2006 July 04 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
SCOTLAND’S smoking ban has been blamed for a 14 per cent drop in sales at Mecca bingo clubs and a 2 per cent fall in pubs owned by the brewing group Belhaven.
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was plunged into fresh controversy after he disclosed that he had met a US gambling tycoon bidding to set up a super casino in London on seven separate occasions.
MIAMI, Florida (AP) — It’s a slow time of year for avid gamblers. The basketball and hockey playoffs are over and football is weeks away. But gambling on what this hurricane season will produce is proving almost as irresistible as guessing the day Britney Spears will give birth.
John Prescott faces damaging new questions about his role in the Government’s campaign for a wave of super casinos. His links with an American gambling tycoon have come came under intense scrutiny in Westminster as never before.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - They’ve endured hurricanes and blizzards, labor strikes and a parking garage collapse. If there’s one sure thing in a city of uncertain ones, it was always this: Casinos find a way to keep the dice rolling.
Conservative activist Grover Norquist says a Senate report connecting him with convicted felon Jack Abramoff is a personal attack from Sen.
WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) — Lobbyists have been flocking to Capitol Hill recently to voice their concerns over the proposed U.S. regulation of Internet gambling.
ENGLAND As reported by the UK Times Online: “The world’s largest internet poker company, Party Gaming, is in talks to acquire Gamebookers, the online sports-betting company, for about £50m.