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  • Attorney General Pam Bondi seeks to avoid deposition in Allied Veterans case

    08/03/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | August 3, 2013 | Kate Howard Perry
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Allied Veterans of the World case are disputing whether Attorney General Pam Bondi must answer a subpoena and testify. Court records show the state has asked a judge to quash a subpoena for Bondi, who is scheduled for a deposition next week by attorneys for several defendants in the gambling and money laundering case. Bondi argued in her motion that her testimony is no different from what other witnesses could offer and she is entitled to ďtestimonial immunityĒ due to her rank. Defense attorney Curtis Fallgatter argued in court documents that Bondi was briefed...
  • Judge [Lester]: Pam Bondi does not have to answer Internet gambling casino questions

    08/06/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2013 | Rene Stutzman
    A Sanford judge today ruled that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi does not have to answer defense attorneys' questions under oath in a mammoth Internet casino gambling case pending in Seminole County. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. made that ruling this morning.The case involves more than 50 defendants, accused of violating the state's gambling, racketeering and money laundering laws by operating Internet cafes that prosecutors say served as storefront gambling parlors. Each had ties to the non-profit Allied Veterans of the World, a group that provided charity to military veterans but, according to authorities, donated just two percent of its...
  • Sheldon Adelson Says He Will Support Donald Trump

    05/05/2016 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/5/2016 | Thomas Kaplan and Maggie Haberman
    The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson said on Thursday night that he would support Donald J. Trump now that he has become the Republican Partyís presumptive nominee. ďYes, Iím a Republican, heís a Republican,Ē Mr. Adelson said in a brief interview. ďHeís our nominee. Whoever the nominee would turn out to be, any one of the 17 ó he was one of the 17. He won fair and square.Ē
  • Atlantic City, Americaís Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default

    04/29/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2016 | Timothy W. Martin and Heather Gillers
    Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression. The Jersey Shore gambling destination has endured years of strain as a third of its casinos shut down. But now its cash levels are low enough that bankruptcy is a possibility for the 39,000-population city, according to Mayor Don Guardian.
  • MULTIMEDIA: Why Trump Is No Longer a Safe Bet (Prediction markets)

    04/15/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Times Herald-Record ^ | April 15, 2016
    Businessman Donald Trumpís seemingly unstoppable presidential campaign might be losing its momentum. Texas Sen. Ted Cruzís recent sweep in Colorado put up another speed bump in Trumpís path to the Republican nomination. While Trump claimed the Colorado outcome was ďriggedĒ and ďtotally unfair,Ē his campaign is simply no longer winning all aspects of the race. Prediction markets are reacting to this latest hiccup for the Trump campaign. As the possibility of a contested convention in July looks more and more likely, Trumpís numbers have dipped. Prediction markets are where people bet on the possibilities of certain outcomes in politics, sports...
  • March Madness Betting Pools are Illegal

    03/29/2016 5:07:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/24/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The NCAA menís basketball tournament, March Madness, kicks off today. But if youíre one of the millions that takes part in filling out your brackets and putting some money into a betting pool with your friends, youíre breaking Michigan law. State law allows an exception for small bets during poker games, but almost everything else is against the law. The state department notes, ďParticipating in betting pools based on sports, or anything else, is illegal.Ē Michigan sponsors a state lottery (with the funds benefiting government), but individuals gambling on themselves is a no-no. So enjoy the tournament Ė but bet...
  • Donald Trump is ‚Äėred-hot favorite‚Äô to win in Iowa, New Hampshire

    01/30/2016 8:32:51 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 01/30/2016 | MarketWatch
    British bookies see a banner month ahead for Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate is the "red-hot favorite" to win the Iowa Caucuses (Feb. 1) and the New Hampshire primary (Feb. 9), says Graham Sharpe, spokesman for William Hill PLC, a leading British bookmaker. William Hill has Trump as the 1-2 favorite in Iowa and the 1-4 favorite in New Hampshire. "The Trump bandwagon shows little sign of a slowdown," says Sharpe.
  • British bookmakers have Donald Trump around even money to win GOP nomination

    01/29/2016 12:45:27 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 11 replies
    USA Today | 01/28/2016 | Martin Rogers
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/01/28/donald-trump-president-election-odds/79481272/
  • Spreads Vary But Panthers Open as Favorites

    01/25/2016 8:48:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Carolina Panthers opened as a four-point favorite with most bookies for Super Bowl 50 on the strength of their 49-15 beatdown of the Arizona Cardinals and 15-1 regular-season record.
  • US Jewish philanthropist bought winning Powerball ticket for employee

    01/14/2016 3:56:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/14/16 | staff
    One of the three winners of the record-breaking Powerball lottery jackpot in the United States became wealthy overnight thanks to the generosity of her boss, one of the American Jewish community’s leading philanthropists. Shlomo Rechnitz, a health care magnate who owns 80 assisted living facilities throughout California, purchased nearly 18,000 lottery tickets for all of his employees, one of which happened to contain the winning numbers. The unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot will be divided among three winning tickets purchased in Tennessee, California and Florida. Each ticket is worth $528.8 million, lottery officials said in California, one of 44 states...
  • Atlantic City Faces State Takeover

    01/14/2016 9:04:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13, 2016 | Kate King
    New Jersey lawmakers have proposed expanding the state’s oversight of Atlantic City’s troubled finances, sparking outrage from local leaders who say they are already under heavy state control. Atlantic City’s budget and administration have been subject to approval by a state monitor since 2010, and an emergency manager has overseen the city’s day-to-day finances for the past year.
  • Can Massachusetts Kill DraftKings?

    01/13/2016 6:25:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 13, 2016 | Robert Silverman
    Representatives from DraftKings and the Fantasy Sports Trade Association attended a public hearing in Boston on Tuesday to debate proposed regulations aimed at ending ‚Äúunfair and deceptive acts and practices that may arise in the gaming process.‚ÄĚ While the daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies have previously expressed a willingness to work with legislators and law enforcement officials to create industry-wide regulation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's regulations might prove seriously damaging to their bottom line, especially if they end up being replicated in other states.
  • Pete Rose has never righted his wrongs (reinstatement denied)

    12/14/2015 4:00:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/14/2015 | William Weinbaum
    It was a metaphor for all to see on this fall's World Series pre- and postgame shows. An outcast for more than a quarter-century, Pete Rose appeared as a Fox Sports TV analyst -- on a set outside the stadium. Now Rose, 74, will remain officially on the outs for the foreseeable future, following Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's denial on Monday of Rose's bid for reinstatement, 26 years after his lifetime ban based on evidence that he had gambled on the sport -- and on his own team -- as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Manfred's ruling is...
  • Judge blocks DraftKings, FanDuel from offering contests in New York

    12/11/2015 10:59:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    SI ^ | December 11, 2015 | Staff
    New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez blocked popular daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings from offering contests in New York on Friday. According to the court ruling, both companies were found in violation of New York State’s laws against gambling, granting attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman’s preliminary injunction to shut down operation of the daily fantasy sports sites.
  • Feeling Lucky? State-Run Gambling Hits Record High in 2014

    12/07/2015 1:48:22 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/4/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Lottery set a record in 2014 with $2.6 billion in ticket sales, up 25 percent since 2005. People are spending more than ever on Michigan’s state-run gambling, and the biggest growth is in the instant ticket games, where participants rub off portions of the ticket to see if they've won. The games advertise prizes that go as high as $2 million. Instant ticket sales have increased from $662.5 million in 2005 to $913.1 million in 2014, a 38-percent increase. Almost all of the lottery proceeds go to fund public schools. The School Aid Fund received $743 million in...
  • States Play Gambling Monopoly

    11/24/2015 1:37:58 PM PST · by LibertysWordsmith · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | November 23, 2015 | A. Barton Hinkle
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) did New York a huge favor earlier this month when he declared fantasy sports leagues a form of illegal gambling and ordered two of their principal organizers, DraftKings and FanDuel, to stop taking bets from state residents. Fantasy leagues are not games of skill, Schneiderman decreed, but rather games of chance, and therefore illegal under state law. And gambling is illegal for good reason: It can lead to addiction and all other sorts of social ills. What a relief. From now on, New Yorkers will not be tempted by the deceitful lure of...
  • How a U.S. prosecutor's probe could spell doom for daily fantasy sports

    10/22/2015 6:48:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    SI ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michael McCann
    In what may be the most troubling legal development yet for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has launched a probe into whether certain aspects of DFS violate federal law. Bharara is a truly feared figure in the gaming industry. On Friday, Apr. 15, 2011, in what became known as ďBlack FridayĒ to gamblers, Bharara unsealed indictments against three major operators of online poker websites for assorted criminal violations. The indictments included charges for conspiracy to violate the...
  • Interesting News on N. Korea (Cigar Smuggling, Online Gambling)

    10/21/2015 6:42:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Oct. 19, 2015
    N.Korean Diplomats Caught Smuggling Cuban Cigars Two North Korean diplomats have been caught smuggling a large stash of top-end Cuban cigars into Brazil. The two were arrested at Campinas International Airport in S„o Paulo, according to the Brazilian daily O Estado. Both are trade attaches at the North Korean Consulate there. They had come from Cuba via Panama carrying 3,800 cigars worth W90-150 million in six travel bags (US$1=W1,133). Cigar smuggling is apparently a common sideline for North Korean diplomats in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela who are under growing pressure from Pyongyang to earn valuta. Top-end Cohiba Cigars sell...
  • Daily fantasy sports sites ordered to shut down in Nevada

    10/15/2015 5:26:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com/ ^ | 10-15-15 | CBS
    Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can't operate in the state without a gambling license. The decision comes amid growing backlash by investigators and regulators over the sites, which have grown in popularity in the past year. The sites insist they are skill-based games and not chance-based wagers, and are therefore not subject to gambling regulations.
  • Fantasy sports hearing likely, GOP chairman says

    09/18/2015 6:26:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 17, 2015 | David McCabe
    A House Republican chairman said on Thursday that he is likely to call a hearing on the new fantasy sports sites that critics say are skirting gambling laws. "My sense is that we will do a hearing," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "Thereís a lot of things on our front burner right now, but I think this is an issue that we ought to take a look at.Ē
  • 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 gamblingólegislation 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 Ďa bunch of whinersí

    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 ďa bunch of whiners.Ē ........[Homeland Security Inspector General John] Roth said the special treatment was brought to his attention by more than 15 whistleblowers ó an extraordinary number, in Mr. Rothís judgment ó who believed Mr. Mayorkas was caving to political pressure. ďThat so many individuals were willing to step forward and tell us what happened is evidence of deep resentment about Mr. MayorkasĎ 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 theyíre 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 OíKeeffe
    Caesars Entertainment Corp. ís 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.ís Chapter 11 filing would launch the final stage of Apollo Global Management LLCís 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 Rodgersí 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. Ecclesí company, FanDuel, is situated above a storefront in New York Cityís 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 Thursdayís edition of The Press & Sun-Bulletin. It was two letters, in red type: ďNO!Ē That cry could seemingly be heard all along New York Stateís Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania and has long been one of the stateís most stubborn economic laggards. In recent years, both hydraulic fracturing ó known as fracking ó 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) ó 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 Governorís race

    10/30/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-29-14 | Kyle Maichle
    KENOSHA Ė 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 ĎChristian Swingersí

    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 Ė Will and Shirley and Nate and Faith Ė whose idea of a small group was a casino gambling ring. They were featured in the documentary film ďHoly Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians.Ē More recently there was Alexis McGill Johnson, who this past spring became the chairwoman of Planned Parenthood, the nationís 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,"...