Tag Archives: Senate
- PH senator wants Senate inquiry on PAGCOR/BIR tax row
September 9, 2014
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR) tax issues in the Philippines aren’t over yet. Now, the Philippine senate is getting involved. Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito has proposed an inquiry into the issue. Ejercito pointed out the possibility of any collusion between PAGCOR and the four casino operators in...
- Hot blonde steals the show at Senate hearing on online gambling
July 17, 2013
On Wednesday, the US Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance held a hearing on “The Expansion of Internet Gambling: Assessing Consumer Protection.” Let’s face it: nobody expects to emerge on the other side of this type of hearing clutching any earth-shattering revelations or concrete proposals, and indeed,...
- Barton conference call underwhelms; Senate hearing witness list revealed
July 16, 2013
US Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) held a conference call on Tuesday to talk up his recently revealed Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013. Those who were unimpressed by Barton’s second attempt at writing federal online poker legislation likely came away even less impressed with Barton’s ability to push his bill...
- Harry Reid denies involvement with Jeremy Johnson
January 15, 2013
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has denied any involvement in a deal that would have seen a federal investigation into Utah businessman and philanthropist Jeremy Johnson disappear. Johnson told the Salt Lake Tribune that in 2010 a top official in the Utah attorney general’s office came to an agreement to...
- Philippine Senate follows House’s lead, set to do its own Pagcor probe
December 3, 2012
Philippine lawmakers are getting more and more involved in the bribery allegations surrounding past officials of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Days after the House Committee on Good Government revealed its intentions to act on a two-year-old resolution filed by Representatives Teodoro Casiño and Neri Colmenares to investigate the...
- Casino chiefs resort to East Boston
July 7, 2010
The racetracks with casinos bandwagon seems to be unrelenting, and with a new set of alloy wheels and full body kit a new passenger has jumped on the already overflowing wagon. Suffolk Downs has proposed a $600 million facility at the East Boston track, though the decision will hinge on...
Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun partner for Revere casino
November 28, 2013