Some things that have happened in and around casinos are just plain weird and require you to think twice regarding why that would have happened. So here are a few things that you probably didn’t know happened in and around casinos.
Banning Yourself From Casinos
There are casinos that allow you to ban yourself from them if you feel like you have been gambling too much or feel like you might slide towards an addiction for the same. For example, in the state of Ohio, you can ban yourself from casinos for a year, five years or for life, depending on what works best for you.
Prison Gambling in Nevada
There used to be a time when Nevada had such a huge gambling industry that it made itself into the Nevada State Prison. Inmates were allowed to gamble as long as they did so inside the “Bullpen”, a stone building in Carson city. This went on from 1932 to 1967 when it was finally taken away by a warden who considered gambling to be a ‘degradation’ on the inmates.
Addicts Can Sometimes Be Nasty
Some gamblers fall so into addiction that they would rather pee where they are rather than get up and leave the table or slot machine. Many gamblers have been caught wearing adult diapers to do this. In 2015, a man urinated into a slot machine slot rather than leave the machine and in Indiana in 2007, there was a complaint of a pee-soaked chair at one of the tables.
The Invention Of The Sandwich Was Because Of A Casino
It would be amazing if it was true, but there was no exact written confirmation other than the story. Legend has the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu was a gambling addict and used to order his maids to bring him bread stuffed with meat in between the slices so that he did not have to leave the table. Even though the story is yet to be confirmed as true, it did lead to the popularization of the sandwich.
Slot Machines Were Initially A Woman’s Game
As shocking as it may seem, slot machines were considered a womanly pastime when it was introduced. However, this changed after The Second World War and slot machines hit all the casinos.
A World War 2 Veteran Won 25 Million USD At Slots
It is very difficult to win at slots because of the very high house edge, but it pays off well if you get to win. A World War 2 veteran by the name of Elmer Sherman won 4.1 million dollars at the Mirage in 1989, but he did not stop there. He went on to win another 21 million dollars at the Cannery in 2005.