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Gamblers Play in California and Forget Reno Nevada

July 23, 2006 – It was the year 2000, and casino gambling revenues had hit an all-time high, nearly $859 million, won mostly from tourists driving from California into Nevada.   Then, 100 miles to the west, a hulking Indian casino opened with a gaming floor big enough to fill half of a Wal-Mart Supercenter. In the years that followed, tribal gaming helped siphon off nearly $600 million in business from its nearby competitors, taking […]

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Gamblers Anonymous Rolls Out Internet Plan to Help Gamblers

In an effort to minimize problem gamblers on the Internet, Gamblers Anonymous in Scotland is planning to use the Internet for assistance. Gamblers Anonymous has announced that it plans to roll out Skype, which allows phone calls over the Internet to be made free from the Highlands and other small communities with poor transport links. Based in Glasgow, the charity will launch the program later this year. They are purchasing 50 VOIP telephones which enable […]

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Fort Madison, Iowa, Casino Boat Closing Down After 13 Years

Gambling on the water has been a way that many casino operators have gotten around local gambling laws, but the recent expansion and legalization of land based casinos has led to the end of one of Iowa’s gambling boats. Catfish Bend received permission today to shut down its struggling Fort Madison casino gambling boat and the shutdown will be effective as of November 15th. The boat had been running out of Fort Madison in the […]

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Focus on the Family Should Focus on Facts of Gambling Issues

For those of you who follow Focus on the Family via their ‘news’ website CitizenLink.com, as well as the Florida Family Action group associated with Focus on the Family, let this reporter give you the answer you will receive from Governor Crist or his aid when you call him as you were told to do by your religious organization. You were told to call Governor Crist and express your anger at him because he is […]

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Florida Supreme Court Could Take Slots Away Over Fraud Issue

It has been nearly three years since citizens voted into law that slot machines should be allowed at the states parimutuel locations, now there are groups who are concerned about the validity of that vote. The Supreme Court of Florida will now decide whether a trial will take place where three organizations, the Humane Society of the United States, Floridians Against Expanded Gambling, and Grey2KUSA, will have the right to prove their allegations in a […]

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Florida Seminoles Get Class III Games if Deal Not Met by Next Week

The State of Florida was notified by letter on Monday that if it does not reach an agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in the allowance of Class III gaming, the Department of the Interior will step in to allow such gaming. In the letter, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Carl Altman wrote “The Department has the responsibility to the Tribe”, referring to the 2004 constitutional amendment passed by voters in Broward County which […]

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Florida Lottery Has Rare Occurrence With 1111 Hitting in Play 4

The odds are not strong that four of the same numbers will be drawn in the Play 4 game from the Florida lottery, but on Thursday that rare feat was achieved when 1111 came out. So rare is the occurrence, in fact, that since the games inception seventeen years ago on July 4th, 1991, the same four numbers have been drawn only seven times. The rarity of the same numbers coming out raises the winning […]

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