In Erie, Pennsylvania, a 55-year-old man, apparently with a gambling problem, is facing charges of violating his self-imposed ban on gambling. In Pennsylvania, the law allows people to “ban” themselves from casinos. They can ban themselves for one year, five years, or life. If they’re caught — usually by cashing a winnings check — they can be charged with trespassing.
The man went to a casino and won over $2,000 before he caught himself. He’ll be giving the money back.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.