2011 May 24 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Lawmakers may take yet another look at expanding gambling across Illinois, and this time the State Fair is in line to get slot machines. Rep. Lou Lang said Tuesday he has introduced a new version of his often-rejected proposal to authorize more gambling as a way of filling the empty state treasury.
People would be able to wager on horse races and slot machines at the Illinois State Fairgrounds for up to nine months a year under a proposal introduced in the Illinois House on Tuesday.
Karl Bitar … former ALP national secretary. THE former ALP national secretary Karl Bitar has landed a plum job lobbying for James Packer’s Crown Casino amid controversial moves by Labor to restrict poker machines.
An angry full house of poker players descended on Capitol Hill Tuesday to protest the federal crackdown that abruptly closed down three of the leading Internet poker sites in April.
The city and Penn National Gaming, Inc., the owners of the city’s casino, announce they have reached an agreement that will end litigation. Get the latest.
Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee have approved Internet poker bill AB258, sending it a floor vote.
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore have seized the Internet domain names of 10 gaming web sites, including the online home ofA DoylesRoom, the poker web site that for years was promoted by Doyle Brunson, known as the Godfather of Poker and the most legendary professional poker player of his generation.
Betting odds for pro sports events.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Internet gambling is the future of the casino industry, whether it’s approved at the federal or state level, a panel of online and brick-and-mortar casino executives said Tuesday.