Man to bet all on Vegas roulette spin
A British man who has sold all his possessions, including his clothes, will stand in a rented tuxedo on Sunday and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel.If he wins, he doubles his money. If he loses, he will be left with only the television crew documenting his every move.Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old Londoner, said he was worth about 75,000 pounds ($138,000) after he sold everything in March. I thought I was worth at least 100,000 pounds, he said in a telephone interview from La ...
Apr 9, 2004, 4:16 am - Lottery News forum
Alleged high-tech roulette scam "easy to set up"
An alleged high-tech roulette scam that saw three people walk out of a London casino with 1.3 million recently sounds too implausible even for a movie plot.But a physicist who developed a technology-based system that famously beat the wheel in the 1970s has told New Scientist that in theory it would have been fairly easy to carry out with a little know-how and the right tools.Two men and a woman were arrested on 16 March after raking in a huge win over two evenings. Suspicious casino staff are ...
Mar 25, 2004, 5:20 am - Lottery News forum
Gang arrested after £1.3m win at Ritz casino
Three people have been arrested on suspicion of using James Bond-style electronic trickery to win almost 1.3 million at a London casino.The Metropolitan Police said today that two men and a woman, all from Eastern Europe, had been arrested for allegedly obtaining money by deception.They are accused of using a scanner inserted into a mobile phone and hooked up to a microcomputer to calculate where a roulette ball would probably fall after the third turn of the wheel.The Daily Mirror newspaper re ...
Mar 22, 2004, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman hits $10 million jackpot at MGM Grand
First a military veteran hit a Megabucks slot jackpot shortly after Veterans Day, then a woman who was born on Christmas Eve hit Megabucks shortly before Christmas.Friday, a 49-year-old woman who said she dreamed two weeks ago she would win a lot of money did not let the unlucky Friday the 13th superstition stand in the way of fulfilling her dream at a Megabucks machine at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.The winner, a woman from another country who asked to remain anonymous, hit for $10.2 milli ...
Feb 16, 2004, 6:18 am - Lottery News forum
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