2008 December 22 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Wynn Resorts Ltd. chief executive Steve Wynn says his swanky $2.3 billion Encore casino which he opened Monday amid a market that’s battering casino, travel and other consumer companies is about perfecting the basics.
Local, state and federal authorities say they busted a massive drug and gambling ring in Crossville after an eight-month-long investigation.
LAS VEGAS - Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO Steve Wynn says his swanky US$2.3-billion Encore casino - which he opened Monday amid a market that’s battering casino, travel and other consumer companies - is about perfecting the basics.
A man in Chongqing municipality cut off one of his fingers last Saturday night in a bid to dissuade his ex-wife from gambling. Liu Chenggang, 36, and his wife Chen Yu, 35, residents in Fengdu county of the municipality, had a son three years after they married in 1993.
Seeking a new direction, Publishers Clearing House will be looking for contestants on Twitter and iPhones to play games from slots to trivia.
Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) — Thirteen defendants, including two ringleaders, pleaded guilty to participating in an underground sports-betting ring based at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, authorities said.
A huge vote came in Monday by the Illinois Gaming Board on the state’s unused casino license. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
Ausaf Umar ‘Omar’ Siddiqui, Fry’s vice president of merchandising and operations, is facing allegations that he defrauded the San Jose-based company out of $65 million, much of which he used to pay off enormous gambling debts in Las Vegas. Fry’s executives didn’t know about the illegal kickbacks, the federal complaint states.
TURKEY — As reported by the Daily Mail: “Six British holidaymakers have been arrested for playing bingo in Turkey. “They were discovered on Friday night after police raided a bar in Altinkum, a popular tourist destination.