Stories tagged: gambling
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 …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million to be split by 20 Tennessee co-workers
Tennessee Lottery officials say 20 co-workers at a metal manufacturing plant will split a Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016
Past opinions offer perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Pinball tax, Dec. 2, 1968
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
$403 million Powerball winning ticket sold in small Tennessee town
The winning ticket for Saturday’s $403 million Powerball game was sold in Lafayette, Tennessee, population about 5,000, and about 60 miles northeast of Nashville.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Amaya founder offers to take company private in $6.7 billion deal
Amaya Inc.’s founder, who took an indefinite leave this year amid a Quebec insider trading probe, has made a cash offer to take the Canadian owner of the PokerStars online …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on West Plains casino, plans for 2017 opening
The Spokane Tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $40 million casino in Airway Heights, with plans of opening for business next September.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Chris Christie’s government takes over debt-ridden Atlantic City
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has seized power in Atlantic City, taking control of the assets and major decision making power of the struggling seaside gambling resort with half …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Casino says woman shown $43 million jackpot was actually owed only $2.25
A woman who appeared to win a life-changing $42.9 million jackpot at a New York City casino is threatening to sue after being told the big payout she was shown …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Yakima man wins $1 million in Mega Millions contest
State Lottery officials say a Yakima man recently won $1 million from playing Mega Millions.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Poker pro Ivey, pal broke gambling rules in $10 million win, judge rules
A federal judge ruled on Friday that poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion violated state gambling regulations in the way they won nearly $10 million at cards at an …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 7:04 a.m.
Indian tribes may be sovereign, but their casinos remain subject to federal scrutiny
A California-based tribe’s recent loss at the National Labor Relations Board could reignite interest in controversial legislation affecting Indian casinos and union workers nationwide.
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
$487 million Powerball jackpot claimed by New Hampshire family
Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed a $487 million Powerball jackpot on their behalf Monday, saying the winners wished to remain anonymous but would do “great things” with their …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize, lottery officials say
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Trump Taj Mahal casino owner files formal petition to close
Billionaire Carl Icahn’s management team is asking state gambling regulators for permission to shut down the Trump Taj Mahal casino next month.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Woman wins $10.7 million off penny slot machine in Vegas
A Hawaiian woman has won more than $10 million playing the penny slots in Las Vegas.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Appeals court clears way for Cowlitz Tribe casino
A federal appeals court has upheld the Interior Department’s decision to grant a reservation to the Cowlitz Tribe in southwestern Washington, rejecting efforts to block the construction of a $510 …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
$536 million Mega Millions jackpot claimed in Indiana
Lottery officials in Indiana say someone has come forward with the winning ticket from a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing earlier this month.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 10:59 p.m.
No Powerball winner as estimated jackpot hits $478 million
No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 6:13 a.m.
Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner
The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 5:49 p.m.
Idaho Lottery returns $49.5M dividend to state
The Idaho Lottery is returning more than $49.5 million to the state after seeing a record high in the lottery’s history of end-of-the-year dividends.
Mon., July 11, 2016
PEOPLE’S PHARMACY: Restless leg drug triggers compulsive gambling
People’s Pharmacy column for Tuesday, July 1, 2016
Fri., July 8, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
World Series of Poker’s marquee event set to start in Las Vegas
Daniel Negreanu is a poker hall-of-famer and two-time World Series of Poker player of the year. But he’s never made it to the final table in the tournament’s marquee Main …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 5:22 a.m.
Brisk sales drive Mega Millions jackpot to $540 million
The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $540 million for Friday’s drawing because tickets are selling at about twice the rate of a week ago.
Tue., July 5, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Mega Millions jackpot edges up to $454M; drawing Tuesday
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Mega Millions jackpot reached an estimated $454 million ahead of its next drawing on Tuesday evening, making it potentially the seventh-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. …
Tue., May 17, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Topics included a push to buy locally, the possibility of a national lottery, the definition of basic education and radioactive contamination from Hanford.