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Woman hands out gift cards to strangers after winning the lottery

Crystal Dunn won $103,909.73 after taxes on an instant play game in Kentucky. She bought $2,000 in gift cards at a supermarket and gave them to strangers. She plans to use the rest of her winnings for buying a car and paying off bills. The lottery officials confirmed the win. It was confirmed by an email from the Lottery.
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Woman hands out gift cards to strangers after winning the lottery
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Revolutionary Racing gets licence to open #racetrack in #Kentucky The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has awarded the state’s ninth and final licence to the company that reopened Colonial Downs in Virginia.

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🐎Hey Kentucky bettors! We know you don't have online sports betting yet, but here's another way to bet on the ponies. Caesars Sportsbook and NYRA Bets announced Tuesday that Caesars Racebook is now live in Kentucky. 🏇

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Churchill Downs sets records for Kentucky Derby revenue and quarterly metrics, but misses Wall Street forecasts

Powerball, Mega Millions have combined jackpot near $600 million

There were no winners in the Powerball Saturday drawing. Mega Millions Friday drawing had the winning numbers 20 - 36 - 53 - 56 - 69 and Megaball 16. The Mega Million jackpot is now estimated $290 million with a cash option of $162.3 million. Power Ball is $296 million and the cash payout is $166.1 million, according to the website.
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Powerball, Mega Millions have combined jackpot near $600 million
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IRS Taxes Kentucky Derby Wins, But Can You Deduct Losses?

Rich Strike's Kentucky Derby win made the owner a fortune. The IRS collects 37% of gambling winnings. It's possible to deduct gambling losses only if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A. The amount of losses you deduct can't be more than the amount you reported on your return. There is information on withholding on gambling wins and losses in IRS Publication 505. You must report the full amount on Form 1040. If the payer withholds the payment, you still have to pay tax. iReport.com. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 10 or visit a local Samaritan branch.
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IRS Taxes Kentucky Derby Wins, But Can You Deduct Losses?

Queen of Hearts Jackpot in Owensboro Now Over 50K

The Queen of Hearts jackpot in Owensboro has grown to over $50,000. The jack pot is going to grow even more when the doors to the Big Blue Bingo Hall open on Thursday evening. There are only five numbers left on the Queen's of the Hearts board. If the person who finds the queen of hearts, they will win 70% of that total jackpots. On Monday, the jackpotted grew by $8,191.00. It's the second biggest in the history of Trinity High Bingos. The biggest jack Pot was $139,529. Tomorrow, Andrea Aud, bingo coordinator for Trinity, asks people to bring their own chairs to guarantee a seat.
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Queen of Hearts Jackpot in Owensboro Now Over 50K
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Huge Queen of Hearts Jackpot Up for Grabs at Owensboro Bingo

Huge Queen of Hearts Jackpot up for grabs at Owensboro Bingo Hall. Ann Payton won the record $139,529 Queen's of Heart jackpot in September 2018. The jackpots are increasing. Trinity High School hosts Bingos two nights a week. They average about 200 players per night. Last few weeks, they've been averaging 250 players. The games start at 6:45 pm. Tickets for the Queen’s of hearts raffle are $1 each. One lucky ticket winner will be drawn before the final game. If they uncover the queen of heart, the winner gets the jack pot.
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Huge Queen of Hearts Jackpot Up for Grabs at Owensboro Bingo

House committee advances bills related to legalized gambling in Kentucky

House committee approves a legislative package related to legalized gambling in Kentucky. The package includes legalizing sports wagering, banning unregulated gambling machines, modernizing pari-mutuel waggering statutes, and creating a fund to fight gambling addiction. House Bill 606 seeks to legalize most forms of sports betting and regulate the taxation of all online gambling including fantasy sports and online poker. House bill 608 would prohibit gambling machine not associated with the Kentucky Lottery, charitable gaming or historical horse racing. It would also ban "gray machines" or skill game machines. Some lawmakers and legal experts question their legality.
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House committee advances bills related to legalized gambling in Kentucky
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Rainbow Club Casino Unveils New Cocktail Menu Featuring 8 Drinks

Rainbow Club Casino Unveils New Cocktail Menu Featuring 8 Drinks. The new additions to the menu will include takes on traditional drinks, such as the Rainbow Club Margarita, which incorporates Butterfly Cannon color-changing tequila and the Fig Old Fashioned. Drankings will be complimentary for players. They can be ordered at the bar or at your favorite slot machine.
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Rainbow Club Casino Unveils New Cocktail Menu Featuring 8 Drinks

Casino Night Fundraiser at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery

The Casino Night Fundraiser will take place at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery on February 25th. The event is paid for by Bladen’s Bloomin” Agri-Industrial and Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are required for $50.
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Casino Night Fundraiser at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery
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Seth Young joins EQL Games board of directors

Seth Young has joined the board of directors of EQL Games. EQL Games has created a new lottery-style live sports category in the U.S. and launched Win Place Show, the first ever such draw game. Seth is the Chief Strategy Officer at Fifth Street Gaming Digital. He most recently served as the company's Chief Innovation Officer. He was recognized for both the Innovation Group’s Emerging Leaders of Gaming Award and Global Gaming Magazine”s 40 under 40 in 2018. His influence on ELL is important as they transition from a retail-only focus to an omni-channel approach to lottery and gaming.
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Powerball kicks off 2022 with a $540 million jackpot for Monday night's drawing

The jackpot for Monday's drawing was raised again to $540 million with a cash option of $384.3 million. There hasn't been a Powerball jackpots winner in the past 38 drawings. The last winner was in Kentucky on Dec. 11, 2010. Power Ball is sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Powerball kicks off 2022 with a $540 million jackpot for Monday night's drawing
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Charges filed in internet cafe gambling case

Dana Carney, 45, and Joseph Carney,. 50, have been charged with promoting gambling in the first degree. Royal Queen Bee’s Internet Cafe, run by the Carneys, was raided by KSP in November after a months-long undercover operation. Law enforcement officials seized 20 items of gambling equipment. The cafe was registered as a limited liability company to Dana Carney under the name Dana L. Carr in October 2020. It was dissolved in Oct. this year for failing to file its annual report within 60 days.
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Charges filed in internet cafe gambling case

Will we get legal gambling this time?

In the 19th century, Owensboro was a sporting town. The police had cracked down on gambling by the mid-20th Century. In 1993, the Green family applied for a riverboat casino in Evansville or Rockport, but it didn't come to fruition. John Bays, who owned the Executive Inn in 2002, tried to get a casino license for the hotel, which he sold in 2005. Ron Geary wanted to build an off-track betting and simulcasting parlor downtown.
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Churchill Downs submits cost estimate, new details on downtown gambling venue

Churchill Downs wants to build a historical horse racing venue in downtown Louisville. The company submitted an application to the city planning service. It needs city approval. The building is designated as an individual landmark and in a downtown district. Churchill hasn't yet purchased the property. U.S. Bank is the building's owner. Historical racing resembles slot machines. State lawmakers voted to legalize them earlier this year.
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Churchill Downs submits cost estimate, new details on downtown gambling venue

Wildfire Lake Mead Casino to temporarily close for renovations

Wildfire Lake Mead Casino will temporarily close on 1 November 2021 for renovations. The locale is expected to reopen before the end of the year. Guests will find an upgraded gaming experience including over 200 slot, poker, and keno machines, an all-new STN Sportsbook, electronic table games including blackjack, craps, baccarat and blackjacks, check cashing and global payment processing.
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Mint Gambling Hall expanding to Bowling Green

Mint Gambling Hall is expanding to Bowling Green. The building permit application was filed in July. It calls for a $6.2 million renovation of a building in the Greenwood Market Place Shopping Center. A previous application for the same building was rejected by the planning commission. The renovation is expected to be complete by early this year. There will be historical horse racing machines, simulcast sports betting, a café and a sports bar. Kentucky General Assembly passed and signed legislation to legalize the HHR machines. Senate Bill 120 changed the definition of pari-mutuel wagering to include betting on historical races.
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Mint Gambling Hall expanding to Bowling Green

Kentucky to receive $300 Million from online gambling lawsuit

Flutter Entertainment, the Parent company of PokerStars, has agreed to pay Kentucky $300 million to settle a lawsuit brought against the internet gambling site in 2011. Pokerstars collected almost $ 300 million in actual cash losses from thousands of Kentuckians who played on Poker stars’ websites from 2007 to 2011, but the amount is nearly $10 million above the actual damages awarded by the courts.
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Kentucky to receive $300 Million from online gambling lawsuit

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots mount, top $815 million

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are now $815 million. The MEGA MILLIONS jackpot is $383 million for tonight's drawing. Wednesday's Power Ball jack pot is estimated $432 million with a cash option amount of $313.5 million, which is a lot for lottery players.
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Why Gambling in Kentucky is still illegal

Gambling in Kentucky is illegal without the exchange of real money. There is no land-based casino in the state and only gambling for charity is permitted. The state is restrictive around gambling.
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Why Gambling in Kentucky is still illegal

Spin The Choctaw Casino Grant Prize Wheel In Henderson On Friday

Spin The Choctaw Casino Grant Prize Wheel In Henderson On Friday. Melz On The MIC will be broadcasting live. The jackpot kicks off at $500 and grows until someone cracks the code to the safe. The first spin takes place at the grand opening celebration of Texas Title Pros located at 209 U.S. Highway 79 North across from The Jalapeno Tree from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
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Spin The Choctaw Casino Grant Prize Wheel In Henderson On Friday

IGT unveils Wheel of Fortune-themed games at Churchill Downs

IGT has introduced Wheel of Fortune-themed games to Churchill Downs, Derby City Gaming and Newport Racing & Gaming in Kentucky. CDI is happy to partner with IGT once again. iGT deployed 40 CrystalWheel cabinets with an HHR version of Wheel. of. the Wheel Cash Link Exotic Far East theme throughout Derby. City, Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel in Oak. Grove and CDi's newest Kentucky property Newport.
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Henderson’s Eldorado Casino renamed the Pass, gets opening date

The Pass Casino in Henderson is getting a refresh before its grand opening on April 1. DeSimone Gaming purchased the property from Boyd Gaming Corp. in December. The casino will have more than 350 slot machines, 24-hour dining, two bars and a shuttle between the two casinos. De simone also owns the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino near Boulder City.
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Henderson’s Eldorado Casino renamed the Pass, gets opening date

Boyd Gaming sells Henderson’s historic Eldorado Casino on Water Street

Boyd Gaming Corp. sold the Henderson's Eldorado Casino to DeSimone Gaming for an undisclosed amount of money. HUDL Brewing Co. laid of eight employees on December 6. The city's planning commission approved the food truck plan for a vacant lot in the Arts District. It's proposed to host up to 10 food trucks. It awaits city council approval.
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Boyd Gaming sells Henderson’s historic Eldorado Casino on Water Street

Will KY legislature double down on video gambling

Kentucky Supreme Court denied the Horse Racing industry's appeal to allow historical horse racing at their gambling venues. Lawmakers are being pressured to change the definition of parimutuel so that video slot machines can remain. The tracks face a lot of costs and a loss of tax revenue. Churchill Downs and Keeneland made a huge bet and it didn't come out well.
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Will KY legislature double down on video gambling

Kentucky Lottery Jackpots Continue to Rise

There is a $401 million Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night and $384 million Powerball jackpots for Saturday night. If you won the jack pot, you could spend a week relaxing with 157,000 of your closest friends and family on vacation in Puerto Rico, exercise more, drink more water and check your weight with 3.27 million smart scales and water purification systems. You could also hire a personal home organizer to help you get your home in order.
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Kentucky Lottery Jackpots Continue to Rise