In Las Vegas during the 1950s, casinos offered “Atomic Tourism” in which guests could watch atomic bombs be tested in the desert as a form of entertainment.
Police in west Germany located a man who had a warrant for unpaid fines. They confronted him just as his slot machine struck a jackpot, and he avoided jail time by paying his fine on the spot.
Two men were brought up on federal hacking charges when they exploited a bug in video poker machines and won half a million dollars. His lawyer argued, “All these guys did is simply push a sequence of buttons that they were legally entitled to push.” The case was dismissed.
22 years ago this week a Stardust Casino employee walked out of the hotel with $500,000 and was never seen again.
Blackjack hall of famers get free room and board at Barona Casino, so long as they promise not to play the blackjack tables.
In the biggest run in Las Vegas history, a gambler turned 50$ into over 40 million dollars before losing it all.
In English gambling dens in the 18th century, there was a person who was hired solely to swallow the dice in the event of a police raid.