Bill Harrah came to Nevada to open casinos in the 1930s.
The Nevada legislature passed the first Internet gambling bill in the US on Monday, June 3, 2001, but it took until 2012 to grant approval to South Point Poker LLC as Nevada's first interactive gaming operator for intra-state gaming. The state's operators will have a tough time competing with established company's like William Hill, which... Continue Reading →
In the late 1990s, while I was toiling away in Reno, poker players in Arizona were enjoying something new: poker for big stakes in a casino. After Fort McDowell Casino opened near the end of Shea Blvd. past Fountain Hills (half an hour from Scottsdale), players could play all types of poker and they could... Continue Reading →
Next door to Barney’s at Lake Tahoe was Harrah’s Sports Casino. I walked in and was surprised by how small it was. There were about a dozen chairs for a keno game, several TV’s by the bar, a craps game, and half-a-dozen blackjack tables. They had little yellow signs with $1 to $100 on them.... Continue Reading →