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GAMBLING

There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
The receipts from illegal gambling each year in the United States surpass the total revenues of America's seventy-five largest industrial organizations combined.
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
Sir Miles Partridge once played at dice with Henry VIII for the bells of St. Paul's church, won, and collected the bells.
Residents of Nevada bet an average of $846 a year in gambling casinos.
Parimutuel betting was invented in 1865 by a Parisian perfumer maker named Pierre Oiler.
On a bingo card of ninety numbers there are approximately 44 possible ways to make bingo.
No patent can ever be taken out on a gambling machine in the United States.
Madame de Montespan, second wife of Louis XIV, once lost 4 million francs in a half-hour at the gambling table.