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April 7, 2000 | Bloomberg News
A U.S. House committee approved a bill that would outlaw Internet casinos and most other forms of online gambling. The Judiciary Committee voted 21-8 to send the legislation to the full House. The measure would would impose a fine equal to the value of the bet or $20,000, whichever is greater, and a maximum four-year prison sentence. Supporters said the bill will help control an unregulated and growing industry.
March 19, 2005
Bill Plaschke, you're absolutely right! I realized that I don't care about college basketball and that the NCAA tournament was only a sorry surrogate for my gambling addiction -- albeit, a once-a-year gambling addiction. Why live a lie? I'm now pursuing my true calling and moving to Vegas. Oh, by the way, I've also given up golf, since I realized that I was playing the game only to wager against my friends. David Shin Tokyo
May 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
The first piece of a massive gambling expansion plan cleared its initial legislative hurdle Thursday, the day after Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he was open to the concept that he had campaigned against last year. If passed in their entirety, Wednesday's proposals would change the face of gambling in Illinois, extending it from riverboats and horse tracks to corner bars and restaurants -- and place a casino in Chicago.
May 1, 2004 | From Reuters
Antigua and Barbuda have successfully challenged a U.S. ban on Internet gambling, diplomatic sources said, dealing the U.S. another setback at the World Trade Organization. A U.S. trade official, speaking on condition that she not be identified, confirmed that a WTO panel had issued a final report that was "largely unchanged" from its preliminary ruling against the United State's ban one month ago.
May 15, 1990
Some educators are recognizing a need to include gambling education in public school drug- and sex-education programs. "Like (treating) other forms of addictive behaviors, the first approach is preventive," says William C. Phillips, coordinator of counseling services at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I. Some states have passed legislation requiring that a part of lottery revenues go to education and treatment facilities for people who develop problem gambling behavior.
October 31, 1988 | From Times staff and wire reports
According to a federal study, up to 4.2 million Americans may be addicted to the "high" of placing bets. The figure is about four times greater than previous estimates on the extent of the problem of compulsive gambling nationally. Preliminary findings of the study, commissioned by the National Institute of Mental Health, also suggest that the stereotypical profile of the compulsive gambler as a white, middle-aged, middle-class male is inaccurate.
February 14, 1990 | United Press International
Bally Manufacturing Corp. broke ground on a 150,000-square-foot gambling equipment manufacturing facility at the Hughes Airport Center on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Company officials said the plant will employ about 300 people when production starts this fall on slot machines, video game products and on-line lottery terminals. The new facility also is to house the division's administration, finance, research and development, sales and marketing staffs.
August 23, 1986
In the Aug. 16 Viewpoint, Ed Smith states: "There aren't any drug problems or gambling associated with pro wrestling." Right on one point, wrong on the other. Anyone over the age of 10 who watches pro wrestling has to be zonked out of his gourd on something to watch such puerile trash. Of course there is no gambling since the outcome of every match is easily predictable and the result is arranged before the match starts. LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
September 8, 1988 | MARK LAWRENCE, Times Staff Writer
Representatives of a consortium of 200 American Indian tribes, dressed in full ceremonial regalia, gathered Wednesday on Capitol Hill to lobby against a Senate bill that would allow federal and state governments to have roles in the regulation of gambling on reservations.
Nestled below Friday's hockey coverage in USA Today are the ubiquitous advertisements from guys named Jim, Hank and Doug, and Doug is throwing in a bonus, offering "5 College Hoop Winners Free!' Those kinds of ads could get the newspaper banned from the Final Four, if the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee and NCAA executive director Cedric W. Dempsey have their way. The committee's position, in the form of a letter to the newspaper, resulted after a meeting last month.
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