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What the F*ck Is Pachinko?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.06.2014 | 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 03.26.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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.

Chris Christie Expects 'Significant Results' From Key New Jersey Market

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new year is a crucial one for Atlantic City's future, and 2014 won't start auspiciously. This is the fourth year of ...

New York Voters Approve Of 7 New Casinos

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

A ballot measure allowing seven new casinos in New York state was approved by voters Tuesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the plan will bring ...

9 Totally Random Election Day Facts You NEED to Know

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Lauren Cahn

It's the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the Month of November. We all know what that means, right? It means "Election Day": the day on which...

Casinos: New York's Bleak New Senior Center?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Sadly, most seniors there are like seniors nationally who rank casino gambling as a favorite past-time. In 2012, over 50 percent of those frequenting a casino were over-50.

You're Never Too Old To Live It Up In Las Vegas

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.01.2013 | Fifty

On Friday, Nov. 1, Hollywood’s silver screen legends, Robert DeNiro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, and Morgan Freeman are going to give “The Hango...

A Quick Guide to Casino Expansion in New York

David Blankenhorn | Posted 12.30.2013 | New York
David Blankenhorn

I am a New Yorker. I have spent the past two years tracking the politics behind the proposed expansion of commercial casinos in New York and examining the cost and benefits of surrounding gambling.

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.

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.

The Top 10 Casino and Hotel Combinations Outside Vegas

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

By Annabel Candy, HotelsCombined.com Would you like to escape from the modern world for a while and relive the glory days of travel? While the thrill...

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.

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?

Cuomo: Referendum On NY Casinos Could Be Delayed

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that the state could put off a casino referendum until 2014, instead of this year, as long has been expe...

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.

Philippines To Open $1 Billion Casino

AP | By OLIVER TEVES | Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines will become one of the biggest gambling centers in the world, vying with Macau, Singapore and Las Vegas for Asi...

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Sheldon Adelson's EuroVegas Faces Fresh Criticism After 'Likely' Lawbreaking Admission

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Las Vegas Sands Corp., the global gambling empire headed by Republican benefactor Sheldon Adelson, recently acknowledged to American regul...