2006 January 16 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Numbers are being called off for a game of bingo at the George Davis Manor in Lafayette as residents of the assisted living facility stare intensely at their cards, looking for a chance to win. Purdue students alleviated some of the intensity.
TIRANA An Albanian national has barred himself from entering the Regency Hyatt Casino in Tirana for 100 years, local media reported yesterday. The 42-year-old filled out a form before surprised casino employees barring himself from entering the gambling venue.
For the second consecutive year, Fortune has tagged Station Casinos as one of its “100 Best Companies to Work For.” No other gaming company or Nevada-based company made the magazine’s list.
The Fort Morgan Elks ladies bridge met Friday. Honors were won by Evelyn Cleary, Dorothy Covelli and Georgia Hultquist. Joyce Temple won the bingo.
North Alabama could soon get its first casino. David Hammonds owns 69 acres adjacent to an ancient Indian burial site in Fort Payne. He plans to transfer the property to the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians this week. He then hopes to open a gambling casino as soon as possible. Construction of a tribal center, for members who move to Alabama from Oklahoma, could begin as early as March.
PUBLISHING and Broadcasting Ltd will aim to quickly expand Australian sports gambling after its joint-venture online gambling project Betfair was yesterday awarded the nation’s first betting exchange licence.
Kansas lawmakers may be on the verge of approving casino gambling in the state. Informal surveys by The Kansas City Star and The Wichita Eagle show 24 state senators planning to vote for a bill allowing two casinos in Kansas.
Plans for a new casino in Devon could create jobs and improve the image of a holiday resort.
WASHINGTON (AP) Republican Sen. John McCain wants to tighten Indian gambling laws to prevent exploitation of tribes, but the tougher legislation won’t help two Texas tribes that were swept into lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s fraud schemes.