Gambling

7:02am

Mon October 20, 2014
Colorado Votes 2014

Amendment 68: Should Gambling Be Expanded And Taxed For Education Funding?

While much of the attention the 2014 election season has been focused on Colorado's Senate and gubernatorial races, voters will also be deciding the fates of four statewide ballot questions. One of those questions seeks to expand gambling at racetracks to help fund K-12 education.

If approved, Amendment 68 would allow horse race tracks in Arapahoe, Mesa and Pueblo counties to offer slot machines, roulette, craps, and card games such as blackjack and poker. Arapahoe Park in Aurora is at the center of the campaign.

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3:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
U.S.

Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 5:15 am

Tobacco prevention specialist Rob Carr speaks to a group of youth and elders at the Red Rock Chapter of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.
Carrie Jung

Walking onto the gaming floor at the Twin Arrows Casino near Flagstaff, Ariz., is a sensory-rich experience, with winning bells and slot machine jingles a constant. But in addition to hearing the sounds of the gaming floor, visitors also smell cigarette smoke.

The Smoke-Free Arizona Act doesn't apply to this casino, located just inside the southern borders of the Navajo Nation. That means smoking in an enclosed public space is legal.

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7:30am

Fri October 4, 2013
Politics

Around The Nation: Pot, Gambling And GMOs On The Election Ballot

Protesters in the "No On Proposition AA" campain in Denver's Civic Center Park, Sept. 21.
No on Proposition AA Facebook

In Colorado, voters will consider a huge tax hike on newly legal marijuana. New Yorkers could expand gambling. And Washington voters are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar campaign over the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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3:08pm

Sun August 25, 2013
Sports

Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

Originally published on Sun August 25, 2013 4:04 pm

Fantasy sports attract an estimated 36+ million players in the U.S. and Canada.
istockphoto.com

You may just call it late summer; for many die-hard sports fans, it's called fantasy football drafting season.

Fantasy sports is a huge business, with an estimated 36 million people in the U.S. and Canada picking teams and talkin' trash, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

And now we may be at a tipping point.

One man - Drew Dinkmeyer - actually left his job as an investment analyst to play fantasy sports full-time.

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7:05am

Tue August 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Million Dollar Mix-Up Ends Well: Two Kevins Each Win $1M

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 7:59 am

It paid to be Kevin Lewis last weekend.
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

As the Cincinnati Enquirer says, "Saturday was a good night to be Kevin Lewis."

When the announcement was made at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati that Kevin Lewis had won $1 million in a prize drawing, a lucky guy was presented with one of those big ceremonial checks.

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