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Stories with subject: Gambling laws and regulations
  • Legislative hearing on Chicago casino underway 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:23 pm
  • CHICAGO - Anti-gambling advocates say plans calling for more casinos in Illinois will incur social costs.

  • Chicago-only casino option to face opposition 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:17 pm
  • SPRINGIFELD, Illinois - An Illinois lawmaker's proposal to expand gambling in Chicago, but not the rest of the state, will be the focus of a day of hearings that could get heated.

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:04 am
  • The Flint Journal. April 8.

  • House committee weighing Senate bill for 2 casinos 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:43 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gambling supporters are sweetening the pot by including $25 million in aid to communities in the latest bill to legalize casinos in New Hampshire, but opponents told a House committee Thursday it is a false promise.

  • England set for blanket betting ban for players 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:38 am
  • LONDON - The English Football Association moved closer Wednesday to imposing a blanket ban on anyone involved in the game from betting on any match in the world.

  • Fla. legislators push for end to greyhound racing 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:23 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Some Florida legislators are making a push again this year to end a requirement that greyhound dog-tracks have on-site races if they want to keep card games and other betting options.

  • SC Senate passes bill allowing legal bridge games 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:19 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A bill that would allow retirees to legally play bridge passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday, two weeks after a senator threatened to challenge South Carolina's centuries-old antigambling laws in court.

  • Former riverboat fetches $600,000 at auction 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:53 pm
  • WOOD RIVER, Illinois - The former riverboat that once served as the Casino Queen along East St. Louis' Mississippi River banks is under new ownership after being sold at auction for $600,000.

  • Missouri bill seeks to lure high-stakes gamblers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:13 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Gamblers willing to put up at least $10,000 could get a special perk at Missouri casinos that could make their experience a little more like going to Las Vegas.

  • SC justices: No casino allowed on Catawba land 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:43 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A statewide ban on video gambling means that South Carolina's only federally recognized tribe cannot have a casino on its York County reservation, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday.

  • Maine panel OKs bill to study gambling expansion 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:52 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine legislative panel has approved a bill to have the state study the market potential for building more casinos in Maine.

  • Lawmaker wants NY to license, tax Internet poker 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:22 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - New York would legalize, license and tax Internet poker games under a proposal from a key state lawmaker - but don't look for the bill to pass anytime soon.

  • Bills introduced in Congress banning online gaming 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at banning online gambling, setting the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.

  • Lawmakers approve plan to lure casino to SE Kansas 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 11:07 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A bill aimed at bringing a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas has cleared the state Senate.

  • SC senator: Update social gaming law or I'll sue 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:19 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Sen. Tom Davis warned Tuesday that if legislators block his bill aimed at allowing retirees to legally play bridge, he'll sue to get South Carolina's centuries-old antigambling law thrown out altogether.

  • Firm cuts US online gambling estimate 30 percent 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:14 pm
  • ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Morgan Stanley lowered its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market on Tuesday to $3.5 billion by 2017, down from a previous forecast of $5 billion.

  • Bill to let NJ take foreign net bet firms advances 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 3:32 pm
  • A plan to let New Jersey casino regulators oversee foreign Internet gambling companies if they shift their operations to Atlantic City moved a step closer to approval on Monday.

  • Florida's gambling growth fuels legislative push 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 10:58 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Seminole casinos perform above many of their peers around the nation in terms of revenue. This is what keeps casino giants Las Vegas Sands and the Genting Group coming back to the state's capitol every year since 2010, hoping to get into the game.

  • Change to casino self-ban advances in New Jersey 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 5:30 pm
  • ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Gamblers could ban themselves from casinos or gambling websites without having to admit they have a problem under a bill that the New Jersey Assembly approved Thursday.

  • Wrong March madness for NJ without sports betting 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 1:28 pm
  • ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - By this time, New Jersey figured it would be raking in the bets on professional and college sports.

  • More people ban themselves at Ohio gambling sites 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 3:07 am
  • CLEVELAND - The lists of people banning themselves from Ohio's casinos and racinos have grown as the state's gambling industry expands.