Stories tagged: gambling
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:19 p.m.
The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
Aragorn, one of several rhesus monkeys – all named after “Lord of the Rings” characters – that Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Veit Stuphorn has trained to perform what is formally …
Tue., July 31, 2018, 11:32 a.m.
The NBA has struck a deal with MGM Resorts to become the official casino partner of the league and the WNBA. Terms were not disclosed, other than it will last …
Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Local poker players have hope for the first time in a dozen years, as legal rumblings at the national level are putting pressure on Washington state lawmakers to reconsider the …
Tue., May 15, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down federal law on sports betting not likely to bring that level of gambling to Washington soon.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has hired operatives to deter and intimidate voters from signing …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9:47 a.m.
An Oregon man who stole more than $100,000 from his blind, 94-year-old grandmother pleaded guilty to theft charges and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 6:56 p.m.
A proposed ballot initiative to legalize “historical horse racing” – slot machine-like betting terminals at which players bet on randomly selected past horse races – has been submitted to the …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Last week, Stephen Paddock returned to the Las Vegas Strip, where he spent many hours and thousands of dollars at high-limit video poker machines, and eyed the fun-seekers crowding his …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
The Tulalip Tribes plan to start construction later this year on a $100 million replacement for Quil Ceda Creek Casino north of Seattle.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing. The lucky numbers …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night’s drawing nears.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300 million.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward.
Wed., July 19, 2017
Eight newsboys, ages 13 to 18, were nabbed on gambling and liquor charges. Detectives, apparently acting on a tip, went to the the room of one of the boys in …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
For some, it was The Art of the Steal. Hundreds of people swarmed the lobby of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday, hoping to score big.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Jimmy Vaccaro has been taking bets in this gambling town for more than 40 years. Now he likes the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court will pave the way for …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Federal regulators have ordered the Nooksack Tribe to close its casino in the latest fallout from a controversy concerning the tribe’s government.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million.
Mon., May 8, 2017
“This gambling has got to stop.” Those were the words of Spokane police Chief William Weir, who was “waging war on gambling.” He said gambling was widespread in the city’s …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10 a.m.
A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout: marijuana …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240 tribes offered gambling in 28 states as of January. With casinos restricted to reservations and land held in federal trust, tribes have …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
The Idaho Lottery is the latest group to cater to the growing popularity of this summer’s total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
An investigative report has found that the former deputy director of the Oregon Lottery harassed subordinates, tried to have his boss fired and repeatedly attempted to mislead investigators looking into …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Lottery officials say a New York couple has won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket, the single largest cash prize for scratch-off games in the state lottery’s history.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers took aim at tribal gaming, but legislation to amend the 2002 voter initiative that legalized tribal casinos statewide failed in a House committee Thursday on an 8-7 vote, …