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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Riverboat Gaming Has Captured 20% of the Casino Market Share. Mississippi now has more gambling square footage than Atlantic City.
- Lotteries were brought to America in the 1800s by the thousands of Chinese immigrants who worked in the mines and on the railroads.