The Prohibition Era

The Prohibition Era and Its Impact on Gambling

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Between 1920 and 1933, the United States had Prohibition, which had a profound effect on a variety of facets of American culture, including gaming. The US Constitution’s 18th Amendment, which instituted Prohibition, forbade the manufacture, distribution, and transportation of alcoholic drinks. The emergence of organized crime, alcohol smuggling, and speakeasies—also known as speakeasies—all marked this time.