2007 August 05 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
WATERLOO (AP) A gambling treatment program has seen the number of calls from people seeking help triple in the month since a new casino opened.
MASON CITY This is a new kind of bingo one that brings rewards of Cheeze-Its and colorful play jewelry.
The vote on casinos here in Sedgwick County, Kansas is fast approaching, and my sense is that for many there remain more questions than answers. For every statistical survey decrying the evils of gambling, there is a case study from some medium-sized Midwest town proclaiming its virtue. So who is right? Who can you trust? More important, how do you determine the truth by the first Tuesday in …
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Bobby Lewis’ support for Democrat Steve Beshear is unwavering, but he has a tactical concern about how the gubernatorial candidate’s support for limited casino gambling will play in places like his hometown. “We’re in the Bible Belt,” said Lewis, a Caldwell County magistrate, before a rally last week for the state’s Democratic ticket in the Nov. 6 election. “It might need to be one of those items …
The Eagle-Tribune was on the mark when it editorialized that legalizing casinos will not be an answer to the challenges facing our state.
Two Columbia men who had business ties to the Catawba Indian tribe pleaded guilty Friday to federal election fraud charges stemming from campaign contributions that authorities said were made to win lawmakers’ support of a proposed tribal high-stakes bingo hall. The men, David Therrell Collier, 63, and Robert Howell Price III, 47, face up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when …
Middleborough’s approval of a multi-million-dollar casino agreement with the Mashpee Wampanoag has area towns scrambling to make certain they don’t wind up with all the headaches and none of the cash that gambling will bring. For starters, the towns are demanding a seat at the bargaining table so they can negotiate some compensation of their own.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has settled out of court all of the major lawsuits launched against it in recent years by compulsive gamblers, avoiding any court ruling on its controversial program that offers addicts a chance to keep themselves out of casinos.