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February 2011

Minnesota Edition

VOLUME 20, NO. 7


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Your 2011 Tournament Cruise ports of call

etting sail on Nov. 11, 2011, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to the southern Caribbean, participants of the 23rd Annual World Championship Bingo Tournament and Gaming Cruise will visit four incredible ports-- Grand Turk, Catalina Island, Aruba, and Curacao--aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Miracle. Your first port of call is Grand Turk, one of several beautiful islands that make up the Turks and Caicos Islands. Grand Turk is famed historically for being the possible landfall island of Christopher Columbus during his discovery of the New World in 1492. (San Salvador Island or Samana Cay in the Bahamas are traditionally considered the site of Columbus' first landfall, but some believe that detailed descriptions in his journals more closely fit Grand Turk than the other sites.) Grand Turk gained international attention in 1962 when the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft, carrying astronaut John Glenn, splashed down off the southeast shoreline of the island. A replica of the space capsule is on display in Grand Turk at the entrance to the Grand Turk Island airport. Today Grand Turk is a tropical island gem visited by tourists from around the globe. The island offers many activities, including the following: Shopping--The Carnival Miracle will dock at the Grand Turk Carnival Cruise Terminal which includes a tourism village


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lar frame sand dune buggy and head down the narrow tracks that skirt the beach and rock coastline around the southeast side of the island. Take a trek to the bluff where you can capture the beautiful view of Gibb's Cay and other uninhabited islands that are visible in the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling at Gibbs Cay-- Explore an uninhabited island and have a close encounter with native stingrays. Bicycle Touring--Tour Grand Turk by bicycle. Ride up and down Front Street and glide into town by the shore to explore the many facets of Cockburn Town. The Turks and Caicos National Museum--Learn about the cultural history of the islands, the discovery and impact of early European settlement, and the area's natural and political history. Cockburn Town--A leisurely stroll through Cockburn town will reveal the history of the island. Find the cannons and you will discover the first landfall of Christopher Columbus, dated October 12, 1492. Grand Turk is just the start of all that's in store during the 2011 World Championship Bingo Tournament and Gaming Cruise. Go where no Bingo Cruise traveler has gone before. Learn more about this exciting cruise adventure by visiting us online to or by phoning the Bingo Bugle Tournament Cruise Hotline, 888-352-2464. and vendors, airplane rides, a basket raffle, food, refreshments and much more were offered. A key part of the event was Bingo-- and instant Bingo--which were offered throughout the day in support of the important work of the American Red Cross. --The Abington Journal, Pennsylvania

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February Festival is held each year on the first Saturday of February on Lake Ann. In 2011 it will be held Feb. 5th at Lake Ann Park. With over 800 fishing holes drilled in the ice on Lake Ann, this event is great for the whole family this winter. Activities at the event include open ice skating, a s'mores cookout on a roaring bonfire, bingo, horse-drawn hayride (weather permitting), a raffle, food concessions, and of course the ever popular ice fishing contest! This one-day event draws 1,5002,000 participants and spectators. A total of $6,000 in prizes will be awarded for the 50 largest fish caught during the contest.

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Glencoe, MN

Community Bingo at Grand Meadows will be held the second Sunday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in the Lounge. All area senior citizens are welcome to play.

Fairbault, MN

Family Game Night! Tues., Feb. 22. Put on your PJ's and bring your whole family to the library for a game night in the Great Hall from 6-7 p.m. Play some BINGO, Twister, or your favorite board game while you snack on popcorn and make indoor s'mores! No registration necessary. Please note that this event takes the place of our regularly scheduled Tuesday night storytime.

Wabasha, MN

Grumpy Old Men Festival, Sat., Feb 26. Since 1993, family fun ice fishing contest, at the marina, cribbage at the American Legion, bingo at the VFW and so much more. Come on out and enjoy the fun activities all over town. Parkside Marina and Slippery's 10 Church Avenue Wabasha, MN 55981 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Minneapolis, MN

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Give a Vet a Lift

Unless you're a Veterans Service Officer with one of the veterans groups, you probably can't help a fellow veteran push through the paperwork required to file a claim. But there's more than just that one step to seeking medical care: Sometimes what stands between a veteran and his medical treatment is a ride to the medical center. Many veterans, especially those in ill health or who are elderly, just don't drive anymore and don't have access to transportation, often due to low income. That's where you can help. You could volunteer once or more a week to drive a veteran to medical appointments. On the way back, ask if you should make a pit stop at the grocery store or anywhere else, if your rider feels well enough. Think about it: If you don't have a car, even just bringing home groceries can be a chore. Bringing home a fast-food burger would be so appreciated by a homebound veteran. Call the Voluntary Services office at the closest VA Medical Center to offer your help. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) also has a nationwide Transportation Network that takes sick and disabled veterans to all of the medical facilities in the country. If you're a veteran who needs transportation to a medical facility, the DAV has a directory that can connect you with a ride. Go to, click on Voluntary Services, and go down the drop-down list to VA Hospital Transportation. Click the link to the DAV Hospital Service Coordinator Directory and look for the coordinator nearest you. Use this same link if you can offer rides and want to sign up. Write to Freddy Groves c/o King Features, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to [email protected]


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Dear Guy, I recently started going to Bingo with my brother and it's turned out to be a really great thing. We're both in our 50s and are pretty busy, but I talked Jason into going with me about three months ago and we had so much fun he agreed to go again and again. Now it's a regular thing. We talk about our families and work and when we were kids and all kinds of stuff we haven't had much of a chance to talk about in years. If there are readers out there looking to reconnect with siblings I recommend they take them to Bingo once in a while. It has worked great for my brother and me. --Lars, via e-mail Dear Lars, Good for you, man. Life is so hectic that it's easy to lose touch with those we love, and sometimes a Hallmark card just doesn't say enough. I think I will take your advice myself and see if I can shake my sisters loose to go to Bingo with me. I know it'll be fun for them and that they'll appreciate the invitation. And who knows what kind of fresh family dirt I'll uncover! --Guy Dear Guy, Sometimes I really wonder why some people play Bingo. It is supposed to be game. It is supposed to be fun. Then why is there so much anger and cussing and stressing out from people who lose?

Last night I was at Bingo and there were two people on either side of me with the foulest mouths and the worst attitudes ever. On my left was a man who dropped a number of F-bombs and S-bombs when his winning numbers weren't called. Over to my right was a woman who went on and on to her friends about what a terrible hall this was and the caller stinks and what a huge waste of was unending. Why do these people come to Bingo if it is going to get them so upset? --TAC, via e-mail Dear TAC, My guess is that these people have bad attitudes pretty much all the time. It probably helps them to be able to go to a Bingo hall and vent that anger with the possibility of winning some money besides. I will never forget the time when a guy a table over from me won a $1,000 jackpot. You'd think he'd be happy and grinning from ear to ear, right? Not this grouch. He never smiled once, and when someone at his table congratulated him, all he had to say was: "It's about time, with all the money I've spent in this place...." Everyone within earshot just dropped their jaws and stared at this guy in disbelief. We all would have loved to experience that rush and thrill of a jackpot win-- even if it was just $10. This man wins $1,000 and won't even crack a smile. Sometimes I think Bingo halls should have a curmudgeon section where all the foul mouthed, crabby people can sit together and feed off each others' negativity. It would certainly boost the atmosphere in the rest of the hall. --Guy Hey guys! (And gals!) Write to Guy's Turn c/o The Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, Washington 98070, or e-mail Guy directly at [email protected]

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Dust off your party hat the 6th! Lucky Days: 6-16 Lucky Numbers: 8-33 VIRGO: Aug. 23 to Sept. 22 · Work keeps you jammin' and fully engaged with new changes that you must further implement/ expand. While you could benefit from a longer weekend starting the 9th, you may be needed (and it could be more lucrative) to stay and sort out the challenges. Lucky Days: 18-22 Lucky Numbers: 17-33 LIBRA: Sept. 23 to Oct. 23 · You're accomplishing a lot and learning well along the way. Unfortunately, the financial break you believe could make things easier is unlikely this month, so you must be especially resourceful and diplomatic to pull everything together in quality fashion. Lucky Days: 2-16 Lucky Numbers: 8-41 SCORPIO: Oct. 24 to Nov. 21 · Allow yourself to be reclusive, instead of being frustrated about not feeling too social. This portion of winter can be personally productive and satisfying as you work out the kinks with some home repairs and/or an exercise program. Final week, love takes you places! Lucky Days: 19-22 Lucky Numbers: 4-38 SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 to Dec. 21 · You are in the presence of kindred souls the 3rd. For once you're overpowered by someone who talks a bigger talk (and also walks the walk!). It's interesting being on the outside of it...kinda like looking into a mirror... listening/observing are conducive to personal fine tuning. Lucky Days: 2-16 Lucky Numbers: 10-28 CAPRICORN: Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 · Having been forced to keep your own ideas on the down low, you wonder when you'll ever be allowed to truly shine. A few opportunities to step forward (when others are stumped) come about near the 9th and 18th. You are sensational and triumphant the 27th! Lucky Days: 22-27 Lucky Numbers: 3-13 AQUARIUS: Jan. 20 to Feb. 19 · It's as if you'd been awakened from a long winter's sleep the 2nd...newly energized and purposefully inspired! So many things can/will happen this first week, you'll look back and wonder HOW you pulled it all off. There's a party waiting for you 12th-13th! Lucky Days: 2-7 Lucky Numbers: 11-20 PISCES: Feb. 19 to March 20 · A fine weekend of escape through music, entertainment, and fond memories on the 4th. One curiosity leads to another, and you're off into research mode, landing in unfamiliar territory. Ancient rituals and remedies in a place that sooths your soul 26th-27th. Lucky Days: 22-27 Lucky Numbers: 6-22

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Horoscopes for February 2011

This month's featured sign is Pisces: You stand at the edge of a new threshold, better prepared than the last time, and less afraid of change. Full Moon on the 18th brings you face-to-face with the one whose critique you dread, but you can relax, since your work soars over/above all expectation. ARIES: March 21 to April 19 · High energy, chatty friend has some great ideas...don't just blow him/her off. Ponder, consider-- see how these might apply to you and your goals. Bring Taurus pal along to keep "the controlling one" in check 9th/10th. Extraordinary weekend 12th-13th. Lucky Days: 2-7 Lucky Numbers: 4-15 TAURUS: April 20 to May 20 · There's more to the situation than meets the eye, the 10th. Draw no early conclusions, and allow others to have their say. This alters your perspective and gives you clear ideas as to how to proceed. Splurge on the one thing you'll both enjoy the 18th. Lucky Days: 19-23 Lucky Numbers: 2-26 GEMINI: May 21 to June 21 · You're in for a wild ride the's the right time to slip into the driver's seat, and guide everyone into friendly territory. Your sense of humor reigns! Serious in love the 20th... conflicting beliefs can slow things to discuss most scenarios before deciding. Lucky Days: 1-7 Lucky Numbers: 7-31 CANCER: June 22 to July 22 · Something you suspected appears to be true, so now you're faced with some choices, and it seems you must figure this out alone. Friends, coincidentally, are not near, but will be available later. Your inner strength and faith are upon guides/angels. Lucky Days: 18-22 Lucky Numbers: 9-18 LEO: July 23 to Aug. 22 · Your request puts you out in left field, where maybe only Libra understands you. Give the others some time to catch up, instead of trying to persuade...eventually they'll appreciate the seed you planted, and go with the program.

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I don't mind sharing a pot; however, I certainly don't like the idea that another person could have the same card number that I do, meaning that I and they do not stand a chance of winning the full pot. --GPF, Portage, Indiana Dear GPF, Being a writer and a bit familiar with the printing business, I happen to know that when a machine is printing something in sequence--such as numbered tickets, coupons or Bingo sheets--occasionally there can be a duplicate printing due to a paper jam, mechanical malfunction, paper roll reload, or any number of other reasons. My guess is that when this lot of Bingo paper was being printed, there was just such a malfunction, and when the machine was restarted it began where it had left off and printed the last Bingo sheet a second time. I certainly don't think there was anything "illegal" about the fact that twin Bingo sheets made their way into your hall. It was a simple printer error--and probably a million-to-one fluke you will never see again. --Aunt Bingo

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Dear Aunt Bingo, I played Bingo one Sunday at a large hall. They have packets that include sheets with 18 games per sheet and each card is numbered. Two people won a game and the floor person called in the number of the card to the caller to check. Each person that won had the same card number indicating that there were duplicates. Is this legal?

Dear Aunt Bingo, Recently a group of my Bingo buddies and I were at a Bingo game. We had bought our game sheets and were doing our "homework" prior to play starting--daubing free spaces, marking complex patterns, and marking the odd/even game sheets. I'd finished marking my 9-on odd/even sheet and laid it aside to do something else. I then reached for the odd/even sheet I'd set aside...and it wasn't there! I looked around the table and on the vacant chair to my right. One of my buddies was seated to my left and the others also were toward the left. Beyond the vacant chair to my right was another player and right across from her was her partner. I looked at the right-hand lady's game sheets and on top of them I saw my even/odds! (I used a purple dauber; the thief had a green dauber in her hand.) "Excuse me, that's my odd/even sheet," I said to her. "Oh, no, that's mine," she replied. Rather than make a scene, I let it go. The partner said nothing. My feeling is that the thief is a kleptomaniac, has memory trou-

ble, or inadvertently stole my game sheet. Anyway, I'm glad to report that she did not win! I hurried back to the counter and bought more odd/even games before play started. I had to daub quickly as there was not much time left. What would you have done in this situation? I didn't have any personal marks (like initials) on the stolen sheet, other than the purple-ink dauber marks. In the future I guess I'll have to turn every sheet over and put my initials on it to protect my sheets from future theft. --JG, Mesa, Arizona Dear JG, That is really strange--that a person sitting right next to you would take your paper, and with it sitting right in front of her where both of you could see it, would then deny that it was yours! It is so brazen, in fact, that I am inclined to guess that this person really did not realize she had taken it. If she were colorblind, then the dauber ink would all look the same to her. And if she were a bit feeble, she might have forgotten to buy her own odd/even, thought that she had, and when she was doing her own "homework" in preparation for the games, simply scooped up your paper with hers without a second thought. Now the flip side: This is a horrible woman who stole your paper and dared you to claim otherwise by sitting it right on top of her other Bingo paper and waiting for you to notice. When you did, she simply denied it to see what you would do next. When you did nothing, she just kept it and played it. What would I have done in this instance? I think I would have gone one more round with her, pointing out that the dauber ink on the sheet did not match her dauber and giving her one last chance to come clean. If she didn't, and I was still convinced it was mine, I might have gotten up and looked for a Bingo worker to come over and settle it. Yes, it would have resulted in a bit of a scene, but I could always apologize afterward if I was mistaken...and choke down my embarrassment if she produced a purple dauber from her pocket. As it is, you say the sheet was not a winner, so that is your best revenge. --Aunt Bingo Write to Aunt Bingo c/o the Bingo Bugle, P.O. Box 527, Vashon, Washington 98070, or e-mail her at [email protected]



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Kentucky Sues To Recover Poker Losses

On March 25, 2010, Governor Steve Beshear of Kentucky launched his latest attack against online gaming companies. Previously, he had tried to seize Internet domain names using ancient anti-slot-machine laws. This time, he is suing Pocket Kings, who he falsely claims is the operator of Full Tilt Poker, for all the money lost by Kentucky online poker players, times three. In the 19th century, the Kentucky Legislature passed a law allowing losers at gambling to sue winners. And, if the loser does not sue, then anyone else may sue and get three times the money lost. Where does a strange law like this come from? In 1710, Queen Anne of England signed an Act making gambling debts legally uncollectable. It may seem strange that a 300 year old statute from another country--it has an exemption for gambling in the royal palaces-- would matter in 21st century America. But the Statute of Anne is still the law of every state, until it has been changed by a court or legislature. If you don't believe it, try suing a Nevada casino that refuses to pay a jackpot. Anti-gambling feelings ran so high in early America, that many states wrote into their constitutions that they would never allow lotteries. And some legislatures passed statutes allowing losers to sue winners, or allowing state attorneys generals to sue to get the money back, or even three times the losses. Of course, times change. A majority of the states today have state lotteries. And every state, except Utah and Hawaii, has commercial gambling--including Kentucky. You don't have to be a lawyer to see the big issue: Is the operator of a poker room a "winner" under these statutes? Gov. Beshear would have had a much stronger case if he had gone after online casinos. But he is obviously not a gambler. Since he does not play the games he is trying to stomp out, he does not understand the difference between banking and non-banking games. Modern cases don't help Gov.

Beshear's crusade. The most recent one was in 1952 and involved a husband suing a fraudulent charity for his wife's losses at bingo and slot machines. As an interesting aside, three ancient cases involve operators suing their winning customers. Kentucky games were either honest, or the players were better crooks than the operators. But the Governor's lawyers did find a decision from 1890, in which the Court of Appeals of Kentucky ruled that a loser at poker could sue the partners who ran the card rooms, because they raked the pot. The case, Triplett v. Seelbach, involved a very big loser indeed: He lost $1,905, at a time when a "fine brick house" cost only $2,500. The Court must have wanted to help this big loser, at a time when virtually all gambling was illegal. But in an example of bad cases making bad law, the Court wrote, "We do not understand that the winner, in the sense of said statutes, must be one of the players with cards in his hands; but if he is to receive a percent of the winnings by the actual player, he is, in the sense of the statute, a winner. This percent, or "take out," as it is called, is a part of the loser's losses." Today, we know that a poker operator's interest is not the same as someone who actually plays a hand, whether in poker or a banking game like blackjack. The card club does not care who wins, any more than a lottery or a racetrack cares who wins. But maybe Gov. Beshear's next suits will be against the Kentucky State Lottery and the Kentucky Derby. © Copyright 2011. Professor I. Nelson Rose. His latest books, Internet Gaming Law (2nd Edition recently published) and Gaming Law: Cases and Materials, are available through his website,

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These days aggressiveness seems to get taken to extraordinary levels. At the 2008 World Poker Tour's $9,700-buy-in event at Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort, with blinds at $150-$300, longtime pro Kenna James openraised to $900 with K-Q of hearts from late position. The player on the button called. The flop came A-8-5, rainbow. With the backdoor nut-flush draw, James bet out $1,300. The button called. "As soon as he called me," James said, "I can sense that he's floating me, trying to see what happens on the turn and maybe take it away from me." The turn came an offsuit 9. James checked. The button bet $1,600. James check-raised to $3,800. "Now we're playing a psychological game," James said. "I wanted to make it look like I wanted him to call because I figured he had air, so I didn't need to risk more than that. And it also strengthens the play if you don't look desperate by making too big a raise. I made it a bait raise." The button called. "I'm shocked," James said. "I can't figure out what he's got." The river came the 6 of diamonds. With his king-high, James boldly bet $5,000, about half his stack. The button popped

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him for another $6,000, meaning a call would put James' tournament life at stake. "I thought for a long time even though I only have K-Q because it just didn't make sense," James said. "There was just no hand I could really beat. I end up mucking it and he turns over 10-J offsuit. "He called me with position before the flop, floated me on the flop, called for value on the turn because he picked up the openended straight draw, then valueraise-bluffed me on the river. "He put $19,000 or $20,000 at risk with jack-high. That's what we're battling today. He said it was easy because the board read 8-9-5-6, so he knew that unless I had a 7, I couldn't call. I could've had A-7. It takes a lot of courage to make that play. That's a 22year-old kid playing poker today. "Even as an old-timer, I raised before the flop, bet on the flop, check-raised on the turn to validate it and bet out strong on the river--showed no sign of weakness--and this kid was still able to take it away from me with jack-high. "Poker today is any way to win a pot. The game is elevating and you have to elevate with it." TABLE TALK Rainbow: A flop of three different suits. Backdoor nut-flush draw: Holding the highest possible card to make a flush, but needing two cards of that suit to come on the turn and the river. Steve Rosenbloom is a sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune and the author of the book The Best Hand I Ever Played. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Reno. The bankrupt Siena in downtown Reno has been sold at auction to a group of five local investors for the extreme bargainbasement price of $3.9 million. The group plans to reopen Siena's 214 rooms and two restaurants, which have been closed since October, while they await their gaming licenses, which could take up to nine months. In another Reno development, the garden rooms at the Atlantis Casino have been torn down to make room for more parking and long-term expansion plans. The original two-story 142-room Golden Road Motel was built in 1970. It was bought by the Farahi family in 1972, who have expanded the resort ever since. Michigan. In a twist on grand openings, the Bay Mills Casino opened early November in northern Michigan, somewhat suddenly and stealthily. No applications were submitted, no approvals were obtained, and this casino is off the Bay Mills tribe's reservation. Though the casino consists of only 38 slot machines and serves only soda, coffee, and hot chocolate, the fate of Bay Mills will be closely watched by tribes nationwide; if it's allowed to stay open, the Bay Mills will set a precedent for circumventing state and federal regulations for opening tribal casinos. California. The $72 million 108-room Valley View Hotel, carved out of the side of Palomar Mountain near San Diego and owned by the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, opened in November. The new hotel rooms are expected to increase sales of lobster at the Valley View's buffet, already one of the U.S.'s top lobster purveyors, selling 300 tons annually. Pennsylvania. The South Philadelphia Foxwoods project has a new partner. Harrah's will both invest in and operate the Foxwoods Casino, from which Steve Wynn walked away from months ago. Harrah's already owns and operates a casino 15 miles away in Chester. Iowa. Iowa law mandates that a vote be held every eight years in counties with casinos so residents can decide whether gambling should be allowed to continue in their jurisdictions. All of Iowa's casino counties approved the continuation of gambling by an average of 78%, with some approving by as much as 85%.

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players, find out where they are from, you know, stuff like that. Do you know the basic playing strategy? Yeah, kind of. I've read a few books on blackjack but I don't get to play a lot so my strategy is a little rusty. What don't you like about your job? Standing on my feet for long periods of time every day gets tiring. Also my wrists get sore from dealing the cards all day. I also hate it when players blow smoke in my face, or get upset at me when they lose.

ers and make them feel comfortable when they play. I want them to enjoy themselves, win or lose. I figure if I do that, I'm more likely to get a tip. How important are tips for your livelihood? Are you kidding me? Without the tips that we get from customers we couldn't live on our salary. I depend very much on the tips that I get to make ends meet. Have you made any dealing mistakes? My first few years dealing I made a couple. Once I passed up a player who wanted a hit. Another time I added up the player's hand incorrectly. And one time I miscounted my hand and incorrectly paid off the table. You know, we are human and sometimes we make mistakes. Overall are you satisfied with the career you chose? I would say, yes. I only have a high school degree and I don't think I'd be able to make the kind of money that I'm now making as a dealer. I've also got a chance to advance if I get off my duff and go to school and get licensed in another game. But overall, I enjoy my job as a dealer. Henry Tamburin is a blackjack and video poker expert. He hosts the website and is the editor of the Blackjack Insider newsletter.


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I Touring the Hudson Valley

History, Gaming and More

In New York State the word "racetrack" is quickly becoming synonymous with casino. Aquaduct recently became the ninth racetrack to add video gaming machines since 2001. And that is not the only kind of gaming expansion in the Empire State. The Shinnecock Tribe on Long Island feels it is getting close to Federal tribal recognition, which they expect to follow with a casino. Tribes are proposing two additional Las Vegas-style casinos near Monticello, where the Monticello Casino and Raceway already operates.

Until these casinos open, your best bet for gaming in the beautiful Hudson River Valley may be at the northern end, at the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. In addition to live racing they offer video gaming of all types, from slots to poker, with daily specials, promotions, and good food, be it in the food court, buffet or fine dining restaurant. A second choice is Monticello Casino and Raceway, northwest of the valley, with similar offerings to Saratoga. Tourists find a lot more than gaming to attract them to the Hudson River Valley though. The rich history of the area means it's a prime spot for museums of all kinds, including one in Goshen for harness racing, the American Museum of Firefighters at Hudson and the Maritime Museum in Kinston. Re-created villages are popular, including the Shaker Village at New Lebanon. Many of the historic estates, mansions and homesteads are open to the public, including the Madam Brett Homestead at Beacon and the James Vanderpoel House in Kinderhook. Kinderhook is also home to the Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse. For more information on this unique destination explore online at or go to and search the site for "HudsonValley." Or you can contact the New York State Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) CALL-NYS (online at

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The New Jersey Lottery and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs are warning citizens to be wary of any phone caller who claims he or she represents the Lottery. New Jerseyans are getting calls saying they will receive a big jackpot if they only pay small "processing fees." The thieves then ask for bank account and credit card numbers and other personal information. "The Lottery never asks for personal financial information over the phone," said Thomas R. Calcagni, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. "Unfortunately, these lottery scam artists take advantage of unsuspecting people." Residents in other states should be aware of these activities as well, and should contact police or other authorities if they receive such phone calls. -- Burlington County News, New Jersey Page, 43, had offered to give exwife Wendy--who is the mother of his 13-year-old daughter--$1.6 million as a gift, but she responded by seeing a lawyer and fighting for four times as much. The court awarded Wendy a lump sum of $3.2 million which she can spend as she wishes after Page's push for it to be put into a trust for his daughter was rejected. Wendy--a human resources director at an investment firm--is thought to be the first ex-wife to have been awarded a slice of a divorcee's winnings. --Ninemsn News, Australia

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