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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 :: 941 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 :: 1042 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii Statistics

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

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Friday, March 02, 2018
If Game Makers Don’t Address Loot Crates, Lawmakers Will
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 PM :: 1459 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 :: 1302 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 :: 1467 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 :: 2331 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 :: 2981 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 :: 6597 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 :: 1953 Views :: Gambling

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

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
DraftKings Quitting Hawaii After Prosecutor Issues Cease-and-Desist Letter
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 3533 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 :: 2268 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 :: 3849 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Gambling, OHA

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

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Sunday, March 08, 2015
Pay Your Money and Take Your Chances!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2560 Views :: Gambling, Taxes

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

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Sunday, January 04, 2015
Lottery as the Most Practical Path to Wealth?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2659 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 01, 2014
VIDEO: Galuteria Talks Up Casinos for Hawaii Tribal Reservation
By Video @ 6:11 AM :: 4648 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 :: 2992 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 :: 5092 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 :: 4570 Views :: Family, Gambling, Health Care, Religion

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

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