Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

Poker Justice: 7 years for killing a cheater

by , Nov 19, 2014 | 12:32 am

We should probably be sadder because someone died and poker had everything to do with it. But at the same time … man hosts poker game, catches brother cheating, shoots brother in the chest and kills him, gets seven years. Seven-ish to be more exact. Seems about right, and arguably a +EV move — though future family Thanksgivings could be tough.

Read more here: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/11/flint_man_gets_prison_time_for_17.html.


Tribal Casinos in the Balance

Supreme Court decision could stifle expansion of Indian gaming

by , Jun 23, 2012 | 12:52 pm

A lawsuit seeking closure of the tiny Gun Lake casino in Michigan could have a major effect on the nation’s Indian casino market, an industry that posted $26.73 billion in revenue in 2010, according to the Indian Gaming Industry Report.

Analysts say this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to remand the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals could make it more difficult to fund tribal casino projects or even delay some projects until the matter is settled. The $160 million resort targeted in the lawsuit is in Wayland Township, 20 miles south of Grand Rapids. It was developed and is managed by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos LLC.

“The decision has the potential to change how the federal government takes land into trust for tribes,” said Steven Light, co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota. “It’s potentially a huge problem for expansion of gaming for recently recognized tribes.”

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New Joe Cada (and friends) TV show preview

Friday Night Video

by , Apr 16, 2010 | 1:23 pm

Here’s a preview of a prospective reality show/documentary called 6th Street: Life After the River, featuring Joe Cada and four of his friends from Michigan. The trailer features the highs and lows Cada and friends experienced over the past few months, with Cada’s agent Dan Frank, hip-hop party band LMFAO, Darvin Moon, and others. No word yet on when the full program will be available, but expect more details shortly.


Joe Cada Lobbying in DC

RE: Spreading the Poker Word

by , Dec 8, 2009 | 11:37 am

That’s what the now-22-year-old WSOP Champ is doing today … meeting with Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) to help push Barney Frank’s legislation.

http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/933-21-year-old-poker-champion-to-visit-capitol-hill