Stories tagged: gambling
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
For 1st time, both national lottery games top $300 million
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.
California winner of $447 million Powerball comes forward
Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward.
Wed., July 19, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Police bust teen gambling gang
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.
Liquidation sale starts at Trump’s former Taj Mahal casino
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.
Tim Dahlberg: Time is ripe to bring sports betting into the open
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.
Feds order Nooksack Tribe to shutter casino over violations
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.
Powerball prize now 10th largest after months without winner
After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million.
Mon., May 8, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Police chief cracks down on backroom gambling
“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.
Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming
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.
Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight
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.
Solar eclipse inspires new scratch ticket for Idaho Lottery
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.
Report: Former Oregon Lottery boss harassed subordinates
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.
New York couple wins $10 million on lottery scratch-off ticket
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 House panel narrowly rejects bill going after tribal gaming
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, …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Indiana store sells winning $435 million Powerball ticket
Lottery officials say the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold at an Indiana convenience store. The Hoosier Lottery says the ticket was sold at …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Powerball jackpot tops $400 million for 1st time in months
The Powerball jackpot has climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months. The top prize for Wednesday night’s drawing will be an estimated $403 million if …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
BRIEF: $1 million Mega Millions prize is still unclaimed
Some lucky soul picked up a million-dollar lottery ticket December in Vancouver, and hasn’t claimed it or doesn’t know they have it.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Lottery-winner secrecy bill headed to Idaho House floor
Lottery winners in Idaho would be allowed to hide their identities under legislation headed to the House floor.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Amid misgivings, Idaho lawmakers introduce bill to target tribal gaming
An Idaho House committee agreed to introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at targeting tribal gaming, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s successful casino, though many members expressed doubts about the bill.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Idaho House rejects ban on state lottery’s electronic touch-tab machines
The Idaho House on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected legislation to ban the Idaho Lottery’s electronic pull-tab machines, in a Republican-vs.-Republican fight that pitted the evils of gambling against the threat of …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Reluctant Idaho lawmakers forward a bill to outlaw gambling machines that bring $3 million a year to state coffers
A reluctant House State Affairs Committee voted 10-5 Thursday to forward legislation to outlaw the Idaho Lottery’s “TouchTab” vending machines to the full House, but without the customary recommendation that …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Idaho considers loosening its strict law banning dog racing
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Oregon finds $1 million winning lottery ticket while cleaning office
An Oregon Lottery winner has claimed his $1 million prize after cleaning out his office and discovering the winning ticket he purchased a year ago.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Genovese family mobsters busted for offshore gambling ring
More than a dozen reputed members of New York’s infamous Genovese crime family have been arrested on a slew of charges stemming from a bust dubbed “Operation Shark Bait.”
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Audit: Idaho Racing Commission broke law distributing funds
State auditors say the Idaho Racing Commission broke the law when it distributed funds collected from now-defunct historical horse racing betting terminals.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple $1 million
A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside nation’s capital
Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation’s capital this week, advertising a gambling floor …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Las Vegas welcomes 1st direct commercial flight from Beijing
A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance are marking the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight from mainland China to …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
Salem couple wins $6.8 million jackpot
A Salem couple has won $6.8 million in the Oregon Lottery’s Megabucks Jackpot.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes
The Idaho Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the largest horse racing track in …