Delaware Park Poker Classic Ends 20-Day Pokerthon on a High Note
With the promise of over $1 million in Guaranteed prize monies and the presence of Poker World Champion Greg “Fossil Man” Raymer, Delaware Park’s 2nd Annual Poker Classic hosted 9,223 poker players during the 20-day period and distributed over $1,427,146 in prize money.
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Gambling history facts:
- The first airplane flight to Las Vegas was made in May, 1920, with Lieutenant Randall Henderson, editor of the Blythe, California Herald, and Jack Beckley.
- 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.
- In 1891, Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn began to manufacture the first nationally known poker card machines. The machines maintained their enormous popularity until just before World War I.
- In 1911, the state of California ruled that "draw" poker was a skill, and thus could not be banned under existing anti-gambling laws. However, "Stud" poker was still considered illegal at the time.