Thursday, July 26, 2012

Top headlines: Flint police investigating ... - Gambling News Source

Here are some top headlines you may have missed Tuesday: - Ringleaders of illegal Flint-area video poker gambling operation sentenced Flint police officers at the scene Tuesday where bullet casings were found at the corner of Franklin Ave and Delaware around the same time the driver of an suv was shot by a person in another vehicle two blocks away ? (more)

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Wed, July 25th, 2012

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Casino gambling facts:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • During the 1950s, the Senate Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce held a number of hearings on criminal influence in the casino industry. The committee was chaired by Senator Estes Kefauver, and the committee is also known by his name.


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