Stories tagged: gambling
TUESDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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: WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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: MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 4:19 P.M.
Idaho considers loosening its strict law banning dog racing
THURSDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.”
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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
MONDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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: WEDNESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.