If I told you during the campaign that Governor Andrew Cuomo would have major, unprecedented first-year accomplishments, and then would set the bar high in year two, wouldn't you ask what was in my coffee?
Accordingly, my support for gay marriage and legalized marijuana is not reliant on an "anything goes" worldview, but rather that these policies would fundamentally strengthen society and better address its public moral needs. The same holds true for my philosophy toward gambling.
As dad was dishing out food to homeless people, he was approached by a nun "What do you do for a living?" "I'm a gambler," replied my father. "Joe, this is the first time we ever had a gambler on THIS side of the table." Problem gambling has pushed a lot of people into poverty.
With high-stakes gambling comes expertly crafted cocktails, white-glove service, and fine dining in gilded rooms. But even non-high rollers need to eat, and here are nine places to indulge on a winning night at the tables.