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Booing at Bingo

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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 07.20.2014 | 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 07.13.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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.

Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

We live in the United States of America, a country known for its second chances. It's time we give Pete Rose his second chance for all the memories he gave us. Twenty-five years is long enough. Bud Selig needs to do the right thing, step up to the plate and remove the ban.

Why Customer Surveys Might Not Be Accurate

Brad Wheelis | Posted 06.13.2014 | 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...

Gambling

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

You can count me among the business spokesmen who look with disfavor on gambling, and especially upon the pell-mell rush of state governments to embrace gambling as a source of state revenue.

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).

Bills Banning Online Gambling Introduced In Congress

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties introduced legislation in the House and Senate on Wednesday aimed at banning online gambling, setting ...

A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime
Abigail Perdue

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. Although the enactment of new anti-cruelty measures in South Dakota is a step in the right direction, more remains to be done.

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...

Sports Betting Has a Chance to Step Into the Sunlight

RJ Bell | Posted 05.08.2014 | Sports
RJ Bell

Sports betting is booming. Reuters estimates one trillion dollars is bet annually on sports worldwide. Yes, trillion with a T!

Boiling It Down: The Land of the Free and the Home of the Braves

Harold Nonken | Posted 05.06.2014 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

(Editor's note: I recently received this note via email.) My name is Focas, and I am a Mohican Indian. I don't think that you know me, but you probab...

My Woman's Intuition: Witchery or Bitchery?

Terry K Carr | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Terry K Carr

I see through people pretty good and had considered that a secret known only by my ex-husband and maybe a few old boyfriends. I've learned to cooperate with my sixth sense. I use it as a tool of detection; a human tuning fork, if you will. I have never thought of myself as a conjurer though, as the man's tone suggested.

Casinos for Seniors: Full of Sound and Light, Signifying Emptiness

John Culhane | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
John Culhane

How do we hope our aging parents will spend their time? How do we hope to spend our time once we retire from our jobs and have the free time many of us routinely whine about not having? Casino gambling, it turns out, is the answer for many millions of seniors. And it's dismal.

Internet Gambling Bills Weighed In 10 States

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) — At least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year, according to a gro...

Betting the Banner XLVIII

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Betting websites are is reporting on activity leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl -- bets placed not on the actual game but on the length of the national anthem. They report that it will log in between 2:15 and 2:25.

Did Floyd Mayweather Really Bet $10 Million On Broncos Super Bowl Win?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. likes to make big sports bets, but he may have really outdone himself with this one -- Mayweather allegedly pla...

What Happens When You Combine Groundhog Day With The Super Bowl

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

On a ridiculously cold Tuesday morning in late January, I started thinking about Groundhog Day. It's not that I'm optimistic or anything, I've always regarded it as a rather silly tradition. Consider that we are relying on a rodent that resembles a genetically engineered and overfed squirrel to predict the weather.

6 Things Do in Tokyo When the Train Stops Running

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Just because the train left your broke ass in the dust doesn't mean the party is over. Photo by: luxtonnerre Instead of curling up in a corner and ...

Magical Macau

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

Forbes magazine has hailed Macau "Las Vegas on Steroids." But beyond the craziness of the casinos, hidden behind the tiled allies of the Old City is a Macau of deep culture, amazing food, and incredible sights.

Influence of Risk-Attitude on Design Driven Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

In today's affluent world, meaning and experiences are displacing products and services. As a consequence of the realization that our "stuff" is onl...