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Is Miami Ready for a Full House?

Vanessa Brito | Posted 01.31.2012 | Miami
Vanessa Brito

While Miamians have traditionally opposed gambling, Genting's bling has turned a lot of heads and eased their fears. They say "Gambling is already here," "A big casino will bring jobs."

Ron Dicker

New Push To Legalize Sports Betting Could Pay Off | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

New Jersey State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D) apparently likes to bet on the underdog. He compares his fight to legalize sports-wagering to David and Goli...

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?

Dozens Dead In Casino Attack

AP | By KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexicans have endured plenty of horrific crimes during their country's bloody five-year war against drug gangs: bodies hanging fr...

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, ...

Cuomo Considering Bringing Casinos To New York

AP | By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.10.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York may yet have commercial, non-Indian casinos as part of a comprehensive gambling plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The fi...

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."

Casinos Cut Jobs Even As Revenue Rises For First Time In Years

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- After two bad years in which gamblers either stayed home or held onto their wallets more tightly, the nation's casinos began to...

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...

Iconic Vegas Hotel Closing May 16

AP | By OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel

LAS VEGAS -- The Sahara Hotel & Casino, among a few Las Vegas Strip resorts left from the Rat Pack era, is closing nearly six decades after dealing it...

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...