2008 January 05 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
“Hypocritical”. That is how former lay preacher and current Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, describes the Church’s campaign against casino gambling. He told The Sunday Gleaner that the interest groups that have been lobbying against the official advent of casino gaming are silent on other forms of betting, gaming and lotteries.
FAYETTEVILLE — Springdale’s bingo balls may stop bouncing soon.
“You’ve got to be patient . . . you’ve got to wait and you’ve got to be able to read people . . . you’ve got to be able to look for tells”Read the rest »
The political handicapping as the Kentucky General Assembly opens its 2008 session revolves around the odds of bringing casinos to a state best known for horse racing, but where the lottery and bingo halls also thrive. So far, efforts to legalize casino gambling in Kentucky never got past the starting gate. Now, newly inaugurated Gov. Steve Beshear plans to lead the push for a referendum aimed …
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The casino industry lobby has filed legal challenges against two petitions that propose a tripling of the state’s gaming tax.
It took 20 years for gambling to wreck Nancy Sidlacek’s marriage and tear apart her family. I am a victim of gambling addiction, she told the City Council. I didn’t personally succumb, but my marriage did.
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) The possibility of opening a casino in the city has drawn the interest of at least three groups.
The majority of Guam voters in yesterday’s election shut the door on slot-machine gambling for the second time in a little more than a year.
UPDATED: 09 :03 a.m. EDT, January 05, 2008 Bob Specht, 70, plays bingo inside St. Felicitas in Euclid Thursday, Jan. 4, 2008. Nearly two dozen area charitable organizations took in more than $2 million each at Bingo games last year, and eight of those groups took in more than $3 million, according to recently released records.