Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.
More cash-strapped states are considering expanding gambling beyond their state lotteries to fill budget shortfalls.
Last month the Department of Justice reversed its stance and declared that online gambling is legal as long as states approve it.
How quickly will online poker games, which had all but disappeared in the U.S. since some high-profile indictments back in April, be going full tilt again? And how much revenue is there to be gained through internet casinos?
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.