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OKG Newsletter

Topic: casinos

An outrageous prosecution


Michael J. "Mickey" Homsey
You can’t have a better bag man than the U.S. government.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Losing bet

Oklahoma’s casino gaming has exploded, but funding of gambling addiction programs hasn’t kept pace.


C.G. Niebank
Although addicted gamblers in Oklahoma are estimated to number well more than 100,000, only $750,000 is allotted by the state to treat the problem. As the number of problem gamblers grows, those charged with administering treatment are tasked with doing more and more with only allocated portions of that yearly $750,000.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Don't bet on it

Letters to the Editor

Cal Hobson
In reference to the article by C.G. Niebank III about problem gambling in Oklahoma (”Losing bet,” March 13, Oklahoma Gazette), it is true that more money is needed to deal with this issue. As the story indicated, only $750,000 is earmarked to help those addicted to gaming at Oklahoma’s 117 casinos, four racetracks and dozens of bingo parlors.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Getting right with welfare


Gazette staff
Chicken-Fried News isn’t sure if there’s been a rash of welfare recipients frittering away their assistance on booze and lap dances, but sometimes it just pays to think ahead. And so it was that Gov. Mary Fallin on May 13 signed Senate Bill 667.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013