Stories tagged: gambling
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
Idaho ban on ‘instant racing’ one step closer
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers shot down a plan for a new state Gaming Commission on Thursday, and instead advanced to the full House a proposal to ban “instant racing” – …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2015
Instant racing ban passes Idaho Senate
BOISE – An effort to outlaw slot machine-like betting terminals being used in Post Falls and elsewhere cleared the Idaho Senate on Tuesday. The move followed emotional debate over the …
THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015
Tempers flare as repeal of ‘instant racing’ law passes to Idaho Senate
BOISE – With feelings running high over “instant racing” in Idaho, two 80-somethings nearly came to blows in a Statehouse hallway Wednesday after a Senate committee voted to repeal the …
SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015
Racing Commission director retires amid gambling dispute
BOISE – The head of Idaho’s agency that regulates horse racing has retired following scrutiny of possible conflicts of interest surrounding his consulting work out of state. Frank Lamb’s retirement …
THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015
Super Bowl’s game of odds, and gambling’s human price
At a Super Bowl party near you, most fans will think nothing of pulling out a dollar bill, writing their name on a numbered grid and hoping for the best. …
SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2015
Gambling wheel in Elks Temple has colorful history
Tucked away in a corner between the restaurant and bar at the Elks Temple in Spokane Valley is a unique piece of Spokane’s colorful history. It’s an enormous gambling wheel, …
SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2015
Idaho senators’ bill would repeal 2013 law on horse-racing betting
BOISE – An Idaho Senate committee agreed unanimously Friday to introduce legislation to repeal the 2013 law that authorized betting on “historical” horse races, and led to slot machine-like “instant …
FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2015
‘Instant racing’ machines draw ire of Idaho lawmakers
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers expressed deep concern Thursday about “instant racing” betting machines that have been installed in Post Falls, Idaho Falls and the Boise area. The machines, which resemble …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015
Horse race machines spark debate for Idaho tribes, casinos
“Instant racing” machines flash neon colors at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls, where for as little as a quarter, people can wager on historical horse races. …
TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015
Columnist Norman Chad declares fantasy sports to be gambling
Sports betting is illegal in most of America but fantasy sports is not. Why is this? Because, apparently, sports betting is gambling and fantasy sports is not. How do I …
MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015, 7:13 P.M.
Chad: Fantasy sports equals gambling
Sports betting is illegal in most of America but fantasy sports is not. Why is this? Because, apparently, sports betting is gambling and fantasy sports is not.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015
Idaho tribes seek halt to ‘instant racing’ betting machines
BOISE – The chairmen of four Idaho Indian tribes on Tuesday called on the state’s governor and attorney general to end the spread of so-called “instant racing” betting machines – …
TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015
Title game adds to gambling’s appeal
LAS VEGAS – College football fans and ESPN executives aren’t the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs. Bettors and bookies seem to like it a lot, too.
TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2014
Couch Slouch says NFL should embrace sports betting and book its own bets
I like the NFL so much, I am going to do it a big favor today. Rather than simply pummel the league again for its decades-old, hypocritical stance on gambling …
SUNDAY, NOV. 23, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police caused a scene of panic when they raided a Chinese and Japanese gambling house in Spokane’s Chinatown on Trent Avenue.
SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 2014
In brief: Blazers rout short-handed Bulls
NBA: Damian Lillard had 21 points and nine assists before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead and beat the visiting Chicago Bulls …
TUESDAY, OCT. 7, 2014
Bookies living it up
Jimmy Vaccaro thought he would offer bettors a little fun – and a long-shot chance at some real cash – when he put up a proposition this week at 25-1 …
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
Norman Chad: Thirty years without betting on sports
Thirty years ago, I had a very bad week betting sports. I started wagering on games in fall 1983. A friend with whom I worked at the Washington Post directed …
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014
Some Idaho lawmakers feeling gamed over Greyhound Park ‘Instant Racing’
BOISE – When the Coeur d’Alene Tribe wanted to buy the former greyhound racetrack in Post Falls and turn it into a casino in 1998, Idaho Gov. Phil Batt said …
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
Fairchild said to have concerns about proposed casino
Officially, Fairchild Air Force Base is neutral on the casino and resort the Spokane Tribe wants to build on the West Plains. Unofficially, it’s putting up red flags about the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013
Doug Clark: Avista’s covered win or lose
Avista has given us so many blessings over the years. Light. Heat.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
Indian casinos see increase in revenue
HARTFORD, Conn. — Indian casinos brushed off weak consumer spending in a sluggish U.S. economic recovery to post a modest increase in revenue in 2011, an industry study reported Wednesday. …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
Inslee guarded on tribe casino
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee wouldn’t say Wednesday which way he’s leaning on the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino on the West Plains. Inslee has the final ability to block the …
TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 2:44 P.M.
Americans finding dozens of ways to mark 12-12-12
A Michigan sixth-grader will put aside her nerves and get her ears pierced on her 12th birthday. Two law-enforcement officials will exchange wedding vows at 12:12 p.m. in Pittsburgh’s federal …
FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 11:50 A.M.
NBA’s Stern scolds Christie on sports bet effort
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — NBA Commissioner David Stern takes Gov. Chris Christie to task for his efforts to allow sports gambling in New Jersey. Stern made his comments in a …
THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 4:05 P.M.
Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.’s a mystery
DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket …
THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 10:47 A.M.
Winning tickets sought in $588M Powerball jackpot
DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — The search is on for the country’s newest multimillionaires, the holders of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 2:18 P.M.
Powerball jackpot climbs to $550M on ticket sales
CHICAGO (AP) — As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase …
TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 9:55 A.M.
Millions chase record $500M Powerball jackpot
CHICAGO (AP) — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize …
TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 8:42 A.M.
Record Powerball result of changes to boost sales
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to …