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Senate readies this year’s gambling bill

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A Senate spokeswoman on Tuesday said the chamber’s legislative package on gambling should be ready for hearing later this month. A meeting of the Regulated Industries Committee, which oversees gambling policy, had been set for this Thursday but was cancelled. “Based on conservations with Sen. (Bill) Galvano, President (Joe) Negron anticipates having a bill ready to be heard during the second committee week in January,” Katie Betta said in an email. “Based on that timetable, President Negron felt that it would…

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Philadelphia Inquirer goes into the bookmaking business

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Can’t remember where I first saw this, but thanks to the Philadelphia Inquirer, now you can kind of bet on sports. Seems the Inquirer has hatched a brilliant solution to the problem of falling ad revenues and subscriptions — allow sports gambling on your online newspaper site, according to Editor & Publisher. E&P itself could have used a couple of windfall jackpots last year when it was forced to stop publishing until it was partially saved by more traditional means.…

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