May has arrived, and with it a series of notable dates. The May page of one’s yearly calendar plays home to the annual celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. Graduation celebrations begin in May, and enthusiasts of science fiction and pop culture try not to miss an opportunity to issue this punny greeting: May the Fourth Be With You. (Get it? It’s a Star Wars joke.) One day during this month that is more often overlooked in certain circles is the first of the month: May Day. In modern times May 1, or May Day, is celebrated as International Workers’ Day.
In May, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a quarter-century-old law that had banned sports betting in most of the country.  Three months later, a new football season will begin with states across the nation scrambling to launch legalized gambling houses.  While this change alone is unlikely to fuel the growth of casino-resorts, it is another move in the same direction as the advent of so-called Indian gaming.