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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.

Legal Sports Betting Blocked In New Jersey

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 11.21.2014 | Sports

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse ra...

The Epic Illinois Treasurer's Race Finally Comes to a Close

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.19.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the count of absentee and provisional ballots the lead switched from Republican Tom Cross by a few hundred votes to Democrat Michael Frerichs by a few thousand votes in a day. Cross condeded to Frerichs Wednesday.

FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Natasha Srdoc

There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.

Casinos Fail Old Industrial Towns

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business
Peter Van Buren

Only a generation ago, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania had a steel mill employing tens of thousands of people at good wages. The typical casino worker today in Bethlehem makes $10-12 an hour. Many are part-time.

NBA Commissioner: Allow Betting On Pro Sports Games

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.14.2014 | Sports

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver argued for the legalization of betting on professional sports games in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday night, w...

The New World Series Of Poker Champ Is...

AP | KIMBERLY PIERCEALL | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Swedish man who got his start playing online poker after late restaurant nights while he trained to be a chef is $10 million ri...

Finding A Video Poker Bug Made Them Rich -- Until Vegas Made Them Pay

WIRED | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business

John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak. On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas and sat do...

You Can't Have A Mastermind Without First Having "The Brain"

Adam Banner | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

It takes a helluva lot of talent, and/or smarts, to allegedly pull one of the greatest sports fixes of all time. However, it takes even more oomph to never get caught.

What's a Financial Intervention?

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you know someone that is showing truly financially destructive behavior, try to approach the person and let them know that they are hurting themselves. If they resist, then it may be time for an intervention.

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 3

Steve Belanger | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

After big wins on Thursday and the early Sunday slate, I was sitting pretty. There were only three four o'clock games, so I debated just sitting out the afternoon and reveling in my glory. But that is not what problem gamblers do.

Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 2

Steve Belanger | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

That shiny first date newness of Week 1 has worn off and it's time to settle in for the long grind of the season. But here's the thing, it's still too early to really know what kind of talent these teams have.

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.

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 1

Steve Belanger | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

Usually, after the long off-season wait I dive in to my bets with wild abandon and get my ass kicked right out of the gate, but this year I actually got off to a pretty good start.

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler

Steve Belanger | Posted 11.07.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

The NFL season is finally here. Are you ready? I know I am. I'll confess to all of you nice people on the internet (just between us), that I have a bit of a football addiction. Some might even call it a gambling addiction.

How to Recognize and Handle Senior Gambling Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Problem gambling among seniors is definitely on the rise. Seniors have time and money on their hands, and the influx of casinos across the country have made access to gambling much more convenient. Here's what you should know, along with some tips and resources that can help your mom if she does indeed have a problem.

Spiritual Struggles of College Freshmen May Increase Risk of Addiction

David Briggs | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The more incoming students contended with issues such as doubting their faith or feeling punished by God, the greater risk they appeared to be for a variety of addictive behaviors, from gambling to recreational drugs, a new study indicated.

Bringing Down the House Writer Talks Blackjack and Writing Fiction

Quora | Posted 10.28.2014 | Books
Quora

There is still an active MIT blackjack team. However, the glory days of card counting have certainly evolved over time with the advent of the automatic shuffler, facial recognition software, and other advances in technology.

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.

Away from the Races at Saratoga Springs: Swampland Mansions, Spas and Casinos on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Saratoga Springs in upstate New York may be best known to many as home to a world famous race track for thoroughbred horses, the second oldest in the United States that began its long life in 1863.

Another Major Hit For Atlantic City

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said ...

The Biggest Little (Underrated) City

Findery | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Findery

Forget the flashy lights and cigarette stench of the casinos and come discover the other side of small business owners and artists that make Reno a community.

Immigrant Families Are Not Poker Chips

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

Mr. President, as leaders, we do not always get to choose the burdens we bear. And the burden of the lives of thousands of needlessly deported mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, rests squarely on your shoulders.