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Amanda Geter sits on her red sofa, fumbling through her purse. She thumbs through a fistful of credit cards until she locates what had proved so elusive. Phone cards from Magic 777 e-café in DeBary and Big Apple Sweepstakes in Orange City. Plastic...
Tags: Diabetes, Physical Disabilities, Rick Scott
Imagine the hardships that would ensue if compulsive gamblers were suddenly told, in graphic detail on monthly statements, how much money they were losing in a casino. Even worse, think of the problems it could cause if their spouses found out. Hey, it...
State fines will cost Indiana Live Casino more than $150,000. The largest fine stems from an email marketing campaign. Several people on the state's voluntary exclusion list for problem gambling received an email from the Shelbyville, Ind., casino....
Tags: Behavioral Conditions, Punishment, Email, Fines, Marketing
In March 2003, an executive from Park Place Entertainment, then the owner of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, stood inside the casino. His company had just spent $95 million to build the 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the new home of superstar Celine Dion....
TribLocal - Barrington Area » NewsThe first suburban Chicago casino opened 20 years ago this month, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in taxes, but also …...
HealthWhen 34-year-old Yulissa Troncoso pled guilty earlier this month to leaving her five kids—aged 10 months to 12 years—alone in a car while she gambled at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, her defense attorney called her a “good mom”...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelThe Florida Senate and House are soliciting offers from companies to do a comprehensive two-part study of gambling in Florida. An invitation to negotiate signed by Senate Gaming Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, said the study — to be...
L.A. NOWMaureen O'Connor was the first female mayor of San Diego. But when she left public life, she spent countless hours seated in front of video-poker machines, authorities said. Over a nine-year period, she wagered an estimated $1 billion, including millions....
L.A. NOWThe lawyer for former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor suggested that a brain tumor may have caused her to lose massive sums gambling on video poker games. Over a nine-year period O'Connor wagered an estimated $1 billion, including millions from......
TribLocal - Des Plaines » NewsGamblers beware: One (mis)step into the Rivers Casino could cost you $500. Des Plaines recently set the trespassing fine at the state’s newest gambling establishment …...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy Nick Sortal, Staff Writer The annual budget for the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling is being cut by about $400,000 — which also happens to be the amount the Legislature is appropriating to study the profitability of destination casinos and...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — William Bunkley, the chief lobbyist for the Florida Baptist Convention, has asked Gov. Rick Scott to veto $400,000 included in the state budget to study the feasibility of bringing “destination casinos” to the state. The...
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