| Feb 26, 2014
Sen. Garrett Richter's gambling plan for Florida is long on expansion and short on reform.
Give the Naples Republican credit for understanding that Florida's current gambling policy is a hodgepodge of plans slapped together to fit the various desires of...
| Feb 11, 2014
When gambling saloons were a fixture in the Wild West, just about anyone with enough money could set up shop and start gambling. There wasn't much regulation or oversight, and disputes were often settled by Smith & Wesson.
While we aren't living in...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Palm Beach County inched closer toward becoming slot-friendly on Monday.
Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, told fellow members of the Senate Committee on Gaming that she is amending a sweeping bill that would add two casino resorts to South Florida. She...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Dozens of Baltimore residents walked into Upton's Union Baptist Church Sunday. They were dressed fastidiously in dark suits and dark dresses.
Their eyes turned toward the stage where they saw an odd sight for a house of worship: A gambling advertisement...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:23 PM
REVERE, Mass. — Mohegan Sun's plans for a $1.3 billion casino at Suffolk Downs racetrack passed by a wide margin Tuesday, capturing 63 percent of a citywide vote.
With all 21 precincts reporting, the unofficial tally was 7,169 in favor, 4,172...
| Feb 24, 2014
REVERE, Mass. — Voters in this working-class city on Boston's North Shore — with its long history of gambling on greyhounds and horse racing — will decide Tuesday whether to allow Mohegan Sun to build a $1.3 billion casino at the Suffolk...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The gleaming new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore that greets visitors entering the city on Russell Street rises from gritty surroundings, flanked by a Holiday Inn Express and a concrete bunker-like block of storage units.
Those two neighboring properties...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 PM
On the third Thursday night of most months, a select Orange County venue fills with an array of people in heels, loafers, dresses and suits.
It's called a "schmoozer," and the attendees arrive prepared to network, handing over a donation to the...
| Feb 18, 2014
There's an old joke meant to disparage the reputation of a particular profession that goes something like this:
A client decides to pay for the services he receives in cash. After he settles his bill and leaves the cash with the professional who provided...
| Feb 16, 2014
The most sinister video you're likely to find online just now comes from people who oppose online gambling.
"Disreputable gaming interests are lobbying hard to spread Internet gambling throughout the country," a voice over intones. Cue the grainy black-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:36 PM
OK, this gambling stuff is heating up. NoCasinos.org sent out a press release announcing its "statesmen's council" of supporters. Best for Florida, sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida, spelled out its thoughts supporting gambling expansion in...