2007 June 11 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
There is big news on the future of gambling here in Massachusetts. A casino is one step closer to reality in the town of Middleboro. A spokesperson for the tribe is confirming that selectmen in the town of Middleboro are willing to support plans for a casino. WBZ is told they are in the process of cutting a deal with the Wampanoag tribal leaders. More Massachusetts News
BATON ROUGE The Senate voted 27-10 to stop the growth of video bingo by prohibiting the use of the machines that more closely resemble video draw poker or slot machines.
PokerStars has landed one of the biggest sharks in the poker industry. Today, it announced that it signed Daniel Negreanu as a member of Team PokerStars. via CardPlayer.com
Five men entered pleas Monday in conenction with a multimillion dollar bingo scam case.
Lady luck is not on the side of Atlantic City casinos as revenues decline again.
More than 500 impatient gamblers arrived early Monday morning for the opening of the Meadows Casino, which is the first slots casino to open in the area.
Early voting on whether to allow table games at Mountaineer Racetrack & Gaming Resort began Friday, with track President Ted Arneault casting the 75th vote at the Hancock County Courthouse. via The Times West Virginian
Some of the bills scheduled to be discussed this week are: statewide building projects, bingo machine displays, video poker winnings, dangerous dogs by convicted felons and cockfighting.
New Jersey casinos would stay open in the event there is ever another state government shutdown under a bill to be considered today by the state Assembly.