2005 July 17 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
LAS VEGAS - Hour after hour, the poker gladiators battled into dawn inside Benny’s Bullpen at the famed Binion’s Gambling Hall & Casino. One finalist wiped his eyes, looking severely fatigued. One ate a banana, another some mixed fruit. There would be no dinner break.
TOPEKA, Kan. - With legislators facing a bad case of budget blues next year, expanded gambling seems a logical solution. But logic and good politics aren’t always the twin pillars on which public policy rests.
PAPAR: The news of former Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Osu Sukam owing more than RM7 million in gambling debts to a London casino shocked the nation but to his relatives and friends in his birth village in Kawang, near here, it was a tragedy.
JOSEPH Hachem’s wife Jeanie sat spellbound in front of the computer alongside her son Anthony in the study of their Preston home in Melbourne’s north.
A Luzerne County man who studies law at the University of Pennsylvania is more than a million dollars richer after finishing eighth in the World Series of Poker.
How do you get hooked on something that isnâˆ™t even there? You canâˆ™t snort a lottery ticket, or smoke a bet on a horse race or drink a poker machine. Gambling is a high thatâˆ™s all in your head.
The sun set, the sun rose and still they played, caution trumping bravery, adrenaline fighting off fatigue, rare moments of drama breaking through the tedium, the chip lead shifting for nearly 14 hours at the 36th World Series of Poker — the longest
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Governor Carcieri and some lawmakers may not like it, but Rhode Island is relying more and more on gambling revenues to pay for state programs and services.
ATLANTA - Bluff magazine routinely reveals a world at the top of the poker craze that few get to see, of millionaire card sharks who spend money with abandon, use $1,000 chips as coasters and fly like rock …