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  • California Indian Casinos Embroiled in Turmoil

    11/22/2014 9:34:30 AM PST · by anymouse · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/22/2014 | Scott Smith
    Flood of big bucks and tortured history spell turmoil for California's Indian casinos When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. With this backdrop, several tribes in the past two years have fallen into nasty, sometimes violent, power struggles pitting factions and families against one another. The most recent case, involving the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians near Yosemite National Park, climaxed in an armed raid on Oct. 9 by...
  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Legalize and Regulate Sports Betting

    11/14/2014 8:09:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/14/2014 | Adam Silver
    BETTING on professional sports is currently illegal in most of the United States outside of Nevada. I believe we need a different approach. For more than two decades, the National Basketball Association has opposed the expansion of legal sports betting, as have the other major professional sports leagues in the United States. In 1992, the leagues supported the passage by Congress of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or Paspa, which generally prohibits states from authorizing sports betting. But despite legal restrictions, sports betting is widespread. It is a thriving underground business that operates free from regulation or oversight....
  • Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

    11/04/2014 9:47:16 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 5 2014 | DAVID CRARY, AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia approved ballot measures Tuesday allowing the use of marijuana by adults, elating legalization activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country. Oregon will join the company of Colorado and Washington state, where voters approved the recreational use of pot two years ago. And the District of Columbia is on the same path unless Congress, which has review power, blocks the move. Still to come were results from Alaska, which also had a marijuana-legalization measure on its ballot Tuesday. Other volatile issues on state ballots include...
  • Union that entered into agreement with Menominee Nation is infleuncing the Governor’s race

    10/30/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-29-14 | Kyle Maichle
    KENOSHA – The issue of the Kenosha Casino is a hot-button issue in the 2014 race for Wisconsin Governor as Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) is yet to make a decision on whether he would approve the casino. However, one union that has been actively campaigning against Scott Walker in Kenosha entered into an agreement with the Menominee Indian Nation. The United Food and Commercial Workers Working Families Advocacy Project, an arm of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, has been active in the State of Wisconsin trying to turn out the vote in the Racine and Kenosha Areas. On September...
  • Defense says FBI posed as repairmen to get into Las Vegas hotel villa

    10/29/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Oct 2014 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at Caesars Palace then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation of online sports betting, according to defense lawyers challenging the practice. The FBI employed the ruse against the recommendation of an assistant U.S. attorney, Kimberly Frayn, according to lawyers for four of eight men charged in the case. They filed a motion late Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas to dismiss evidence in the case. According to a conversation recorded by an investigator for the hotel, the prosecutor told FBI agents "it...
  • Detroit With a Boardwalk: Why Atlantic City is dying.

    10/21/2014 6:35:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 20, 2014 | George Anastasia
    Thirty years ago, disgraced Atlantic City Mayor Michael Matthews stood in front of a federal judge and pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe from an FBI agent posing as a mobster. It was 1984. Atlantic City was a boomtown then, just six years into the casino gambling era that was going to remake the shabby resort town that I was assigned to cover as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Every day, I watched as buses from up and down the East Coast dumped thousands of slot machine mavens and roulette table hopefuls at the eight gambling palaces that had...
  • Take our poll: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

    10/18/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 18, 2014
    No matter what you think of Pete Rose, you can't deny what an electric moment it was on September 11th, 1985, when Rose became baseball's all-time major league hit leader -- a record that still stands today. And yet, the debate over whether his cardinal sin -- gambling on baseball -- should keep him out of the Hall of Fame for life remains as fierce as ever, as correspondent Lee Cowan explains in a profile of Rose, to be aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" October 19... Take our poll! Do you feel Pete Rose should be inducted into the National...
  • Hell to Pay for So-Called ‘Christian Swingers’

    10/05/2014 7:59:37 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 95 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 5, 2014 | JP
    It never ceases to outrage when those who abide unabashedly and unrepentantly in sin claim to be Christians. Like the two churchgoing San Diego couples whom we previously wrote about – Will and Shirley and Nate and Faith – whose idea of a small group was a casino gambling ring. They were featured in the documentary film “Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians.” More recently there was Alexis McGill Johnson, who this past spring became the chairwoman of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s foremost abortionist. Johnson publicly professes herself a Christian but thinks there nothing wrong with killing...
  • Deep Discount Lures Buyer for Revel Casino (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

    10/01/2014 9:42:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On Wednesday, someone finally agreed. A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel and announced plans to re-open it as a casino....
  • Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes

    09/16/2014 6:13:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | September 16, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better days.
  • Where's the Payoff in Gambling?

    09/09/2014 7:20:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    For those who promote legalized gambling as a means of economic development or revitalization, or as a painless way to pay for public schools, the recent news from Atlantic City, New Jersey, is sobering. Dominated by its famous boardwalk, the beach resort is familiar to Americans from the popular game of Monopoly, the Miss America pageant and the Democratic Convention that nominated Lyndon B. Johnson for president. Almost 40 years ago, when casino gambling was prohibited by every state except Nevada, New Jersey voters succumbed to a slick campaign that promised to remake the fading resort into Las Vegas East....
  • Christie: Casinos, Tracks Can Offer Sports Betting

    09/09/2014 6:38:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 9, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting, a move likely to be challenged in court by sports leagues. The governor said he took his cue from previous federal court rulings that found that nothing in New Jersey law prohibits the casinos and horse racing tracks from offering sports betting, so long as it's not sponsored or licensed by the state. Soon afterward, one racetrack, Monmouth Park in Oceanport, said it was preparing to offer sports bets "in the very, very near future."
  • Casino closings threaten Atlantic City: The Fall of a Gambling Mecca

    09/01/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2014 | Rick Moran
    Three premier Atlantic City casinos will be closing in the next two weeks with the lost of almost 6,000 jobs. Another casino closed earlier this year, making the total job loss close to 8,000 - one quarter of casino employment in the city.Over the last few years, tax revenue from casinos has fallen precipitously which have led to massive budget problems for the city. The recession is to blame, but Atlantic City's problems go deeper than it being a one industry town. Philly.com: The closing of three casinos, starting with Showboat and Revel this weekend followed by Trump Plaza two...
  • Chuck Todd: Americans Who Don't Pay Income Tax Fund Gov't More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots

    08/30/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chuck Todd, the new host of NBC's Meet The Press, suggested that Americans who do not pay income tax fund public education more than the rich by buying lottery tickets and going to casinos. While interviewing Ben Carson on CSPAN's After Words, which aired on Sunday, Todd said that Americans who don't pay federal income tax go to casinos or buy lottery tickets and are "spending more money funding our schools, whether it's Detroit or other places." Todd said that though "they are not writing a check to the federal government," poorer Americans "are contributing arguably more money to education...
  • Fantasy football: Legal questions arise as gambling games grow

    08/27/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | EDDIE PELLS
    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly, sometimes in one week, sometimes in just one night. With players betting thousands or even tens of thousands a night, legal experts believe it's time to review the section of the 2006 federal law that was written specifically to protect fantasy sports from being banned the way online poker was. "There's importance in clarifying the law,"...
  • As Horseshoe opens in Baltimore, is the state in the midst of a bad gamble?

    08/26/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 20 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/26/14 | Maria Wiering
    Gambling might join the list of Baltimore City's problems after Horseshoe Casino opens Aug. 26. As the city touts 1,700 new jobs, millions in education funding and an expected economic boost, new billboards advertise hotlines for gambling addiction, a dark side to Horseshoe’s shiny exterior. A moral gamble? With a median household income of $35,000, Park Heights is among Baltimore City’s poorest ZIP codes. In 2012, however, it led state lottery ticket sales, with a total of $34 million, according to a Capital News Service analysis. Father Zaborowski compares gambling spending to alcohol and drug addiction, which plague the neighborhood,...
  • Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already

    08/23/2014 11:08:25 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 137 replies
    cnn opinion ^ | aug 21st 2014 | Mike Downey
    By this point, you have made up your own mind, as so many of us have. You are from one of two camps. One is the "hasn't Pete suffered enough? The other is the "Pete got exactly what he deserved" I occupy the former.
  • Casino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs (Atlantic City)

    08/20/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 8:03 PM EDT | Wayne Parry
    They’ve turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say could be their last, best chance. “We’re praying for God to open new doors to them,” said Rev Eric McCoy, president of the Atlantic City Fellowship of Churches. Clergy members and the main casino workers union organized a rally and prayer service Wednesday night for the nearly 8,000 workers who will be jobless when Revel, the Showboat and Trump...
  • Atlantic City is going bust if it can’t break the gambling habit

    08/14/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Max Ehrenfreund
    The winning streak has run cold for Atlantic City, N.J. Earlier this week, the upscale Revel Casino Hotel announced it will close, bringing the total number of casinos in the city expected to close by the end of the year to four. Thousands of workers are confronting unemployment. The state has long guaranteed Atlantic City a monopoly on gambling within New Jersey's borders, but gambling revenues there have been declining due to increased competition from new casinos in neighboring states and the lingering effects of the financial crisis. The monthly report from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement issued Wednesday...
  • Atlantic City Faces Downward Spiral With Revel’s Demise [link only]

    08/13/2014 12:33:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Bloomberg [link only] ^ | August 12, 2014 | Terrence Dopp
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-12/atlantic-city-faces-downward-spiral-with-revel-s-demise.html
  • Maryland lottery sales slide as casino revenue surges [what will they tax next?]

    08/11/2014 6:54:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/11/2014 | Annys Shin
    Before Maryland’s largest casino opened less than two miles away, convenience store manager Chirag Patel was hoping to sell more lottery tickets than he was already moving. “We were doing very good business with scratch-off games,” he said. “I was trying to get another terminal” from the Maryland lottery commission. Then the massive Maryland Live opened near his Dash In gas station, and in the two years since, he estimated, his lottery ticket sales have gone down by 25 percent. And so has his commission, which used to be about $3,000 a month. Maryland lottery commission officials can commiserate. On...
  • Single Michigan mom, 24, with two jobs wins $66 MILLION lottery

    08/01/2014 4:52:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 95 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/31/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Kelsey Zachow bought the ticket on Friday the 13th last month, but didn't even know she had the winning slip until 11 days later. The mom of a 7-month-old, Zachow will take home $27 million in the lump sum payment after taxes, and plans to quit her jobs.
  • Jackpot! The Very Best Casinos Outside of Vegas

    07/17/2014 7:49:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 15, 2014 | Kelly O'Mara
    Sure, Las Vegas is known for its casinos. But just because Sin City has the highest concentration, that doesn’t mean it has a monopoly on gambling. If Vegas isn’t your thing but you still want to hit the slots and be entertained, then seek an alternative at one of these non-Vegas casinos that are getting the most Yahoo searches.
  • Trump Plaza set to close in Sept.

    07/12/2014 1:53:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 65 replies
    Phillidelphia Inquirerer ^ | 7-12-14 | Suzette Parmley and Amy S. Rosenberg
    ATLANTIC CITY - The list of casinos closing or expected to close here just keeps growing. Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino will likely shut its doors for good in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that it expects the casino to close its doors Sept. 16. No final decision has been made, the company said, but it “expects that it will terminate the operations of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on or shortly after September 16, 2014.”
  • Pete Rose Awaits His Return, 25 Years Into Exile

    07/07/2014 5:14:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 6, 2014 | TYLER KEPNER
    Pete Rose has a vision. Someday his career hits record will be tied, and he will respond with one final turn at bat. He will roll a single up the middle and crawl to first base for No. 4,257, reclaiming his title as Hit King. Rose related this fanciful dream on the phone the other day, at the end of a lively conversation. The problem with the story, obviously, is that he is 73 years old and has been barred from baseball since 1989. But there has to be a better ending out there, somehow. Life is good for Rose....
  • Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino to close, official says (2,100 unemployed)

    07/01/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 26, 2014 | Alex Wigglesworth
    The Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino is closing after more than 27 years of operation, according to an official with the city’s largest casino workers union. Unite HERE Local 54 president Bob McDevitt said Showboat’s 2,100 employees will receive WARN Act notices Friday. The federal law requires covered companies to give workers at least 60 days notice if plans are in place to shut down a job site or execute mass layoffs. “We were notified earlier today from Caesars that they’re issuing WARN Act notices to Showboat employees tomorrow and we immediately began notifying our members,” McDevitt said Thursday...
  • Football Fan Wins £500 After Betting £3 on Luis Suarez Biting Player at World Cup

    06/25/2014 4:08:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Tuesday 24 Jun 2014
    A Norwegian football fan has scooped a cool £500 after betting on Luis Suarez to bite somebody at the World Cup in Brazil. Suarez has twice been spotted biting opponents in recent years, so the punter thought he’d put £3 on the striker to take a munch out of somebody at Brazil 2014. And low and behold, towards the end of Uruguay’s clash with Italy, he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini – triggering the bookmaker to pay out. With odds of 175/1, it was a pretty amazing outcome, despite Suarez’s reliability for biting his rivals. See above for the betting...
  • At the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome Creates Gambling History: A Sure Thing Bet

    06/06/2014 11:01:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/06/2014
    Pari-mutuel betting, for better or worse, is in my blood. My maternal grandfather spent every day for 60 years plying the greyhound tracks of South Florida and Massachusetts, and there’s enough of him in me to draw me to Belmont Park every time there’s a shot at the thoroughbred Triple Crown. There’s also enough of him in me to know that while I can’t guarantee that California Chrome will win the 146th Belmont Stakes, becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, I can guarantee there’s a sure thing for anyone who wants to bet the race. This...
  • Report: Mark Cuban Hired Former FBI Agent to Investigate NBA After 2006 Finals

    05/22/2014 10:20:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Even though Warren Flagg, the retired FBI agent who's at the center of this brewing piece of news, was pretty definitive with his words, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't having any of it: To set the record straight. I have never hired or consulted with any former FBI agents to investigate our 2006 Finals.
  • Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states

    04/09/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
    We need to have a debate about whether we really want a full casino attached to every smartphone in America. With the wave of the executive branch magic wand, unfettered Internet gambling could soon be imposed on all 50 states. When the Department of Justice (DOJ) unilaterally reinterpreted the 1961 Wire Act in December 2011, the DOJ circumvented the democratic process and opened the door for a massive policy change absent any significant public debate. We unequivocally oppose the legalization of online gaming.
  • Competition for thee, but not for me

    04/09/2014 3:51:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Ann Coulter
    Between having Republican presidential candidates fly to Las Vegas to kiss his ring, billionaire Sheldon Adelson has managed to fit in time to talk Sen. Lindsey Graham into sponsoring a bill banning Internet gambling. As you may know, Sheldon Adelson is a CASINO OWNER. Internet gambling would compete with his casino business.
  • Gambling and Government

    04/02/2014 4:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | John Stossel
    Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that's illegal! The NCAA website warns, "Fans should enjoy ... filling out a bracket just for the fun of it, not ... the amount of money they could possibly win." Give me a break. Americans bet more money on March Madness this year than on the Super Bowl. Politicians can't quite make up their minds about gambling: They approve certain casinos and promote state lotteries but crack down on sports bets and some charity poker games. It seems that government...
  • Virginia Couple Wins Lottery 3 Times in 1 Month

    03/31/2014 3:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Root ^ | March 31, 2014 | Stephen A. Crockett, Jr.
    Calvin and Zatera Spencer have been having an epic month. On March 12 the Portsmouth, Va., couple won a $1 million Powerball drawing. Then, on March 26, Calvin Spencer won $50,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game. The next day he dropped his wife off at an appointment and stopped at a 7-Eleven in Norfolk to get a $100 Million Cash Extravaganza Scratcher ticket. He scratched the ticket and realized that he had won the $1 million prize, News Channel 3 in Virginia reports. "Baby, we did it again!" he told his wife. According to the news station, the...
  • Harrah's Casino in Tunica closing costs 1,300 jobs (Mississippi)

    03/28/2014 5:41:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Sun-Herald ^ | March 26, 2014 | Mary Perez
    Caesars Entertainment announced in a press release Wednesday that it will close Harrah's Tunica on June 2. This is one of three casinos Harrah's operates in Tunica in northern Mississippi. The 1,300 jobs that will be lost makes this one of the biggest layoffs ever in Mississippi, said Richard Bennett, chairman of the House Gaming Committee. The layoffs come at a time when Tunica County had the highest unemployment in state in February at 17.3 percent. Bennett said 75 percent of the jobs are held by Mississippi residents, with the remaining 25 percent of the employees from Tennessee and Arkansas....
  • Biggest cockfighting bust in New York history nets 3,000 birds

    02/10/2014 8:09:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 10, 2014
    Nine people were arrested and some 3,000 fighting roosters and hens rescued when New York authorities busted a cockfighting ring they said was one of the biggest ever uncovered in the United States. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the arrests and said in a statement: "Cockfighting is a cruel, abusive and barbaric practice that tortures animals, endangers the health and safety of the public and is known to facilitate other crimes."
  • Vegas Gamblers Keep Vigil on Aging Slot Machine They Expect to Pay Off Millions

    02/07/2014 7:17:37 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    wsj ^ | 2-7-14 | Rob Copeland
    Email Print Save ↓ More 10 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn smaller Larger By Rob Copeland connect Feb. 6, 2014 10:30 p.m. ET The hottest attraction in Las Vegas is an outdated three-reel slot machine that hasn't produced a jackpot in almost two decades. WSJ's Rob Copeland reports from the floor of the MGM Grand. LAS VEGAS—Forget Britney Spears and Cirque du Soleil. For many gamblers, the hottest attraction in Sin City is an outdated three-reel slot machine that hasn't produced a jackpot in nearly two decades. It is called the Lion's Share, and in this city with no shortage...
  • Pennsylvania Bill Would Gut Horse Racing Fund

    01/31/2014 6:15:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Bloodhorse ^ | January 31, 2014 | Tom LaMarra
    A Pennsylvania lawmaker's proposal to gut the Race Horse Development Fund supported by revenue from slot machines generated a strong response from the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition, which represents owners, breeders, and trainers of racehorses in the state. Republican Rep. Todd Stevens introduced legislation that would shift $250 million a year—almost the entire amount racing and breeding gets from slot machine revenue—to fund education in Pennsylvania. In statements, the lawmaker from southeastern Pennsylvania said horse racing is for the wealthy and elite, and that education should be the priority.
  • Nevada's biggest casinos lose $1.35B in 2013

    01/11/2014 1:43:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    Fox News / AP ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sandra Chereb
    Nevada's largest casinos, still climbing out of the recession, suffered a combined net loss of $1.35 billion in 2013, marking the fifth straight year without an overall profit, state regulators reported Friday. [Snip] While the casinos' losses grew by 11.2 percent or $136 million, a control board analyst said much of that was tied to increased expenses.
  • Atlantic Club casino in NJ closing Jan. 13

    12/21/2013 2:52:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WMGM-TV / The Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2013 | Wayne Parry
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says it will close on Jan. 13, reducing the number of casinos in the struggling gambling resort to 11. It will be the first Atlantic City casino to close since the Sands shut down in 2006 to make way for a new casino project that never got built. Two companies with casinos in Atlantic City, Tropicana Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment, will pay a combined $23.4 million for the business....
  • Mega Millions jackpot climbs as nobody wins $425M (Now $550 million)

    12/14/2013 1:33:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WAFB-TV / The Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2013 | Jeff McMurray and Barbara Rodriguez
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - One of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher Saturday after no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $425 million top Mega Millions prize. With the Friday the 13th drawing failing to produce any winner lucky enough to claim the fifth-biggest jackpot ever, officials raised the amount to $550 million for Tuesday's drawing. That now ranks as the fourth-biggest. Paula Otto, the Virginia Lottery's executive director and Mega Millions' lead director, told The Associated Press early Saturday that she expects the amount to rise even higher before the drawing....
  • 50,000 in NJ sign up for Internet gambling, 741 for Obamacare.....

    12/05/2013 3:55:11 PM PST · by njslim · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/5/2013 | John Fund
    And indeed, fifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey’s gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October. Yes, the Obamacare website has been plagued with problems, but the disparity between the two programs is still eye-popping.
  • New Jersey Opens Up for Online Gambling

    11/26/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/26/13 | KATE ZERNIKE
    New Jersey began allowing Internet gambling on Tuesday in a much-watched bet that there are untapped sources of revenue on bedside iPads and cubicle desktops, and even among people checking their phones while they wait in line for coffee. Gambling analysts say it is the most significant development since casinos opened in Atlantic City over three decades ago, ultimately setting off what became a furious competition among states for a share of the take.
  • Pete Rose has paid his debt. Let him back into the game

    11/14/2013 12:01:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 13, 2013 | Joe Posnanski
    ...We are coming on 25 years of Pete Rose's banishment... Pete Rose played baseball with an intensity and love that might be unmatched in the game's history. He cracked more hits and reached base more times than anyone ever. He represented a way to play baseball that inspired millions of people. Then, he gambled on games, breaking one of baseball's most cherished rules. Rose is 72 years old now, and I think it's time to let him back into the game. I don't think anyone should ask him to apologize again or come any cleaner than he has. I don't...
  • Arsenal Fan in Uganda Left Homeless After Losing Bet on Manchester United Game

    11/13/2013 12:52:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 13 Nov 2013
    Arsene Wenger may have been left seething by Arsenal’s loss at Old Trafford on Sunday, but the result was a whole lot more damaging for one reckless supporter in Uganda.Gunners mad Henry Dhabasani has been left homeless after betting his house on the result of the game with Manchester United fan Rashid Yiga. In return Yiga staked his new car, and his wife, that David Moyes’ men would triumph. However, it was Dhabasani who came out on the short end of the result after Robin Van Persie’s first-half header settled the match in United’s favour. Arsenal fan left homeless after...
  • Shooting at Detroit barbershop kills 3

    11/07/2013 8:30:51 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2013 | Chuck Johnston and Ralph Ellis
    The shooting apparently stemmed from "an ongoing feud between a particular individual and members of the gambling party," Craig said. Word of the killings first spread on Twitter. Craig said a man inside an automobile fired at another vehicle outside the business on the east side of Detroit. The shooter got out of his car and fired the rifle into the back room of the barbershop, where men had gathered to gamble, he said.
  • No. 2 nuke commander suspended amid casino probe

    09/28/2013 6:57:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 9/28/2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces is suspected in a case involving counterfeit gambling chips at a western Iowa casino and has been suspended from his duties, officials said.Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina has not been arrested or charged, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent David Dales said Saturday. The state investigation is ongoing.Giardina, deputy commander at U.S. Strategic Command, was suspended on Sept. 3 and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, a Strategic Command spokeswoman said.The highly unusual action against a high-ranking officer at Strategic...
  • Dozens of TSA employees fired, suspended for involvement in illegal gambling ring

    09/19/2013 12:59:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 19, 2013
    PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 News has learned that dozens of local Transportation Security Administration workers have been fired or suspended for involvement in an illegal gambling ring. After months of investigation, officials with the Pittsburgh office of Homeland security either fired or suspended the workers involved Thursday morning. Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported of the 311 local workers, five were fired, 47 were suspended and 10 letters of reprimand were sent out. All of the workers involved are accused of sports gambling at Pittsburgh International Airport while in uniform. Officials said the gambling was a violation of federal regulations. Government...
  • State, Media Encourage Playing the Lottery

    09/09/2013 5:18:27 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    CapCon ^ | 9/4/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    Like clockwork, every few months it is front-page news around the country: The identity of the Powerball lottery winner becomes public. Recently, the third-largest jackpot of all time, $448 million, was split three ways. At a time when our benevolent bureaucrats at the city, state and federal level are all about "nudging" people to make better decisions, the government teams up with the media to promote one of the most irrational ways for people to spend their money. State-supported lotteries are especially rich when you consider all of the low-level gambling that Michigan makes illegal — like March Madness college...
  • The Lord Disfavors Dishonorable Work

    09/02/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 35 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 2, 2013 | JP
    On a trip to Las Vegas a few years ago, I met Phil Ivey. It wasn’t in a casino, but on the driving range at a golf resort where the poker champion was working on his game in advance of a big-money golf match he had the next day. We chatted for a short while. And I came away with the impression that he truly was a genuinely nice guy. Yet, I do not condone what Ivey does for a living. While he’s had a successful career at the poker table – he has earned nearly $14 million in tournament...
  • The Match Maker - Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes

    08/25/2013 10:25:47 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    espn ^ | 8-25-13 | Don Van Natta
    "HELLO AGAIN EVERYONE, I'm Howard Cosell. We're delighted to be able to bring you this very, very quaint, unique event." On Thursday night, Sept. 20, 1973, 50 million Americans, fatigued by Vietnam and Watergate, tuned in to see whether a woman could defeat a man on a tennis court. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," the match pitted Billie Jean King, the 29-year-old champion of that summer's Wimbledon and a crusader for the women's liberation movement, against Bobby Riggs, the 55-year-old gambler, hustler and long-ago tennis champ who had willingly become America's bespectacled caricature of male chauvinism. Before 30,472 at...