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  • Island View casino starts big expansion on Mississippi coast (250 new jobs)

    05/25/2017 5:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2017 | Bob Warren
    South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south Mississippi media outlets reported. The addition will push the casino's floor space to 123,000 -- the largest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, WLOX television station reported. The new, smoke-free venue will be on the south side of U.S. 90 and provide an additional 43,000 square feet of gambling space. Floor-to-ceiling glass will give visitors a view of the water in the Mississippi Sound....
  • Vanity: A question about gambling taxes (table games).

    05/14/2017 4:51:36 PM PDT · by ak267 · 30 replies
    me | 5-14-17 | ak267
    I got a quick question for those who visit casinos. A while back I had the pleasure of watching an experienced gambler play craps at the Orleans Casino. He rolled the dice for nearly 60 minutes strait before "sevening out". After the dust had settled, he made off with 35k in chips. FYI: At that time the table was packed, I wasn't into craps because my favorite game is no, I didn't get into the action..darn it. QUESTION: How does one do taxes in this situation? Do you have to fill out a tax form at the casino when...
  • "’Pologize, Dice!"

    05/10/2017 7:55:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/17 | Jimmy Reed
    Jaybird knew gambling can be addictive, and he made sure I never became a gambler by letting me gamble. Before long, I was handing over all of my hard-earned weekly allowance to him As a boy growing up on Dad’s Mississippi Delta farm in the 1950s, I looked forward to Saturdays, mainly because I didn’t have to go to school, but also because Friday’s paydays were always followed by Saturday’s dice games. I watched and listened, crouched beside Jaybird, my best friend and mentor. After I grasped the fundamentals of craps, as the old black man called the game, he...
  • Siletz tribe bets on plan to build casino in Salem (1,500 FT jobs in Oregon)

    05/03/2017 6:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Register-Guard ^ | May 3, 2017 | Andrew Selsky, The Associated Press
    SALEM — A confederation of tribes in Ore­gon announced plans Tuesday to build a casino in the state capital and draw in crowds of gamblers from Portland. The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon said they hope to open the 140,000-square-foot entertainment, gaming and hotel facility in 2021 on reservation property at the northern end of Salem and that they want to partner with other tribes....
  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to Acquire Valley Site, Relocate Fire Station (California)

    04/12/2017 6:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Palm Desert Patch ^ | April 12, 2017 | City News Service
    The tribe says they are planning a "mixed- use entertainment and gaming district." CATHEDRAL CITY, CA - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Tuesday that is acquiring a 12.5-acre parcel in downtown Cathedral City, where a fire station now sits, to construct a casino. The tribe, which did not disclose the purchase price, plans a "mixed- use entertainment and gaming district" at the northwest corner of Date Palm and East Palm Canyon drives. The tribe said it will contribute $5.5 million to the City Urban Revitalization Corporation to replace the Cathedral City Fire Department's Station 411. The exact...
  • Hard Rock plans to create 3,000 jobs, invest $375M in Atlantic City property (New Jersey)

    04/05/2017 1:18:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | April 5, 2017 | Don E. Woods
    They're going to rebuild this city on rock and roll. The former Trump Taj Mahal is receiving a $375 million facelift that will turn it into the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. Officials anticipate the project to bring 1,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permeant jobs. The opening is anticipated for summer 2018. "We have confidence in the fact that the Hard Rock will do this the right way and take a property that has a great tradition in this city and create an absolutely new tradition for the people of Atlantic City and the people who come here,"...
  • The NFL used to shun Las Vegas. Why is it moving a team there?

    04/02/2017 10:28:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29 | David G. Schwartz
    The gambling industry here and football have been seeing each other secretly since the 1960s. But Monday’s 31-to-1 vote by league owners to permit the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas with (for now) no stipulations about sports betting is a sign that the league’s and city’s status has changed from “it’s complicated” to “in a relationship.” The reason? Las Vegas has been sanitized a bit, and the National Football League isn’t as clean-cut as it once appeared. So what changed before Monday’s vote? Las Vegas is no longer a desert oasis dominated by gambling; it’s a major metropolitan...
  • As Raiders rush to Las Vegas, try not to laugh at Roger Goodell's stance against gambling

    03/28/2017 1:37:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 27, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    Roger Goodell recently declared the NFL remained opposed to legalized sports wagering. The NFL commissioner’s reasons were trite, outdated and mocked by experts, but when has that ever stopped the NFL from doubling down (gambling term) on a policy? If Goodell says the league is opposed to sports wagering, then you rest assure that … … Welcome the Las Vegas Raiders … … Yeah, there is nothing that $750 million can’t buy. Whatever. Goodell is just the talking head for the league. His bosses voted Monday by the tune of 31-1 that the Raiders should move from Oakland to Las...
  • This $352K gamble is why Brent Musburger rushed out to Vegas

    03/17/2017 9:11:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Justin Terranova
    It was like no Selection Sunday show you — or anyone — have ever seen. Brent Musburger sat surrounded by bookmakers with $352,000 in cash sitting in front of him Sunday right after the NCAA Tournament brackets were announced on CBS, one of his former employers in the broadcasting business.
  • Bill introduced to lower age for legal gambling in Nevada

    02/06/2017 7:42:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 48 replies ^ | 02/06/2017 | By COLTON LOCHHEAD
    Buying cigarettes. Going off to war. Voting. They are things you can do at 18 years old in America. A Nevada lawmaker wants to add gambling to that list. Assembly Bill 86, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Minden, would drop the legal gambling threshold from 21 to 18 years of age.
  • People are demanding odds to bet on Donald Trump being assassinated

    01/23/2017 11:30:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    International Business Times (UK) ^ | January 23, 2017 | Shane Croucher
    Bookies such as Paddy Power and William Hill are refusing to give a price on Trump being killed. Fancy a flutter and want odds on Donald Trump to be assassinated? Well, you won't get them. Around the time of Trump's inauguration as US president, there was a spike in searches for odds on his assassination. Some punters were even asking bookmakers on Twitter for odds on Trump to be killed before the end of his term. But they didn't get any odds. Most were ignored, some got replies say they do not offer odds on things like that. The Betfair...
  • She was angry she always lost. So this woman threatened to kill lottery officials, police say.

    01/06/2017 4:14:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Nation ^ | January 6, 2017 | Lindsey Bever
    A Pennsylvania lottery player who kept buying losing scratch-off tickets called her string of losses a conspiracy and threatened to kill employees at state lottery headquarters, authorities said. Towanda A. Shields is wanted on 53 charges, including harassment, stalking and terroristic threats, for phone calls and voice-mail messages that police said started as a “nuisance” last year and escalated into a “relentless” stream of hostile, sexually explicit and threatening statements to Pennsylvania Lottery officials in Lower Swatara Township. Police there issued a warrant for her arrest Tuesday and are working with authorities in Philadelphia, where Shields lives, to bring her...
  • Challenges To The Federal Anti-Gambling Laws -- Good Luck

    12/27/2016 6:58:53 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 27, 2016 | George Leef
    Among the almost countless number of federal statutes that are both foolish and unconstitutional is the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). It’s foolish because gambling is a peaceful, voluntary act for which no one should be punished by the government and it’s unconstitutional because nothing in Article I, Section 8 authorizes Congress to enact laws to prohibit conduct simply because enough politicians regard it as immoral. That’s why there had to be an amendment to authorize Prohibition. Constitutionally, gambling stands on exactly the same ground. Some members of Congress think that PASPA needs to be changed....
  • Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

    12/09/2016 8:01:22 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 12/05/2016 04:55 pm ET | Jenna Amatulli
    On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to atone for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history. In celebration of Standing Rock protesters’ victory Sunday in halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Leonard Crow Dog formally forgave Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired U.S. Army general and former supreme commander at NATO, Wesley Clark Sr. This was a historically symbolic gesture forgiving centuries of oppression against Natives and honoring their partnership in defending the land from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Fight Breaks Out at Opening of MGM National Harbor [New DC Casino]

    12/09/2016 1:12:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    WPGC ^ | December 9, 2016 | Staff
    MGM National Harbor will bring many jobs to Maryland and should give the D.C.-area economy a boost. However, not everyone was in the holiday spirit at Thursday night’s grand opening — a fight broke out during the Vegas-style extravaganza.
  • MGM gets state clearance to open its National Harbor casino Thursday night

    12/08/2016 3:55:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | Luz Lazo
    MGM is ready to open in Prince George’s County, Maryland gaming officials said Wednesday. Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency issued an operating license Wednesday to the gaming giant, clearing the way for it to open to the public Thursday night.
  • Woman bets whopping $223,000 on Clinton beating Trump in US election - despite never gambling before

    11/10/2016 3:55:20 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    The UK Mirror ^ | October 14, 2016 | Michael Muncaster
    A mystery gambler appears to be pretty confident that Hillary Clinton will be the next US President - after placing a staggering £183,000 ($223,000) bet on her to win. The 44-year-old woman - who had never placed a bet before - staked the bet, on the Democratic candidate at a William Hill shop in Northumberland on Thursday, Chronicle Live reports. And it appears the whopping stake wasn’t enough for this optimistic punter. The following day she returned to the branch to place an additional £13,200 on Mrs Clinton to succeed Barack Obama at odds of 1/8. The woman now stands...
  • The betting market has shifted to Trump. Prescient or too soon?

    11/03/2016 9:01:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s an old saying about election predictions which instructs people making claims against popularly held beliefs to put their money where their mouth is. That actually happens in the real world because betting markets exist where people can wager on the outcome of the presidential race (or pretty much any other endeavor). One such enterprise is the Irish website Paddy Power and they’ve been taking bets on the Clinton vs Trump rumble since before the conventions were finished. For some time now the “smart money” had been on Clinton, but they now report there’s been a shift in the trends...
  • Bookmaker: Nearly all election bets coming in are on Trump

    11/02/2016 3:15:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | November 2, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    A major gambling website says nearly all wagers on the presidential election in the last 48 hours have been on Donald Trump to win. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power on Tuesday said 91 percent of bets on the election in the last two days have been backing Trump, the Republican nominee.(TWEET-AT-LINK) “We’re not reaching for the rosary beads just yet but if money talks, and it usually does, it’s telling us that Trump still has a puncher’s chance and he’ll be leaving us with some very expensive egg on our face if he does manage to pull it off," spokesman Féilim...

    11/02/2016 3:09:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies ^ | November 2, 2016 | Nina Pineda
    Call it the $42.9 million dollar selfie. Katrina Bookman flashed her multi-million dollar smile. Behind her, on her slot machine screen, evidence of her mega win. "I kept thinking about my family," Bookman said. Bookman's voice cracks when she remembers her short lived joy. She's used to disappointment. Raised in foster care, homeless as a teen, Katrina raised 4 kids, who graduated high school, all by herself. "The struggle I've been through, it's hard to cope," said Bookman. She already earmarked the millions, to buy a barber shop for her son and the a big chunk she would give back...