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In America for most of the 20th century, laying a bet was strictly illegal except at regulated horse and dog tracks and a few isolated outposts in the far West. Just as with the banning of alcohol in the 1920s, … Continue reading
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Atlantic City was America’s first mega-resort. As early as the 1870s, Atlantic City attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, most of who hailed from nearby Philadelphia where inexpensive train travel made a weekend holiday or day trip possible. By … Continue reading
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