Poland proposes online gambling ban
Following weeks of political scandal, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is determined to ban online gambling in the EU-member state.
The new legislation will outlaw all gambling that takes place outside land-based casinos, including online gambling, while imposing higher taxes on legal gambling operators. The first draft of the proposed reform will be ready in two weeks.
Internet gamblers may shrug off yet another crack down on their favorite past time, given that numerous countries have i ...
Nov 11, 2009, 3:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Greenbrier resort offers table games to guests, plans video lottery
Less than a month after getting its license to offer gambling, West Virginia's historic Greenbrier resort has opened the Tavern Casino, an on-site facility for guests with table games including blackjack, three-card poker and roulette.
The 344-square-meter Tavern Casino is open to overnight guests, members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club and The Greenbrier Golf and Tennis Club, in addition to registered event and convention attendees who are staying off-property when more than 400 rooms at Gr ...
Oct 8, 2009, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Del. bettors can wager up to $3K in sports lottery
The Delaware sports betting lottery starting this week will allow gamblers to plunk down a couple of bucks, or a few thousand, on NFL teams, officials said Tuesday.
Minimum wagers in the new lottery, which starts Thursday, will be $2. The maximum wager, depending on the type of bet, will be $3,000.
For each wager, bettors must pick the correct outcomes of at least three NFL games, called parlay bets, or as many as 12.
A federal appeals court ruled that the lottery must be restricted to ...
Sep 9, 2009, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery working to end slump
In recent weeks, Oregon Lottery officials have installed 400 new casino-style slot machines in bars and taverns across the state in hopes of boosting player interest and ending a slump in lottery play.
Lottery Director Dale Penn said the plan is to install another 2,100 of the newer machines in retail establishments to replace some of the lottery's older-style video lottery terminals.
We're real hopeful that we can bring some players back and encourage others to play more, Penn said.
Sep 2, 2009, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Appeals court blocks Delaware's sports betting plan
A federal appeals court today blocked Delaware's bid to open sports betting Sept 1.
A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided that Delaware's plans violate a 1992 federal ban on sports gambling.
The professional leagues and the NCAA sued Delaware in June, but the case is not scheduled to be heard until December. The leagues asked the court for an emergency injunction to halt the betting.
Delaware is one of four states that had sports gambling prior to a federal b ...
Aug 25, 2009, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Hawaii residents now taxed on Vegas winnings even if they lose
A new bill signed into law this month by Gov. Linda Lingle has some frequent Las Vegas visitors and local CPAs scratching their heads.
Under House Bill 1495, no longer will gamblers be able to offset their winnings with their losses for Hawaii state income tax purposes. Previously gamblers would be taxed only on their net winnings, but now they will be taxed on gross winnings.
A Hawaii resident who wins $10,000 in a year, for example, and loses $9,000 in the same year used to be ta ...
Jul 30, 2009, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
New Hampshire crushes lottery winners with new 10% tax
Two $1M winners rush to get prizes before taxes skyrocket
Will higher taxes have the wrong effect and reduce revenue to the state?
The day before a massive 10 percent state tax on lottery prizes went into effect in the Granite State, two winners claimed separate $1 million jackpots something never before witnessed by a 20-year veteran of the lottery.
Milford High School teacher John Kasparek, 42, of Brookline, took a lump sum cash payment of $650,000 before taxes after a NH Millionaire' ...
Jul 1, 2009, 8:11 pm - Lottery News forum
NY Lottery OKs video table games
The New York Lottery will permit state-run casinos to add video roulette, baccarat, craps and blackjack next year even if the Assembly fails to authorize the move.
We are ready to move forward now, said New York Lottery Deputy Director Bill Murray. We don't think we need the legislation.
Murray, who also is general counsel for the Lottery, announced the state's plan to allow video versions of traditional casino table games today during 8th annual New York Gaming Summit at the Gideon Putn ...
Jun 25, 2009, 1:39 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware legalizes sports betting
Table games are next; Maryland lawmakers worried
Standing in front a screen displaying lines for the NFL, NBA and MLB, Gov. Jack Markell Thursday signed a sports betting bill into law at a ceremony inside the VIP room at Delaware Park racetrack and casino.
After signing the legislation Markell said his administration looks forward to working with the state's three racinos to make the Delaware sports lottery as successful as possible.
There is tremendous interest in the sports lottery t ...
May 15, 2009, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware House passes sports betting bill
The Delaware House has passed a sports betting bill that failed to win approval earlier this week.
After hours of closed-door negotiations, lawmakers convened early Friday morning to rescind Tuesday's roll call and vote on a revised bill, which won overwhelming approval.
The vote came after several hours of talks between Gov. Jack Markell and his staff and Republican and Democratic leaders in the House.
The proposed sports lottery and the money it would bring are key components in Marke ...
May 8, 2009, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum