2008 March 18 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
BOSTON - Although one bill legalizing slot machines at racetracks, including Plainville’s Plainridge Racecourse, failed to pass the Legislature Tuesday, proponents are pinning their hopes on similar legislation that should be addressed within the next two weeks.
Oliver Collins, principal chief of the Tallige Cherokee Nation in southern Ohio, says the sacrifices of his American Indian ancestors give him the right to do what he wants on his land in Lucasville ÃÃÂ¢ÃÃ even if it is running a bingo hall without a license. The Ohio attorney general’s office disagrees. Armed with a search warrant, state agents and the Scioto County sheriff’s office …
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Magna Entertainment Corp. Executive Vice President of Racing Scott Borgemenke on Monday said the company has not yet committed to backing a slot-machine referendum that will go before Maryland voters in November.
Governor Patrick says he has “no illusions” about the prospects for his casino gambling bill, conceding that the plan faces likely defeat in the House. But the governor still urged lawmakers at a Statehouse hearing Tuesday to hold a full and open debate on the bill.
Casino winnings took a big jump over the month before. Two more casinos operating than this time last year. more
The hours are counting down towards the start of March Madness and people are busy filling out their NCAA Tournament brackets. Who will be this year’s Cinderella or will…
Police have arrested the man behind one of Athenss biggest illegal gambling rings in a raid that led to another 14 people, including a well-known singer, being caught at a game of poker that had a 200,000-euro pot.
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