New Jersey Tries Different Gambling Forms as Casinos Falter

Recognizing Atlantic City’s importance, Mr. It’s going to accelerate the progression of problems for people who are already at risk.”

The 1992 federal law banning sports betting, championed by Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, was intended to limit its expansion beyond Nevada and the three other states that had allowed it. Christie’s budget counts on taking in $180 million in tax revenue from Internet gambling next year. Delaware and Nevada recently signed bills to allow online betting.

With Revel now in bankruptcy, the focus is on the new gambling options to save Atlantic City.

The effort to legalize sports betting has been closely watched around the country. Chris Christie signed a bill on Tuesday authorizing Internet gambling, which would allow people to play casino games from their mobile phones or laptops. Christie signed into law. And lawmakers on the opposite side of the state envision pop-up casinos — one legislator likened them to county fairs — at concerts or sporting events.

Mr. Online betting companies are not only ready to offer games, but they have also moved to buy unwanted casinos.

Gov. Lesniak argues that the future is only bright: “This can make us the Silicon Valley for Internet gaming.”. Amato, a lawyer representing the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. Casino revenues rose every year, even as Indian casinos opened new fronts in Connecticut.

At the same time, hotels in Atlantic City are experimenting with in-room gambling, as accessible and private as a minibar or on-demand movies. The casinos hope to be able to connect with new players and lure them with vouchers for the free rooms and other bonuses they now offer the highest rollers.

In New Jersey, proponents argue that the new moves have already helped. “We have casinos, we have racetracks, we have mobile gaming in the casinos, we have off-track betting parlors. Casino profits declined around 25 percent in subsequent years, lost to the lure of casinos in neighboring Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania.

Now, with the casinos themselves ailing — a shimmering $2.6 billion resort built with tax incentives announced last week that it was entering bankruptcy less than a year after it opened — the state is doubling down.

Following a 2011 federal court decision saying that online gambling was not illegal, at least seven states have moved to enact it. If New Jersey is successful in overturning the ban on sports betting, other states are expected to push for it.

Still, New Jersey counts on the casinos for about $300 million in tax revenue. It’s not like we’re virgins.”

Internet gambling will route through servers in the casinos and be available only to people using the Web inside New Jersey. They rejected a 1974 referendum to allow casinos statewide, but narrowly approved one two years later that allowed them only within the confines of the city, a once-glamorous beach community that had the nation’s first boardwalk but had lost tourists to other resorts and gained a reputation for crime.

“They take this pious position; it’s completely hypocritical,” said Nicholas R. But now, lawyers for New Jersey note that in Nevada alone, the volume of state-sponsored sports betting has increased to $2.9 billion, from $1.5 billion.

While New Jersey is pushing hardest, other states are not far behind. Christie, a Republican, called the Internet gambling bill a “historic opportunity to continue the state’s leadership as a premier destination for tourism and entertainment.”

It remains unclear, however, whether the moves will save the traditional gambling industry and provide a boon in tax revenues, or ultimately produce more competition for a limited pool of gamblers.

But in 2007, gross operating profits tumbled 9.6 percent, to $1.25 billion. Lawmakers here were mostly concerned about who would get what piece of the pie — the casinos, the racetracks or the state. When casinos first opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey voters were firm that they wanted to limit the growth of gambling. Sports betting, too, would be based at New Jersey’s casinos, and at the racetracks, which have argued that they would go out of business without it, taking at least 7,000 jobs and $110 million in tax revenue. The federal government, joined by professional and collegiate sports leagues, sued to block it.

The judge hearing the case has said he will deliver an opinion this week, but both sides expect it to be appealed to the United States Supreme Court regardless of the outcome. The one senator to vote against Internet gambling, Michael Doherty, objected only because he argued the smarter move was to build casinos close to big population centers.

Much as Atlantic City set the model for the explosion of casinos across the country over the last 20 years, New Jersey’s move signals the future of gambling, as states try to tap into the money already flowing to the black market or offshore betting companies, and entice a new generation of gamblers who might graduate from FarmVille to online blackjack, and ideally to an actual casino.

In court, sports leagues have objected that sports betting would corrupt the image of their contests. Lesniak, a Democrat who has been the chief proponent for both online and sports betting.

For a time, it was the Eastern capital of American gambling. He is also in court fighting a federal ban on sports betting, having signed a law last year that would legalize it.

Having grown accustomed to the boost that gambling dollars provides its budget, the state is leading the race to embrace increasingly popular but still controversial models that would extend betting well beyond the destination casino approach.

He also pointed to the damage Hurricane Sandy brought to the state, saying, “In the wake of devastating losses suffered by our residents in recent months, we must embrace new ideas to fuel our reconstruction and continued prosperity.”

Mr. When investors threatened not to build Revel, the first new casino since 2003, the governor offered $261 million in tax incentives to prop it up.

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Other sites claimed that the gamblers had violated rules, or needed to wager even more in order to collect their winnings.

“This could be the home of online gambling for the world,” he said during his trip to New York this week, where he met with other industry officials interested in legalization.

“In 1994, I said, ‘Internet gambling is no good and we have to stop it,’” said Frank Catania, the former director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. The group wagered a total of $23,725 on their horse through straight, exacta and daily double bets in the race at Finger Lakes Race Track near Rochester, N.Y.

The professional sports leagues and the NCAA would fight hard any legalization of online sports wagering. gamblers.

Back in April, they decided to put a big bet on their horse, He’s Vivid. “But when I had attorneys look into it, I came to the opinion that Internet gambling is not going to be stopped.”

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – It seems strange to say this, but placing an online bet shouldn’t be a gamble.

Some doubt that Antigua and Barbuda has the clout to force a change of U.S. law, even with the WTO behind it. When the horse came in, only eight paid in full immediately, while another two eventually paid in full.

And that means that online wagering is going to remain even more of a gamble than it should be. efforts to prohibit wagering on the Internet are making it so — even as they do relatively little to stem the amounts being bet online.

So they went to a series of 22 offshore gambling operations, many which advertise in U.S. Many governors worry about a drop in lottery and casino revenue.

In the end, it may be the business case for online gambling that leads to legalization here.

But futile U.S. But a win by that nation could open the way for other, bigger nations, including the United Kingdom, to push for changes.

“It seems bizarre to me that the United States would sit on its hands and let the United Kingdom get a competitive advantage,” said David Carruthers, CEO of BetonSports, an online sports book with operations in England and Costa Rica that gets the majority of its business from U.S. If ongoing dispute-resolution talks fail, the WTO could impose trade sanctions on the United States.

So despite the business and public policy arguments in favor of it, I think legalization of online gambling is a long shot.

Most online gambling operations are legitimate. And some foreign sites have been unwilling to pay up when big bets go against them.

But opposition to online gambling is a safer position for most politicians to hold, and prohibition has wide support in Congress.

“When we made the wager, we felt we were doing business with reputable companies, even though we realized they weren’t covered by U.S.

Since Fingers Lakes is a small track, the bettors knew putting so much money into play there would shift the odds to near-even money, rather than long-shot odds they could expect.

Catania, who now works as a consultant to the industry, believes that legalizing online sports wagering and gambling should be handled at the state level.

Others would prefer to see federal legislation. Another avenue might be through the World Trade Organization, which regulates trade between nations.

Push for legalization

The rest have paid only some or none of the winnings, and the gamblers estimate only about a third of $300,000 in all has been paid.

Critics of online gaming would likely say the bettors’ problems are an argument for continued prohibition.  Top of page

That’s the lesson learned the hard way by group of upstate New York horse owners and players.

The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda won a preliminary round in the WTO against the United States this spring. But executives in the online gambling industry argue that Marcoccia’s experience illustrates the need for legalization and proper oversight.

Some sites challenged the results of the race, which was cleared by track officials after an investigation. “We felt quite safe.”. But by forcing online betting off shore, the federal government has left millions of Americans with few protections from unscrupulous operators. laws,” said Joe Marcoccia, one of the group. horse racing newspapers view it

Beware of March Madness Office Pools

One of the funniest experiences I’ve had is one of the company attorneys wanting to participate, but knowing it was illegal, so he didn’t want any evidence he was participating. And may your team be soundly trounced by my team.

So, should you participate? I never have. “However, it is important to remember that there are roughly 108.3 million people on private payrolls, each working an average of 34.2 hours per week, according to the latest Labor Department data. No records. People are paying $5 to place bets. Should I tell the boss or HR?

You could, but chances are, they already know and may well be participating. March Madness isn’t going anywhere any time soon; so, why not take advantage of the events as a spring celebration?

This isn’t to say it’s legal activity. Complain only about lost productivity. So, the total number of hours worked by the American workforce in one week comes to about 3.7 billion hours.”

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Snacks and televisions in break rooms are easy to pull together quickly, and you have a couple of days to consider making March Madness a company team building event. All Rights Reserved.

“At first glance, 8.4 million hours of lost productivity seems like it would deliver a crushing blow to the economy,” said CEO John Challenger. reports that 20% of office workers participate in an office pool during the March Madness. It’s not. I don’t gamble. Nothing changes an activity from fun to work faster than having HR take over.

My advice? Participate if you want to. (I really have no idea if it’s legal to run your own betting pool in a place like Nevada or Atlantic City where gambling is legal.) But, chances of the company collapsing over an illegal college basketball tournament? Slim.

Dear Evil HR Lady,

My coworker is running a March Madness pool. But, if people are giving him $5-$10 per bet and laughing while doing it, I’d leave it alone.

Since people will waste this much time chatting about yak food if that’s what is in the news, I’m not as concerned about this as, perhaps, I should be.

Susan Heathfield of About HR even suggests turning March Madness into a company activity. For further reading:

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© 2011 CBS Interactive Inc.. Very funny.. Gambling is illegal in our state and I’m afraid he’ll get busted. CBS’ (CBS) service attracted 8.3 million visitors last year, who watched 11.7 million hours of online audio and video.

I think that’s a bit of sneaky HR attitude coming out. Most of these are small scale operations but some do get out of hand.

If your coworker is meeting shady characters in the parking lot and filling his desk with stacks of $100 bills, then I’d start worrying. Don’t if you don’t. In fact, my job share partner always ran the office pool. The consulting firm of Challenger, Gray and Christmas estimate a cost of nearly $200 million to the workplace.

Challenger came to its estimate using the 2010 March Madness on Demand traffic statistics from My coworkers did. No emails. She writes:

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I Love Giving Birth – ABC News

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My favorite part of pregnancy is giving birth.  Working with my baby and my body to bring them into the world.  The feeling of euphoria and relief when that sweet little person emerges from my body.  The tears, blood, pain, and going physically beyond anything I have ever experienced.

Hers was not the birth I had envisioned.  It was hard to accept and to recover from.  I never wanted another birth like it again.


When I found myself pregnant with my first child however, my tune was different.  My sister had two homebirths, and while I knew I would NEVER do that (never say never) she had really good experiences both times.  My sister-in-law had just had a baby two years earlier in a birth center, and I thought that was such a great alternative.

But, when the time came and my body told me to push, I realized I had a new favorite part of pregnancy.

Until the moment he was born, I would have told you my favorite part of pregnancy was feeling the baby move.

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Up until that point, I was not really actively doing anything to grow this baby.  I was eating, I was staying active, I was prepping mentally for labor, but there was nothing I was doing.

What I didn’t plan on was her being footling breech and not turning.  At 37 weeks 3 days my water broke and my baby was born via C-Section.

I found myself pregnant 9 months later and knew this time would be different.  I did everything in my power to make sure my baby was not breech this time.

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I remember feeling my baby descend through the birth canal and thinking, “I can’t believe I am doing this.

I had researched and knew exactly how I wanted birth to be.  I knew that I would have a natural, drug-free birth with a Certified Nurse Midwife in the hospital.  I knew my baby would be born gently, peacefully and would nurse right away.

When I was a teenager, I knew that I would want drugs when I had a baby.  My favorite thing to say was, “God gave man the smarts to invent drugs for a reason.  Stick that needle in my back and give me relief!”

And he wasn’t.  It was not a difficult pregnancy, he was in the perfect position for birth and everything was perfect.

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Nancy Loo wears Oregon cheerleading outfit on Michigan Ave after losing college football bet

Last week, WGN reporter Nancy Loo and Meterologist Demetrius Ivory placed a bet on the College Football National Championship.

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Nancy went to Oregon, and Demetrius went to Ohio State.

See how it played out in the video player above.

Demetrius won, so Nancy had to put on her Oregon cheerleading outfit again and hit up Michigan Ave.

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California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn still mad about losing Belmont

Don’t forget he’s a fairly new owner. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

“This is one of them races that we couldn’t win,” Sherman said, “but he didn’t disgrace us any.”

Steve Coburn, co-owner of California Chrome reacts while watching the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Belmont, New York. He hasn’t been in the game long and hasn’t had any bad luck.”

California Chrome had smooth trips in winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to set up a shot at racing’s first Triple Crown in 36 years. Instead, the outspoken co-owner went even further Sunday.

“If they want to call me a sore loser, I don’t care,” he said.

Coburn and Perry Martin named their racing operation Dumb Ass Partners, with California Chrome the lone horse in their stable. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

His camp plans to point him toward the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Santa Anita.

Sherman said, “I can’t make excuses. Owners and trainers of horses not nominated can pay a late fee of $6,000 in March to get in. “He was at the heat of the moment. In 1978, when Affirmed won the Triple Crown, the Belmont had a five-horse field. The Belmont had eight horses, and five did not run in the first two legs. The colt will then rest for six to seven weeks after a tough Triple Crown campaign that involved running in three races at different tracks and distances over five weeks.

He was irked Belmont winner Tonalist didn’t run in either of the first two legs of the Triple Crown. The Preakness and Belmont have maximum fields of 14, but no points system is used.

Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chome, was still smarting, too.

© 2014 The Associated Press. The chestnut colt has earned $3,317,800 this year and brought a six-race winning streak into the Belmont.

It’s common for horses to drop in and out of the Triple Crown series. Rob Carr/Getty Images

Under Coburn’s premise, there would have been just three horses in the $1.5 million Belmont, making it unlikely the third-largest crowd of 102,199 would have shown up or that a record $19,105,877 would have been wagered on-track.

Jockey Victor Espinoza sits atop California Chrome after coming in fourth at the 146th running of the 2014 Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York June 7, 2014. California Chrome failed to win the coveted triple crown. One ran only in the Preakness, and one other besides Slew raced in all three legs.

NEW YORK – California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot – and no Triple Crown – after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate.

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A day later, Coburn was unrepentant.

“California Chrome was running with tough, fresh horses that were waiting in the wings, and that’s what happens,” Sherman said. Winner Tonalist wasn’t ready for the Derby, so trainer Clement prepared him for the Belmont.

Coburn had predicted California Chrome would win the Triple Crown.

Horses are made eligible for the Triple Crown races in January. He credited the colt for having a lot of talent and taking his handlers on an exciting ride.

California Chrome, General a Rod and Ride On Curlin were the only horses to run in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont. All Rights Reserved. That’s not really what you should do in these type of races.”


Sherman thought Coburn would apologize for his comments. The 20-horse field for the Kentucky Derby is decided by a points system, with horses earning points for running in prep races. General a Rod finished seventh and Ride On Curlin did not finish.

Sherman said California Chrome has a superficial wound that should heal in two to three weeks. California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth with Wicked Strong.

Frenchman Christophe Clement, who won his first Triple Crown race with Totalist, declined to comment on Coburn’s remarks.

In 1977, Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown. “If your horse is good enough to run in the Belmont, where was he in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness? It says Triple Crown, not one out of two, one out of three or two out of three.”

Belmont Stakes Day

Horse racing fans gather at New York’s Belmont Park to see if California Chrome can win the Triple Crown

2014-06-08t000642z2108485990gm1ea680mei01rtrmadp3horseracing-triplecrown.jpg. “We all know when you’re on this trail you got to have an iron horse.”

The veteran trainer hopes California Chrome’s owners will keep him running next year as a 4-year-old. Sometimes your emotions get in front of you. “It’s not fair to them to have somebody just show up at the last minute and run. Two of the colt’s rivals did not run in the first two legs and one only ran in the Derby.

“It wouldn’t be fair if I played basketball with a child in a wheelchair because I got an unfair advantage,” Coburn said. After the race, he complained others took “the coward’s way out” by skipping the Derby and/or the Preakness.

“It was kind of scary. We’ve been awful fortunate.”

On Saturday, second-place finisher Commissioner was new to the Triple Crown series. You come back and see a horse bleeding from the foot,” Sherman said. But he had a rough trip in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont on Saturday, getting a chunk of flesh torn from his foot after bumping with Matterhorn coming out of the starting gate. I may have gone off half-cocked yesterday, but that’s the way I feel.”

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“Horses aren’t cowards and the people aren’t cowards,” he said. “He’s never had anything wrong with him.

Art Sherman, the 77-year-old trainer of California Chrome, distanced himself from Coburn’s comments.

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