2010 March 14 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
A manual given to members of Gamblers Anonymous lists the 12 steps to recovery. PHOTO BY ANNMARIE COSTELLA George L. used to enjoy playing cards and betting on horses. But things got out of hand. He estimates that he lost $90,000 to $120,000 on internet poker.
John Dowson, owner of the Hideout Restaurant & Casino south of Hamilton, has a warning for Bitterroot Valley bar owners. Let everyone in the valley beware, said Dowson, whose business was broken into, ransacked and robbed during the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
No shortage of opinions on gambling in Michigan.
Entrepreneur David LeVan, owner of Battlefield Harley-Davidson and one of two partners seeking to establish a resort casino south of Gettysburg, told a gathering of some 50 area business owners Friday night his proposal could mean opportunity for them.
Las Vegas oddsmakers like No. 1 Kansas as much as the NCAA selection committee, picking the Jayhawks as the top team in the NCAA tournament. Las Vegas Sports Consultants oddsmaker Dan O’Brien said the firm would likely make the Jayhawks a 5-2 favorite when it sends betting lines to Nevada casinos on Sunday night.
Battle lines are being drawn again in Gettysburg. It’s economic development vs. historic preservation as philanthropist and former Conrail CEO David LeVan again tries to win a license for a casino on the outskirts of town.
Liberty 64, Penncrest 58 ….Never take anyone from District One lightly, even a No. 7 seed. The Hurricanes better bring the intensity. Whitehall 54, Frankford 51 ….Some guys who never got going last week against Liberty need to step it up if the Zephs want their season to continue.
Police say a month-long investigation ended with the discovery of counterfeit lottery tickets and illegal gambling activities.
Beset by a scandal, Gov. Paterson and legislative leaders have scrapped the deal to run 4,500 slot machines at Aqueduct race track. And they’re hashing over how to find a new operator for this benighted enterprise.