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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Racketeering Indictments for Saipan Casino Operators
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 704 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

...Three executives from Imperial Pacific International (IPI) and MCC International Saipan have been indicted on federal criminal charges, including Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) conspiracy, harboring illegal aliens, unlawful employment of aliens, and international promotional money laundering....

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:28 PM :: 1670 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Gambling, Life

...January 23rd - Bill Introduction Cutoff Last day for a bill to be filed with the House or Senate Clerk....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Supreme Court Overturns Federal Sports Betting Ban--May Lead to Legislation in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 AM :: 2278 Views :: Gambling

...Supreme Court ruling could lead to sports gambling bills in Hawaii Legislature....

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hawaii Most Gambling-Related Arrests per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 12:20 PM :: 2914 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii Statistics

...5th highest proportion of adults with ‘Gambling Problem’....

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Friday, March 2, 2018
If Game Makers Don’t Address Loot Crates, Lawmakers Will
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 3190 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii State Government

...The ESRB’s decision to label video games with paid add-ons essentially does nothing to address the complaint that loot boxes are akin to gambling....

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Sunday, December 17, 2017
Gamers of the World Unite: You have nothing to lose but your micro-transactions
By Tom Yamachika @ 12:17 PM :: 2579 Views :: Gambling

...looking to introduce legislation to combat predatory practices by game publishers. He called Star Wars: Battlefront II, an “online casino...."

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Hawaii Launches Investigation Into EA Over Gambling Concerns
By Video @ 1:19 PM :: 3010 Views :: Gambling

...“Star Wars: Battlefront II” and EA more broadly have received a deluge of criticism for micro-transactions, or purchases made in-game with real-world money....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
Judge rules in city’s favor on gambling device seizures
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 4145 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

The Ninth Circuit rejected the appeal by the arcade owners and affirmed United States District Court Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi’s April 30, 2014 ruling....

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Monday, October 31, 2016
HPD Shares Payoff from $670M Gambling Bust
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 4932 Views :: Gambling, Police

...between 2005 and 2012, the illegal operation, established by Allen Yamada and led by Felix Tom, placed gross wagers totaling over approximately $670 million through internet websites....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Problem Gambling? Hawaii 2nd-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 8107 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii Statistics

...second in problem gambling treatment....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
State Revenues From Gambling: Short-Term Relief, Long-Term Disappointment
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 3184 Views :: Gambling

Rockefeller Institute Blinken Report: Gambling Not a Solution to State Revenue Woes....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
DraftKings Quitting Hawaii After Prosecutor Issues Cease-and-Desist Letter
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 5752 Views :: Honolulu County, Gambling, Law Enforcement

...the company was hopeful about the prospects of a bill in the Hawaii legislature....

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Complete List of 2016 Gambling Bills
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 3535 Views :: Gambling

...From Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling....

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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Gambling on a Hawaiian Tribe
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 6057 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Gambling, OHA

...allowing a lottery in Hawaii could open the door to other things....

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Sunday, March 8, 2015
Pay Your Money and Take Your Chances!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4126 Views :: Gambling, Taxes

In Hawaii a number of us are fascinated with gambling....

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Sunday, January 4, 2015
Lottery as the Most Practical Path to Wealth?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4030 Views :: Gambling, Taxes

...In 2005, a survey asked a sample of 1,000 adult Americans what would be the most practical way for them to accumulate several hundred thousand dollars....

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
VIDEO: Galuteria Talks Up Casinos for Hawaii Tribal Reservation
By Video @ 6:11 AM :: 7440 Views :: Akaka Bill, Development, Gambling, OHA, Tourism

To Galuteria, gambling on Native American land offers "a lot of great models" that "the Hawaiians can follow" ....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Leader of Internet Gambling Operation Sentenced to Prison
By News Release @ 2:30 PM :: 4634 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

Felix Gee Wan Tom, age 40, of Honolulu, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Susan Oki Mollway....

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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Lawsuit: Hawaii Gambling Machine Contract Guaranteed ‘No problem from Vice-Squad’
By Andrew Walden @ 2:41 AM :: 6862 Views :: Gambling, Law Enforcement

Despite this assurance, the record also reveals that the parties also made jokes about being “locked up” because of these games....

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
HFF: Mainland Money Behind Push for Gay Marriage
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:24 PM :: 7181 Views :: Family, Gambling, Health Care, Religion

...continued attempts to legalize same-sex marriage, gambling and physician-assisted suicide....

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