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  • Feds announce dog fighting charges in 4 states

    August 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting... more »
  • Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

    August 4, 2013 10:34 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday's drawing is still well below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman.... more »
  • Florida city wonders who won the lottery jackpot

    June 2, 2013 12:16 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - It's been two weeks since residents of Zephyrhills, Fla., learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold inside their city limits. No one expected the winner to come forward immediately. After all, they reasoned, the person might need a few days to absorb the shock, or... more »
  • Casinos win $35.8M less in April than in March

    May 20, 2013 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's state-regulated casinos all won less money in April than in March. The drop totals $35.8 million. State police figures show most also won less than they did a year ago. The big exceptions were 8.7 percent one-year increases at both L'Auberge Lake Charles and the slots... more »
  • Video poker interests get organized

    May 5, 2013 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Video poker interests in Louisiana are organizing to fight possible taxes on the devices. The Advocate reports that's a chief goal of the new Louisiana Video Gaming Association. Organization president Stan Guidroz says video poker operators want to be sure legislators don't raise taxes on them... more »
  • Gambling revenue down for casinos statewide

    February 22, 2013 8:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State-licensed casinos won $185.2 million from gamblers last month, down considerably from the December holiday figure of $211.4 million. The number is also lower than the January 2012 figure of nearly $185.7 million. Harrah's New Orleans Casino saw a slight January-to-January increase, going to just over... more »
  • Miss. casino regulations could be game changer

    January 23, 2013 9:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss- Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports that the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive... more »
  • Zynga moves to enter US gambling market

    December 6, 2012 10:53 AM

    NEW YORK - Online game company Zynga says it has asked Nevada gambling regulators for a decision that could pave the way for it to enter the U.S. gambling market. This follows Zynga's October disclosure that it has signed a deal to offer online poker and casino games, played with... more »
  • Rival: New Baton Rouge casino cuts others' revenue

    October 21, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new Baton Rouge casino is taking revenue away from casinos not only in Baton Rouge but in New Orleans and Mississippi, says the manager of a rival gambling hall. The L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, which opened Sept. 1, reaped $13.3 million in revenue, The... more »
  • NY judge: Poker's not gambling under federal law

    August 21, 2012 4:02 PM

    NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York has handed a victory to poker advocates, ruling the card game isn't gambling under federal law because it's primarily a game of skill, not chance. The decision Tuesday by Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn is likely to be embraced by advocates... more »
  • Gambling Grandma found in Minden

    June 8, 2012 8:00 PM

    A grandmother accused of stealing and gambling $97,000 from her grandson's college fund was found in Minden after authorities in Indiana charged her with theft. Seventy-three year old Edna Sue Pate may never return to face charges after authorities in Indiana said they won't have her brought back to face... more »
  • Ameristar buying casino project in Lake Charles

    March 14, 2012 11:36 AM

    LAKE CHARLES- Ameristar Casinos Inc. has agreed to acquire a riverboat casino project under development in Lake Charles for $32.5 million. Ameristar, which has eight casino-hotels, is buying the uncompleted project from Creative Casinos of Louisiana LLC, which is headed by former Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. chief executive Daniel Lee. Las... more »
  • Head of La. gambling board quits

    March 5, 2012 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The head of Louisiana's gambling regulatory agency has quit to take a position with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Dane Morgan was appointed chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board in July 2009. The board regulates state-licensed casinos and video poker machines. Prior to that, Morgan... more »
  • Cyprus drops gambling charges against 98-year-old

    March 2, 2012 12:35 PM

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' attorney general has dropped gambling charges against about 40 elderly women, including a 98-year-old, whose weekly poker-and-bridge party had been raided by police. The women, mostly in their 70s, had became a local cause celebre after receiving a court summons this week. Interviews with 98-year-old Eftychia... more »
  • Gambling Priest gets 3 Years

    January 13, 2012 7:32 PM

    A Catholic Priest in Summerlin, Nevada got three years in federal prison for stealing $650,000 dollars from his parish to support his gambling habit. Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe had no reaction when the judge chided him for abusing his position of trust but there were muffled sobs from his supporters in... more »
  • States get online gambling go-ahead from feds Play Video

    December 27, 2011 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The federal government is giving the thumbs up to online gambling tonight, but it's up to states to take the next step in expanding the business or not. The Justice Department says a 50-year-old law does not prohibit Internet gaming. Online sports betting is still off the... more »
  • La. to seize gambling winnings for child support

    April 21, 2011 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents who are behind on child support in Louisiana can have their casino winnings in the state confiscated starting May 20. Louisiana's top gambling panel, the Gaming Control Board, agreed Thursday without discussion and without objection to the final rules and regulations for seizing the money.... more »
  • Four apply for last Louisiana casino license

    September 23, 2010 5:14 PM

    State gambling regulators say four groups have applied for Louisiana's 15th and final riverboat casino license allowed by law. Three of the companies would put the boat in Lake Charles, while the fourth proposes a second casino for the New Orleans suburb of Harvey. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board put... more »
  • Jindal signs child support bill

    June 25, 2010 5:39 AM

    Gambling winnings will soon be subject to seizure from parents who haven't paid their child support. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the measure by Sen. Nick Gautreaux into law Thursday that allows for the taking of the gambling wins for back-owed child support. It will let the state intercept a person's... more »
  • La. casino earnings slide from a year ago

    June 15, 2010 12:36 PM

    Louisiana's state-licensed casinos saw a 9.3 percent drop in revenue last month from the previous May. State police report that the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's downtown New Orleans casino and the four casinos at race tracks took in $203.6 million in May. That's down from $224.6 million in... more »
  • Legislative update

    June 11, 2010 11:17 AM

    A proposal to seize the gambling winnings of parents who haven't paid their child support has been approved by both the state House and Senate. An 82-1 vote by the House on Friday sends the bill (Senate Bill 53) by Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Meaux, back to the Senate for... more »
  • Banned gambler has to give up jackpot

    May 26, 2010 1:03 PM

    Some guys have all the luck -- but a Pennsylvania man isn't one of them. The man has to give up a two-grand jackpot won playing a slot machine. State police say the man had previously banned himself from casinos under a program for problem gamblers. He'll... more »
  • Casino company might expand size of BR project

    April 28, 2010 5:44 AM

    The head of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. says the casino company might expand its plans for a new gambling riverboat and hotel complex in Baton Rouge. CEO Anthony Sanfilippo says Pinnacle is confident it can establish a "best-in-market" gambling complex in Baton Rouge. Pinnacle plans to compete with two existing casino... more »
  • 3 booked with dogfighting in Baton Rouge

    April 22, 2010 5:06 AM

    Three men have been arrested for watching and gambling on a dogfight in Baton Rouge. An officer on patrol discovered the fight between pitbulls in progress behind an apartment building. About 20 people watching the fight fled and three were arrested. Darron Washington of New Orleans, Antonio Brumfield, of Baton... more »
  • Hawaii says no to gambling

    February 25, 2010 8:15 PM

    Paradise will not have dice when it comes to tourists enjoying their vacations. Legislators in Hawaii killed a bill that would have allowed a casino in Waikiki. A second bill to allow gambling on Hawaiian home lands won't get a vote. Pulbic testimony on the measures was overwhelmingly negative and... more »
  • Vegas rakes it in from Super Bowl

    February 10, 2010 9:03 AM

    The New Orleans Saints weren't the only big winners in the Super Bowl, so were Nevada casinos. Gambling regulators said casinos won almost $6.9 million on this year's Super Bowl as bettors wagered $82.7 million on the NFL title game. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said the win... more »

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