2006 July 13 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
House Speaker Jim Black still has nearly $1 million in his campaign war chest heading into the second half of this year despite payments to lawyers, according to a campaign finance report.
A local man says his son’s online gambling addiction led him to rob a bank while going to school in Pennsylvania.
BIRMINGHAM, England As reported by the BBC News: “The Gambling Commission, which regulates the industry in the UK, is opening its new headquarters in Birmingham on Thursday.
Betting by Minnesota gamblers has been so brisk at the Diamond Jo Worth Casino in north-central Iowa that state gambling regulators approved plans…
BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA– - Gateway Casinos Income Fund is pleased to announce a cash distribution of $0.1195 per unit for the month of June 2006. The distribution will be paid to unitholders of record at the close of business on July 25, 2006 and will be payable on July 29, 2006.
Gambling debt drove minister’s son to crime Thursday, July 13, 2006 Damian G. Guevara Plain Dealer Reporter Gregory J. Hogan tried to pay off his online poker debt by sticking up a Pennsylvania bank.
Hurricane Katrina’s powerful winds and storm surge demolished or crippled the dozen casino barges that lined the Mississippi coast, but the region’s gambling industry is rebounding more quickly than many experts initially anticipated. Day and night, gamblers drive past blocks of destruction to jockey for seats at blackjack tables and slot machines.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua — A proposed U.S. law cracking down on Internet gambling could aggravate an already tense trade dispute with Antigua, which has become a worldwide center for the fast-growing industry, the Caribbean island’s finance minister said.
LINCOLN, Nebraska As reported by the Beatrice Daily Sun: “Secretary of State John Gale said Wednesday that a measure asking voters to approve casino gambling will not be allowed on the November ballot.