March 17, 2005 |
Gary DiBartolomeo, the former president of Caesars Atlantic City who was stripped of his casino license four years ago because he lied about his gambling addiction, got his license reinstated and a second chance yesterday. "Thank you very much," said a barely audible DiBartolomeo, after the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, which regulates gambling in Atlantic City, voted, 5-0, in favor of reissuing him a license. With that, DiBartolomeo got up and quickly left the room.
September 21, 2006
GREAT EDITORIAL about the state's effort to transfer Philadelphia's zoning authority to the unelected Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg ("Harrisburg zoning-control freaks," Sept. 12). Politicians in Harrisburg and Philadelphia believe city residents don't much object to their waterfront being turned into Atlantic City without a public debate, citizen input, zoning authority or a good plan. But many of us do object. Act 71, the gaming law, was passed in the middle of the night, right before the 2004 July Fourth recess, just like the pay raise.
April 16, 1988 |
A former accountant in the Atlantic County Treasurer's Office faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison if a Superior Court judge accepts his guilty plea to charges of promoting gambling and possessing gambling records. Frederick T. Campo, 50, of Egg Harbor Township, had been indicted on charges of running a sports betting operation between August and December 1987. On Thursday, in criminal court in Mays Landing, Campo pleaded guilty to one count of promoting gambling and one count of possession of gambling records.
March 30, 2012
WHEN ATLANTIC City rolled out its "Always Turned On" tourism slogan in 2003, critics felt it was a little, well, risque. Nine years later, they've fixed that. The new slogan? "Do AC!" It's part of a $30 million casino-funded campaign to promote the nation's second-largest gambling resort through a group called The Atlantic City Alliance. Jeff Vasser, president of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, said the slogan, written by an outside agency hired by the alliance, tested well.
August 20, 2007
TIM Donaghy has a gambling problem? He's a victim now? Oh please!! How tired is the "Boo-Hoo, I'm a Victim" excuse? I guess when you have nothing else to offer, an uncreative attorney like John Lauro can't come up with a fancy dance for you. Betting on a game about which you possess privileged information or in whose outcome you have influence is no gamble. It's a crime of greed and opportunity. Tim Donaghy "expresses a great deal of remorse and concern about the pain that he's caused his family, his friends and his co-workers.
January 20, 2004
VEGAS VIC! Daily News picks the winners! (You wish). You hypocrites! You promote gambling every day in your newspaper and on your TV show, "Daily News Live!" I look in your paper and see seven NBA betting lines, 20 NCAA lines and betting lines for the NFL playoffs. Why don't you walk the walk and do away with all of that in your newspaper and TV show? Then you'll have some credibility when you talk about Pete Rose. And don't tell me how he should be held to a higher standard because he was a player/manager.
October 21, 2009
WE SUPPOSE it would be too depressing to have an actual Contempt-O-Meter installed in Harrisburg that measures just what some of our state lawmakers think of us lowly citizens. On second thought, we only have to look at their work product - the laws they write - to understand just how low their opinions of us can go. Case in point: a "casino reform bill" that is actually a vehicle to expand gambling to table games like poker, roulette and blackjack in the state. (And by "vehicle" we are thinking "Trojan horse.
October 6, 1987 |
Albert Haehner, 50, and his son Wayne, 22, bet the house that they could run a successful football-wagering operation from their home in Gloucester Township. And they lost. Yesterday, the two Haehners pleaded guilty to charges of illegal gambling and agreed, as part of a plea-bargain agreement, to allow the county to seize their home. The agreement calls for gambling charges to be dropped against Albert Haehner's wife, Barbara, and for both Albert and Wayne Haehner to be sentenced Nov. 20 to two years' probation each by Superior Court Judge A. Donald Bigley.
August 9, 1990 |
California Angels outfielder Dave Winfield reacted with a mix of amusement and indignation last night to a published report that accused him of gambling on sports other than baseball. In a story published in its Aug. 13 issue, Sports Illustrated cited several sources in saying that Winfield loaned self-described gambler Howard Spira $15,000 with knowledge of Spira's gambling habits and also bet on pro football, boxing and college football. Spira, 31, received a $40,000 payment from New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner that resulted in Steinbrenner's forced resignation as the Yankees managing general partner last week.