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Lottery asks police to help settle down ticket scandal

he Hoosier Lottery announced that it asked state police to review its handling of an alleged scheme to cash in on a winning $1 million ticket.

Lottery Director John M. Ross explained that the company wanted a review in order to reassure the public of the lottery’s integrity.

According to Casinocitytimes.com, this week Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi  filed criminal charges against a former lottery security officer and two other men accused in the fraud. Brizzi said lottery officials had made no effort to report the scheme to authorities, who learned about it from an informant.

Ross commented on such accusations that lottery was conducting its own investigation. The gambling operator didn’t consider the evidence was strong enough to involve an outside agency.

Max. 8 “supercasinos” means no problem gambling?

London. Nov 16 — The UK government plans to restrict the number of giant Las Vegas-style casinos that can be built across Britain to eight as the industry’s gambling laws face their biggest shake-up in 40 years, Richard Caborn told the Gambling Bill Standing Committee today.

Tony Blair’s government has proposed the limit on regional casinos in a change to its Gambling Bill, which has faced fierce opposition from politicians and health advocates who have warned of the risks of soaring numbers of gambling addicts.

The backlash against the government’s reform plans means initial suggestions from Blair that there could be 20 to 40 regional casinos built have been dramatically reined back.

Richard Caborn said in a statement: “We have taken careful note of concerns raised during the Bill’s second reading debate about the casino proposals. There was a large measure of support for the view that the licensing controls proposed in the Bill, working alongside the planning system, would not on their own be strong enough to guard against the proliferation of a kind of gambling facility hitherto untested in this country, or the location of regional casinos in unsuitable areas.”

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