The lottery is against the law in Nevada because the gaming industry in the state does not want the competition.
State laws for online gambling are not based on residence, but rather location, so many people cross state lines in their car, place a bet via their phones, and drive back home, and it is all completely legal.
Several European countries classify loot boxes in video games as gambling, forcing game companies such as Blizzard, EA and Valve to release “loot box-free” versions of their games in those territories.
Mobile phone giant Gionee went bankrupt in 2018 when it’s chairman lost $144 million gambling at a casino forcing the liquidation of the company.
In 2004 a British man auctioned and sold off literally all his possessions to fly out to Vegas and bet it all on one spin of roulette. He won.
In 2004, a man named Ashley Revell sold all his possessions and put his entire net worth of $135,300 on red at the Plaza Hotel in Vegas. The ball landed on Red 7 and he walked out with $270,600.
In 2009, a drunk New Zealander lost a poker bet and had his name changed to “Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova”. He found out that it was accepted 5 years later after receiving a confirmation letter.
After Russia outlawed virtually all gambling in 2009. A Russian engineer learned how to cheat slot machines. He took his knowledge to the US and won $21,000. Casinos still have no fix for it.
Air-conditioning in casinos is oxygen enriched to help players stay alert and gamble longer.
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.