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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 […]

Thenarse: I let down Husker fans

Lincoln Journal Star   January 27, 2016 Rickey Thenarse wanted to send a message to Husker football fans. He obviously felt it was important. Which is why he sent me an e-mail this past weekend. He asked that I call him. He wanted to apologize to the fans. “I just feel like I had a lot […]

Paxton: Daily fantasy sports betting like DraftKings is illegal gambling

AUSTIN – Daily fantasy sports betting in Texas is illegal, according to an opinion released by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday. Paxton’s opinion argues that fantasy sport operations are wrong for claiming that they’re skill based. In his nonbinding opinion, Paxton said it is “beyond reasonable dispute that daily fantasy leagues involve an […]

Lincoln pharmacist gets prison time for Medicaid fraud

LJS  Jan. 14, 2016 A judge Wednesday sent a Lincoln pharmacist to prison for being behind Nebraska’s largest health care fraud to date, bilking the state’s Medicaid program of $14.4 million over six years. Scott Tran, 45, who pleaded guilty to health care fraud, said there weren’t words to describe how sorry he is and […]

We “WON”! God has given us another miracle!

Dear Friends, I am still reeling with joy and gratitude. After 4 long days at the Capitol we defeated that awful “Poker Bill”. LB 619 would have allowed “Poker Rooms” for anyone holding a liquor license and we currently have over 5700 in the state. Now I know not all of them would jump at […]

URGENT help needed, Poker Room Bill vote is Monday 1/11/16

Dear Supporter, Looks like we are starting off with a “BANG” in the Legislature this year so we really need your help! Sen. Larson’s poker bill, LB 619 is going to be voted on today, Monday, January 11th. It would allow anyone with a liquor license to have a “Poker Room”. Currently there are 5723 active licenses […]

$14.4 million Medicaid fraud may be state’s largest ever

WORLD-HERALD   Wednesday, September 30, 2015 LINCOLN — The pharmacist lost his composure in court Tuesday as he admitted to pulling off perhaps the biggest Medicaid fraud ever in Nebraska. As Scott Tran tearfully uttered the words “guilty, your honor,” he was confronted by the reality that he will spend up to 10 years in prison […]

Lincoln One Day Horse Race is a Farce

An article posted on August 11, 2015 in the Lincoln Star Journal was entitled: Date set for Lincoln’s one annual horse race. This was our response; also posted in Lincoln Journal Star on August 20, 2015. I found it very interesting that the Lincoln Race Course is so proud to announce their one day a […]


From an email sent by From GREY2k USA: Dear Friends, Yesterday, GREY2K USA learned that the last greyhound track in Texas was calling it quits! That’s right, Gulf Greyhound Park, the third and final dog track in the Lone Star State will close its doors to live racing by January 1. Read the Galveston Daily News […]