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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsThe Seminole Tribe has increased its monthly gambling payments to Florida by 55 percent, with annual payments for the upcoming fiscal year slated to total $233 million. The tribe's gambling compact with the state is entering its third year, and......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsPalm Beach County commissioners Tuesday opened the door to the possibility of expanded local gambling when they agreed to hold a referendum in November over allowing slot machines. The referendum will ask voters to allow slot machines at existing pari-...
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has been getting mighty tough on casinos that violate the law. In March, the board slapped a $68,000 fine on Bethlehem's Sands Casino for six separate incidents in which the casino allowed underage individuals to...
A gambling expansion bill is back, but it now includes a provision that would allow PokerStars, once accused by federal prosecutors of money laundering and fraud, to compete for an online gaming license in Illinois. In the first draft of Senate Bill...
An old gambling joke says the difference between a prayer in church and a prayer in a casino is that, in a casino, you really mean it. But when it comes to gambling in Florida, the Legislature isn't wasting time on prayers. It's buying the results...
Rita Coleman sat in her usual comfy chair at her usual video terminal at Johnny's Rec Room in Pompano Beach on Monday, but there was something unusual perched near her screen. It was an envelope addressed to Florida governor Rick Scott, containing a four-...
The last Big East basketball tournament as we know it hits New York's stage this week at Madison Square Garden. What sportswriter Dan Wetzel recently described as "the most honest event in college sports" is breaking up after a messy divorce that will...
There cannot be anything less dignified than a bunch of lawyers fighting over the corpse of a hero who deserves to be honored and to rest in peace. Today, the battle is over Jim Thorpe. Tomorrow, maybe it will be over Ira Hayes. Thorpe won 1912...
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While Illinois officials remain mired in debate over all forms of gambling, WMS Industries is predicting that casinos will soon become ubiquitous — via your computer and cellphone, at least. The Waukegan-based slot machine maker last month received...
If you've been following election news, you probably know that this year's ballot is as long as the list of platitudes you heard from both presidential candidates during Monday night's debate. That's especially true in Orange County, where five county...
So far this year, Maryland has been spared hurricanes and big tropical storms, but there's been a monsoon of television and radio advertising on both sides of the casino battle — approaching a cost of $50 million — to woo voters one way or the...
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....
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