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Every year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians cross the border to do a little shopping in the US, and an Indian tribe in Maine is banking that many of those people will come and play at a proposed racetrack and casino complex. The Passamaquoddy Indians are waiting for the results of an upcoming referendum that would allow them to build the new multi-million dollar racetrack, casino and high-stakes bingo facility to attract some of the Canadian traffic. The area where the proposed gambling ...

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Interesting bets placed in Vegas

Spending time in Las Vegas often feels like you are visiting an alien planet – it’s as if the rules of our world simply don’t apply. It’s a place where clocks don’t exist, and some of the world’s greatest landmarks are on display in the middle of the strip. It’s also home to gamblers big and small, and that means that some strange, weird and wonderful bets get placed on a daily basis. Some of those bets have taken on mythical proportions, ...

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Casino lore: the black book

Usually, being included in somebody’s little black book would mean you’re rather desirable and they want to store your contact details… but not always! One particular black book is a piece of casino memorabilia that lists all the dodgy characters who were blacklisted by Nevada casinos between the 1960s and 1980s. A 1981 edition of the book will be exhibited at the National Museum of Organised Crime and Law Enforcement, appropriately nicknamed The Mob Museum. Nevada’s ...

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Weirdest bets of all time

Strange bets

What people will wager on can often be rather puzzling. Here's a list that will have you wondering if there is any intelligent life on Earth: Poker face Guys will often do some pretty stupid things to show off their bravado, and of course our first example does not stray from this truth. A gentleman from the year 1784 embarked on a wager with his drinking buddies that he could carry a red hot poker in his mouth to the other side of the village market and back. Despite amazing pain, he won ...

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