2011 August 22 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
If casino gambling is legalized, Native American tribes will be “legally entitled to conduct gaming” as soon as they obtain land, Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki wrote to lawmakers.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Monday that he supports legalizing Internet gambling in California but does not want any legislative action on the issue this year, extending the big-money debate into 2012.
A casino may never be built in Berkshire County, but according to state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, that’s no reason area arts groups shouldn’t be worried about their impact on the region’s creative economy.
Midfield police delivered the warning, which came from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
A ribbon cutting on the new Warrior Zone is set for Tuesday at the northeast Kansas post.
The top Democrat in the state Senate is shelving talks to legalize Internet poker in California this year, saying that although the issue “has merit,” there isn’t time to deal with it before the legislative calendar concludes next month.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel increased the pressure on Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday to sign legislation that would expand gambling in Illinois — including a Chicago casino — even though Quinn recently suggested Emanuel lay off because he hasn’t decided whether to sign or veto the bill.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said today that he supports legalizing Internet gambling in California but does not want any legislative action on the issue this year, extending the big-money debate for at least another year.
The now-infamous Texas Hold ‘Em celebrity poker games that have triggered a flurry of lawsuits has a new twist — according to a famous player/director, the lawsuits are bogus because the game is legal.