During the Harrah’s General Council meeting of 2001, Judy Patterson, Senior Vice-President and Executive Director of the American Gaming Association presented the framework for a timeline of the history of gambling. Together, Patterson and the staff of The WAGER would like to invite all readers of The WAGER to contribute information about dates and events to add to this timeline. It is our hope that we will be able to create an ongoing and interactive document that will provide valuable information to individuals seeking to know more about historical events associated with gambling and problem gambling. The framework laid out by Patterson can be accessed below. We invite any and all feedback, comments, and additions. We request that all suggested additions be accompanied by an original source of reference.
Comments on this article can be addressed to Debi LaPlante.