2009 August 23 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
A Putnam restaurant owner has begun renovations for an off-track betting room, but hes not making any wagers on whether it will open in time for horse racings second biggest event.
Some politicians are reacting cautiously to the potential of multiple casinos across the state for the Shinnecock Indian Nation - especially because the tribe must overcome the hurdle of gaining federal recognition before it can build a gaming empire. Gateway Casino Resorts, which has backed the Southampton tribe in its legal fights for land and recognition, has indicated that the tribe, if it …
Backed with $5 million from venture capitalists, the Web site is creating an almanac of every athlete and team, no matter how obscure.
Ok this one is messed up. Ryan Jenkins , 32, who was a contestant on the VH1 show called Megan Wants a Millionaire , is reportedly a “person of interest” in the murder of Playboy model Jasmine Fiore , whom he married two days after meeting her in a Vegas strip club.
Some marketers dreaming of more revenue are gambling on the fantasy-football phenomenon.
New Delhi, Aug. 23: The tourism ministry is betting big on adventure tourism, buoyed by the customs duty waiver on the import of adventure sports equipment announced in the budget.
Former Rep. John Bryant of Texas helped write the federal ban on sports betting nearly two decades ago, a bill he didn’t think allowed for much leeway. “We tried to keep it as narrow as possible,” said Bryant, now a lawyer in Dallas. “It wasn’t narrow as far as Nevada was concerned, but it was for the other states. At the time, Delaware wasn’t looking to become another Las Vegas.”
Harness racing at the Big M has remained prolific in recent years, thanks to a three-year, $90 million purse subsidy provided by Atlantic City casino interests. But now, the future of the track is in question.
Gamblers who are looking to stretch their gambling dollars in the midst of a sour economy have confounded American Indian nations in Wisconsin and state budget writers alike. As a more frugal clientele cuts into casino earnings, the money paid to the state under gaming compacts dwindles.