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Can Trump Create Millions of Jobs? Don't Bet On It

The Conversation US | Posted 10.01.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

By Jonathan Lipson, Temple University Donald Trump claims he should be president in part because he has succeeded at creating jobs and businesses. ...

What's the Right Number of Casinos for Atlantic City?

Laura Goldman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Laura Goldman

One of the mysteries of life is why Atlantic City, with all its natural advantages including proximity to the ocean, a long boardwalk and a location w...

Atlantic City Could Look Vastly Different in 2017

Laura Goldman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Laura Goldman

Who doesn't love a good game of Monopoly especially a real life one? Large swaths of the Atlantic Boardwalk are changing hands. Philadelphia developer...

Are You Investing, or Gambling?

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 08.18.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

Respectfully, if you believe the stock market is like gambling, you are not playing the game right. When investing long term in the stock market, your odds, in fact, are better and higher than the odds of the casino itself.

Sentence Inflation

Joel Judd | Posted 06.21.2016 | Denver
Joel Judd

Beth McCann was the first legislator I worked with who actually started slaying this dragon. As a freshman, she proposed reducing a small basket of sentences and got her bill passed. The budget folks calculated how much this would save in future prison costs.

Casino Capitalism and Election 2016

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

What is it with casinos and the presidency these days? I'm thinking, of course, about the version of casino capitalism being played out in American politics at the moment by two men who made fortunes in the casino business.

10 Things I Learned on a Road Trip from Texas to Oklahoma and Arkansas

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

On April 29th my father turned 84, and his sister, my aunt, turned 90 the same day. I attended the celebrations by flying into Austin and taking a roa...

'Landslide Hillary' Pulls It Out

William Bradley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is Hillary Clinton regaining the media frame of inevitable Democratic nominee? Probably. Is that a good thing for her? We'll see. It not infrequently has not been.

Trumping Political Science? Lessons from Donald Trump's Surprising Campaign

Kirby Goidel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

It is unclear if Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of political campaigning but he has unquestionably left pundits and political scientists baffled by his success. Most careful observers of politics (present authors included) believed Trump would have washed out quickly and decisively.

How Americans Really Feel About Gambling

David Crisanti | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
David Crisanti

Even as people want others to be free to gamble, they don't want it happening in their backyard-- those that said they would not want online casino gambling in their state outnumbered those that would by nearly 60 per cent.

The Most Disappointing Destination in Europe?

John Nicholson | Posted 10.26.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

I love Europe. Who doesn't? It's filled with so much sophistication, dotted with beautiful cities and villages, steeped in history that has shaped the...

Top 5 Casino Hotels | Posted 09.17.2016 | Travel

Take a trip with Lady Luck to one of the most elegant casino hotels around the world. From Las Vegas to Monaco, these luxurious resorts pair exhilarating casino action with top-flight amenities and family-friendly attractions that kids and adults can enjoy.

Battle of the Falls: Is the N.Y. Side of Niagara Better Than Canada?

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Big-time fun. Small-city charm. Whichever you choose, reserve early. And keep an eye out for falling fish.

6 Casino Hotels Worth the Gamble

trivago | Posted 07.31.2016 | Travel

With cash prizes in the millions, and a host of celebrities joining international tournaments, it's no surprise that poker is fast becoming the most popular game of chance online and of course on the casino floor.

What Was It Like to Be a Part of the MIT Blackjack Team?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment

Well, the whole thing was completely secret, for years and years and years. So it was something you were doing where you couldn't tell anyone. We were totally paranoid about security--it was an all-cash business-- and the casinos could throw you out at any time - so it was all hush hush. From the beginning in 1979, I never talked about it publicly until after the movie came out in 2008.

6 Things We Wish We Knew Before We Went to Atlantic City

Oyster | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel

While it's no secret that Atlantic City has changed (i.e. deteriorated) since its glory days -- gone are both the olden days of men with thick accents and questionable affiliations, as well as the more recent (failed) revival days of glitzy resorts -- we still kinda pictured we'd find just that.

What Are the Telltale Signs of Someone Counting Cards at a Casino Table?

Quora | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment

In blackjack, if you count cards, it's very easy to tell if other players are counting. Counting cards changes your play style in certain ways. You will tend to bet high when the "count" is high, and bet lower when the "count" is lower.

Absolute Beginners Guide to Enjoying Casinos

Travelzoo | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel

I'm frugal with my disposable income, and I never understood the appeal of sitting in a smoky, windowless space, throwing away perfectly good money and -- more often than not -- getting nothing in return.

How to Do Vegas Like a Pro

WHERE | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

We really wish that, on our first visit, someone had told us not to walk all the way from the Bellagio to the MGM Grand -- sure, it doesn't LOOK far, but a couple of blocks in and you'll wonder what made you do it.

10 Unique Ways To Spend Your Spring Break

Uloop | Posted 05.17.2015 | College

Spring break is practically upon us, and those of us that live to procrastinate still have absolutely no clue what we're going to do.

How Casinos Know That You Are Counting Cards

Quora | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money

It comes in levels. They have a lot of tools against card counting and I've experienced many to most firsthand. At the end you just get banned from the casino, or banned from table games. No, there is no backroom, unless you play somewhere you shouldn't be playing in the first place.

Build Loyalty -- The Cost -- $00.00

David Kanegis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
David Kanegis

Remember your customers are humans just like you. They want the most and the best for what they are paying. Within the bounds of your bottom line -- give it to them.

The Rose Fades: Las Vegas

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My lover flew us in his private plane to Las Vegas. A limo delivered us to whichever casino was comping our current trip: the Riviera, the Flamingo, the Stardust or the Sands.

The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall Street

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Maybe death, pleasure, security, and risk are the products of this region. The risk: One day driving down the Strip about a decade ago, I realized that every hotel tower, every fountain, and every chandelier was largely paid for by losing bets. I understood for the first time what gambling really means.