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Page 1 ·  Found: 54 news items | Search: GAMBLING
Monday, March 09, 2015
  • Water grab pits Las Vegas against MormonsMonday, March 09, 20153Las Vegas is seeking to quench its growing thirst by draining billions of gallons of water from under the feet of ranchers whose cattle help feed the Mormon church's poor....
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • 'First I'm Going to Pay My Tithes,' Says Single Mother of Four Claiming $188 Million Lottery WinSaturday, February 14, 201529A North Carolina woman with four children says that the first person to get a cut of her $188 million Powerball lottery win will be the Lord "because I wouldn't have none of it if...
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • Prayer service for Atlantic City casinosThursday, August 21, 20142Hours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one. The state...
  • Friday, April 04, 2014
  • Facebook games the gateway drug of gambling, says UK psychologistFriday, April 04, 20142Free Facebook games are the “number one risk factor” for adolescent gambling addiction, according to British psychologist and co-founder of GamCare, Dr Mark Griffiths. In a new...
  • Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Nevada gambling revenue falls 13.7 percentMonday, March 31, 20141Nevada's gambling revenue in February plunged 13.7 percent, a decline blamed on a huge drop in baccarat winnings and a tough comparison from a year earlier when the Las Vegas...
  • Friday, January 10, 2014
  • The Government Gambling RacketFriday, January 10, 2014Five years ago, a great gambling colossus swaggered into the droopy little New England town of Palmer, Massachusetts (population 12,140), bearing promises of jobs, tax relief, and...
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2013
  • The next Detroit? Atlantic City and Las Vegas facing catastrophic collapseTuesday, December 24, 201325With the closure of the recent Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, rumors of the bankrupt Revel being sold to Hard Rock, more than half of the mortgages in Las Vegas under water, casinos...
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2012
  • Two Faces of the LotteryWednesday, December 05, 20127It was once an activity that was outlawed for decades. Today, however, it's officially sanctioned, easily accessible, popular, and has gained a strong foothold in American...
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2012
  • Tolkien estate sues over online slot gameWednesday, November 21, 2012Weeks before the release of The Hobbit, the film’s producers are being sued for $80 million by none other than the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien. The main point of contention?...
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • Facebook’s first real cash gambling game launchedWednesday, August 22, 20124Facebook is allowing real-money gambling on its site for the first time – but critics warn that children may be lured in to the activity. Bingo and Slots Friendzy features...
  • Tuesday, April 03, 2012
  • Pastor warns Christians not to play Mega Millions lottoTuesday, April 03, 20123Evangelical leader and pastor John Piper, like Americans across the country, couldn’t ignore the Mega Millions mania. But instead of joking about the odds or going in on a ticket...
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2011
  • Web gambling gets boost from Obama administrationWednesday, December 28, 20111The Obama administration cleared the way for U.S. states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011
  • Obama pardons 5, commutes 1 sentence for convictions including selling drugs, gamblingWednesday, November 23, 20112President Barack Obama on Monday pardoned five people convicted of charges ranging from intent to distribute marijuana to running an illegal gambling business. And he issued his...
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011
  • Starved Budgets Inspire New Look at Web GamblingTuesday, August 16, 20114The District of Columbia is not thrilled that its residents are traveling to Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to gamble in casinos. Starved for cash, like states across...
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2011
  • Winning the lottery: Does it guarantee happiness?Tuesday, January 11, 20116She was a mother of three living in a small apartment and working four jobs. And then, as if in a fairy tale, she won her state's lottery last year. But the story doesn't have the...
  • Saturday, November 20, 2010
  • SC Southern Baptists OK resolutions encouraging gambling restrictions, anti-gay preachingSaturday, November 20, 20104South Carolina's Southern Baptists have approved a resolution encouraging pastors to preach against homosexuality but also urging Christians to show compassion to gay people....
  • Thursday, August 05, 2010
  • Bill legalizing online gambling passes hurdleThursday, August 05, 20101Congressional advocates for legalizing Internet gambling in the United States have made progress in their effort less than two months after rules implementing a 2006 law that...
  • Thursday, December 24, 2009
  • Young Catholic priest wins $100,000 for church building fund in poker gameThursday, December 24, 20095COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina priest missed the $1 million top prize in a poker tournament to be televised this weekend but he won $100,000 for his church and he hopes his...
  • Friday, August 14, 2009
  • Hallelujah! Mich. church wins $70K in lotteryFriday, August 14, 20095Divine intervention? Or just plain luck? No matter what the circumstances, a Michigan church is $70,000 richer courtesy of the Michigan Lottery. The Covenant Life Worship Center...
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2009
  • State lotteries feel economy's slumpTuesday, April 14, 20093CLEVELAND, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers in many states are spending less on lottery tickets, a sign there is less pocket change to use for gambling, a national lottery...
  • Monday, January 12, 2009
  • Many states' lottery sales are rising in recessionMonday, January 12, 20096NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In these tough times, many people appear willing to gamble a few precious dollars in the hope of winning instant deliverance from their economic woes....
  • Thursday, August 28, 2008
  • $3M lottery ticket answers church's prayersThursday, August 28, 20084It was an unpleasant announcement for Pastor Bertrand Crabbe to make to his congregation at True North Community Church in Port Jefferson Station. The group had outgrown its home...
  • Friday, August 15, 2008
  • Church Rejects $600,000 Donation from Lottery WinnerFriday, August 15, 200818ORANGE PARK, FL -- After Robert Powell hit the Florida Lottery jackpot last month and took home more than $6 million, he thought of his church. And he offered to drop his tithe,...
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2008
  • Gambling Opponents Say Moral Argument No Longer a TrumpWednesday, March 26, 20081The moral opposition to gambling might be gasping its last breaths. As more and more states turn to casinos and gambling to fill shrinking budget coffers, the voices of the...
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2008
  • Grassroots effort turns back gamblingTuesday, January 29, 20083LLOYD, Fla. (BP)--A Southern Baptist pastor and Sunday School teacher are credited with launching a grassroots effort to turn back plans for a horseracing track that ultimately...
  • Wednesday, November 07, 2007
  • Casinos eye younger playersWednesday, November 07, 20071Casinos once catered to the generations that grew up on the music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Cher. The World War II generation and older baby boomers had slots, bingo and...
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2007
  • More cities gamble on casinos as major tax revenueTuesday, August 14, 20071States and cities frustrated by gamblers spending their money elsewhere are putting casinos in or near major cities to maximize tax revenue. "We're sick of people from Wichita...
  • Thursday, July 12, 2007
  • Study: Lotteries regressive tax on poorThursday, July 12, 20073NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--State-run lotteries are a regressive tax that disproportionately burden poor Americans, a new study by the Tax Foundation asserts. The 40-page report by...
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2007
  • Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His JackpotTuesday, April 10, 20075April 6, 2007 — On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot — a whopping $315...
  • Friday, March 16, 2007
  • Evangelicals: New Gambling Rules Reveal Government Double StandardsFriday, March 16, 20071The Evangelical Alliance, representing more than a million evangelicals in the UK, has spoken out against the consistency of the government’s stance in key issues currently being...
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2006
  • Church of England Warns of Danger of Gambling AddictionWednesday, September 27, 20064Advertisements promoting gambling should have warnings about the danger of gambling addiction, the Church of England continues to urge the public. It states that the potential...
  • Saturday, September 16, 2006
  • Drugs for Parkinson's disease turn patients into gambling addictsSaturday, September 16, 2006DRUGS used to treat patients suffering from Parkinson's disease are turning some of them into pathological gamblers. A study of patients in the West of Scotland found that more...
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2006
  • One in 10 children is gambling addictWednesday, August 02, 20062ALMOST one in ten Scottish children is a problem gambler, with some as young as 11 skipping school to feed fruit machines, the first extensive study into the problem has revealed....
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2006
  • Online Gambling Under Attack in CongressTuesday, July 11, 20063Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won't like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying...
  • Tuesday, May 09, 2006
  • Online gamblers doubled in 2005Tuesday, May 09, 20064NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans who gambled online doubled to about 4 percent of the population last year, as people were lured by its convenience, an industry group...
  • Wednesday, March 01, 2006
  • Lottery winners' good luck can go bad fastWednesday, March 01, 20065Eight workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant who won the $365 million Powerball jackpot last week may want to take heed of the downside of such good fortune. Not that anyone...
  • Thursday, February 16, 2006
  • Churches: Lotto's toll is too highThursday, February 16, 20065Like many people yesterday, Doug Cotton of Plainview made sure to get a Powerball ticket with a chance at a near-record $300 million jackpot. But he did so with mixed feelings....
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2006
  • Charities Get in on Poker CrazeTuesday, February 07, 20063ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Tucked behind a Target store and sharing a strip mall with a dry cleaner and a hair salon, Mr. Peter's Banquet Hall is about as removed from the neon...
  • Monday, January 30, 2006
  • Bar mitzvahs roll dice with gamblingMonday, January 30, 20063When New Jersey resident Shari Goldstein (not her real name) walked into her nephew’s sports-themed bar mitzva party in December, she was “flabbergasted.” There was a separate...
  • Friday, January 20, 2006
  • Dobson roused faithful for Abramoff's aimsFriday, January 20, 20063Since his participation seven years ago on a national commission that identified it as addictive and disruptive, James Dobson occasionally has rallied evangelical Christians to...
  • Monday, January 02, 2006
  • Online Gambling: A Growing AddictionMonday, January 02, 20064Jan. 1, 2006 — Mark Erickson always craved a piece of the action — so the accountant from Phoenix started betting on sports over the Internet. But soon, it spiraled out of...
  • Sunday, October 23, 2005
  • GOP courts gambling industrySunday, October 23, 20059TALLAHASSEE -- Republican candidates are walking a fine political line this year, as many continue to accept campaign contributions from the well-heeled gambling industry even as...
  • Thursday, October 20, 2005
  • Temptation Near for Military's Problem GamblersThursday, October 20, 20052When Carrie Beth Walsh and her two toddlers landed at the airport in Seoul, South Korea, last year, there was no sign of her husband, an Army pilot who had been transferred there...
  • Saturday, October 01, 2005
  • Irish bookmaker blasted over 'Last Supper' advertSaturday, October 01, 20059DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was fending off the wrath of Christians in overwhelmingly Roman Catholic Ireland on Friday over an advert depicting Jesus and the...
  • Saturday, September 24, 2005
  • Baptists fight inland casinosSaturday, September 24, 20059The state's largest religious group — the Mississippi Baptist Convention — is trying to thwart any move by officials to let casinos build on land, saying hurricane damage...
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2005
  • Gambling by mobile phone is boomingWednesday, September 21, 20051Gambling by mobile phone has rocketed, with the number of betting pages downloaded expected to approach three million this year, a rise of 367 per cent on 2004. The conclusion of...
  • Tuesday, April 06, 2004
  • Yahoo and Google Ban Gambling AdsTuesday, April 06, 20042Aiming to avoid a possible showdown with law-enforcement officials, Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) and Google , the two largest search engines -- and online-advertising generators -- have...
  • Monday, July 28, 2003
  • Pentagon Plans "Betting Parlor on Atrocities"Monday, July 28, 2003Capitol Hill-AP -- Two senators are taking dead aim at a Pentagon plan to allow people to bet on the likelihood of terrorist attacks and political assassinations. The Policy...
  • Sunday, June 15, 2003
  • Housewives hooked on internet gamblingSunday, June 15, 2003Housewives in growing numbers are becoming hooked on internet gambling sites, spending hours every day running up thousands of pounds in debt, according to the country's largest...
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2003
  • Home-school parents may reject lottery grantsWednesday, June 11, 20031Lottery money is stolen money as far as Virginia Youmans is concerned, and you won't see any of her six children applying for Tennessee's lottery-funded scholarships. ''We don't...
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