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  • Law would make lottery winners pay back taxes, child support (Pennsylvania)

    04/28/2011 8:31:01 AM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    WHPTV- CBS ^ | 4/14/2011 | Ryan Eldredge
    House Bill 520 passed the House with unanimous support this week. The legislation would allow the Commonwealth to intercept PA Lottery winnings from individuals who are delinquent in state taxes. [Snip] The legislation also takes money out of winnings for delinquent child support payments.
  • Harry Reid's high-stakes China gamble

    04/22/2011 5:46:06 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 21, 2011 | Al Kamen
    Details are slowly trickling out about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s secret, week-long trip to China with nine other senators. The lawmakers have given out minimal information about their itinerary because of supposed “security concerns.”...The Senate group included six other Democrats and three Republicans: Richard Shelby R-Ala.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) , Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).
  • Caught on CCTV: The terrifying moment robber was shot dead after storming internet cafe

    04/21/2011 3:34:22 AM PDT · by rawhide · 67 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4-21-11 | By Paul Bentley
    This is the terrifying moment two armed robbers stormed a Florida internet cafe, in a dramatic shoot-out which left one man dead. Chilling footage shows the men, dressed in dark clothing and bandannas, charge into the store before being confronted by a security guard. Customers can be seen hiding under their chairs and computer screens as bullets rip through the store. The security guard then shoots down one of the robbers, 21-year-old Gary Bryant, who crawls away from the store to a getaway car before being dumped by his accomplices in a nearby parking lot. Bryant later died in hospital...
  • FBI shuts down top online poker sites immediately after DC OKs its own site

    04/17/2011 11:14:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2011 | Rovin
    Coincidence? Or Chicago-style strong arming by the Federal Government? Or both?Just days after Washington D.C. approves online poker gambling, the Justice Department, FBI hands out indictments to three major online poker sites charging them with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses. (via The Hill) “Executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker have been charged with bank fraud and money laundering. The FBI shut down three of the largest poker websites Friday in what appears to be the largest crackdown on illegal online gambling to date. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker have...
  • Three largest online poker sites indicted and shut down by FBI

    04/15/2011 1:26:07 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 15, 2011 | Nathaniel Popper
    The founders of the three largest online poker sites were indicted by the FBI on Friday in what could serve as a death blow to the thriving industry. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan court. Two of the executives were arrested on Friday morning in Utah and Nevada. Federal agents are searching for the others. Prosecutors are seeking to immediately shut down the sites and to eventually send the executives to jail and to recover $3 billion from the companies. By...
  • Thank You Texas Website - Gambling Scam

    03/31/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Thank You Texas Website ^ | 31 March 2011 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    An advertisement on the radio yesterday and today caught my attention. The ad scarcastically says "Thank You" to Texas for sending many of its gaming dollars to Louisiana for horse racing, casinos, etc. and for causing "thousands" of good-paying jobs to go to Louisiana along with support for "schools". I wonder when the media is going to investigate lies like this instead of fawning over Obama. Research shows gambling to clearly be detrimental to society and especially to the poor of society. Go look at the areas where casinos are rife in Louisiana and research the societal ills that come...
  • But Is It Virtuous? (Just A Thought)

    03/13/2011 7:30:39 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    888 Web Today ^ | 3-11-11 | Jim Kinney
    If something is allowable does that make it virtuous? When gambling was illegal, it was pretty clear that gambling was a vice, not a virtue. But, when gambling was made legal first in Las Vegas, then Atlantic City, and ultimately in the vast majority of states, the stigma was removed but is gambling a public virtue because the revenue supports a higher good? Is crime reduced, are families strengthened, communities improved??? Does the legalization of abortion make abortion virtuous? What if we harvest the tissue to advance medical science, is it then virtuous? Do “no fault” divorce laws make divorce...
  • Gambling Bills Knocking At Texas’ Door!

    03/13/2011 6:32:06 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 52 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 3-12-2011 | Donna Garner
    Remember back when the conservative voters of this state won a massive victory on 11.2.10, and we felt Texas deserved a conservative Speaker who would appoint committee chairs and members who would further the conservative agenda? For over three months the conservatives in Texas waged a battle against the choice of Rep. Joe Straus as Speaker of the Texas House because we knew that Joe Straus was no conservative. Unfortunately, on Jan. 11, 2011, Joe Straus was chosen once again to be the Speaker of the House, but not before he was forced to spend millions of dollars to hire...
  • Social Security (SS-Ponzi) and Medicare (MC-Ponzi) Theological Considerations

    03/02/2011 10:29:53 AM PST · by Bob Maverick · 3 replies
    American Fairhope Retirement Plan ^ | March 2, 2011 | Bob Maverick
    Religion: Theological Considerations Congress established the Social Security (SS-Ponzi) and Medicare (MC-Ponzi) schemes in 1935 and 1965 respectively, both as parts of the continuing New Deal extravaganza. SS-Ponzi and MC-Ponzi participants are effectively involuntary conscripts of the government; without free choice to decline either federal Social Security or Medicare. American citizens must either play these games, by congressional house rules, or go to prison. It should be realized that most religions abhor gambling and consider it to be sin against their Lord and Maker. However, American employees and self employed small business owners are required to pay both SS-Tax and...
  • One U.S. Code for Patrick Patte, Another for Barack Obama

    02/26/2011 11:41:37 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 2/26/2011 | Bill Levinson
    Internet gambling is illegal unless you are running for PresidentPatte Avoids Prison Time reports, Patte, 72, owner of Patte’s Sports Bar and Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to three years probation, with the first six months on home confinement with electronic monitoring, and a $21,000 fine. ...Patte and two other men, Christopher Marion, 33, and Mark Fino, 53, were charged in February 2010 with operating an Internet-based betting ring, Prosecutors said bettors made wagers through the website, then paid their losses or collected their winnings at the popular bar on...
  • Son of Las Vegas Judge Arrested in $1.5 Million Robbery at Bellagio Casino

    02/03/2011 7:58:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2-3-2011 | Staff
    The son of a Las Vegas judge has been arrested in connection with the $1.5 million robbery in December at the Bellagio casino, police announced Thursday Anthony Carleo, 29, is charged with robbery with use of a deadly weapon, burglary with use of a deadly weapon, and trafficking in a controlled substance, authorities said in a statement released to Carleo is the son of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad"I think it goes without saying that as a father, I am devastated and heartbroken to see my son arrested under these circumstances, as is the rest of his...
  • Harry Reid Bets We Can Jump off a 10-Story Building and Not Get Hurt.

    12/05/2010 12:09:09 AM PST · by · 11 replies ^ | 12/04/10 | David Shedlock
    Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, (D - Nevada), wants to expand the reach of gambling by legalizing online Poker in the U.S., using another piece of lame-duck legislation slipped in before a Republican-controlled House might successfully oppose it. Three GOP members in the House (Spencer Bachus of Alabama, Dave Camp of Michigan and Lamar Smith of Texas) oppose the Democrat's bill, as well as Senator Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky. Gambling has been in the news all over America, yet the people still love gaming. Iowa just re-elected Republican Terry Branstad, a governor who during his first term in...
  • [Texas:]Lobby Watch: Gambling Industry Bet Against Republican-Dominated House

    12/01/2010 4:43:50 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 3+ views
    TEXANS FOR PUBLIC JUSTICE ^ | December 1, 2010
    Indian tribes and gambling PACs gave almost $1 million to Texas House candidates this round, directing 80 percent of it to beleaguered Democrats. Almost two-thirds of that money went to losers. The new Lobby Watch documents how professional gamblers ignored the odds to make risky bets against those who will now run the House. Read the new Lobby Watch here.
  • The J Street Implosion: Soros, Horse Racing and… Connie Esdicul?

    09/29/2010 4:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Pajamas Media | Roger L.Simon
    A year ago J Street — the putatively progressive fledgling counter to the Israel lobbying group AIPAC — was riding high. They had just received a write up in the New York Times Magazine that was somewhere between a press release and a love poem and, with a complaisant Obama in the White House, the tiny organization seemed poised to be a significant player in the Middle East discussion. My, as grandma said, have times changed. For starters, J Street’s director, Jeremy Ben-Ami, has shown himself to be a Junior Beltway Pinocchio, serially denying his organization had the financial backing...
  • China is pushing for more acceptance of its state credit card in Atlantic City

    10/27/2010 12:45:17 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Press of Atlantic City (NJ) ^ | 10/26/10 | Brian Ianieri
    The Chinese government wants to make it easier for their citizens to spend money in Atlantic City. The Chinese state-run credit card company, China UnionPay, is pushing for its credit and debit cards to be accepted at more locations in Atlantic City as part of an effort to expand its presence across North America. Local tourism officials welcomed the effort to attract more visitors from China, which they hope can build Atlantic City as a side-trip destination along the foreign tourism beltway between New York and Washington, D.C.
  • Four connected to Fort Dodge casino application face charges (Iowa Gov. Culver)

    10/11/2010 5:30:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | October 11, 2010 | O. Kay Henderson
    Charges have been filed against four men connected to a proposed casino in Fort Dodge who made $25,000 of campaign contributions to Governor Culver last year. The donations were made shortly before state regulators considered the Fort Dodge casino application. Two executives from Peninsula Gaming are among those charged with misdemeanors that carry a fine of over $1200 and the two could be sentenced to up to a year in jail if convicted. “Peninsula Gaming adheres to the highest standards of regulatory compliance, business practice and ethical conduct,” says Guy Cook, an attorney for Peninsula Gaming. ”They do things by...
  • Handicapping 2012: Romney Gets Vegas Oddsmakers Nod for GOP Nominee

    10/07/2010 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 35 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | October 7, 2010 | Stupac
    It’s time honored tradition to attempt to gauge the political landscape and prognosticate who our next elected leaders will. But now, you can gamble money on it. According to data provided to TFoP by released its 2012 odds for the Republican presidential nominees. Coming out on top, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is an early favorite at 3/1 (+300), along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 4/1 (+400). However, one of the bigger eye-catching surprises seems to be how high Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is on the list, giving him the third best odds at 6/1 (+600). Rounding...
  • Rep. John Tierney's Wife Pleads Guilty

    10/07/2010 7:25:56 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 10/07/10 | Friends of Ours
    Patrice Tierney, the wife of Congressman John Tierney from the sixth district of Massachusetts, pleaded guilty yesterday "to four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns for her brother, a federal fugitive who has been indicted on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering" in connection with an online sports betting operation he allegedly ran. * * * Rep. Tierney's Massachusetts colleague Barney Frank would legalize online gambling over the objections of law enforcement. * * * Frank, originally from Bayonne, NJ, was profiled last year in a piece by Jeffrey Tobin in The New Yorker,...
  • Alabama senators and gambling lobbyists arrested

    10/04/2010 11:45:19 AM PDT · by micheknows · 34 replies · 1+ views
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The owner of Alabama's largest casino, four state senators and several top lobbyists have been indicted on federal charges accusing them of vote buying on a bill to legalize electronic bingo. The indictment was released Monday as FBI agents made arrests at several locations across the state.
  • Updated: VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor, Alabama federal probe...

    10/04/2010 9:45:30 AM PDT · by Onelifetogive · 7 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | 10/4/2010 | Charles Dean
    Read the latest: Feds charge 11, including McGregor and state lawmakers in gambling probe FBI agents swept across Alabama this morning arresting state lawmakers and lobbyists as part of a federal probe into efforts to pass gambling legislation last spring. The biggest name arrested so far has been VictoryLand owner Milton McGregor, who was arrested at his Montgomery home this morning. Also arrested today have been state senators Jim Preuitt, R-Talladega, Quinton Ross, D-Montgomery, Larry Means, D-Attalla, Harri Anne Smith, I -- Slocomb and Montgomery lobbyist Jerrod Massey. McGregor lawyer Joe Espy of Montgomery said he knows of no evidence...