Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March 19: Nevada Legalizes Gambling

On this date in History .... March 19, 1931:  

Nevada legalizes gambling. 

During the Civil War, Nevada’s population exploded as people flocked to the area to mine the gold & silver found in The Comstock Lode. When the lode ran dry during the depression, population flight began.  Worried about the loss of residents, Nevada took “the drastic measure” of legalizing gambling and, later, divorce. Las Vegas had become the gambling capital of the world and today, gambling pays the lion’s share of tax revenues in Nevada.

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