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Philadelphia-Area Priest Admits to Embezzling Church Funds to Pay for Casino Gambling

Philadelphia-Area Priest Admits to Embezzling Church Funds to Pay for Casino Gambling

May 5th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Wiliam Dombrow is an admitted alcoholic who counseled other priests who dealt with alcohol addiction. The rector of a Philadelphia Archdiocese retirement home for priests admitted that he embezzled more than $500,000 to support his gambling habit and expensive... 

Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Raids on Illegal Gaming Machines in Private Social Clubs

Massachusetts Attorney General Announces Raids on Illegal Gaming Machines in Private Social Clubs

May 3rd, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Maura Healey said Four Star Vending was a front for the illegal gambling operation. Attorney General Maura Healey announced a bust of an illegal gambling and money laundering scheme on Tuesday. The illegal gambling syndicate had operations in bars and social clubs... 

Brian Sandoval Meets with Jeff Sessions to Discuss Underage Illegal Online gambling

Brian Sandoval Meets with Jeff Sessions to Discuss Underage Illegal Online gambling

May 1st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Brian Sandoval spoke to federal officials about online gambling and marijauna law. Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada recently warned U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to ban online poker in Nevada. Jeff Sessions stated in his Senate confirmation hearings... 

Michigan House Passes “Millionaire Party” Bill by a 100-9 Margin

Michigan House Passes “Millionaire Party” Bill by a 100-9 Margin

April 27th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

State Rep. Tom Barrett suggested the Republican-controlled legislature would challenge Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to veto the bill. The Michigan State Legislature moved this week to ease restrictions on charitable gaming in the state, due to an ongoing crackdown... 

Miami Businessman Criticizes Bill Which Includes a Miami-Dade County Casino

Miami Businessman Criticizes Bill Which Includes a Miami-Dade County Casino

April 26th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Genting Group once bought the Miami Herald Building to build a casino on the lot. Miami business leaders are opposed to a plan to bring a brick-and-mortar casino to Miami-Dade County. Opponents of the casino plan say state lawmakers slipped the plan into a new... 

Two Arrested in Juno Beach Illegal Gambling Internet Cafe Operation

Two Arrested in Juno Beach Illegal Gambling Internet Cafe Operation

April 25th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Internet sweepstakes cafes are a controversial topic in dozens of US states. Two people were arrested for running an illegal gambling operation out of an Internet cafe in Juno Beach, Florida. The two arrested were the owner and co-manager of the Cafe 777, located... 

Portland Meadows and Oregon Lottery Fear the Impact of Ilani Casino on Their Future

Portland Meadows and Oregon Lottery Fear the Impact of Ilani Casino on Their Future

April 24th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Portland Meadows wants 50 slot machines to compete with Ilani Casino’s 2500 slots. The Oregon Lottery and the Portland Meadows Racetrack are deciding on a reaction to the grand opening of the Ilani Casino in nearby Washington state. The Ilani Casino, built... 

Texas State Legislature to Consider Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization

Texas State Legislature to Consider Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization

April 21st, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Texans love to gamble. 8-Liners make an estimated $2 billion annually and they are considered a minor industry. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that the Texas State Legislature might consider legalizing fantasy sports in 2017. That suggestions came in a report... 

“Graceland Presents Elvis” Items Still Being Held by the Westgate Las Vegas

“Graceland Presents Elvis” Items Still Being Held by the Westgate Las Vegas

April 19th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

Elvis Presley played at the Westgate Las Vegas (“The Hilton Las Vegas”) more than 600 times over a 7-year period. Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino continues to hold on to hundreds of Elvis Presley memorabilia items from the “Graceland Presents... 

NCAA’s Ban on Championship Events in New Jersey Will Last until 2022

NCAA’s Ban on Championship Events in New Jersey Will Last until 2022

April 18th, 2017 Written by Christine Davies

The ban has been in place since 2013, though no legal sports bets having been taken in New Jersey in that time. Much of the coverage of New Jersey’s campaign to legalize sports betting in the United States has centered on their confrontation with pro sports... 

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