2005 December 29 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
RALEIGH, N.C. — When North Carolina’s legislature relented from its decades-long opposition to a state lottery this summer, preachers and conservative lawmakers warned that wherever gambling goes, scandal follows.
We hear so much rumbling about “values” — especially from the religious right — in part because of the growing trend toward “adult entertainment” in popular culture.
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) — New Yorkers will flood Times Square to see the ball drop, Londoners will crowd Trafalgar Square to hear Big Ben chime, and most of Greece’s 11 million people will welcome the New Year in their traditional way: gambling.
Business: Deal will plug group’s £111m pension gap · Ladbrokes betting business to expand
Plans to build a replica of New York City’s East Village on 44 acres near McCarran Airport are apparently continuing on schedule.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued an opinion that poker runs — the popular charity motorcycle rides — amount to illegal gambling.
BILOXI, Miss. Another Gulf Coast casino is scheduled to reopen tomorrow. The Palace in Biloxi is expected to open at 9 a-m after converting its hotel lobby into a casino.
Online Poker Sites How can you not like a game called Six-Pack Poker? It must be a game created for the average Joe.
What do you do on New Year’s Day? Watch football, naturally. Trevor Michael of Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant and Sports Bar in Grass Valley says “come on over” to the faithful on Jan. 1 and 2.