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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...
  • The John Gambling Show 10/01/10 - Carl Paladino, Republican Candidate for Govern

    10/01/2010 8:41:30 PM PDT · by this is my country · 5 replies
    WOR ^ | 10/01/10 | The John Gambling Show
    Carl Paladino talks about his confrontation with New York Post reporter, Fred Dicker.
  • Reds to honor Pete Rose on 25th anniversary of hit record - 4,192 hits on September 11, 1985

    09/11/2010 3:45:27 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 20 replies
    Cincinnati Reds ^ | September 11, 2010 | steelers6
    Reds set to celebrate Rose's record knock Club will recognize 25th anniversary of hit No. 4,192 on Saturday By Mark Sheldon / | 09/10/10 10:00 AM ET CINCINNATI -- Much of the Reds' plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose becoming baseball's hit king remain under wraps, but fans should arrive at Great American Ball Park early on Saturday. Pregame ceremonies to commemorate Rose's 4,192nd career hit, which surpassed Ty Cobb on the all-time list on Sept. 11, 1985, begin at 6:30 p.m. ET -- 40 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. Gates open at 5:20 p.m....
  • A Compulsive Gambler's Tale

    08/18/2010 3:33:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BCLocalNews ^ | August 12, 2010
    Editor: Re: “Gambling does have a downside,” (The Times, July 28). Before the opening of the Langley Cascades Casino, I had never been in a casino. I was curious and ventured in there one day. I was a little nervous only because I didn’t know how to work a slot machine. I walked around for a while, then I found an empty one right in the corner and sat down and proceeded to put my money in. In a heartbeat, $20 vanished. I was so upset that I had lost 20 bucks (I am the cheapest person when it comes...
  • Students Bet On Own Grades, But With Whose Money?

    08/10/2010 11:48:40 AM PDT · by toma29 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 8/10/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    College students are known for hauling home carloads of laundry for Mom, calling Dad to ask for deposits in their bank accounts, and partying. Now they can gamble. From Newser: New Site Lets Students Bet on Their GradesNothing like a little betting to keep Junior's grades up. A new website is taking wagers from American college students who want to bet on their own grades. Just as Las Vegas sports books set odds on sporting events, Ultrinsic will pay top dollar for A's, a little less for the more likely outcome of a B average or better, and so on....
  • On Poker: Federal online gambling legislation clears big hurdle

    08/09/2010 6:19:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | August 5, 2010 | Chuck Blount
    Maybe there are some teeth in the push for legalization and sensible federal regulation of the Internet gambling industry after all. Sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) — chairman of the House Financial Services Committee — HR 2267 is a bill designed to establish federal oversight of an online gambling industry that currently resides in murky legal waters for U.S. players. It passed overwhelmingly 41-22 via committee vote last week, advancing the legislation to the House floor, where it hopefully will be voted on before the end of the 2010 session. If it gets that far, it will be the...
  • Harry Reid Plays the Religion Card Against Sharron Angle

    08/09/2010 3:32:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American People ^ | August 09, 2010 | Lee Cary
    Senator Harry Reid can't play the race card in his race against Sharron Angle. He wouldn't dare play the gender card. So he's playing the only face card he holds -- the religion card -- as he aims to frame Angle as a Christian zealot holding extreme notions about the federal government that put her outside the mainstream of Nevadans. A Las Vegas Review-Journal article written by Laura Myers, entitled "Angle's religious zeal criticized: Reid campaign says opponent's comments show 'holy crusade' against government," recently slapped down the religion card for the Reid Campaign. "U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's campaign criticized...
  • (TEXAS) Lottery ticket sales slipping

    08/08/2010 7:11:38 AM PDT · by mylife · 39 replies · 1+ views
    KXAN ^ | 8/7/10 | KXAN
    Lottery ticket sales slipping Officials: Lagging sales won't affect school fund Updated: Saturday, 07 Aug 2010, 9:12 PM CDT Published : Saturday, 07 Aug 2010, 9:11 PM CDT AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) - Lotto Texas ticket sales are slipping. Sales have fallen short of covering the last two dozen jackpots. Lottery officials say the latest jackpot of $21 million at the end of July was $1.2-million more than ticket sales to cover it. That forced Texas Lottery Commission officials to dip into a state lottery account to make up the difference. But they insist that won't impact the school fund that...
  • Poker Could Keep Man Out of Jail (NM gambler)

    08/07/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 7, 2010 | Rivkela Brodsky
    In an unusual deal, prosecutors and defense lawyers on Wednesday agreed that a former Albuquerque securities agent who admitted defrauding investors out of $444,000 can avoid jail for a while to see if he can win back money to repay his more than 20 victims. And if Samuel McMaster Jr., 59, does well enough at the tables, he might avoid jail time altogether. McMaster admitted to 26 felony charges of securities fraud, sale of an unregistered security, sale of a security by an unlicensed broker-dealer, fraud over $20,000 and fraud over $2,500 as part of a plea agreement before District...
  • On Poker, Are Politicians Listening?

    07/24/2010 4:36:01 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | July 23, 2010 | ALFONSE D'AMATO
    Under the liberty and freedom section of the new GOP website America Speaking Out, more Americans voted to legalize Internet poker than weighed in on any other issue. That should come as no surprise. When President-elect Barack Obama solicited ideas on his new website,, legalizing Internet poker was one of the two top issues. It would be easy to dismiss this as a coincidence or as a manufactured grass-roots campaign, but there is more to this story. There are plenty of issues that face the American people and plenty of big trade groups to push those issues. But it...
  • Christie to unveil state takeover plan for Atlantic City gaming district

    07/21/2010 7:52:52 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 8 replies
    Atlantic City Media Group ^ | July 20, 2010 | By JULIET FLETCHER, MICHAEL CLARK and DONALD WITTKOWSKI Staff Writers
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday will make public a plan that could bring Atlantic City’s casino district under state control. Assemblyman Vincent Polistina, R-Atlantic, who spoke with the Governor’s Office about the report’s contents Tuesday night, said he was told a key recommendation would turn over the tourism district of Atlantic City to state oversight. “That is an option, according to the report, to give the state an active role over the tourism district,” Polistina said.
  • St Petersburg Paradox; Games and Statistical Decisions;

    07/17/2010 6:55:34 AM PDT · by mattstat · 1 replies
    The estimable Daniel Bernoulli gave us this problem, one of the first creations of decision theory. You have to pay a certain amount of money to play the following game: A pot starts out with one dollar. A coin is then tossed. If a head shows, then the amount in the pot is doubled. If a tail shows, the game is over and you win the pot, else the coin is re-flipped repeatedly until a tail appears. How much should you pay to play? Suppose you pay ten bucks and the coin shows a tail the very first throw. You...
  • People Trying Out Table Games At Rivers Casino

    07/08/2010 12:57:00 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 18 replies
    KDKA ^ | Thursday, 08 July 2010 | ???
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― People are flocking to southwestern Pennsylvania casinos today as table games make their big debut. Games like Craps, Roulette, Poker and Blackjack have come to three western Pennsylvania casinos: Presque Isle in Erie County, the Meadows in Washington County and the Rivers on Pittsburgh's North Shore. "It's finally nice to be able to play cards in western Pennsylvania," said Carolyn Flavin, of Brookline, who was at the Rivers Casino this morning. Officials at the casino say they are happy to have the table games finally open. "It brings 458 new jobs right here to the North Shore...
  • Penna opens table games marking the beginning of a new era - another obstacle for Atlantic City

    07/08/2010 10:06:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 4+ views
    pressofatlanticcity ^ | July 8, 2010
    Pennsylvania's table games are here. The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County opened table games at 6 a.m., harkening in a new era in the Keystone State - and marking another obstacle to Atlantic City's recovery. Gamblers crowded in when the doors opened. The doors will also open at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie later this morning. Six other Pennsylvania locations are scheduled to offer table games by July 18. Analysts predict Atlantic City will lose $300 million a year to gaming in Pennsylvania and Delaware....
  • Schwarzenegger Bans Welfare Cards At Casinos (issues an executive order)

    06/24/2010 6:41:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    AP on CBS 5 ^ | 6/24/10 | AP
    SACRAMENTO (CBS 5 / AP) ― Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued an executive order barring California welfare recipients from using state-issued debit cards at casino ATMs. Thursday's order followed a report by The Los Angeles Times that found CalWORKS cards were used to withdraw cash in more than half the casinos in the state. The newspaper reported Thursday that welfare recipients have withdrawn more than $1.8 million in taxpayer cash at casinos since October. Schwarzenegger's order requires welfare recipients to sign a pledge that they will use their benefits only to meet the basic needs of their families.
  • U.S. Recognizes Long Island Tribe (Shinnecock casino on its way)

    06/15/2010 10:56:49 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 20 replies · 449+ views
    NY Times ^ | 06/15/2010 | DANNY HAKIM
    ALBANY — The Obama administration approved the Shinnecock Indians on Long Island for federal recognition on Tuesday, culminating a court battle lasting three decades and paving the way for the tribe to build a casino in New York City or its suburbs. While there is still a 30-day comment period before the matter is fully settled, the support of the administration all but assures the 1,292-member tribe’s recognition. The announcement, made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Tuesday morning, will almost certainly change the way of life for the relatively impoverished tribe, whose members live on 800 acres in...
  • “Law Of The Donkey” Could be Applied to Joran van der Sloot

    06/06/2010 10:26:23 PM PDT · by libh8er · 38 replies · 388+ views
    Gambling 911 ^ | Jagajeet Chiba
    "Severe" may be an understatement. The prisons in Peru are known to be among the most brutal in the world. Here is one account of what happens to prisoners such as child molesters: A neighbor of Cieneguilla suffered the worst shock which could have happened. His daughter, only two years old, was raped by a drug addict and drunk who during a party at the neighbor's house went to her room and raped her. The unfortunate was saved from being lynched by the locals, but it was reported and he went to Lurigancho. The case, incredibly, didn't appeared in the...
  • Rules for Ohio casinos take shape: No smoking, no complimentary drinks, no alcohol after 2:30 a.m.

    06/04/2010 11:16:42 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 42 replies · 664+ views ^ | 06-04-10 | via AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio lawmakers have passed a bill setting rules for the state's four future casinos after missing their deadline. The bill passed around 4 a.m. Friday by an 86-to-12 vote in the House and a 21-to-12 vote in the Senate. Lawmakers had had a midnight deadline. It's unclear if they'll face a penalty for missing it. The bill lays out the rules for the new casinos authorized by Ohio voters last fall in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo. The casinos will be open to those 21 and over. Neither free drinks nor smoking will be allowed, and...
  • My Secret To Win At Gambling Finally Revealed

    05/22/2010 5:12:54 AM PDT · by mattstat · 65 replies · 1,327+ views
    One of the difficulties that world-famous public personalities such as myself face is that people think we have the answer for every question. That isn’t true. It’s only mostly true. Because I deal with numbers, about twice a week I receive emails from people the world over asking me to sell my Secrets To Win At Gambling. It turns out I do have a system, which, if I thought I could get away with it, I would sell. I’d have to insist on payment up front, though; no refunds. You’ll see why in a moment. Here is a typical email:...
  • Biloxi could get its ninth casino

    05/19/2010 4:15:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 209+ views
    The Mississippi Sun Herald ^ | May 19, 2010 | Mary Perez
    BILOXI — A new casino in Biloxi could go before the Mississippi Gaming Commission for site approval in June, Mayor A.J. Holloway said today. “It’s not going to be a big casino but any kind of facility will be good with us,” he said during the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Mayor at Edgewater Mall. He said more details will be released after the plans go the Gaming Commission. The city has been getting a lot of interest from builders and developers, he said, and two or three hotel developers who already own property in Biloxi are talking...
  • Indians, Lobbyists and Arizona Politics...OH MY!

    01/29/2010 10:05:26 AM PST · by AuntB · 82 replies · 1,440+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    The scene is the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut . The year 2000. The congressman has $100 chips stacked high, having a grand time at the crap table. He likes to gamble and isn't afraid to show some temper when he loses. Along for the ride are his campaign manager and one of the two biggest lobbyist handing out campaign money from various Indian tribes who was also a 20 year friend of the legislator. By now we've all heard about the money J.D. Hayworth received from an Indian tribe by way of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was one...
  • Leave the Gamblers Alone!

    05/12/2010 5:15:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 517+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | John Stossel
    Some of us like to gamble. Americans bet a hundred million dollars every day, and that's just at legal places like Las Vegas and Indian reservations. Much more is bet illegally. So authorities crack down. They raided a VFW branch that ran a poker game for charity. They ban lotteries, political futures markets and sports betting. They raid truck stops to confiscate video poker machines. Why? On my Fox Business News show tomorrow night, Chad Hills of Focus on the Family ( says: "These machines have been shown to be extremely addictive. That's a huge concern, primarily for kids, because...
  • Video: Where Are You Gambling?

    05/11/2010 6:01:33 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 28 replies · 419+ views
    Economic Vindicator! ^ | 5-11-10 | James
    Mount Airy Casino President George Toth on why the casino business is exploding outside of Sin City, Vegas. Exploding, I tell you!!!!
  • Did “Dinner with Barack” violate the Federal Wire Wager Act? (Impeachable if proven)

    05/03/2010 8:35:40 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 16 replies · 941+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 5/3/10 | Bill Levinson
    Impeach Obama under U.S. Code Title 31 5362, “Unlawful Internet Gambling” shows that the Obama campaign ran what could qualify as lotteries, and therefore illegal Internet gambling, to raise money. Barack Obama signed his name to one such solicitation and also stated openly that the promotion cheated some of the entrants (by announcing a winner prior to the entry deadline). This activity may also have been illegal under U.S. Code, Title 18 1084, "Transmission of wagering information; penalties," also known as the Federal Wire Wager Act. Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire...
  • Don't Waste Time on the "Birther" Distraction; Impeach Obama for Illegal Internet Gambling

    04/25/2010 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 28 replies · 1,385+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/25/10 | Bill Levinson
    Illegal Internet gambling in violation of U.S. Code Title 31, 5362 is a "high crime or misdemeanor" The "birther" issue is a senseless and unwinnable battle that squanders time and resources, a fraction of which could easily result in Obama's removal from office for very real, proven, and documented reasons as shown below. In other words, it would make excellent sense for Barack Obama and his followers to start this rumor themselves to divert attention and efforts from very real and easily exploitable vulnerabilities. As stated by Sun Tzu's Art of War, the best way to win is to defend...
  • Mastronardo brothers charged with gambling again

    04/02/2010 4:34:31 AM PDT · by Eagles2003 · 5 replies · 483+ views
    The Intelligencer (Doylestown, PA) ^ | 4/2/2010 | Chris Ruvo
    Authorities seized about $2 million from them and their associates during raids. Joseph Mastronardo Jr., the son-in-law of Frank Rizzo, and his brother John are still on probation from a previous arrest. A leopard doesn't change its spots, the saying goes. The same could be said of the Mastronardo brothers, if what authorities alleged this week is true. The Montgomery County men were arrested for the second time in four years Wednesday night after authorities seized about $2 million cash from them and their supposed associates during a sweeping raid aimed at crippling a sports betting ring that authorities claim...
  • Did Obama Break the Law with Illegal Internet Gambling?

    03/30/2010 12:28:17 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 778+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 3/30/10 | Bill Levinson
    Does Eric Holder have one set of laws for Barack Obama and another for everybody else?The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader recently reported that the owner of Patte's Sports Bar has been accused of conspiracy to operate an online sports betting ring. Two (alleged) wrongs do not make a right, but this leads us to question whether Eric Holder's Justice Department has one set of laws for small business owners like Patte and another for Chicago politicians like Barack Obama. As shown below, the Obama campaign also conducted gambling (specifically a lottery consisting of mandatory payment of consideration, element of chance, and...
  • Government Is Not Our Friend

    03/26/2010 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 176+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 03/26/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Small-government conservatives have always been suspicious of government. Whether city, county, state or federal all government is looked on as a troublesome but necessary evil that must be tightly controlled and oft times opposed. This anti-government attitude, of course, is a complete mystery to socialist Democrats. They just don't understand why conservatives mistrust government and why they eye it suspiciously. So, looking for a way to explain in real terms why conservatives loathe government is sometimes not an easy task as the ideas are often very esoteric. Thank God the corrupt governments in Barack Obama's Illinois are always there to...
  • Seven costly pro athlete screw-ups (blew huge fortunes)

    03/11/2010 6:52:07 PM PST · by DemforBush · 18 replies · 1,525+ views
    Yahoo sports ^ | 3/10/10 | Mark Riddix
    Almost 80 percent of National Football League players are flirting with bankruptcy two years after they retire, according to Sports Illustrated. NBA players aren’t faring much better. 60 percent of former National Basketball Association players end up broke within five years of retirement. Athletes squander millions of dollars due to bad decisions, lavish spending and poor financial planning. Here is a list of athletes that have lost their fortunes through some of the biggest financial blunders of all time...
  • Study shows why it is so scary to lose money

    02/09/2010 5:55:20 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Rooters ^ | 8 Feb 10
    People are afraid to lose money and an unusual study released on Monday explains why -- the brain's fear center controls the response to a gamble. U.S. | Science | Health | Lifestyle The study of two women with brain lesions that made them unafraid to lose on a gamble showed the amygdala, the brain's fear center, activates at the very thought of losing money. [...]
  • Florida GOP legislature may approve building casino strips

    02/08/2010 8:10:13 PM PST · by jerry557 · 15 replies · 485+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 02/07/10 | Josh Hafenbrack
    TALLAHASSEE - Picture a Vegas-style Bellagio on the beach. Rows of neon-lit slot machines, blackjack dealers and craps dice. In Florida? It might not be as unlikely as it seems. For the first time, the Florida Legislature's conservative, anti-gambling façade is showing cracks. As Gov. Charlie Crist pushes his Seminole gambling deal yet again, legislators are beginning to think bigger — with even anti-gambling conservatives weighing the idea of trying to use Florida's tourist appeal to create lucrative casino complexes. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, who strongly opposed the expansion of slots in South Florida, now says that since gambling...