The Status Of Casinos: Historical And Current


The Status Of Casinos: Historical And Current

Gambling has actually been famously known for being quite illegal in most countries around the planet. If we are talking about the United States or the United Kingdom, it was indeed illegal for most of the history of the nation. But, if you take a birds-eye-view of it now, some of the most amazing, luxurious and well-known casinos are indeed in the USA and the UK. Las Vegas, Atlantic City and London are some of the places that we should thank and also hope to visit because these places are some of the most visited as well as most sought after places to visit during the holidays.


The illegality of the casinos indeed did not seem to stop the casino games from occurring in hushed up places and in basements. It was even done openly sometimes, and with the complicity of the local law enforcement, it did indeed keep them from developing into a legitimate industry. You should also know that the same casino industry is worth billions of dollars now, and the industry also has the same amount in circulation all over the countries. Casino gambling was actually legalized in the year 1931 in the state of Nevada where Las Vegas resides, The Sin City, they call it; you can guess why. It indeed took 47 years before a second state actually made it legal, this time New Jersey was the one to allow it. It is also known that Atlantic City is in New Jersey and they opened casinos within the city during the 1970s, and there was a great shift of the legality of gambling in a lot of places around the country. After this, many other states also wanted to get a profit from casino gambling, because as we know, casino gambling has been known to make a lot of money in terms of revenue for the state. Between the years of 1989 and 1996, almost 9 states made sure that gambling was legalized. These were the states:

  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Michigan
  • South Dakota
  • Missouri

Playing Casinos

The American Gaming Association has actually estimated in the year 2008 that there has been more than $35 billion in terms of revenue from casinos because of all the games that take place in the casinos; this would indeed include gambling as well. Each year, more and more states have started the acceptance of gambling in a legal sense. The people who like gambling must indeed be really careful and vigilant because they would be investing hard-earned money while playing. But, gambling is indeed a lot of fun and therefore must be light-heartedly enjoyed.

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