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The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall Street

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Maybe death, pleasure, security, and risk are the products of this region. The risk: One day driving down the Strip about a decade ago, I realized that every hotel tower, every fountain, and every chandelier was largely paid for by losing bets. I understood for the first time what gambling really means.

Advantage Players May Be At A Disadvantage

Adam Banner | Posted 11.14.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Is advantage play, such as card counting, really cheating, or is it just working the system? Should a casino be allowed to withhold winnings from someone simply because he or she is a skilled player with a talent that sets him or her apart from the other players?

True Expectations: Catskill Casinos Mean Jobs, Period.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Once upon a time, there was a popular slogan in the Catskills that summed up the reason why most residents living the antithesis of the American Dream in the region favored the building of casinos in the once renown resort area.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

Taming TABOR

Joel Judd | Posted 10.23.2014 | Denver
Joel Judd

Talking about taming TABOR. Last month Colorado's economists projected a 2016 TABOR surplus. This provokes alarm in some and delight in others while ...

How Vegas Casinos Get You Hooked

Quora | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Quora

No windows in the gambling areas. You cannot track time if you cannot see out, and the lighting is consistent indoors.

Privacy Is Dead and We Might As Well Get Used to It

Don McNay | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how hard I work to protect my privacy, my emails, my spending habits and the fact that I have seen several movies starring Scarlett Johansson, someone out there knows about it.

How to Reuse a Casino

Chloe Taft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Chloe Taft

Multinational casino corporations are leaving town for more profitable business opportunities elsewhere. Adapting closed resorts could address the inequalities that plague many American cities by converting luxury hotels into affordable housing.

Horses

Peter Himmelman | Posted 11.01.2014 | Arts
Peter Himmelman

I climb the stairs and unlock the deadbolts. There is sunlight glinting off what appear to be diamonds on the floor, hundreds of them. I soon realize they're just bits of glass. Some asshole shot out my window again last night.

The Corruption Beneath Cuomo's Casino Push

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Zephyr Teachout

The way Governor Cuomo handled the casino referendum was shameful. He let his private interests and the interests of his donors trump the interests of New York. As governor, I would pass strong campaign finance laws that would halt the dirty quid-pro-quo of Albany politics.

Vegas, Baby! (Well, Minus Our Babies)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

After zipping by that line and getting inside, I made my way up to the bar. What?! $15 for a watered-down Jack and Coke? Good thing my wife's feet were killing her in those five-inch heels because she was ready to go. Yep, we were in there for a whole 15 minutes. Good times.

The Casino of CFD Trading

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

People should remember that their CFD provider is not on their side. The provider is actually operating with opposite motives.

Booing at Bingo

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

Yesterday my twenty-four year old son sent me a message via Facebook about a local woman who won over $976,000 on a casino slot machine.

Ticket to a New York Casino License Is on the Chinatown Bus

Chloe Taft | Posted 09.01.2014 | New York
Chloe Taft

What's left unsaid is that unparalleled sources of casino revenue come, in particular, from New York's Chinatowns. Industry strategists firmly believe Asian gamblers have a higher propensity for wagering large sums of money.

Why Customer Surveys Might Not Be Accurate

Brad Wheelis | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Brad Wheelis

It might be best for management to survey customers, look over the results and take company-wide actions to make service improvements.

4 Casino Perks That Even Non-Gamblers Will Love

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Let's take a look at what other casinos are doing to stand out from the pack.

The Inside Story Of The Mega-Resort That Changed Las Vegas Forever

Vegas Seven | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel

25 years ago, Steve Wynn was busily creating a new kind of resort. This is the tale of the alchemy–and the crazy risk–that changed the Strip forev...

What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Pachinko is basically a tricked-out version of pinball, with the game play area mounted vertically in front of the player (so that pachinko junkies can keep at it longer than if they were hunched over a horizontal machine).

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."

Solving Chicago's Economic Crisis

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.13.2014 | Chicago
Steve Siebold

The financial nightmare that's been facing Chicago seems to be getting worse. Moody's Investor Services downgraded the city's credit rating on $8.3 b...

Gaming Talk in the OC: No Dice on Economic Development in Catskills

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.04.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

There are a few weeks to go before the selection process begins to site a number of casinos in upstate New York. Now, suddenly, there's a well heeled drive by casino developers in affluent Orange County to steal those proposed $500 million destination resorts from contenders in the Catskills.

Police Find $115,000 In Counterfeit Casino Chips Floating In Lake

The Baltimore Sun | Justin Fenton | Posted 04.27.2014 | Crime

The Northern Virginia couple throwing down $100 tokens at Maryland Live! casino last month may have looked like aspiring high-rollers, but police say ...

10 Places Every American Should See

Budget Travel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every citizen should visit -- from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks.

Spectacular Casino Hotels

Departures Magazine | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

There is something unabashedly over-the-top about a casino--even above and beyond it being a place where the brave risk losing a lot of money in hopes of gaining more. And as gaming culture becomes increasingly popular, the casino experience has grown into far more than blackjack and slots, often involving renowned names in the hotel, food and entertainment worlds.