2006 March 10 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
March 10-A Kansas Senate committee will vote on a plan to expand gambling next week. Friday committee members heard from people who say the plan doesn’t do enough for south central Kansas.
Pressure changes everything. With a smile I think back to my days as a very average high school basketball player, hitting 40 out of 50 free throws in an empty gym only to fall far short of that percentage…
DOWNING Street signalled yesterday that Britain might after all get as many as eight “super-casinos” under new gambling laws.
Poker is all the rage right now. From cable TV to college dorms and the Internet. But that doesn’t mean gambling parlors are legal. Police on Long Island turned the tables on a billiard hall fronting as an illegal casino.
This week in San Diego, 64 hunched and pensive brainiacs have been competing for the coveted title of United States Chess Champion.
Even those who support more gambling in Kansas aren’t ready to bet on a proposal lawmakers are considering. The bill calls for two casinos, and slot machines at horse and dog tracks. But others want a piece of the action.
Floral perfumes and a mounting tension hang heavy in the room. Theres the occasional satisfied grunt, the clucking tongue. Finally, what sounds like a lively chirp from a strange bird comes from the far end of the San Andreas Senior Centers dining hall, also used for meetings and games.
PHILLIP GOMEZ / PVT Mount Charleston Elementary School held its annual Family Literacy Night last Friday night. Kids winning at bingo in various classrooms got their pick of a free book, in a continuing effort to promote reading and literacy.
Chris Akers, the internet and sports entrepreneur, started a free weekly sports betting magazine yesterday, two weeks before the launch of The Sportsman, a paid-for daily aimed at the same market.