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Seniors in Casino Land: Tough Luck for Older Americans

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

At a recent forum I spoke with seniors who care about this issue. When I asked them why they thought seniors prefer the disembodied draw of the slot machine, one woman replied, "We don't want to be a burden on other gamblers. Well, we don't want to be a burden on anyone."

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.

Cops Reportedly Raid Bar Over Arcade Game

Posted 04.19.2013 | Miami

Miami police arrested six men and confiscated 10 "maquinitas" -- or slot machines -- in a raid Thursday, just a week after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bi...

$30 Million? So the Speed Cameras Were About Raising Revenue?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 12.22.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

On this week's Chicago Newsroom, Ben Joravsky and Miguel Del Valle say $30 million dollars may be a lot to expect from speed cameras in the first year.

Construction Worker Wins $1 Million On Penny Slots

Posted 04.16.2012 | Good News

Alberto Lopez had some spare time on Thursday when rain prevented him from fixing windows at a local school in Livermore, Calif. So the 51-year-old...

Ron Dicker

Newfangled Slot Machines Hit Jackpot | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

More than a million slot machines inhale $1 billion a day in American casinos. Apparently that's not enough. The machines are undergoing a revoluti...

Ron Dicker

Sucker's Bet? Cash-Strapped States Double-Down On Gambling | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Gambling is on a roll. Faced with mounting budget deficits, more states are expanding gambling options and loosening restrictions in a grab for revenu...

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...

"Can't-Lose" Business Investments

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Funny how falling feels like flying, for a little while." - Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart I've been making the final edits on m...

It's Time to Teach Children About Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm convinced that most of the mistakes made handling money result from lack of information and bad habits formed in childhood.

Yonkers Raceway Ex-Employees Busted For Rigging Slot Machines

New York Post | Dan Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's lemons across the board for three former Yonkers Raceway casino workers. The ex-employees of the slot-machine salon were busted yesterday on cha...

Stopping Economic Growth on South Dakota's Indian Nations

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Indian casino profits go to economic development, college scholarships, schools, road and building maintenance and improvement, health care, daycare for children and more.

Slots for Tots 2009

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Cosgrove

In America the Internet provides an important platform of dissent for the "little guy."