2009 January 02 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
For a guy whos made a career as a freewheeling, gambling coach, Brien Crowder decided not to risk it on Deal or No Deal. He had $234,000 in hand, and rather than go for more he decided to keep what he had.
First, a casino boom in Mesquite, now a bust. It’s bad for the town, and hard for its residents. Two decades ago, real estate mogul Randy Black turned this blip on the Arizona border into a boomtown when he opened the first of four casinos. Nearly 1 million visitors a year followed, and hotels, restaurants and stucco homes seemed to sprout from sand.
(Springfield, MO) — Proposition A passed back in November, but as legislators head back to Jefferson City next week, there are questions about the law meant to fund state education with money spent at Missouri casinos.
Jackie Elliott loves her job. Behind the stool-studded bar counter at Baldini’s Sports Casino on Rock Boulevard, she wears a large smile on her face, serving up drinks as customers banter back and forth with her, the glow of poker machines illuminating their faces.
KOTA KINABALU: Five bus drivers were fined RM500 in default one months jail each for gambling in public.
From his fortress in Fife, Gordon Brown told us in his New Year’s message that 2009 “won’t be easy”. It might, 12 months from now, turn out to be the understatement of the year.
Two companies are trying to bring a resort with electronic bingo to Etowah County, but the matter is waiting on a state Supreme Court ruling. And Attorney General Troy King told a local Baptist group this week he opposes it.
A Bergen County attorney pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $4 million from his attorney trust fund to finance his gambling addiction in Atlantic City. Michael Rumore, 50, a former fire chief in Lyndhurst, pleaded guilty to money laundering…
From the country that pioneered the modern form of lottery 500 years ago and whose Christmas tradition is to play tombola bingo it should come as no surprise that Italians are not letting recession get in the way of a growing national affection for gambling.