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Republicans favor new federal regulation on sports gambling

House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members expressed concerns Thursday about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as well as the potential for match-fixing. “For Congress to do nothing is the worst possible alternative,” said Rep. ...

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Convenience stores expect boost from Mississippi lottery

By TED CARTER Mississippi’s convenience store operators have heard the cautions that some of the money customers previously spent on dish soap, soda and bread will be diverted to lottery tickets. But the prospect of making a nickel or more on each one-dollar ticket has the retailers saying, “Bring it on.” Philip Chamblee, head of the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and ...

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Group asks Arkansas court to strike casinos ballot measure

A group asked Arkansas’ highest court on Monday to disqualify a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state, claiming the proposal’s wording is ambiguous and misleading to voters. The group, Ensuring Arkansas’ Future, asked the state Supreme Court to not cast any votes on the proposed constitutional amendment that election officials approved last week for the November ...

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IP recognizes employees for June and Second Quarter

IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi recently recognized team members for their service, dedication and work ethic, honoring the Team Members of the Month for June, as well as honorees for Team Leader and Part-Time Team Member of the second quarter of 2018. June’s honorees were Tammy Golladay (Food and Beverage-Bakery), Joseph Bean (Facilities-Lead Technician), Tatiana Watson (Finance-Financial Analyst), Norveshia ...

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