N.C. surrounded by state gambling
Tennessees launch of a state lottery on Tuesday leaves North Carolina surrounded by states sponsoring gambling games.The arrival of Tennessees lottery will dventually be a timesaver for Gail Nelson of Waynesville. A couple of times a year, she makes the 90-minute drive to Landrum, S.C., to buy $20 worth of lottery tickets for multimillion-dollar drawings.Her Haywood County home is just 30 minutes from the Tennessee line, and she said shell visit the Volunteer State once its lottery grows beyond ...
Jan 20, 2004, 6:16 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana Bill Targets Deadbeat Parents' Gambling Winnings
Children Would Get Cut Of Gambling Winnings Under BillDeadbeat parents who gamble at riverboats and racetracks would have to give their children a cut of their winnings under a bill being considered by the Indiana Senate.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard Bray, R-Martinsville, would garnish the winnings of gamblers who owe child support. The program is similar to one already used by the Hoosier Lottery.Casinos, betting parlors and racetracks would be required to check the name of any person who ...
Jan 9, 2004, 5:26 am - Lottery News forum
Comptroller: Texas missing potential $1B from gaming
More than $1 billion a year is being sucked out of Texas because of the popularity of electronic gaming in other states, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn told a Texas House committee Thursday. Over a billion dollars a year [is] being sucked out of Texas classrooms to other states, Strayhorn says. We must repatriate these dollars for the school children of Texas. Last April, Strayhorn recommended to the 78th Legislature that the state allow video lottery at racetracks where Texans already ...
Dec 19, 2003, 3:12 am - Lottery News forum
Court deciding legality of NY gambling law
A state appeals court is expected to take about two months to make a ruling into whether the 2001 legislation expanding gambling in New York is legal.Anti-gambling forces argue that several aspects of the law are unconstitutional.The bill provided for video lottery terminals at horse-racing tracks, up to six new Indian casinos and New York's entry into the Mega Millions lottery game.
Dec 18, 2003, 4:10 am - Lottery News forum
Some say Michigan gaming could be hitting capacity
The number of casinos, slot machines, and lottery games in Michigan has skyrocketed in recent years, giving gamblers plenty of chances to spend their money and send some of it to state coffers.The proliferation of gambling in the state has opened a debate over whether the market is becoming oversaturated, spreading profits too thin and ultimately hurting jobs, local economies and state revenues.Michigan Lottery commissioner Gary Peters recently found room in the market for two new games -- Club ...
Nov 25, 2003, 4:37 am - Lottery News forum
Will Alabama get gambling?
One of the biggest stories in the South over the past 13 years is the transformation of the conservative Bible Belt into a hotbed of legalized gambling.Mississippi and Louisiana opened dockside and land-based casinos. Lotteries sprang up in Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina and Louisiana, joining Florida, which established its lottery in 1986.Alabama remains the lone holdout for state-regulated gambling, although the state does have Indian casinos and wagering at dog tracks. Plans for ...
Oct 20, 2003, 4:15 am - Lottery News forum
Free lotto ticket promotion taken lightly
Some in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lincoln communities are concerned that a lotto promotion at a UNL restaurant sent the wrong message to students about gambling.In a promotion that ended Sunday, the Subway restaurant at the Nebraska Union gave away about 9,000 coupons for free Nebraska scratch tickets during a four-week period, according to the restaurant's manager, Jennifer Acklin.Deb Hammond, director of Choices, a gambling treatment center in Lincoln, said the promotion was a con ...
Oct 2, 2003, 3:33 am - Lottery News forum
Schwarzenegger spars with Davis on gaming
Two days before Labor Day -- the traditional kickoff of campaign season -- the gloves started to come off in California's untraditional recall election as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger accused Gov. Gray Davis of pandering to Indian gaming interests.Without detailing his own positions on some Indian gaming issues, Schwarzenegger issued a statement Saturday criticizing Davis for inviting gaming tribes to recommend potential candidates for two openings on the panel that is supposed to help regulate t ...
Aug 31, 2003, 5:51 pm - Lottery News forum
A rank amateur takes on the stars in poker’s world championship
Chris Moneymaker had plenty on his mind a new mortgage, serious credit card debt and a newborn daughter. But at the moment, he was concentrating on the beefy Costa Rican across the poker table from him. Humberto Brenes had just deposited four neat stacks of blue thousand-dollar chips in the middle of the green felt.Raise, $70,000.Moneymaker studied him again through his sunglasses. Brenes was one of the best no-limit Texas Hold 'em players in the world. Moneymaker was a rank amateur who'd never ...
Aug 24, 2003, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum