Tag: Casino

Fight against Goodlatte bill commences

The American Gaming Association is directly opposing the Goodlatte bill.

The powerful support group has written to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va, complaining that his bill gives special treatment to the horse racing industry while adding unwarranted new restrictions on casinos.

Up until now the casino industry has not opposed the Goodlatte bill, the Associated Press reports.

Goodlatte has responded to the opposition. He said he hopes to work with the industry on at least some of its objections but remains intent on not letting any sector of the gambling industry use the legislation to take advantage of another. read more

Former nun scoops casino jackpot

A former nun’s prayers were answered when she won almost £1 million at Caesars Atlantic City casino.

Catherine Foy won the jackpot on the third pull of the handle on a slot machine.

She had put just nine coins into the Jeopardy slot machine when bells started ringing.

She said: “I always knew that the Lord was going to help me pay my bills, I just didn’t know that it would be so soon.”

The 56-year-old former nun, who lives in Philadelphia, took home a cheque for £47,000.

She will receive an equal sum annually for the next 19 years. read more