2009 March 19 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Council members this week agreed to urge Lake County commissioners to hold a countywide referendum that would ask voters in a special election whether gambling venues such as a horse track coupled with a card room should be allowed within the city.
Would expanded gambling really deliver big money to the state, and what happens if Massachusetts beats New Hampshire to the punch?
FORT MEADE | City Manager Fred Hilliard has shut down the bingo game in Fort Meade’s City Mobile Home Park. Residents of the park, which is owned by the city, were told they had to get liability insurance and give the city the names of those serving on the bingo board of directors, Hilliard said.
By SHAWN JEFFORDS email@example.com For baby boomers caught up in gambling its easy to go from boom to bust. Take it from Terry Finn, a recovering problem gambler and chairperson of the Responsible Gambling Council.[…]
Pyramid Chapter #594, Order of the Eastern Star, will host a supermarket Bingo, Tues., March 31 at the Babylon Masonic Lodge, 250 West Main St., Babylon, across from Argyle Park. The doors open 6:30 p.m. The donation of $5 includes cake, coffee and tea. Raffles will be available. Reservations are a must. Call Fran at 631-226-6732 or Idrise at 631-669-7354.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The House has given final approval to a cut in the tax on bingo cards for charitable organizations. By a 95-0 vote, the House sent to the governor’s desk legislation that would cut the cut the tax on the bingo cards by 70 percent.
The Arkansas House gave final approval to a nearly $10 million cut in the tax manufacturers pay for utilities on Thursday and also backed a reduction in the tax on bingo cards for charitable organizations.
Colorado casino revenue in February was roughly steady with revenue from a year ago. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that casinos in Colorado’s three mountain gambling towns reported $57.3 million in adjusted gross proceeds in February.
A lot of you have bet on a hand of poker or two. Most of the time you won’t get caught, but remember it is illegal. But besides getting arrested, gambling can change a person’s life if you’re not careful.