2010 March 31 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
MONTGOMERY A bill to close any loopholes that could allow electronic bingo in Morgan County has been introduced in the Legislature.
Gov. Bob Riley is listed as the chair of a political action committee that is raising money for a Birmingham-based anti-bingo group.
The New Jersey state Senate Economic Growth Committee will hold a public hearing at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Monday to discuss a bill that would call for legalized sports wagering in the state, newjerseynewsroom.com reported Wednesda…
Hundreds of social workers rallied Thursday for state health care and criminal record access reform and against an expanded gambling proposal they say would lead to more problems associated with addiction.
Think of the battle over taxing, regulating and defining electronic bingo as a three-round bout. If the recently-concluded Senate slugfest is any indication, round 2 in the Alabama House and if necessary round 3 in the leadup to a statewide vote could resemble Ali and Frazier.
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A local attorney who paid for a 3 half page ad in the Dothan Eagle says he wanted to express his concern about electronic bingo in Houston County.
Shelby Countys trio of state senators all voted against bringing the states bingo issue to a ballot in late 2010. Senate Bill 380, which was sponsored by Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, passed the Alabama Senate March 30 by a vote of 21-13.
Private casino operator Station Casinos Inc. said it lost $1.13 billion during the fourth quarter last year after heavy writedowns on its joint ventures, land and other assets.