Gambling History

Events

England established first charatered lottery

1566

Virginia company authorized to sell lottery tickets in England

1612

Cards, dice or gaming tables outlawed

1633

Hempstead Plains, NY: 1st race track

1665

Lotteries used to raise funds

1700 - 1709

Over 2,000 lotteries in operation

1795

Saratoga Springs (New York) race track opened

1864

Horse racing legalized in Michigan

1933

Gamblers Anonynous established

1951

State lottery was established

1972

National Council of Compulsive Gambling

1972

Growth of Native American casinos

1980

Casino Windsor was established

1994