2008 May 06 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
PROVIDENCE With Twin River primed and ready to offer overnight gambling starting Friday night, the Democrat-dominated General Assembly yesterday overrode Republican Governor Carcieris veto of legislation allowing 24-hour video-gambling at both Twin River in Lincoln and Newport Grand.
After waiting a decade for slot machines, The Woodland s could walk away from the opportunity. Wichita businessman Phil Ruffin Sr. did just that last week for his Camptown dog track in Frontenac, Kan. He said the state’s 40 percent tax bite on racetrack slots wouldn’t leave enough cash flow to turn a fair profit.
A man is accused of pointing a gun at woman’s back during a bingo game robbery.
Other than getting paid to be somewhere I’d probably want to be anyway, the biggest perks connected with being a sports writer are the almost constant surprises that come with the job.
Broward County soon will be able to add another enticing element to its growing appeal as a sought-after tourist destination: fullfledged casino gambling at blackjack, baccarat and other house-banked card games at the Seminole Tribe of Florida?s seven casinos.
WMS Industries Inc., helped by a 39 percent surge in revenue from gambling operations, reported a stronger-than-expected 46 percent increase in fiscal third-quarter earnings.
The horse racing industry in New Jersey will have trouble surviving unless state and industry leaders find a long-term solution to its problems instead of three-year quick fixes, the head of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said Tuesday.
Gambling activity is widespread among U.S. adolescents and young adults ages 14 through 21, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA).
ANNAPOLIS (AP) Gov. Martin O’Malley said today that if a referendum on slot machine gambling fails in November, “it’ll be back to the drawing board with a lot of unpopular choices, and I don’t think any of us wants to go there.”