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Quick Fact – Sac’ed Slots

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At midnight on June 19, a ban on slot machines took effect in Sacramento, California.

The new law made it a misdemeanor to have the devices in one’s possession or on one’s property. The machines were collected from cigar stands and saloons and removed in wagons to be sent to a locale where they were legal (not Nevada, as it had abolished gambling in 1909).

Cartoon from The Sacramento Union, June 20, 1911: “Another Gambling Device Passes On” by Lenoir

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