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NYS Charitable Gaming launches licensing portal

The Division of Charitable Gaming of the New York Gaming Commission on Monday announced the launch of a new feature on the commission website that will expedite and enhance the licensing processing for charitable organizations in New York state.

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4/19/2018

article North Woods Casino set to open next month in Berlin
(New Hampshire) -- North Woods Casino, a charitable gaming center, plans to open in Berlin next month. Licensed to Robin and Monique Lavertu, the casino is leasing the...

4/16/2018

article NYS Charitable Gaming launches licensing portal
(New York) -- The Division of Charitable Gaming of the New York Gaming Commission on Monday announced the launch of a new feature on the commission website that will...

3/12/2018

article Day before final drawing, crowds pile into Watertown Elks Lodge to buy Queen of Hearts tickets
(New York) -- With a tantalizing $300,000 top prize on the line, crowds lined up outside the door of the Elks Lodge 496 to buy Queen of Hearts game tickets today.

2/27/2018

article Charities concerned as a local casino project moves closer to reality
(Ontario) -- Don Coutts admits it is not easy these day to raise money for charity in the North Bay area. Coutts is with the Rotary Club of North Bay and is the Chair of...

1/2/2018

article Prominent anti-gambling lobbyist ironically scoops $25,000 in gambling cafe’s sweepstakes
(USA) -- An anti-gambling campaigner who made headlines earlier this year for her part in shutting down the Veterans of Foreign Wars charity raffle has attracted...

12/28/2017

article MORON ALERT: Anti-gambling crusader who shut down raffles wins $25,000 in gaming parlor sweepstakes
(Illinois) -- Kathy Gilroy has crusaded against gambling in Illinois for decades, speaking out against casinos, illegal raffles and the recent wave of video poker cafes...

12/27/2017

article Non-profit groups decry rural disadvantage for charity casinos
(Alberta) -- Foothills non-profit organizations say Alberta’s charity casino program unfairly benefits urban groups compared to their rural counterparts. Alberta...

12/25/2017

article Charities get new way to boost gambling efforts — credit cards
(New York) -- Someday soon, Buffalo Sabres fans playing the team foundation’s 50/50 raffle should be able to buy their tickets online and watch from their living...

12/19/2017

article Gov. Cuomo signs Charitable Gaming Law, changing raffle rules for non-profits
(New York) -- Governor Cuomo has signed a bill to reverse course on a law that prevented charitable organizations from selling raffle tickets online. Within the last few...

10/11/2017

article Charitable gambling tax leaves nonprofits less to give
(Minnesota) -- On Sept. 21, local charitable gambling organizations gathered at Brainerd Legion Post 255 to discuss issues that have arisen across the state. There were...

8/31/2017

article More donations from raided casino
(Indiana) -- A list of additional donations made by a charitable casino raided by state officials last week was released Wednesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission. The...

8/28/2017

article Eagles member defends organization after casino raid, shutdown
(Indiana) -- Eagle members hope their reputation isn’t tainted after the charity casino was shut down following a raid. Long time member Darrell Botts stood by...

8/25/2017

article Booster Club’s gaming license unfilled
(Indiana) -- According to the records obtained from the Indiana Gaming Commission, it appears the Booster Club of Kokomo attempted to essentially pay itself to fulfill...
article Eagles charity casino raided by police, gaming officials
(Indiana) -- Poker nights at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3512 Charity Gaming Nights on Fort Wayne's northwest side are a thing of the past after the Indiana Gaming...
article Police, gaming officials raid Fort Wayne charity casino
(Indiana) -- Indiana State Police and Indiana Gaming Commission officials raided a charity casino Friday on Fort Wayne’s northwest side. The raid took place around...
article Regulator: Gaming commission investigating charity casino
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3512 Charity Game Nights casino. Rob Townsend, superintendent of law...

8/24/2017

article Veterans’ charity raffle shut down by Illinois Gaming Board
(Illinois) -- A fundraising raffle for the Veterans of Foreign Wars with a $1 million prize has been halted by the organizers under the orders of the Illinois Gaming...

8/15/2017

article Minnesota Charitable Gambling Delivers More Money to Government Than Nonprofits
(Minnesota) -- Revenue from charitable gambling in Minnesota is growing for a seventh consecutive year, but associated taxes and fees might cost more than what’s...

8/13/2017

article Record year for charitable gambling also means record taxes
(Minnesota) -- Taxes and fees could take such a big chunk out of charitable gambling this year, according to the trade group for nonprofits that run those operations,...

8/12/2017

article New charitable gaming casino, poker room gets final approval in Salem
(New Hampshire) -- Gamblers for charity, get ready. Developers of the Cheers Casino and Poker Room got final Planning Board approval Tuesday to open at 286 N. Broadway.

7/21/2017

article Editorial: Reasonable clarity on gambling in Florida
(Florida) -- Gambling expansion strategies — and misfires — are nearly an annual ritual in Florida. There were the eight counties that voted to allow slot...

7/14/2017

article Worried About Video Poker, Cooper Vetoes Casino Night Bill
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Wednesday that would make casino nights and some raffles already run by nonprofits officially legitimate, citing...
article Our Opinion: Charity game nights under fire as lottery gambling continues
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill authorizing charity game nights for fear that the gambling law carve-out would become a Trojan horse for video poker...

7/13/2017

article NC Governor vetoes casino night bill
(North Carolina) -- Legislation that would make charitable casino nights legal in the state of North Carolina was vetoed Wednesday by Democratic Governor Roy Cooper (...

7/2/2017

article Salem casino would operate as a charity if approval given
(Massachusetts) -- Officials in Massachusetts are considering proposals to bring a new charity casino to Salem, reviving the concept of casino games as a fundraising...

6/30/2017

article Lawmakers expand gambling, hunting in final hours of session
(North Carolina) -- In the waning hours of session Thursday, state lawmakers sent Gov. Roy Cooper measures that would expand Sunday hunting and allow "casino nights...

6/29/2017

article Councilwoman proposes charitable gaming referendum
(New York) -- The Rye City Council is mulling a referendum to establish a local ordinance permitting charitable gambling at fundraising events. Councilwoman Emily Hurd,...

6/28/2017

article Plans for Salem charitable gaming casino push forward
(New Hampshire) -- Plans for the first charitable gaming casino in town since Rockingham Park’s closure and the passing of a new zoning ordinance are on the table...

6/24/2017

article MORON ALERT: The Skinner situation
(Michigan) -- After a nearly five-hour meeting, the Linden Board of Education tabled a motion to decide disciplinary action for Todd Skinner, the Linden teacher who was...

6/17/2017

article NFL reaches settlement with charity over gambling policy
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL has reached a settlement with a youth charity that sued the league for fraud over how the league enforced its gambling policy at a casino near Las...

6/11/2017

article NFL fighting youth charity over gambling policy
(Las Vegas) -- In 2015, a nonprofit organization called “Strikes for Kids” invited more than 100 boys and girls to a charity event at a bowling alley near...
article Charity Poker To Benefit The Living Coast Discovery Center
(California) -- Come out for a night of friendly charity poker to support 30 years of wildlife conservation, environmental education and family fun at the Living Coast...

5/13/2017

article Vet groups lobby for gaming machines
(New York) -- Facing declining membership in many regions of upstate New York, veterans and fraternal clubs are pushing state leaders for help by allowing revenue-...

5/7/2017

article Bingo: Texas lawmakers move to protect the charitable game, curb illegal gaming
(Texas) -- Charitable bingo — a longtime moneymaker in Texas — may soon get some help from the state. A plan to make sure law enforcement across the state...
article Charity status revoked
(Australia) -- Townsville's only indigenous cultural centre has been stripped of its charity status following a long-running investigation by the national regulator...

5/6/2017

article OP/ED: State can’t hold back on gaming rights now
(New York) -- There was a time not so long ago when veterans groups and fraternal organizations were flush with members and supporting themselves just fine with dues,...

4/29/2017

article State House votes to change charity gambling rules
(Michigan) -- Michigan lawmakers moved Thursday to change regulations in the charitable gambling industry, their latest attempt to ease a state crackdown that charities...

4/17/2017

article Iden seeks gaming reforms to allow Michigan charities more fundraising options
(Michigan) -- State Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo) is continuing a legislative push for revisions to the Michigan gaming industry this week, attempting to allow charities...

3/11/2017

article Gaming charities to fight plan for state-run casinos in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- Leaders of nonprofit organizations are gearing up to fight a legislative proposal that could pave the way for up to six state-owned casinos. State-run...

2/25/2017

article Alberta charity targeted by scammers for second time in a month
(Alberta) -- Global News has learned that Full House Lottery’s website was hacked earlier this month, compromising the financial information of some 3,000...

2/21/2017

article Charitable gambling organizations look for tax relief
(Minnesota) -- Charitable gambling organizations parlayed a big sales year in 2016 into more donations to community causes. But they feel they could help out even more...

2/19/2017

article Charitable gambling nonprofits say tax bills bigger than money left for charity
(Minnesota) -- For every dollar raised through charitable gambling that the Irving Community Association gives to food shelves and children’s programs, it pays...
article Charity Marketing in the world of gambling
(UK) -- With the advent of social media, a new form of marketing emerged to play an important role in the lives of millions across the globe – charity marketing or...

2/18/2017

article Cuomo wants to resurrect charity gambling in New York. Is it too late?
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo embraced the spread of state-sanctioned gambling during his first six years in office, from expanded lottery and commercial casinos to...
article Mohawk Valley Health System backs Cuomo’s Charitable Gaming Act
(New York) -- Modifications proposed by the governor to state rules that govern — some say stifle — raffles and other fundraising games on behalf of non-...

1/31/2017

article (AUDIO) Lawmaker Wants Scratch-Off Lottery Game To Help Homeless Veterans
(Indiana) -- A Senate lawmaker wants the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game to benefit homeless veterans. Sen. Ron Alting’s (R-Lafayette) bill would...
article Charity lottery warns of phishing scam after apparent hack
(Alberta) -- A Canadian charity lottery is warning players to be on the lookout for bogus websites running phishing scams. For nearly a quarter-century, Alberta’s...

1/21/2017

article Jackpot: Charitable gambling reaches new heights in 2016
(Minnesota) -- Sales from charitable gambling in Mankato and North Mankato rose by 20 percent in 2016. The rise comes as organizations statewide brought in a record $1.5...

1/16/2017

article Minneapolis Might Stop Charitable Gambling Money from Leaving the State
(Minnesota) -- A Minneapolis City Council Member will soon introduce an amendment to the city's charitable gaming regulations that would require donated money to...

1/5/2017

article Charitable gambling in Minnesota tops $1.5 billion in 2016
(Minnesota) -- Minnesotans apparently were feeling lucky in fiscal year 2016, spending $1.5 billion on pulltabs, bingo, raffles and other forms of charitable gambling...

10/5/2016

article No decision yet on new charitable gambling ordinance
(Minnesota) -- Jordan City Council members on Monday night voted unanimously to table a decision regarding a proposed new charitable gambling ordinance. Minnesota...

4/14/2016

article Operator of charity-event space in Cary charged with gambling
(North Carolina) -- A man who operates a Cary non-profit business that says it provides space for charity fund-raisers was arrested early Thursday on charges of allowing...

4/12/2016

article In Nazareth, shock and disbelief as mayor is busted on theft charge
(Pennsylvania) -- Troy Keenhold said he knew something was wrong as the presidency of Nazareth's main volunteer fire company passed to him from its former leader,...

4/5/2016

article Church sues members who ran bingo games
(Indiana) -- A Southside church that hosts Marion County’s most lucrative bingo parlor is suing several congregation members, claiming they skimmed winnings from...

3/2/2016

article Social casino game creator FlowPlay launches in-game fundraiser for the American Cancer Society
(USA) -- Online social game creator FlowPlay has cut a deal that allows its Vegas World social casino game players to spend money in the virtual world to raise money for...

1/21/2016

article 'Cards for the Cure' canceled over illegal gambling concern
(Kansas) -- The Cards for the Cure poker tournament, a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Kansas affiliate, has been canceled. The reason for the cancellation? It's...

12/11/2015

article Michigan Bill Regulating Charity Gambling Passes Through Senate
(Michigan) -- A bill that would formally regulate charity gambling events in Michigan passed through the Senate Wednesday by a 34-4 vote and is now on to the state House...

12/10/2015

article Mich. Senate Backs Bill to Shift Charity Gaming Oversight
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would create statutory regulations for charity poker fundraisers, transferring regulation from a...

12/9/2015

article Michigan Senate bets on bill to regulate charity poker 'millionaire parties' in state law
(Michigan) -- The so-called 'millionaire parties' hosted by local charities would be regulated in statute under a bill the Senate passed Wednesday. Currently...

12/1/2015

article Column: Greater Maturity is Needed to Make Charitable Bingo Viable in the 21st Century
(Canada) -- At the end of a long article about the closure of two charitable bingo halls in Ohio, two commenters submitted very opposite opinions about bingo halls,...

11/22/2015

article 'Soft' gambling at bingo events supports good causes
(Ohio) -- The Horse Race, Fish Head, Gold Bonus, and Blue Jays. These are some of the instant games that lure players to the weekly bingo games at the Athens Elks Club...

11/2/2015

article Gaming crackdown shrinks pots for charities
(Michigan) -- Michigan gamblers’ taste for Texas Hold'em and other card games does more than enrich those with hot hands. It also pumps millions of dollars...

10/31/2015

article The pots shrink for charity gambling in Michigan
(Michigan) -- Michigan gamblers’ taste for Texas Hold'em and other card games does more than enrich those with hot hands. It also pumps millions of dollars...
article Why the crackdown on charity gaming in Michigan?
(Michigan) -- Why the Crackdown? Charities in Michigan say the state's crackdown on charity poker events has cost them needed revenue. But officials at the Michigan...

10/27/2015

article Voters to decide on sports venue raffles that could raise $1 million annually for local charities
(Texas) -- A vote next month to legalize professional sports team raffles could raise more than $1 million annually for local charities, according to team estimates and...

10/5/2015

article California governor OKs charitable gambling at pro games
(California) -- California's major league sports teams will soon be able to conduct charitable gambling under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill Brown...
article California to allow 50-50 charity sports raffles
(California) -- Californians attending sporting events will have the chance to cash in on charity raffles under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing on Monday...

9/25/2015

article BLOG: Opportunity to Re-Think Gaming
(Indiana) -- The CEO of Full House Resorts has stated that its proposed American Place lifestyle center can not function without the presence of commercial gaming. They...

9/7/2015

article Charitable Poker Tournaments Draw Scrutiny in New Hampshire
(New Hampshire) -- One might assume charitable poker wouldn’t be controversial in nature as its primary goal is to raise money for non-profits, but a recent law...

8/20/2015

article Raising the stakes: Charity blackjack minimum raised to $3
(North Dakota) -- If you like a side of blackjack with your beer at the bars, start bringing more bills. Due to a legislative change that went into effect Aug. 1, North...

7/17/2015

article Bid to link sports and charity raffles divides California nonprofits
(California) -- A ticket to a basketball or baseball game could soon let fans enjoy two contests: the game on the field and a charity lottery with a substantial prize at...

7/2/2015

article Gambling For Worthy Causes
(West Virginia) -- It is legal in West Virginia- encouraged, in fact - to use betting to support commercial gambling establishments, as well as people who raise dogs and...

6/26/2015

article New charity poker rules go into immediate effect
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Court of Appeals on Thursday granted a request allowing new rules governing charity poker games to take immediate effect, according to a...

6/15/2015

article Court of Appeals upholds original rules regulating charitable gaming
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board and 15 plaintiffs, including the Michigan Charitable Gaming Association, have been in a legal battle since the MGCB filed...

6/10/2015

article $71K prize continues Minnesota charity gambling saga
(Minnesota) -- The ever-evolving story of electronic charitable gambling in Minnesota has passed another milestone. On Saturday, Audrey Blackwood won more than $71,000...

5/31/2015

article Michigan charity poker events to face stricter rules
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Court of Appeals overturned an August 2014 injunction from Michigan Court of Claims Judge Pat Donofrio. That injunction had barred the state...

5/2/2015

article 5 Butler communities put small games of chance into voters' hands
(Pennsylvania) -- Interest in small games of chance, mostly to raise money for nonprofit organizations, is on the rise in Butler County, while the popularity of bingo...

4/27/2015

article What are the laws about gambling for charity?
(North Carolina) -- Non-profit organizations have developed ingenious ways to raise money. Many groups, like the Sierra Club, sell memberships. The “Run for Green...

4/15/2015

article Charities: Taxes make gambling a losing bet
(Minnesota) -- St. Cloud's only bingo hall was a hub of activity, providing entertainment and pumping charitable dollars into local arts organizations. But the Bingo...

3/30/2015

article Odds improving for return of bingo in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- Bingo games to benefit charitable causes, explicitly banned in Tennessee after the 1980s "Rocky Top" state government corruption scandal, could...

3/21/2015

article ‘Poker Run’ a game of a different kind — PHOTOS
(Las Vegas) -- Motorbikes, shooting and poker combined on Saturday to help Las Vegas police raise money. The annual Scoot and Shoot Poker Run brought in donations from...

3/12/2015

article Charity poker operator faces illegal gambling charges
(Detroit) -- A Warren Millionaire Party supplier suspended last year will be one of the first operators of the popular charity poker games in the state charged with...

3/3/2015

article Charity poker regulations face next hurdle
(Michigan) -- Big screen TVs. Professional card shufflers. Back rubs. These are some of the amenities poker rooms would charge for while running charity games, and one...

2/19/2015

article Bills designed to help charitable gambling industry clear state Senate committee
(Kentucky) -- Two bills designed to help the state's struggling charitable gambling industry have cleared a state Senate committee. The first bill would let people...

1/11/2015

article Bingo loses its grip in Connecticut, hurting fundraising
(Connecticut) -- Agnes Lates sits at her favorite table in the basement of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Waterbury’s Town Plot section. She keeps a second...

11/19/2014

article Searches stem from investigation of pull-tab operation
(Minnesota) -- State gambling enforcement investigators have searched businesses in St. Cloud and Iowa and a residence in Elk River after learning that charitable pull...

11/11/2014

article Innovative Minnesota app maker earns international nod
(Minnesota) -- Things keep getting hotter heading into winter for a mobile app maker with a presence around Central Minnesota. The International Gaming Awards in London...

11/5/2014

article Tenn. voters allow charitable gaming for veterans
(Tennessee) -- Voters have approved a constitutional change that would allow charitable gaming fundraisers for veterans groups. A 2002 constitutional amendment that...

11/1/2014

article EDITORIAL: Update constitution with two 'yes' votes
(South Carolina) -- Just as important as writing effective new laws is eliminating outdated ones. By voting yes to two amendments Tuesday, voters can clean up parts of...

10/31/2014

article Constable accused of using charity money for gambling, lottery tickets
(Texas) -- Prosecutors Friday said Harris County Pct. 6 Victor Trevino diverted "thousands and thousands" of dollars from his charity to put in slot machines...
article Voters to decide raffle question
(Kansas) -- A proposed constitutional amendment on next week’s ballot would allow nonprofit, religious, veterans and other organizations to have raffles as...
article Ballot Question Would Allow Raffles in SC
(South Carolina) -- Amendment 1 on the South Carolina ballot asks voters whether they want to change the state constitution to allow nonprofit groups to hold raffles as...

9/26/2014

article Editorial: Find a fix for charitable gaming
(Michigan) -- Michigan courts will be left to sort out the complex complaints regarding charitable gaming and Michigan’s efforts to rein in what state regulators...

9/1/2014

article Charities sue over gaming rules
(Michigan) -- Charities, millionaire party suppliers and an association that represents almost 300 such organizations have filed suit to prevent the Michigan Gaming...

8/31/2014

article Lawsuit opposes emergency rules for charitable gaming
(Michigan) -- Charities, millionaire party suppliers and an association that represents almost 300 such organizations have filed suit to prevent the Michigan Gaming...

8/28/2014

article Gaming Board: charity poker thriving under new rules
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board said Thursday it has issued 161 millionaire party licenses equal to more than 500 event days across the state since...

8/10/2014

article Judge blocks new rules for charitable gambling
(Michigan) -- Operators of Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events are claiming a “significant win” after a judge barred Michigan from enforcing rules...

5/30/2014

article Injunction stops new rules for charitable gambling
(Michigan) -- A judge has stopped new regulations on Las Vegas-style charitable gambling events in Michigan. Court of Claims Judge Pat Donofrio on Friday issued a...

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