Posts Categorized: Gambling

Gambling on Every Smart Phone?

April 1, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Family, Gambling | Tags:

Federal gambling legislation was introduced by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Jason Chaffetz last week in an effort to restore the ban on Internet gambling. The Justice Department, without notifying Congress, reversed the ban known as the “Wire Act” … Read more

Expanded Gambling Does Not Pay Off for State

February 20, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

From the Patriot-News:

When Pennsylvania changed the law last year to allow bars to run small games of chance, the state expected to be deluged with thousands of license applicants.

So far, it’s received six. And two of those … Read more

Government’s Gambling Addiction

February 19, 2014 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , , ,

by Kate Boyle

The term “gambling” still holds a degree of negativity in our culture, mainly because of the addictiveness that goes along with it. Millions of people suffer from gambling addiction across the globe, yet the government continues to … Read more

Gambling Addiction: Coming Home to Roost

February 26, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Gambling, Health, Life, marriage, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

My good friend, and former Pa State Legislator Jeff Coleman today shared an article on Facebook from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on the damage caused by gambling addiction.  When Jeff was in the legislature, he was a strong and strategic … Read more

Keno: Gambling’s Ugly Underbelly UPDATED

January 16, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Gambling, Politics | Tags: , , ,

by Brandon McGinley

(UPDATE: Though this post refers to the current lottery privatization proposal since it is a present and ongoing controversy, the idea of introducing keno as a revenue generator exists outside this proposal as well.  Although I obviously … Read more