2009 February 27 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Casino workers Friday told the state Legislatures Public Health Committee that a bill limiting smoking in casinos does not go far enough to protect them, while the owners say the bill is not necessary because their own voluntary measures are sufficient.
The Gala Bingo site has been revamped to include innovative new features.
Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council has joined the National Council on Problem Gambling to proclaim March 1-7, as National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. Treatment for problem gambling is not only available, but is also effective in improving the lives of problem gamblers and their families.
Timeka Conway, 33, is accused of stealing $17,000 from an elderly couple who both suffer from dementia. The former caregiver told police she stole to support her gambling addiction.
DEADWOOD — Lawrence County towns and one school district will get thousands of dollars in additional state revenue, redistributed from the Deadwoods gambling formula.
POKER PLAYERS call it “changing gears.” What they’re talking about is mixing up your play, which includes sizing bets differently in similar situations and not waiting until you’re dealt only high pocket pairs.
The hobbies of elderly church ladies are hardly a standard source of inspiration for drag queens or Vegas night life — with perhaps one exception: bingo. The game of bingo has been played in the U.S. since at least 1929, attracting a devoted following. And just as its popularity began to wane, the game is being reinvented and recharged.
The Marine Corps League will host a bingo night at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Hall, 1215 Pacific Blvd. S.E., Albany.
CARSON CITY — Gov. Jim Gibbons backed off Friday from his plan to require casinos to pay gaming taxes more quickly on “markers,” or credit extended to players.