Quick Fact – Bonus of Hosiery

Tango Game, Las Vegas, Nevada

1946

Some Las Vegas, Nevada handed out women’s as and tango game* . When the city’s found out, they banned it, threatening repeat offenders with losing their .

It wasn’t the the officials took offense to; it was the casinos offering to encourage the playing of traditional games of chance.

“We are endeavoring to maintain gaming on a high plane and feel bound to discourage and eliminate any practice which may impugn the dignity of our gaming establishments,” they said (Nevada State Journal, Oct. 12, 1946).

* Tango is similar to bingo and keno