Month / June 2009

Kentucky Slot Proponents Vow Election Revenge on Gambling Foes

Having found the state Senate firmly set against adding slots gambling to race tracks to help the horse industry, proponents have decided to work to put new Senators in place.

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California Budget Makes Online Poker Easy Pass, Says Lobbyist

The political representative for the Poker Voters of America says California’s need for money may force legislators to rush the online poker bill into law.

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San Diego Internet Cafes Busted for Illegal Gambling

California and Florida were both sites of police raids of Internet cafes thought to be conducting illegal gambling operations.

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Las Vegas Too Big a Gambling Proposal for National Hockey League

NHL leaders seem tempted but afraid to take the step to place a new hockey team in Las Vegas, the casino gambling and entertainment center of the US.

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Fontainebleau Casino May Still Rise on Las Vegas Strip

The Fontainebleau Las Vegas Casino project, thought as dead as could be last week, may rise from the ashes like a phoenix, as a new lender is reportedly involved.

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Kentucky Attorney General Says Casino Gambling Constitutional

The attorney general of Kentucky gave an opinion that casino gambling at horse tracks could be passed by the legislature without a constitutional amendment.

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Anti-Freedom Groups Support US Online Gambling Cash Seizures

Supposedly family-friendly religious groups united to salute the illegal freezing of bank accounts of money headed to online gambling patrons by the US government.

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South Dakota Harming Economy By Limiting Slots at Tribal Casinos

A lobbyist for tribal gaming told South Dakota lawmakers they were holding back the economy by severely limiting the number of slots allowed at tribal casinos.

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UK Commercial Station Partners in Online Casino with Partygaming

Partygaming and England’s Channel Five will develop an online casino and bingo gambling site together, using Five’s brands and promoting the site on the television station.

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Las Vegas Gaming Operator Warned by Casino Regulators

Nevada casino gaming authorities told a Las Vegas gambling operator to tighten up or face penalties.

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Belmont Park May Soon Host Tribal Casino Gambling

Belmont Park, the historic New York race track, may be the target location for a proposed tribal casino.

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Frank Online Casino Bill Good for Horse Racing, Says Industry

Members of the horse racing industry are dropping their opposition to the Frank online casino bill as they see benefits for themselves in the law.

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Beshear Orders Special Session to Create Race Track Gambling

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is twisting legislative arms to get electronic slot gambling installed at race tracks, his latest move to protect impoverished horse owners and race track operators.

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Borel Guarantees Gambling on Mine That Bird Will Pay

Jockey Calvin Borel says Mine That Bird will take first place at this week’s Belmont Stakes, gambling that the little horse can once again outlast the field.

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New York Mets Crosses to NFL Dark Side with Casino Sponsor

The NFL had no sooner finished polishing its explanation why it saw no harm in some gambling and still fiercely opposes the Frank online casino bill when a baseball team blurred lines again with a casino sponsorship.

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Iowa’s Casino Success Leads to Consideration of More Casinos

The few Iowa areas left without casino gambling want their share of the pie, and are asking for expansion of state licensed gaming venues from seventeen to twenty-two.

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Icahn Grabs Atlantic City Casino at Garage Sale Price

After several failed attempts to sell the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, trustees were forced to accepted a basement-level offer from financier Carl Icahn for the gambling venue.

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