2010 January 14 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Spurred by the disclosure that a court appointee on Allegheny County’s Board of Viewers is operations director for a casino trade association, state Sen. Jane Orie is seeking co-sponsors for legislation to extend prohibitions on involvement in gambling from the state judiciary to key court employees and appointees.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The governor’s gambling task force has gone back to court in another attempt to get the court’s permission to raid the electronic bingo operation at Country Crossing in Dothan.
ELKO A public auction for two historic Elko casinos has been held, transferring ownership to a new operator. Northern Nevada Asset Holdings on Wednesday bought Commercial Casino, Stockmen’s Hotel & Casino and the Scoreboard in Spring Creek for $900,000 total.
The president of the Maryland Senate said Thursday that he would like to expand the state’s fledgling slots program to include a venue in Prince George’s County, a prospect that generated no immediate support from other state leaders.
MANATEE A Florida House committee chaired by state Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, unanimously declined Thursday to ratify a compact that would set new parameters for gambling in Florida.
Gambling in Prince George’s could save harness track, Miller says Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller wants a slot-machine parlor in his native Prince George’s County, a desire that threatens to inflame the gambling debate in Annapolis once again as lawmakers consider minor changes to bolster the state’s fledgling slots program.
TALLAHASSEE In a 10-minute meeting intended as a rebuke to Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe, a Florida House committee shot down the governor’s gambling agreement with the tribe and offered up a bill that would give financial relief to its gambling competitors.
The Seminole gambling deal is dead. The tribe’s blackjack tables could be next.
DOVER, Del. Gov. Jack Markell said Thursday that Delaware will appeal restrictions on its sports betting lottery to the U.S. Supreme Court.