Amazing Cases in the History of Casino
Many people are used to the fact that casinos are mostly intrusive ads, slot machines, casino-themed films. But few people consider that this is also a part of human culture. It has a huge variety of entertainment, development history, cultural impact and many interesting facts.
Did you know where the first floating casino was created, what a terrible secret the casino in Connecticut keeps, and what kind of king is known as a gambling addict?
California was known as the state that did not put up with gambling for a long time. But it was this place that was the first where people could bet afloat.
Thanks to local entrepreneur and criminal gang member Anthony Cornero in the 1930s. Some facts state that Cornero had two ships: SS Rex and SS Tango. They were very roomy. Each such slave could take on board 2000-3000 players. There were also restaurants, an orchestra, and even armed guards.
He took advantage of the legal advantage of international waters and began gambling aboard a ship a few kilometers off the coast of Santa Monica in order to circumvent California laws. This protected Cornero from two factors: the Italian mafia, which controlled all the gambling establishments on land, and the government.
This continued until 1948 when President Harry Truman banned this type of business. As for Cornero, he died mysteriously after playing in a casino in 1955.
If you're superstitious, then you've probably heard of Foxwoods Resort and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. However, if you do not know what they are so famous for, let us explain: these gambling clubs are famous for the largest number of deaths of their users.
The first such case took place in 1993. Then, one of the casino visitors, 38-year-old Robert Tom, died of a heart attack after winning $ 4,000.
Perhaps this incident opened a terrible sequence: since then, people began to meet their death there more and more often. It is estimated that this happened to 150 people: the cause of death of most of them was also a heart attack, while others died from a drug overdose or suicide.
So, one of the most terrible and mysterious cases was in 2004. At that time, a visitor to the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel jumped from his room on the 20th floor.
All people are gambling in one way or another, including powers-that-be. For example, it can be modern stars like Ben Affleck, Toby McGuire, Charlie Sheen, or those who run big business and power.
But one of the most famous gambling addicts in history was the English king Henry VIII Tudor.
Judging by the legend, there was nothing sacred for this person when it came to the game. So, His Majesty somehow blew into the dice the bells of the Chapel of Jesus in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
They say it was Miles Partridge's idea: a court king. The latter's rate was only 100 pounds, but in the event of his victory, Henry VIII had to give the order to destroy these bells. Whether the king fulfilled his obligation or not — we do not know, but the adviser paid dearly for his advice. Or, more precisely, with his own life.
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