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Praise the Lord! We Won!

Well, we can all start sleeping better at night (especially me). The Nebraska Legislature has adjourned for the year and we dodged another bullet. This now makes 22 years of “NO EXPANDED GAMBLING”. It is truly a miracle and we give God all the glory. This year we faced 3 expanded gambling bills and testified […]

Gambling Proponents Cheated Nebraska Once Again

When will gambling proponents ever learn that Nebraskans’ cherish our “Good Life” and we do not want to see it ruined by expanded gambling – especially in the form of Casinos and Slot Machines? For 21 years expanded gambling has been defeated in the Legislature or by the voters. Our Senators wisely examined the facts […]

Former Dundee Presbyterian Worker Gets Probation

Former Dundee Presbyterian worker gets probation after stealing thousands from church for gambling. A former employee at Dundee Presbyterian Church was sentenced Monday to five years’ probation after pleading guilty to felony theft of over $37,000 from the church. Jeffrey D. Bomberger, 42, of Lincoln, was also ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution and get treatment […]

Idaho AG Strikes Landmark Fantasy Sports Agreement With DraftKings and FanDuel 

Two high-profile online fantasy sports franchises have reached an agreement with the Idaho Attorney General’s office to quit conducting paid contests in Idaho. The agreement, announced Monday, was with DraftKings and FanDuel, two of the nation’s biggest companies offering paid fantasy sports contests. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said the agreement with the two companies […]

Man Who Stole $4M from Rahway Mega Church Sentenced

Rahway, NJ – A man who admitted he used his position as a certified public accountant to steal more than $4 million from a Rahway mega church was sentenced to almost 5 years (57 months) in prison Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Donald Gridiron, 51, of Pomona, California, admitted in 2015 that he defrauded […]

Canadian priest accused of gambling away $380,000 meant for refugees

According to reports in the Canadian media, an Ontario-based Catholic priest is under investigation on suspicion of gambling away funds that had been set aside to provide for refugees newly settled in Canada. Father Amer Saka, a priest at the St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in London, Ontario, is suspected to have lost roughly a half-million Canadian dollars (equivalent to $380,000 U.S.) that had been […]

Gamblers lose $6 for every $1 Florida gets, Rep. Van Zant says

While the Senate signaled its gambling bills were all but dead this year, they’ve stayed on life support in the House. But one lawmaker wanted his fellow representatives to remember gaming revenues come at a high price. Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Keystone Heights, said lawmakers should remember that all gaming revenue is money someone has […]

Gambling Bills Dead For This Year

LINCOLN — A bill supporters said would regulate fantasy sports betting in Nebraska is dead for this year. The bill’s sponsor sent a letter Friday to Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley asking that the measure not be on Monday’s agenda as planned, or on the agenda for the rest of the legislative session, Hadley […]

Chambers vows to kill three-part gambling bill that would define fantasy sports as games of skill

LINCOLN — Omaha State Sen. Ernie Chambers has vowed to “run the clock” by filibustering a “Christmas tree bill” involving fantasy sports contests, raffles on weather events, keno and pickle cards. During first-round debate Thursday, Chambers said Legislative Bill 970 is gambling — “pure and simple. “If you favor more gambling, even if you pass […]