Gambling is mentioned in Virgil’s Aeneid, in the Mahabharata and in several passages in the Bible?
Ridotto was the first gambling house ever established, in Venice, Italy in 1638, and it was shut down in 1770?
In the United States, early gambling houses were known as saloons?
The word Casino comes from Italian casino, meaning a house in the country, usually used for pleasure and functions?
In the early 20rth century gambling was outlawed throughout the United States?
The first American state to re-legalize gambling was (surprise!) Nevada, in 1931?
Casinos in Mexico were authorized in 1907 by then President Porfirio Díaz?
In 1947 gambling was banned in Mexico, but special permits could be issued by the Interior Ministry?
Casinos became legal in Mexico again in 2004 through a decree by President Vicente Fox?
There are now over 400 casinos in Mexico, with the most prestigious brands present in the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit area?