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Sunday, 26 January 2014


The first legal casino opened in Baden-Baden Germany in 1765.

Craps, a casino game of American origin, was adapted from the English dice game Hazard by Bernard de Marigny in New Orleans in 1813.

Insomniac billionaire Howard Hughes once bought a casino for the sole purpose of moving its trademark neon silver slipper. Visible from Hughes' bedroom, it had apparently kept him awake at night.

Britain’s first legal casino of modern times opened at the Metropole in Brighton in 1962.

The Montreux Casino in Switzerland was set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert on December 4, 1971; Deep Purple was in the audience for the show and the incident inspired their song "Smoke on the Water".

The first legal casino outside of Nevada was opened in Atlantic City on May 26, 1978. Resorts Casino Hotel opened its doors at 10:00am, however initial gaming laws in New Jersey only allowed casinos to operate for 18 hours during the week and 20 hours during the weekends.

In 2010, a casino in Nevada was fined $250,000 for allowing a baccarat player to dance on a card table while the game was being played.

According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the 'floor'.

There are no clocks or windows in any casino.

The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is 1149 feet tall, making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

Casino operator Caesars World began as a hot dog stand in Miami Beach.

If the croupier points to his ear in a casino at the gaming table you know someone is on a winning streak. It's a signal for help from other casino staff.

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