No gambling income in House budget, DeLeo says
House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Thursday ruled out the possibility of the House tapping into future gaming license fees to balance next year’s state budget, saying it is still too uncertain when the potential pot of $280 million will become available. DeLeo also said he was unsure when the House would unveil a redraft of a health care cost containment bill Governor Deval Patrick filed more than a …
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Gambling casinos history:
- The Gold Rush brought a huge increase in the amount and types of gambling to California. San Francisco replaced New Orleans as the center for gambling in the United States.
- In 1980, the American Psychological Association included pathological gambling in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III).
- 1905: The town of Las Vegas is founded when the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company holds a land auction at the site on May 15.
1912: The Majestic - Las Vegas's very first theater - opens, featuring the best vaudeville acts and motion pictures of the time.
- Gambling became legalized in Vegas in 1931 by Mayme V. Stocker and J.H. Morgan who was issued Clark County Gaming License No. 1.