing
- Brown clings on as leaders bluff in tense game of political poker
Gambling history facts:
- During the 1950s, the Senate Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce held a number of hearings on criminal influence in the casino industry. The committee was chaired by Senator Estes Kefauver, and the committee is also known by his name.
- Baccarat is the principal of casino card games in the United Kingdom and Europe. Blackjack is a fixture in all American casinos.
- By the 1370s, playing cards had reached Europe in a form that is recognizable today, with a pack consisting of 52 cards with suits of swords, polo-sticks, cups and coins.
- 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.