2009 April 22 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Business is down noticeably at the Ellis Island Casino and Brewery, but it is doing much better than other places in Las Vegas. Some tourists seeking cheap eats and entertainment find their way here, but it is the locals who really keep the budget-minded casino going.
As legislative budget negotiations reached a stalemate Wednesday, Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe offered the state a financial lifeline: $1.1 billion in cash over two years in return for giving the tribe a gambling monopoly.
Gamblers took more than $3 billion worth of spins through slot machines at South Florida’s three state-licensed casinos last year, generating $122.5 million in state taxes and $122.5 million in casino revenue.
Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin said standards for the electronic bingo machines that will be used here are being completed and court approval will be sought soon. Entrekin has retained Gaming Laboratories International, a gaming certification lab that advises gambling regulators, to assist in drawing up the standards.
AFL bookmakers deny that gambling is a chronic problem among players but admit that hasn’t always been the case.
Three elderly women, one game of bingo, and some missing nickels. That combination resulted in an a brawl in a most unlikely place: A New Mexico senior center.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Poker Players Alliance is betting $3 million that it can overturn an Internet gambling ban, or at least carve out an exemption that would legalize and regulate online poker.
The owner of Suffolk Downs said he can transform the 163-acre racetrack into a slot machine parlor and entertainment center within 120 days. “We have the infrastructure…
Four people have been charged and authorities say more arrests are likely as part of an ongoing investigation into video gambling.