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Showing 3 articles from September 28, 2007.

Politics & Government

Casinos - What They Looked Like in 2005

The 442 commercial casinos in 11 states in 2003 generated more than $27 billion in gross gaming revenue, up 2% from 2002. Even in 2001 — when 9-11 sacked tourism — casino revenue rose 6% to $25.7 billion. Sales are up 145% since 1993.

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Betting on the Ponies
The Kentucky Derby was first run at 1.5 miles (2.4 km). In 1896, the distance was changed to its current 1.25 miles (2 km). On May 17, 1875, in front of an estimated crowd of 10,000 people, a field of 15 three-year-old horses contested the first Kentucky Derby.
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Will Casino Gambling Be the Make or Break Issue in the November Election?
Some studies seem to indicate an increasing tolerance of gaming as an acceptable form of entertainment among U.S. citizens. This is especially true when the question is presented as a choice between gambling expansion and tax increases. At the same time, studies on the effects of gambling on communities and individuals continue to encourage those who oppose gambling expansion including lawmakers, private organizations and individual citizens.
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