Complex plan may kill PG casino
A complex plan unveiled late Friday by the chairman of the House subcommittee responsible for gaming would allow Prince George’s County to have a casino — the sixth in the state — but would permit it to have only table games and not slot machines. The already-approved five slots casinos in the state, including Maryland Live! at Arundel Mills, would be allowed to add table games under the plan …
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Interesting gambling information:
- At land-based casinos, both the player and the boxman need to be on the lookout for crooked dice in the game of craps. Each number when added together with the number on the side opposite it, will add up to 7. For example, 6 is opposite to 1. When the dice are crooked, they do not add up to 7.
- Catholics were found to be more likely to gamble than Protestants and other religious groups. Catholics were also found to be less likely to disapprove of gambling than other religious groups.
- Baccara (Italian) or baccarat (French) both translate to "zero" in English. The importance of this name is found in the tens and face cards, both sharing the zero value.
- It was during the 1930's that slot machines began to become very popular across America, and in the late 40's Bugsy Siegel added machines to his Flamingo Hilton hotel in Las Vegas.