Betting
America has an interesting relationship with betting and other gambling. Placing bets and playing games of chance is perfectly legal in some states. However, in others it’s effectively outlawed. To understand the current state of play when it comes to the business of betting in America, it’s important to look to the past. Here’s an overview of how attitudes toward and acceptance of gambling have changed over time.

The Invention of Sliced Bread

The slogan "The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread" makes almost no sense to us. But have you ever tried to consistently slice bread? It's hard.
Business strategy never meant much to the Grateful Dead, students of folk music, psychedelia and utopian counterculture, and yet the band was an the earliest Silicon Valley startup.
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They crushed their fear, made their dreams happen and lived without regret.
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From Milk Comes Road Lines

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The Age: THERE is not much of a plot - a goldfish in a bowl - but the scene and others from the same rolls of film have been revealed as the earliest colour moving images...
1620 – The Mayflower starts her voyage to North America 1863 – Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist. 1880 – The Cornell...
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