Casino Hearings Have Officials Hopeful
A pact by Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney to protect Atlantic City's casinos from in-state competition will undergo a test by Assembly Democrats, who plan to hold public hearings later this year to discuss the merits of bringing casino gaming to the Meadowlands.
Related Casino News:
- Casino hearings have racing officials optimistic
- Resort Casino Hearings Begin Today
- Oneidas hopeful for New York casinos
- US Presidential Hopeful Backs Poker Reform
- Casino relocation hinges on Feb. 3 deadline
- Casino hearings available by phone
- CASINO HEARINGS: Get a whiff of that? Could be Dodge City casinos.
- Greektown Casino hearings to begin
- Super-casino hearings to be held
- Second day of gambling hearings more sedate
- OLBG steps in to support olympic hopeful
- Gaming Control Board Revises List Of Hearings, Adds Locations
Interesting gambling information:
- Bingo as we know it today is a form of lottery and is a direct descendant of Lo Giuoco del Lotto d'Italia - the Italian National Lottery organized in 1530.
- In 1978, New Jersey became the second state to legalize casino gambling in an attempt to revitalize the rundown resort area of Atlantic City. The legalization was restricted only to Atlantic City.
- 1926: Las Vegas gets a regular air service. Western Air Express flies between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. The airfield later becomes the site for the famous Sahara and Hilton hotels.
1931: Gambling is legalized in Nevada on March 19. Construction begins on the long awaited Hoover Dam.
- Up to the 1960s, Nevada was plagued by teamster financing, hidden ownership, employment of individuals of questionable character and background, and the clear links to organized crime.