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Regulators Eye Charity Event Sponsored by Online Casino
This weekend, thousands of military troops stationed in Hawaii are
expected to participate in a charity event involving a meet-and-greet
with Hollywood stars and a concert by rapper Snoop Dogg.
The sponsor of the event, an Internet casino company called Bodog, is
raising some eyebrows among regulators because it is one of many online
casinos the Justice Department says is doing business illegally in the
The event, which received approval from the Defense Department and
was organized with the help of the military’s Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Department, involves troops stationed at various military
bases in Hawaii including Hickam Air Force Base, the U.S. Army’s
Schofield Barracks, the naval base at Pearl Harbor and the Marine Corps
base at Kaneohe Bay.
Called "Salute to the Troops," the event kicked off Thursday and
includes a concert, comedy show and a poker tournament with troops
playing against celebrities.
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