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History of Gambling & Casinos in the U.S.

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In colonial America, what was the first form of gambling to be formally endorsed and used by colonial governments?

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1. What impact did the Civil War have on the gambling industry in the United States?

2. How did Prohibition affect gambling in America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet test your knowledge of the history of gambling in the US. Answer questions about how this industry has evolved over the centuries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you'll see what you remember about:

  • The first legal form of gambling in the American colonies
  • Early centers of American gambling
  • The movement that eventually led to the ban of gambling activities

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the first state to legalize gambling after the Great Depression
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most important development in US gambling laws during the 1980s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about early forms and centers of colonial and American gambling

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this entertainment industry by reviewing the lesson titled History of Gambling & Casinos in the U.S. New information covered includes:

  • The current legal status of gambling in the 50 states
  • French influences on Louisiana-based gambling
  • The role of Washington D.C. in early gambling
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