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PHOTOS: 9 Casinos With World-Class Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.22.2012 | Travel
The Daily Meal

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.

Online Gambling: A Good Bet for D.C.?

Georgiana Bloom | Posted 01.14.2012 | DC
Georgiana Bloom

What's your iGame -- Texas Hold'em Poker, Black Jack, Bingo? Or maybe it's E-Scratch, a virtual way to scrape your way to winnings. If you live in Washington, D.C., this may not just be an "iDream."

At Least "Mad Men" Smoked

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

The popular television program Mad Men shows that the men and the women of 1960's Madison Avenue not only gave us r...

Crapping Out in New York

Dave Colavito | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York
Dave Colavito

Accounting gimmicks have always made it easy to pitch the "casino sale"; they obscure the documented higher rates of addiction, bankruptcy, and crime that the casino economy brings to communities.

Casino At Thompson Center? Local Business Leader Thinks So

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

An influential local business leader on Tuesday said he believes the James R. Thompson Center-- in the middle of downtown Chicago-- would be a great s...

Should States Raise Revenues by Expanding Legal Gambling?

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

Many officials around the country are convinced that a dire fiscal situation warrants legalizing forms of gambling now barred in their states. Does it?

Quinn, Emanuel Argue Over Casino, Potholes

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel exchanged some feisty words in dueling press conferences Tuesday, suggesting that a bit of ...

Why Wall Street Transactions Should Be Taxed

New York Times | NANCY FOLBRE | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Most of us pay state and local sales taxes on most things we buy, and most casino gambling is subject to state taxes ranging from up to 6.75 percent i...

WATCH: Rahm Has Big Plans For Casino Cash, Quinn Says Not So Fast

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel again came out in favor of the city's first-ever casino and the revenue and jobs he said will accompany it Tuesday, ...

Paying To Play With Illinois Casino Expansion Bill?

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that the overwhelming majority of Illinois legislators who voted for a narrowly-approved casino expansion bill, wh...

Aruba: The Beach Is Just the Beginning...

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

When you consider the island of Aruba's culture, history, nightlife, restaurants, sports and dramatic desert terrain, alluring beaches are just the opening act.

State Gaming Regulator Calls Casino Expansion Bill 'Garbage'

Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago

While Illinois Governor Pat Quinn continues to remain quiet about whether he will sign or veto the massive gaming expansion bill narrowly approved by ...

Holy Rollers: Faith And Gambling

David Briggs | Posted 08.26.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Efforts to oppose the personal and social ills of gambling by a broad range of religious groups, from Southern Baptists to United Methodists, have not been in vain, according to a developing body of research.

Joseph Erbentraut

Does Gambling Expansion Help Or Hurt Cash-Strapped States? | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

As Illinois struggles with a massive budget shortfall, opponents of a controversial gambling expansion bill are wondering if the measure would cause m...

Does Illinois Need More Casinos? Columnists Set the Stakes

Danny Groner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago
Danny Groner

It's now up to Gov. Pat Quinn to decide whether the state gets more casinos to help jumpstart the local economy. Quinn told reporters the bill, which passed the state Senate on Tuesday, was "excessive."

The Casino Next Door: How Gambling Snuck Into The Mall

BusinessWeek | Felix Gillette | Posted 06.24.2011 | Business

Inside a one-story building on the edge of a strip mall in Central Florida, Joy Baker calculates the sum total of her morning bets. It's almost noon, ...

Newt Gingrich's Delicate Balancing Act

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

The Center for Public Integrity By Peter H. Stone Newt Gingrich is straddling a fine line: Even as he courts evangelicals wary of his two divorces...

Las Vegas Overtaken By China

The Washington Post | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

IN MACAU, CHINA At the end of a successful business trip to southern China, tire trader Yuan Shihao decided to make the most of his good fortune. Inst...

2011 Job Outlook: Five Unexpected Career Sectors for College Grads

Christie Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christie Garton

Kylie Thompson is a University Chic blogger and an undergrad at Harvard University. Finance major? Accounting whiz? Tech geek? In the past these fie...

A Green Victory in Richmond, California

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

The recent elections were a setback for national environmental advocates. But for a small city near San Francisco, it demonstrated that poor communities can still control their shorelines and, perhaps, their own destinies.

UFC Deserves Its Fight in New York Now

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Favorito

Call it what you like -- barbaric, violent, loud, abusive, exploitative. No, we are not talking about Jersey Shore. We are talking about Mixed Martial...

It's the Derivatives, Stupid

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

The entire world GDP is a little over $60 trillion. The secret, unregulated casino market of derivatives is worth $605 trillion. Now, who thinks that makes sense?

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

Bury Our Banks in Style!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

How can we bury the Too Small To Bailout banks in style? Here are a few suggestions.