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Crapping Out In New York: The Growing Unease

Dave Colavito | Posted 12.27.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

The story behind asking voters to allow commercial casinos is then really one of omission, in order to secure voters' permission: to take advantage of them as taxpayers footing the bills; to sign off on innocent lives damaged by each problem gambler; and to endorse more state-sponsored problem gambling.

Have Some Fun, Smash a Slot Machine

David Blankenhorn | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
David Blankenhorn

Leaders like La Guardia smashed slot machines because slot machines take money from the vulnerable and poor and deliver a large portion of the take to politicians.

Relighting an Upstate Broadway: It's Time to Rebuild the Catskills with Casino Gaming

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Legalized casinos are surely not the cure-all to reviving upstate New York's economy or the Catskills, but in 2013 it's the only viable shot in the arm to rebuild a third world Monticello and allow Sullivan County to begin to evolve.

Casinos for Inequality

David Blankenhorn | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
David Blankenhorn

The Institute for American Values is conducting a series of investigations called "Casino Land: America in an Age of Inequality." The goal is to under...

Crapping Out in New York: A Better Way

Dave Colavito | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Dave Colavito

Taxpayers don't need casinos, but some private investors -- and politicians in receipt of their largesse -- want them. That's because casinos offer a level of certainty afforded to no other business in NYS -- the guarantee that comes from the mathematical certainty of house odds.

Crapping Out in New York: A Sophisticated Argument

Dave Colavito | Posted 11.30.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

In the weeks remaining until the November election, voters in NY will contemplate whether to amend the state constitution to permit seven commercial casinos. Who could object to: let the people decide.

Could Round-The-Clock Casinos Be Good For Illinois?

Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago

Lady Luck is going to tire out awful quick if the Illinois Casino Gaming Association has its way. The association, which represents the state's 10...

The Best Vacations For Your Vices

Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel

Vacation is a time to indulge. For many, that indulgence may be lazing around in a beautiful place and doing nothing very much at all. For others, ...

What Does Las Vegas Have in Common With Attorneys?

Ben Hanuka | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Ben Hanuka

When cases to go court, they become a gamble. A crapshoot. If you have been involved in a civil court case that went to trial, you know it. People who should win, lose. And people who should lose, win.

These States Are Getting Rich Off Sin

24/7 Wall St. | Mike Sauter | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: In 2011, state governments collected more than $50 billion in taxes and proceeds from vice: gambling, smoking and alcohol consumpt...

The Art Of The Bluff

Inc. | ANDREW GRIFFITHS | Posted 08.15.2013 | Small Business

I bought my first business when I was 18, a SCUBA diving school and retail shop (some 30 miles from the ocean I might add). I knew how to dive and how...

Designers' Strategic Comprehension Can Foster Overconfidence and Gambling Behaviors

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Designers need knowledge, skills, experience and a certain measure of confidence to turn a business idea into a viable concept. However, there is a fine line between confidence and overconfidence.

Why My Late Bookmaker Father Would Not Like Payday Lending

Don McNay | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business
Don McNay

My father was a bookie and professional gambler who worked in several of the area's "hot spots." In a town full of hustlers, prostitutes and gamblers, the profession they looked down on was loan sharking.

Crapping Out in New York: For Education

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.10.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

Voters can decide for themselves whether Gambling for Education in New York is really code for Education in Support of Gambling, and whether they want more of what the carnival is selling -- for the kids, always for the kids.

The Forgotten Americans

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's time to remember these forgotten Americans -- our brothers and sisters, our neighbors, friends and children -- and to take action to help them. In this time of celebrated patriotism, anything less is hypocrisy.

Life Lessons From the Fake Dry Cleaners

Don McNay | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I worked at a dry cleaning business that had no dry cleaning equipment. Since I was the only employee, there was not a lot to manage. However, the experience at the dry cleaners was a better lesson in business than studying for an MBA.

Crapping Out in New York: 2.0

Dave Colavito | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Dave Colavito

A disproportionately large savings can be realized by assisting those gamblers regain control of their lives, rather than creating more of them. I thought that's what government was supposed to do?

Equity Crowdfunding: Next Generation of Angel Investors Is Not Sorry to Disrupt

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Nikola Tesla wrote once, "The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine." I can see this being quoted by any supporter of equi...

How Poker Can Tell Us If a Person Will Blow His Money

Don McNay | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Poker players frequently give off signals that tip off the kind of cards they have. It is the same thing in these conferences. I would actually pay the attorneys and clients to bring me to meditations as I can spot problems and make corrections before they get money in their hands.

The Best Vacations You Take Are the Ones That Expand Your Inner World

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

When you reach the midlife years and beyond, travel is as much about expanding your mind as it is about getting away from it all.

Calling a Bluff: Is It All in the Arms?

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.09.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

We all know the expression "poker face" because the face is where we expect to find meaningful information. But what if poker players are looking in the wrong place?

Real Money Gaming: The Next Billion Dollar Opportunity?

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 05.29.2013 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Many believe that online gambling will soon become as simple as buying an e-book or streaming a movie, and that the convenience of being able to bet from your couch, will present incredible opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Addiction Isn't What It Used to Be

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

For the second time in less than a year, The New York Times Magazine has identified a major addictive trend that does not involve drugs. In this case, it is junk food.

Online Gambling: Coming To Your State?

Reuters | Deena Beasley and Nichola Groom | Posted 05.01.2013 | Technology

By Deena Beasley and Nichola Groom (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this week finally approved online gaming in the Garde...

HUNDREDS Of Major Soccer Matches Fixed In Global Betting Scam

Reuters | Thomas Escritt | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

(Reuters) - Hundreds of soccer matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore, police said on Monday, in a blow to the image of t...