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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Gov. Jindal vetoes bills to change video poker laws

    June 5, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a package of bills that would have tweaked the state's video poker laws, after the conservative Louisiana Family Forum asked him to scrap the changes. In a letter sent to the governor, Family Forum leader Gene Mills said the bills would deregulate... 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 »
  • LSU grad school student aiming for final WSOP table

    July 18, 2011 10:50 PM

    LAS VEGAS - An LSU graduate is making big strides in the World Series of Poker's main event, hoping to win enough chips in today's closing rounds to reach the final table. Ryan Lenaghan, a New Orleans native who has played cards professionally for about two years, starts today... more »
  • Authorities: Scam money lost at video poker

    October 9, 2010 2:44 PM

    A Houma woman has been accused of scamming nine businesses for more than $3,800 - then losing the proceeds while gambling. The Courier says 60-year-old Katherine Celestine has been booked with nine counts of theft. Sheriff's deputies say nine businesses including two churches - were approached by a woman who... more »
  • Priest plays poker in televised card game

    December 22, 2009 8:34 PM

    A priest from South Carolina missed the big jackpot but won $100,000 for his church playing in a televised poker tournament that can be seen this weekend. The Rev. Andrew Trapp of Myrtle Beach says he hopes his participation gives viewers a "fun twist" on their perceptions of priests. Trapp... more »

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