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Nevada first U.S. Gaming State
5 months ago

Nevada first U.S. Gaming State

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It was 1931, well into the depths of the Great Depression – the worst that the country had seen since the 1890s. Every state at the time, was then desperately …
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Monte Carlo – A Gaming Mecca
5 months ago

Monte Carlo – A Gaming Mecca

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While Its appearance doesn’t reflect it, the site of Monte Carlo is actually one of the oldest areas of Europe to demonstrate human habitat. There’s strong indication, in fact, that …
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Bingo – A comfortable sport
5 months ago

Bingo – A comfortable sport

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Since the late 1920s, Bingo has been one of the most popular social pass-times in the United States, particularly among rural Americans. It was generally to be found available for …
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The Guy who Beat the Slots!
5 months ago

The Guy who Beat the Slots!

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According to John Scarne, in his book “Complete Guide to Gaming” (1960), it all began in 1940, with a man named Jake Kosloff – who appeared suddenly in downtown Las …
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Craps – The Table Game
5 months ago

Craps – The Table Game

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Craps, as played in any modern gaming hall – usually with precision-ground, and transparent dice – is ranked among the most popular of casino games, perhaps because of the large …
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Money – What It’s All About
5 months ago

Money – What It’s All About

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The subject is gaming – yet there’s one element which is common to every game of chance, no matter what it’s form, nature or history – it’s “MONEY”. Money is …
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Grand Hazard – Chuck-A-Luck
5 months ago

Grand Hazard – Chuck-A-Luck

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The casino game, “Grand Hazard” – colloquially known as “Three Dice in a Cage” – is currently offered in the most refined casinos, the world over – though at the …
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Roulette – A Gaming History
5 months ago

Roulette – A Gaming History

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As is typical of many games, competing theories shroud the origins of Roulette. First among these, for roulette, is that it was invented in 1655 by the renowned French scientist …
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The World of Gaming Chips
5 months ago

The World of Gaming Chips

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Although the first recorded casino wasn’t licensed until 1626 – in Venice – sophisticated gambling can be traced to as far back as the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and early …
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Blackjack – A Game of Art
6 months ago

Blackjack – A Game of Art

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Over the decades the origin of Blackjack, like many other card games, has eluded researchers, and the question continues to be hotly debated to this day. Even now there is …
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