Resort-casino could mean thousands of SC jobs
Residents have waited decades for a $500 million container port to be built on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River.
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Interesting gambling facts:
- Riverboat casinos were first legalized in Iowa, then Illinois, followed closely by Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
- The MGM Grand, situated on the a Las Vegas strip has come up with a brand new slogan to promote the casino, "Think of all the New Year's resolutions you'll break." Some say it might even rival the famous Las Vegas catchphrase, "What happens here, stays here."
- The first recorded betting games were played with marked disks or bones (the forerunners of dice), and spinning wheels or shields.
- Las Vegas is a testament of the powerful ability of gambling to foster economic development. Because of gambling, Las Vegas has shown impressive job growth, developed into a major city with a low tax burden that many state and local governments look at with envy.