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  • Harry Reid’s victory may have been due to violation of federal campaign laws

    11/07/2010 4:17:40 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 58 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 7, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Harry Reid’s victory over Sharron Angle this past Tuesday may have had a great deal to do with the senator’s campaign breaking not only federal campaign law, but, just to make things worse, criminal law also. According to the Justice Department itself, as recently as this past Friday, it is currently looking over a complaint that Angle’s lawyer has filed, demanding that Reid be investigated for what appears to be coordination between his campaign and a corporation, Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas. The complaint is based on damning e-mails that were exchanged between executives at Harrah’s casino and a staffer...
  • Nevada voters don't want Harry Reid, re-elect him anyway

    11/03/2010 5:56:25 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 108 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Byron York
    LAS VEGAS — At polling places across Nevada Tuesday, researchers conducting exit polls asked voters one fundamental question about Harry Reid: Do you approve or disapprove of the way he has handled his job as senator? The results were terrible for the Senate Majority Leader. Fifty-five percent of voters disapproved of the job he has done, while 44 percent approved. Such numbers might seem a sure indicator of defeat, and yet by Tuesday night, Reid was leading his supporters in a victory celebration. The exit pollsters also asked whether Reid, running for a fifth term in the Senate, has been...
  • Angle Lawyer Requests DOJ Investigation of Reid Campaign, Harrah’s

    11/02/2010 4:15:13 PM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/2/2010 | Katrina Trinko
    Cleta Mitchell, Republican senate candidate Sharron Angle’s legal counsel, sent a letter to the Department of Justice today, requesting an investigation into whether the coordination between Democrat senate candidate Harry Reid’s campaign’s and Harrah’s revealed voter intimidation in violation of federal law. Referring to an article by Battle ‘10’s Elizabeth Crum about the e-mails between Reid’s campaign and Harrah’s, Mitchell wrote in the letter that “The posting details and documents an orchestrated effort by Harrah’s … to intimidate and coerce Harrah’s employees to vote for Harry Reid for the United States Senate, to track whether or not employees had or...
  • Harrah’s Bosses Put Squeeze on Employees to Vote in Pro-Reid Effort (Casino tracks employee voting)

    11/02/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/2/10 | Elizabeth Crum
    Executives at the casino giant Harrah’s pushed company employees to vote early in an all-out effort to help the Harry Reid campaign, according to internal emails obtained by Battle ‘10. The stepped-up effort began Wednesday when a Reid staffer sent an email pleading for help to Harrah’s top lobbyist, Jan Jones. Soon after, Marybel Batjer, Harrah’s vice president of public policy and communications, distributed that plea via email to executives throughout the company. The Reid campaign staffer, whose name was removed in the email Batjer sent to Harrah’s executives, said “ANYTHING” would be done to help with the company’s get...
  • Thistledown Racetrack sold to Harrah's for $89.5 million (Cleveland, Ohio)

    09/16/2009 4:54:09 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 24 replies · 1,430+ views
    cleveland.com ^ | 09-15-09 | D'Arcy Egan
    Harrah's Operating Company, which owns 38 casinos and two thoroughbred race tracks, is the new owner of Thistledown Racetrack. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware approved Harrah's $89.5 million bid for the North Randall thoroughbred racing facility. It ended 40 rounds of bidding on Monday that began with a so-called stalking-horse bid of $22.3 million by Penn National, bidding as Cleveland Gaming Ventures LLC, and included bids from a subsidiary of Pinnacle Entertainment. Harrah's will pay $42 million in cash when it closes the deal, and another $47.5 million in contingency payments. Thistledown is one of two horse racing tracks...
  • Casino Bus Overturns In Tunica, Mississippi

    08/10/2008 3:46:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 155+ views
    Eyewitness News ^ | August 10, 2008
    Excerpt - Officials say a Harrah's shuttle bus carrying 42 passengers overturned on its way to the Tunica airport near Casino Strip Drive after losing control. According to eyewitnesses there are many injuries and multiple fatalities. ~ snip ~
  • Margaritaville Casino & Resort Coming To Biloxi

    06/02/2007 9:53:33 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 12 replies · 1,085+ views
    Margaritaville.com ^ | 6/2/2007 | Not Specified
    Margaritaville, in partnership with Harrah’s Entertainment, is proud to announce plans to build a new Gulf Coast destination: the Margaritaville Casino & Resort on the shores of Biloxi. When completed in the spring of 2010, the resort will feature 798 rooms, a full-service spa, a pool/deck area with cabanas, bar and tropical landscaping, all on 46 acres of land south of U. S. Highway 90. Said Jimmy Buffett, “I have always considered myself a Gulf Coast kid. I was born there, grew up there and jumped on a stage for the first time there, before hitting the road. I have...
  • Harrah's board said to accept buyout offer

    12/18/2006 3:24:23 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 4 replies · 556+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | December 18, 2006 | AP
    LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino company, has agreed to a $90 per share buyout offer from two private equity groups, said a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The agreement with Apollo Management Group and Texas Pacific Group came late last week but lawyers for both sides have been working out the details, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. An official announcement on the deal could come as early as Tuesday, the person said Monday. A Harrah's spokesman declined to comment. The company owns the...
  • Harrah's Gets $15 Billion Buyout Bid

    10/02/2006 11:10:32 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 2 replies · 401+ views
    AP ^ | October 2, 2006 | Staff
    LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino operator, said Monday it has received a $15.05 billion offer for the company from private-equity firms Apollo Management and Texas Pacific Group. The private-equity firms are offering $81 per share in cash, a 22 percent premium to Harrah's closing stock price on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. After the news, Harrah's shares surged $9.52, or 14.3 percent, to $75.95 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Harrah's said it has established a special committee of independent directors to review the offer and has retained UBS Securities...
  • Hurricane Rita Relief Providers Sue Louisiana Sheriff Department and Casino for Brutality

    09/20/2006 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 89 replies · 2,277+ views
    prnewswire.com ^ | 09/20/06 | PRNewswire
    BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan businessmen, who purchased a truckload of relief supplies for Hurricane Rita victims and drove down to Louisiana to deliver them, are suing the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department, certain sheriff department deputies, Harrah's Entertainment (the owner and operator of a local gambling casino), and certain Harrah's employees for assault, false arrest, false imprisonment, willful misconduct, and deprivations of civil and constitutional rights under the U.S. Constitution and federal law. The Michigan businessmen have retained the Birmingham, Michigan-based law firm of Norman Yatooma & Associates, P.C. (NYA) to represent them and manage the litigation...
  • Luck rides in on the last few cents (record AtlanticCity jackpot ;)

    04/22/2006 10:03:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 601+ views
    Phil. Inquirer ^ | 4-22-06 | Troy Graham
    An 84-year-old South Jersey woman hits the nickel slots for $10 million. By Troy Graham Inquirer Staff Writer One happy grandmother, Josephine Crawford of Galloway Twp. talks to reporters after her record win at Harrah's Atlantic City. One happy grandmother, Josephine Crawford of Galloway Twp. talks to reporters after her record win at Harrah's Atlantic City. Down to her last credits on a nickel slot machine, an 84-year-old retired waitress hit for an improbable sum of money Tuesday night. $10,010,113.48. The largest jackpot ever in Atlantic City. The largest jackpot ever on a nickel slot machine, nationwide. And certainly the...
  • 84-Year-Old Widow Hits $10 Million Jackpot

    04/20/2006 9:20:20 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 711+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 4 19 06 | JOHN CURRAN
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (April 19) - For 84-year-old Josephine Crawford, the golden years just got a lot more golden. After a night playing the slot machines, the retired waitress widow was about to call it quits Tuesday when she hit a $10 million jackpot - the biggest in the history of casino gambling in Atlantic City. Crawford, who gambles here twice a week and has been going to the casinos since the first one opened in 1978, had never won more than $1,000 before she came into the big money at the nickel slots at Harrah's Atlantic City. The widow...
  • Gunman arrested after slaying, standoff at Las Vegas Strip hotel

    02/21/2006 8:35:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 262+ views
    AP ^ | February 21, 2006 | Ryan Nakashima
    LAS VEGAS – Police blasted out a 20th-story window and stormed a room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino Tuesday, arresting a suspected gunman who authorities say killed another man and shot at police and a security guard during a six-hour standoff. No shots were fired in the final assault on Room 2036 of Harrah's Carnaval Tower, as a SWAT team burst in around 7 a.m. and arrested Curtis Billy Bonilla, 22, of Las Vegas, police said.
  • Casino shooting (Lake Tahoe-shooter dead)

    12/03/2005 10:36:38 PM PST · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 1,838+ views
    KOLO-TV ^ | 12-4-05
    South Lake Tahoe Two sheriff's deputies are in the hospital with gunshot wounds tonight... After a showdown inside the Harrah's hotel and casino in South Lake Tahoe. The gunman -- who has not yet been identified -- is dead. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department tells us that several rounds of gunfire were exchanged between the suspect and the deputies. Officials say the two victims -- Dan Nelson and Eric Essinger -- were wearing bullet proof vests...and that's what could have saved their lives. At this time, the Department does not know what could have sparked gunman's violence.
  • Court Backs Firing of Waitress Without Makeup

    12/29/2004 8:39:47 AM PST · by freespirited · 180 replies · 4,470+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/29/04
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A female bartender who refused to wear makeup at a Reno, Nevada, casino was not unfairly dismissed from her job, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Darlene Jespersen, who had worked for nearly 20 years at a Harrah's Entertainment Inc casino bar in Reno, Nevada, objected to the company's revised policy that required female bartenders, but not men, to wear makeup. A previously much-praised employee, Jespersen was fired in 2000 after the firm instituted a "Beverage Department Image Transformation" program and she sued, alleging sex discrimination. In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of...
  • Harrah's to Buy Caesars in $5.2B Deal (Duopoly on the LV Strip)

    07/15/2004 10:04:04 AM PDT · by mkj6080 · 15 replies · 595+ views
    AP ^ | 7/15/2004 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    Harrah's Entertainment Inc. is buying Caesars Entertainment Inc. (CZR) for about $5.2 billion in cash and stock in a deal that would create the largest gambling company in the world. The deal announced Thursday eclipses last month's high-profile MGM Mirage merger with Mandalay Resort Group (MBG) while setting up a battle for customers on the lucrative Las Vegas Strip. A source familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Harrah's and Caesars began negotiating after MGM Mirage completed its deal last month to buy Mandalay for $4.8 billion in cash... Both deals will face intense scrutiny from federal...
  • They're Stealing the Election [LA]-Did voter fraud swing last year's [1996] closest Senate race?

    11/26/2002 12:19:03 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 1 replies · 1,285+ views
    Reader's Digest | August 1997 | Trevor Armbrister
    Note: Links show how the facts of the case this article describes correspond to patterns uncovered in San Francisco's stadium election investigation. Earlier this year in an office building in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, witnesses were still talking about the 1996 election for the U.S. Senate in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins. "This nice person drove up and asked whether I was registered," one woman said to the lawyers and investigators for Jenkins. "I told him I was but I didn't feel like going. He said, 'If I paid you, would you go?' I...
  • They're Stealing the Election [LA]-Did voter fraud swing last year's [1996] closest Senate race?

    11/26/2002 10:52:02 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 17 replies · 1,174+ views
    Reader's Digest | August 1997 | Trevor Armbrister
    Note: Links show how the facts of the case this article describes correspond to patterns uncovered in San Francisco's stadium election investigation. Earlier this year in an office building in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, witnesses were still talking about the 1996 election for the U.S. Senate in which Democrat Mary Landrieu defeated Republican Louis "Woody" Jenkins. "This nice person drove up and asked whether I was registered," one woman said to the lawyers and investigators for Jenkins. "I told him I was but I didn't feel like going. He said, 'If I paid you, would you go?' I...