Bars & Poker

“Gambling, drugs, sex and, of course, booze – by 1916, 23 of the 48 states, more than half, had passed local prohibitions on alcoholic beverages. It was thus not a big surprise when Prohibition was written into federal law. In 2006, bars can obviously serve booze (although in states like California, they are not allowed to let patrons smoke). But they are facing prosecution, or worse, loss of their liquor licenses, for conducting poker games,” writes I. Nelson Rose for the Casino City Times here. The article highlights some quirky but surviving prohibitions against alcohol and gambling.

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