| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:27 AM
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&...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:50 PM
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....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:02 AM
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...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2013
"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...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:41 AM
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....
| Feb 21, 2013
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,...
| Mar 10, 2013
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...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:56 PM
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...