2011 November 21 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
Say it together, poker players: We’re good enough, we’re smart enough, and doggone it, people on Capitol Hill like us.
A study commissioned by Gov. Pat Quinn ’s office found that a major gambling expansion approved by lawmakers would bring in far less than the $1 billion a year supporters estimated, but notes that a Chicago casino could pull in more money without competition from slot machines at racetracks.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office touted a new report that concludes Illinois wouldn’t get much extra money through a massive expansion of gambling.
Lee County commissioners John Manning, District 1, 533-2224, Dist1@leegov.com Brian Bigelow, District 2, 533-2227, Dist2@leegov.com Ray Judah, District 3, 533-2223, Dist3@leegov.com Tammy Hall, District 4, 533-2226, Dist4@leegov.com Frank Mann, District 5, 533-2225, Dist5@leegov.com Mailing address: P.O. Box 398, Fort Myers, FL 33902-0398; Fax: … (more)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A third of calls about problems came from Duval County.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Monday evening following an exchange of shots with a K9 deputy in front of a Bingo Trail, 1200 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
Maryland’s two slots parlors fell short of their minority business contracting requirements, even after accounting for the state’s underreporting of the actual numbers.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said Monday than an initial gambling expansion bill passed by lawmakers would generate about $160 million in new annual gaming revenue — not the extra $1 billion that they say some have claimed.That bill was never sent to Quinn because he threatened to veto it because it includes slots at race tracks, something he opposes. It does include five new casinos, including the …
Atlantic City was quiet this Saturday. Plenty of day-tripping gamblers were huddled around low-stakes blackjack tables at the Tropicana. But the boardwalk was empty, and the casino bars showing some of the biggest college football games of the season were more-or-less dead.