Casino Facts and Records

Aztecs had Lotteries, but their ones cast lots to choose who would be sacrificed to their Gods! Dice were found in the the Sumerian Royal tombs of Ur, which dates back beyond 3000 BC. On the Strip and Downtown Las Vegas, there is more than 15,000 miles of lighted neon tubing in the many signs.

On 15 May, 1905, a land auction of what is now prime Las Vegas real estate. Two thousand parcels were sold for $265, 000.

Henry VIII lost the bells of St Paul's in a dice game.

Where each player receives a hand of thirteen cards, the total possible number of different hands which may thus be dealt is greater than six hundred millions.

Add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1 to 36). The total is the mystical number 666, often associated with the Devil.

New Orleans was the first major gambling center in the USA. In 1817, taverns and coffee houses provided rooms and tables for private gambling. It legalized in 1823 and charged $5000 for a gambling license. (a lot of money in 1823)

Massachusetts Puritans passed America's first law against gambling in 1638.

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On 15 May, 1905, a land auction of what is now prime Las Vegas real estate. Two thousand parcels were sold for $265, 000.

French mathematician and philospher Blaise Pascal, invented Roulette. He experimented with perpetual motion and this was a result.

Where each player receives a hand of thirteen cards, the total possible number of different hands which may thus be dealt is greater than six hundred millions.

Most casinos do not have clocks.