ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: "Gamble responsibly."It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive gambling. Instead, the footnote caps a powerful new temptation as ads for sports betting emerge in states that have recently legalized an activity once banned in most of the United States.Sharon, a 39-year-old homemaker, decided with her husband to move from New Jersey to New York specifically to get away from legalized sports betting, but still sees ads frequently that remind her of the tens of thousands of dollars in debt she racked up on a wagering app. Charlie, an information technology professional from suburban Philadelphia, says the advertisements and easy access makes wagering "tempting as hell," even as his losses mounted to $400,000 as he bet online while traveling on service calls.They've complicated addiction recovery for Gary, a real estate agent from New Jersey who attends support group meetings and has lost nearly … [Read more...] about Bet responsibly? As sportsbook ads surge, a struggle for some
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Alfred Miller Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:37 AM EDT Sep 18, 2018 As lawmakers weigh allowing sports gambling in Kentucky, Churchill Downs has laid the groundwork to be first out of the gate if betting is approved. The racetrack owner debuted $65 million Derby City Gaming in Louisville on Friday. At its center, the 85,000-square-foot facility has a 50-seat sports bar featuring stacks of television screens. Around it are 900 “instant racing” machines — devices similar to slot machines but reliant on the results of past races. And more could be coming soon. Earlier this month, Churchill Downs, together with Lexington’s Keeneland racetrack, applied to the state's horse racing commission to operate a $125 million facility near Hopkinsville. The facility would open in 2020 and house 1,500 more instant racing machines and a 125-room hotel. Churchill Downs won’t say it’s anticipating the advent of either legalized … [Read more...] about Churchill Downs set for expanded sports betting in Kentucky
By Carl Nathe and Mike Ruehling LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Rhodes Scholar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley is coming to the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, Oct.16, as the featured speaker for the Fall 2018 Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture. The event, named for the late former Kentucky governor and four-term U.S. senator, will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Worsham Cinema in the university’s Gatton Student Center. Hosted by UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, the program is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Bradley represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate and served with Sen. Ford in Washington from 1979-1997. Bradley also made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2000. He presently is a managing director of Allen and Company LLC in New York. Bradley holds a bachelor’s degree in American history … [Read more...] about Senator Bradley to speak at UK during Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture
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Science & Environment By Joel Gunter BBC News 10 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42992143 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The Falcon Heavy's boosters burned for 154 seconds before they were jettisoned into … [Read more...] about The man who sent his sports car into space