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OKG Newsletter

Topic: gambling

‘Marijuana is here to stay’

Letters to the Editor

Ron Ferrell
When I moved to Oklahoma City in the 1980s, there was “liquor by the wink,” and the other loophole was to bring your own bottle in order to have a cocktail, or become a member of that club. Liquor by the drink was illegal, but there were ways around the law.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Name of the game


Gazette staff
The 1919 World Series was poisoned by gamblers who bribed several Chicago White Sox players to throw the championship.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

When newspeople make news


Gazette staff
As a journalist, it’s probably best that the only place your name ends up in a newspaper is in the byline.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Haute hoops


Gazette staff
Have you heard? The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat are in the NBA Finals. No lie!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wanna bet?


Gazette staff
Thunder pride and gambling mania have taken hold at the Oklahoma City Public Schools district.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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

Wrong again

Letters to the Editor

David Grow
Rev. Steve Kern’s letter to the editor ("What evolutionists fear,” March 13, Oklahoma Gazette) projects, yet again, his willful ignorance of science. His characterizations of evolutionary science are flat wrong
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lottery limbo

With the lottery’s future uncertain, Oklahoma lottery officials scramble for ways to increase the games’ popularity and help schools statewide.


Peter Wright
When the Oklahoma Lottery’s first instant ticket was sold in October 2005, the odds were that the numbers underneath the scratch-off film would be worthless to whoever bought it. Yet the dollar exchanged for that card was intended to be the first of millions raised for education.
Tuesday, March 26, 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