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Casino and Gambling Industry

Casino and Gambling Industry
A collection of news and information related to Casino and Gambling Industry published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo KIRK MCKOY / LA TIMES)
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Top Casino and Gambling Industry Articles

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  • A Chicago casino is coming; make sure culture wins

    A Chicago casino is coming; make sure culture wins
    A casino is surely coming to Chicago. Sooner rather than later, the lure of so much new revenue flowing into needy city and state coffers, and the prospect of so many badly needed jobs, will overwhelm those who see any further expansion of Illinois...
  • Can Jai Alai Make a Comeback in Connecticut?

    Can Jai Alai Make a Comeback in Connecticut?
    It's been more than a decade since a cesta was swung with professional skill in this state. More than a decade since tens of thousands of cheering Connecticut fans last watched a pelota hurtle along at 180 mph and wagered millions of dollars on the game...
  • Slots: A primer

    Slots: A primer
    ¬†Earlier this month, Seminole Classic Casino in Hollywood began promoting itself as having “the loosest slots in America.” But is that really true? And what does that even mean? For those people who have never played a slot machine, here&...
  • Campaign finance loophole may be plugged

    Under Maryland law, there's a limit to how much money a citizen can donate to state political campaigns — $4,000 to a single candidate, $10,000 in total donations during a four-year election cycle. But some Marylanders are less limited than others....
  • Five questions for ... Richard Golden

    Five questions for ... Richard Golden
    Richard Golden became a savior of the Maryland thoroughbred horse breeding industry in 1988 when he teamed with Allaire du Pont and later Tom Bowman to open Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, eventually revitalizing farmland that had been home...
  • Casino's first early morning draws small, dedicated crowd

    Casino's first early morning draws small, dedicated crowd
    When 2 a.m. came Friday, the sound of coins hitting metal — electronically replicated, of course, since the slot machines pay out with a printed ticket — continued at Maryland Live casino. About 1,000 people stayed where they were, plugging...
  • Dev-Lin illegal gambling house flourished in 1930s just outside Chicago

    Dev-Lin illegal gambling house flourished in 1930s just outside Chicago
    "This vice is hard to remedy. It grows out of the restlessness and excitement of man, and prevails most where such restlessness and excitement are strongest. Every one understands its horrid effects; none better than the victims to it. Yet, when it...
  • Gold glitters less brightly, falling below $1,600

    Gold glitters less brightly, falling below $1,600
    Gold still glitters, but a bit less brightly as it fell below $1,600 on Friday for the first time in six months. In one of the contrarian ways of the financial markets, gold has weakened as evidence has mounted that the global economy is recovering....
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • When policy kings ruled

    When policy kings ruled
    Long before the state of Illinois figured out how to make big money from gambling, mobsters devised "a 50 million dollar a year business in nickels and dimes," as the Tribune reported in 1950. Called "policy" — the game took bets for as little...
  • John Livermore dies; geologist who found 'invisible gold' was 94

    John Livermore, an exploration geologist whose discovery of minuscule but highly valuable particles of "invisible gold" in Nevada in the early 1960s set off a modern-day gold rush in the state, has died. He was 94. Livermore died Feb. 7 at his Reno home...