Gambling

Instant Horse Racing
3:40 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Idaho Governor Vetoes 'Instant Racing' Repeal, Override Fails

The Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls, Idaho, is one of three locations that have installed 'instant racing' machines since 2013.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 9:21 am

Idaho Governor Butch Otter has vetoed a repeal of so-called “instant horse racing” and has asked Idaho lawmakers to come up with a different strategy for dealing with the gambling machines in the state.

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Instant Horse Racing
5:55 am
Fri March 27, 2015

'Instant Horse Racing' Repeal Heads To Idaho Governor's Desk

The Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls, Idaho, is one of three locations that have installed 'instant racing' machines since 2013.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 3:05 pm

A bill that would repeal so-called “instant horse racing” in Idaho is headed to the governor’s desk.

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Government and Politics
4:38 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

'Instant Racing' Pulls Idaho Lawmakers Between Pro-Business, Moral Views

The Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls is one of three locations that have installed 'instant racing' machines since 2013.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 3:47 pm

Several hundred gambling devices in Idaho would become illegal under a bill now headed to the House floor.

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Gambling and Gaming
5:05 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Idaho Senators Vote To Repeal ‘Instant Racing’

An Idaho 'instant racing' machine.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 4:37 pm

The Idaho Senate Tuesday passed a bill that would repeal a law allowing so-called “instant horse-racing” gambling machines. One senator said the Legislature had been the victim of a “bait and switch.”

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Gambling and Gaming
4:07 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Idaho Senate Panel Votes To Repeal ‘Instant Racing’

An Idaho 'instant racing' machine.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 5:40 pm

A panel in the Idaho Senate has voted to undo the 2013 decision that allowed so-called “instant horse racing” machines. Now the bill goes before the full Senate.

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Gambling and Gaming
4:43 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers See Weak Connection Between Horse Racing And 'Instant Racing'

The Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls is one of three locations that have installed 'instant racing' machines since 2013.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon February 9, 2015 3:22 pm

The manufacturer of so-called “instant horse racing” machines tried to convince Idaho lawmakers Monday not ban the gambling devices.

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Julyamsh Canceled
5:15 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Popular Powwow Event Cancelled Due To Gambling Machines Conflict

The Julyamsh event was to be held at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls, where it’s taken place for the last 17 years.
Credit Shawn Gust / Associated Press

The popular Julyamsh Powwow, the largest such event in the Northwest, has been canceled this year in northern Idaho.

The Julyamsh event was to be held at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls, where it’s taken place for the last 17 years. But last month the tribe sent a letter to Idaho lawmakers, critical of instant horse racing gaming machines that are being allowed at several sites in the state, including at the Greyhound Park.

Tribal spokeswoman Heather Keen said the cancellation centers on that dispute.

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Fantasy Sports
4:18 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Washington Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Fantasy Sports

Washington state lawmakers are considering whether to legalize fantasy sports contests like this one on FanDuel.com.
FanDuel.com

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 2:52 pm

On the eve of the Super Bowl, Washington state lawmakers are considering whether to legalize fantasy sports contests.

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NWPR Books
9:33 am
Sat May 3, 2014

'The Noble Hustle': In Vegas And In Life, We Play The Cards We're Dealt

When Colson Whitehead first visited Las Vegas he thought it was kitschy and campy. Now he says he admires "this sort of great kingdom in the desert."
Ethan Miller Getty Images

Poker is a favorite metaphor for life, and Colson Whitehead says it's not a bad comparison — especially for big city life. "I think you survive in New York just by having fewer bad things happen to you," he tells NPR's Scott Simon. "And I think that's true for poker as well: If you can play your good cards your bad cards decently and hope that your other player is not as adept at riding these currents of luck and circumstance, you're in good shape."

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Gambling Addiction
5:06 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Oregon Lottery's Anti-Addiction Efforts Under Scrutiny

A sign for video lottery in Portland, Ore.
Credit Thomas Hawk / Flickr

  The Oregon Lottery spends millions of dollars a year to prevent gambling addiction. But some Oregon lawmakers say that effort has been ineffective. Now, a legislative committee may force the Lottery to hire someone to coordinate its anti-addiction efforts.

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