2008 June 10 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
The Soaring Eagle Casino, along with the 18 tribal casinos in Michigan, is allowed to sell alcohol without a liquor license. But each may face some opposition. Patrick Devlin, a lawyer and employee of the Michigan Gaming Control Board, has sued Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to force him to require the state’s tribal casinos to obtain liquor licenses.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - For only the second time this year, revenues are up at Atlantic City’s 11 casinos.
NBA referees, influenced by cozy relationships with league officials, rigged a 2002 playoff series to force it to a revenue-boosting seven games, a former referee at the center of a gambling scandal alleged Tuesday.
Even their cries of “bingo” sounded slightly heat-stroked. Seniors escaped record temperatures in one of eight cooling centers established across Springfield today, sipping bottled water and snacking on Popsicles.
Palm Beach County sheriff’s detectives, working with Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents, arrested three men in connection with an armed robbery of two men who won nearly $25,000 in a poker tournament …
The Florida Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Associations general counsel said June 10 that his organization could sign agreements in the very near future on 2008 purses and future slot machine revenues at Calder Race Course.
Luckily for Atlantic City’s casinos, customers such as Anthony DePula keep coming, despite high gasoline prices and a soft economy.
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy says his fellow refs broke league rules by routinely fraternizing with players, coaches and team management. A letter filed Donaghy’s lawyer in his federal gambling case alleges the inappropriate relationships influenced the outcomes of games.
Local casino revenue spiked in May, according to figures out this week from Missouri and Illinois gambling regulators.