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Collins: Video poker too big to destroy

...can't put it out of business," Greenville businessman Fred Collins said Saturday night. Collins was here to address the...nothing to do with video games, it has nothing to do with Fred Collins, it has nothing to do with morals." Collins refused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/24/met_262110.shtml
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S.C.: Sink casino boats

...and already one video gambling kingpin is looking at coastline casino boat trips from the Grand Strand to Charleston. Fred Collins, the state's largest video gambling operator, has anchored the 387-foot gambling and cruise ship Tropic Sea off...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/08/edi_273237.shtml
Editorials
Serves notice he'll oppose video poker

...I'll ever need -- Jesus Christ as my Savior. And I have not looked back. I read where (video poker advocate) Fred Collins said he was sick and tired of politicians and people with moral character telling him what to do. He even said he is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/23/edi_270959.shtml
Editorials
Accusations fly over S.C. gambling money

...Alan H. Schafer financed attack ads on the governor. One of the state's largest video gambling machine owners, Fred Collins, who is financing his own anti-Beasley campaign, also has asked the commission for an opinion on the issue. Beasley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/29/met_237412.shtml
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Churches unite against video poker

...theology" of all, said the Rev. Bryan, a Presbyterian minister. The largest video gambling operator in the state, Fred Collins, doesn't see it that way. "I am so sick and tired of politicians and moralists telling me what's right for me...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/09/met_267484.shtml
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Laments S.C. 'sellout' to gambling

...protector of the poor. How much money is really generated by those poker machines? How much of the money spent by Fred Collins and Alan Schafer came from other outside sources? I guess it just goes to show that money still rules and always has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/07/op_244063.shtml
Opinion columns
Supreme Court: Video poker is legal

...moments after the opinion was released at midday. In Greenville, S.C., the state's largest video poker operator, Fred Collins, also was jubilant. He said the court had given an air of legitimacy to the games. "Now we can concentrate on regulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/20/met_245208.shtml
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Governor sues over poker ads

...by Collins Entertainment of Greenville, South of the Border at Dillon, and related business enterprises of both. Fred Collins of Greenville is principal owner of Collins Entertainment, often identified as South Carolina's largest video poker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/23/met_242645.shtml
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Mayor favors rebuke on debt

...C/O Marvin Poer & Co., for a warehouse on Lovers Lane, $76,829.50 ? Georgia Gaming Manufacturing, C/O Fred Collins, Greenville, S.C., for personal property at 2802 Wilco Ave., $65,277.12 ? Capstone Capital Corp., 3725...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/12/met_439704.shtml
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Across the area

...gambling operator has agreed to participate in a debate next month in Anderson over the industry's pros and cons. Fred Collins of Greenville and Phil White of Anderson will present the pro-gambling point of view in the Oct. 8 debate, sponsored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/20/met_270670.shtml
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