2005 July 26 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
HAMMOND — The City Council voted 4-1 in a special meeting Tuesday to override Mayor Mayson Foster’s veto of an ordinance clearing the way for video bingo to become legal in the city.
City planners unveiled a preliminary plan Tuesday that would allow a slot machine casino to be located in one of four city neighborhoods where current zoning laws prohibit such a facility.
The city and Allegheny County have no money for a new arena for the Penguins, but the state and private investors could pay the freight.
SURABAYA: A non-governmental organization (NGO) activist has revealed that some 1,200 children in Pengirian, Surabaya, were affected by the widespread gambling in the area.
They haven’t even broke ground yet for the new casino in Waterloo. But already, more Eastern Iowans are seeking treatment for gambling addictions. Some Eastern Iowa counselors are betting the problems will only get worse.
American casinos do not have a dress code and you can wear casual clothes. European casinos on the other hand do enforce a dress code. Be aware of this if you are traveling abroad and plan on visiting the casino….
GULFPORT - Last month was the best June ever for Coast casinos with gross gambling revenues topping $100 million for the month. The casinos easily surpassed the benchmark figure with a $108.6 million take. It was a 9.5 percent increase over June 2004 when gross gambling revneues totaled $99.2 million.
A Lakewood man was sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in running a large gambling ring.
“Hed be great.” Thats governor Ed Rendells reaction to word that Philadelphia businessman and promoter Pat Croce is eyeing a bid for one of the slot casino licenses that have been earmarked for Philadelphia.