Casino hearings have racing officials optimistic
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — 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.
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Gambling casinos info:
- 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.
- 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.
- The age of electronic games began in 1964 with the Nevada Electronic's solid state "21" machines. The most successful of these was the Dale Electronics' Poker-Matic, which could be found in most Nevada casinos.
- Keno, the casino version of lotto, originated in China nearly 2000 years ago when Cheung Heung devised a lottery as a way of raising funds for his province's army.