As reported by the Albany Democrat-Herald: "For
the second time in eight months, the Albany City Council has refused
to change city policy to allow card games in public places such as bars.
New Mexico Official Admits to Embezzlement
As reported by the New Mexican: "The former
chief financial officer of the Governor's Commission on Disability admitted
she had a gambling problem that led her to embezzle thousands of dollars
from the agency, according to testimony at a public hearing Thursday.
Nebraska Patrol Confiscates Illegal Slots
As reported by the Nebraska State Paper: "The State Patrol raided several establishments around the state this week most of them in southwestern Nebraska and confiscated some 40 allegedly illegal video slot machines.
Garden Grove Casino Idea Revisited
As reported by the L.A. Times: "Las Vegas-style gambling in the heart of Orange County, a long shot
possibility previously dismissed as too controversial, is up for reconsideration in Garden Grove as a new source of city revenue.
New York Smoking Ban Targeted
As reported by the Syracuse Post-Standard: "Oneida County Health Department officials have told the Oneida Indian Nation they will begin enforcing the state's no-smoking law at one of the few remaining havens for local smokers - the tribe's Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
Penn National Acquisition Vote on Argosy Gaming Postponed
Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced today that the Illinois Gaming Board postponed its August 25, 2005 scheduled vote on Penn National's proposed acquisition of Argosy Gaming Company. The vote of the Illinois Gaming Board is the only remaining regulatory approval required to complete the proposed transaction. The proposed transaction has been authorized by the regulatory agencies of all of the other twelve jurisdictions in which Penn and Argosy operate, as well as the Federal Trade Commission.