Nevada legalizes gambling, March 19, 1931
On March 19, 1931, the state of Nevada legalized gambling. An International News Service story in the March 21, 1931, New Castle News of New Castle, Penn., reported on the change.
“After flourishing sub rosa for two decades or more, gambling in Nevada moved out into the open today and those who wished to have a whirl at the cards, roulette, faro or any other games of chance could do so without seeking entrance to exclusive clubs or basement hide-aways.
“Great plans were underway to convert Reno into a Monte Carlo with the signing of the Governor of the ‘wide open’ gambling bill.”
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Nevada’s motives for the new gambling law were analyzed in a Minneapolis Tribune editorial republished March 27, 1931, in The Helena Daily Independent of Helena, Mont. Nevada goes ‘Wild West’
An NEA Service Inc. article published March 29, 1931, in The Helena Daily Independent of Helena, Mont., discussed the more liberal divorce laws that accompanied legalized gambling in Nevada. Beat That, Arkansas!