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  • Illinois Lottery winners receive IOU amid lack of budget

    08/31/2015 7:34:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/31/2015 | Fred Imbert
    Danny Chasteen and his girlfriend, Susan Rick, thought they had gotten their big break last month when Chasteen won $250,000 from the Illinois Lottery. Instead, they got an IOU. The Chicago Tribune reported that disbursements of Illinois Lottery winnings of more than $25,000 have been halted because the state doesn't have a budget. "For the first time, we were finally gonna get a break," Rick said. "And now the Illinois Lottery has kind of messed everything up." Under state law, checks for such winnings must be cut by the state comptroller's office and, since lawmakers have yet to approve a...
  • GOP Presidential Hopefuls Introduce Sheldon Adelson-Backed Bill to Ban Online Gambling (Rubio)

    06/25/2015 5:37:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dustin Volz
    Two Republican senators running for president reintroduced a bill Wednesday that would effectively ban Internet poker and other forms of online gambling—legislation that has long been championed by casino magnate and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Both Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio joined a handful of Republicans and one Democrat in reviving the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a measure that proponents say would "restore" the proper interpretation of a decades-old federal ban on some gambling operations by expanding it to include Internet gambling.
  • Entries in long-hidden notebook show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

    06/22/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 22, 2015 | William Weinbaum and T.J. Quinn
    For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player. Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager. But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Cincinnati Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose's banishment and provide the...
  • Anyone had experience with binary options? [Vanity]

    05/18/2015 11:55:38 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 33 replies
    Various | May 18, 2015 | RightTackle44
    A couple of friends have encouraged me to try trading binary options. They use trend-spotting software, and they have shown me how it works. They say they consistently make money--sometimes very good money. The times they have invited me to observe their trading sessions--neither trades all day--they have made significant amounts of cash. Their only warnings are to be careful of the broker I use, and not to go crazy. One showed me an article about a particular user of binary options trading software in which the writer said that almost all software programs can work, but, of course, to...
  • Pimlico official says Preakness could move to Sunday in 2016

    05/17/2015 5:18:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | June 16, 2015 | David Ginsburg
    Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said the owners of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park are considering moving the second jewel of the Triple Crown to Sunday to increase interest and attendance. The potential shift of the race to Laurel Park won't come as quickly, but is under serious consideration. Laurel Park is on a site that is roughly twice the size of Pimlico, and the facility is in far better condition than the track known as Old Hilltop. The Stronach Group, which owns both tracks, understands that money gained from state gambling might have to go to...
  • Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip

    05/05/2015 9:23:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | Kimberly Pierceall
    If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar. Crowds squeezed onto barstools and milled about the casino floor saying goodbye to "The Riv," a classic that spent 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip and closed at noon.
  • VANITY: how can I bet on this primary? Elizabeth Warren 16/1

    04/24/2015 11:44:30 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 14 replies
    How can I bet money on this upcoming nomination, Elizabeth Warren is 16/1 that she will be the Dem nominee. (Hitlery 1/6), any way I can get real money on this?
  • Reid says whistleblowers lobbing accusations at him are ‘a bunch of whiners’

    03/30/2015 2:28:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan
    "An inspector general called them courageous, but Sen. Harry Reid said Friday that the government whistleblowers who accused him of using political pressure to try to win special treatment for a Las Vegas casino were “a bunch of whiners.” ........[Homeland Security Inspector General John] Roth said the special treatment was brought to his attention by more than 15 whistleblowers — an extraordinary number, in Mr. Roth’s judgment — who believed Mr. Mayorkas was caving to political pressure. “That so many individuals were willing to step forward and tell us what happened is evidence of deep resentment about Mr. Mayorkas‘ actions...
  • Greater EBT Card Restrictions Sought

    03/20/2015 12:50:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Republican senators want to restrict products that may be purchased with Electronic Benefit Transfer cards used in state aid programs for the poor and disabled. Under Senate Bill 169, recipients would be banned from using the cards or cash drawn on the cards to purchase alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, firearms, or for adult entertainment, gambling, tattooing and body piercing. A similar bill passed the Senate last year, but was killed by the House which instead studied the issue. The result, House Bill 219, which restricts using the cards at locations such as smoke shops, tattoo parlors or marijuana dispensaries. State...
  • Sports betting turns a corner

    03/09/2015 7:17:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 9, 2015 | J.D. Morris
    Sports betting is having a big moment in the United States. Prominent voices from professional sports and politics have indicated they’re willing to discuss expanding sports gambling, which is legal only in a handful of states. Meanwhile, Nevada has broadened the types of wagers it offers, and people appear to be betting on sports more than ever before. CALLS TO EXPAND The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed by Congress in 1992, made sports betting illegal in almost every state. Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware are exempt from the law, but beyond Nevada, wagering is allowed only on a...
  • The $500 Million Powerball Jackpot And Why It's Not Worth Buying A Ticket

    02/11/2015 2:49:21 PM PST · by blam · 187 replies
    BI ^ | 2-11-2015 | Andy Kiersz
    Andy Kiersz February 11, 2015 The Powerball lottery drawing for Wednesday evening has an estimated jackpot prize of $500 million. While that's a huge amount of money, buying a ticket is still probably a losing proposition. Consider the expected value When trying to evaluate the outcome of a risky, probabilistic event like the lottery, one of the first things to look at is "expected value". The expected value of a randomly decided process is found by taking all of the possible outcomes of the process, multiplying each outcome by its probability, and adding all of these numbers up. This gives...
  • Caesars Largest Unit to File Own Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    01/14/2015 10:10:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2015 | Matt Jarzemsky, Peg Brickley and Kate O’Keeffe
    Caesars Entertainment Corp. ’s largest unit is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection as soon as Thursday, the final gambit of a years long attempt to salvage a soured buyout. Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.’s Chapter 11 filing would launch the final stage of Apollo Global Management LLC’s effort to save some of its $1.7 billion investment in the company, which it took private in 2008 with fellow buyout firm TPG.
  • How Fanduel Is Turning Fantasy Sports Into Real Money

    01/12/2015 8:39:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 5, 2015 | Steven Bertoni
    Days before Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers even suited up for a recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an Irishman named Nigel Eccles had collected millions of dollars from people betting on Rodgers’ All-Pro arm. By noon on game day he was raking in $30,000 per minute. By the time Rodgers took his first snap, Eccles had collected $18 million. The action was happening far from the Vegas Strip or a Costa Rican website out of reach of U.S. law enforcement. Eccles’ company, FanDuel, is situated above a storefront in New York City’s Union Square, and its business...
  • Shock in Southern Tier of New York as Hopes of Gambling and Fracking Both Die

    12/22/2014 7:18:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jesse McKinley
    To get a sense of the deep disappointment felt by many here at the twin killings of two potentially lucrative dreams, hydraulic fracturing and a new luxury casino, one needed to look no further than the front-page headline of Thursday’s edition of The Press & Sun-Bulletin. It was two letters, in red type: “NO!” That cry could seemingly be heard all along New York State’s Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania and has long been one of the state’s most stubborn economic laggards. In recent years, both hydraulic fracturing — known as fracking — and casinos had been posited as potential...
  • Place Your Bets

    12/03/2014 3:50:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | John Stossel
    Want to bet on tomorrow's NFL game between Chicago and Dallas? I do. Newspapers and websites all over America tell their readers that Dallas is favored by three points. That's the "spread" posted by bookies. Millions will be bet on that game, and billions will be bet on other games this weekend -- college football, NBA games, NHL matches, UFC events ... Most of these bets are illegal. This is not a good thing. Recently, National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver became the first major professional sports commissioner to endorse legalizing sports betting. In the New York Times, he wrote,...
  • 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."