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March 17, 2005 | By Suzette Parmley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
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April 16, 1988 | By Mike Shurman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 6, 1987 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
August 9, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services Compiled from wire reports
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.
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August 3, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
After weeks of talks with interested teams desperate for pitching in a barren market, the Phillies reached Monday's trade deadline with the realization that they valued Jeremy Hellickson more than anyone else. By not trading the veteran pitcher, they are willing to take a $17 million risk on him. Either Hellickson nets them a high draft pick or becomes one of the highest-paid pitchers in franchise history next season. "We have some younger pitchers that are going to be approaching innings totals for the season that they have never approached before," Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said.
NEWS
June 29, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis and Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - There may soon be a budget bill, but there is no budget deal. The proposal that cleared the House Appropriations Committee on Monday night calls for the state to spend about 5 percent more next year than it did under this year's $30 billion budget. The boost in spending would be propped up by legalizing online gambling, loosening the state's monopoly over the sale of wine, imposing new taxes on tobacco, and instituting a tax amnesty program. But neither the GOP-dominated Senate nor the administration of the Democratic governor have committed to support it. Jeff Sheridan, Gov. Wolf's spokesman, said Monday that the governor had not agreed to the plan.
SPORTS
June 18, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
From the moment he joined the Eagles as a front-office intern in 2000, fresh from Fordham Law School, Howie Roseman spent his formative years as an NFL executive helping his mentor usher in a revolution and bearing witness to the bitter fallout. As the Eagles' president then, and with Roseman working alongside him, Joe Banner pioneered the two-pronged strategy that became a staple of business in a salary-cap world. The Eagles would sign players whom they perceived to be part of their long-term future to cost-effective contracts, and they would be willing to say goodbye - maybe a little too soon - to some of their most popular, respected, and expensive veterans.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
SOUL SINGER Joe Simon ("Drowning in the Sea of Love"), jazz bassist Gerald Robert Veasley and WDAS radio star Patty Jackson will be honored by Philadelphia International Records and the Phillies on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. The ceremony, starting at 6:30 p.m., before the Phils beat the Diamondbacks, is part of the 13th annual Phillies African American Heritage Celebration presented by The Sound of Philadelphia, in honor of Black Music Month. Legendary music producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff will present the honorees with the Phillies Gamble & Huff Community Partnership Award.
NEWS
June 2, 2016
LAST WEEK, we suggested creating a bipartisan commission to mediate the ongoing fight between Gov. Wolfe and the Republican-controlled Legislature over state spending and taxes. The commission would be charged with studying the state's spending habits and tax policies and recommend sensible ways to bring in enough money to sustain government operations and meet the mandates for subsidizing local governments and public schools. Our argument was that, without a third party to call a timeout on the partisan war, the Legislature and the governor will remain at loggerheads.
NEWS
June 1, 2016 | By Karen Langley, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - If proponents of expanded gambling have their way, Pennsylvania may fill part of its looming budget gap with income from round-the-clock cocktails in casinos, slots machines in airports, and wagers made legally on phones and laptops. The House last week toyed with measures that would have legalized online gambling, allowed slot machines at airports and offtrack betting sites, and permitted 24-hour liquor sales at casinos. One proposal would also have allowed video-gaming terminals at bars and truck stops.
NEWS
May 8, 2016
Three family members face charges after detectives seized five illegal gambling machines and more than $37,000 in cash from two businesses in Chester County, officials announced Friday. Jaime Sandoval, 48; his son Hugo Sandoval, 22; and niece Elizabeth Sandoval, 30, were arrested on April 18 and each face 220 charges of gambling offenses. Detectives received a tip that illegal gambling machines were operating at the Taqueria Guadalajara Express restaurant in Kennett Square and El Nayarit Mexican Store 2, a grocery store in Oxford, according to the county District Attorney's Office.
SPORTS
May 2, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles of old never would have selected three prospects with the red flags Wendell Smallwood, Jalen Mills, and Alex McCalister wore like scarlet letters entering the draft. Forget even the recent history of Chip Kelly, who would have had players with checkered pasts involving arrests, suspensions, and social-media foibles removed from his board predraft. The Andy Reid-Joe Banner-Howie Roseman Eagles had a protocol as strict when it came to evaluating prospects. They took some risks, but they were mostly rolls of the dice based on personality (e.g., DeSean Jackson)
NEWS
April 6, 2016
Maybe Gov. Christie was bluffing, but his threatened opposition to North Jersey casinos would do more good for Atlantic City's flailing economy than the takeover bill he was pushing. More casinos will only accelerate Atlantic City's losses and make a rebound that much more difficult. Facing heightened casino competition in nearby Philadelphia and New York, four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos were shuttered in 2014, and the losses cascaded into a fiscal crisis so severe that the city could run out of cash Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2016
One by one, the totems of poverty that once dotted Philadelphia's urban landscape have been disappearing. Since the late '90s, the Philadelphia Housing Authority has imploded 23 public housing towers and replaced them with traditional rowhouses. On March 19, two more of those alien towers, the Norman Blumberg Apartments, will be reduced to dust in the North Philadelphia neighborhood the PHA has dubbed Sharswood. This time, however, the housing authority's ambitions are much bigger than usual.
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