This Day in History: Nevada Legalizes Gambling (1931)

This Day in History:
Nevada Legalizes Gambling (1931)

Though unregulated gambling had been common in early Nevada mining towns, it was outlawed in 1909, and for many years, the state’s economy was carried by mining. However, with the mining industry in decline amid the Great Depression, state lawmakers agreed to re-legalize gambling in order to strengthen the state’s finances. Today, the state economy is dominated by tourism and gaming. Nevada has the unusually high ratio of approximately one hotel room to how many state residents? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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