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OKG Newsletter

Topic: gaming

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

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

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

Do not interrupt family, er, game time


Gazette staff
Tulsa resident Daren Nashburn, 27, isn’t going to win father of the year anytime soon. And his wife, Melissa Nashburn, 26, isn’t going to win mother of the year either.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014