GAMBLING: Two pending state bills toss the dice
California lawmakers have introduced legislation to legalize online poker and sports wagering. Chances for success vary, experts say
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- Several bills in legislature would expand gambling in the state
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- State Duma to consider gambling bills
- State Senate votes to begin work on bingo
- State senators seek input on expanding gambling
- Smoking, bingo, unemployment bills die
- State bills on video gambling irk Kane board
- Bills considered to allow electronic bingo games in 9 counties
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- Public hearing Tuesday on newest bingo bills
Interesting gambling information:
- Gambling is Often Legalized to Promote Economic Development of Depressed Areas. That was an important motivation in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and many of the other locales for casinos.
- Las Vegas in Nevada owes its success to the mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who organized gaming and bookmaking operations for The Mob (the Mafia).
- The brand new resort, Wynn Las Vegas recently opened on the Las Vegas Strip. At a cost of approximately $2.7 billion, the Wynn Las Vegas features 2,700 guestrooms and suites, casino (table games, over 1900 slots/video poker machines, poker room with race and sports book), several restaurants, a night club, golf, a shopping esplanade and a show called Le Reve.
- Casino gambling, including Indian gaming, is legal in 27 states and most of the casinos have been built in the last 5 years according to "America's Gambling Fever", U. S. News and World Report, 15 Jan 1996