2005 July 29 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Sometimes when you number’s up, it’s up. And it certainly came up in a big way at 11h10 on the July 27th for new millionaire Richard R., the lucky winner of a staggering $1,067,836.00 on the Millionaires Club Slot game. This winning game, developed by
Las Vegas has been chosen to host the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, the first time the league’s midseason showcase will be held in a city that doesn’t have a team, Bloomberg News reported Friday. NBA commissioner David Stern will make the announcement in Las Vegas on Aug. 5, according to Bloomberg.
Starting Aug. 15, a new state law will make video bingo more accessible to charitable organizations, but they might have a harder time keeping it. House Bill No. 564, authored by Rep. Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, allows municipalities to restrict electronic video bingo machines.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Bingo, if you were thinkin’ Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee are acting close again to generate publicity. Anderson herself says she’s “just trying to get him a little press for his new show.”
WHEELING - Christopher Dean believes the Island is the perfect place to open his third video gambling parlor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman who spent more than $100,000 gambling in recent years was pulled from a moat outside a Kansas City casino Friday after she apparently leapt into the 16-foot deep water.
For your reading (and wagering) pleasure … Phil Steele’s College Football 2005 Preview magazine arrived here early this week. The cost on the newsstands is $8.95 U.S. or $10.95 Canadian.
CROCE ON SLOTS: Pat Croce, the motivational author and former president of the Philadelphia 76ers, is looking to assemble a group of investors to pursue one of the two slot-machine licenses set aside for the city of Philadelphia.
The World Poker Exchange announced today the first round of professional poker players who will be joining celebrities Willie Garson, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mimi Rogers and Jennifer Tilly for the $2 million London Open Tournament 2005 this August 3-6. Wo