| 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 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 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 11, 2014
Horse racing in Florida is a billion-dollar industry. Its huge economic impact is much larger, for example, than another, much-coveted leisure industry--spring training baseball.
Horse racing employs many thousands of Floridians year 'round all over the...
| Feb 11, 2014
Las Vegas-style casino gambling is often touted as a remedy for Florida's economy. If that were so, then Nevada or Atlantic City might be envied as good places to live, work and raise a family.
Instead, Atlantic City is on a seven-year spiral of...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Video gambling might have a shot in Lake Zurich, despite disapproval from past elected officials.
The Lake Zurich board of trustees plans to discuss soon the possibility of allowing video gambling machines at establishments in the village, though...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Tinley Park officials have formally voted to allow video gambling machines in the village despite objections raised by some who said gambling isn't right for the town.
Village trustees Greg Hannon, Brian Maher, Tom Staunton, Patricia Leoni and T.J....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The state’s top gambling regulators said today that a “substantial gap” remains in their oversight of the barroom slot machine industry after a panel of lawmakers rejected reforms.
Illinois Gaming Board officials also said they would...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Homer Glen plans to seek out architectural services and select a firm by sometime this spring for renovations at the Woodbine Golf Course property where it plans to relocate village hall.
"I think this is very pragmatic," Trustee Tedd Kagianas said at a...
| Jan 22, 2014
A Niles task force of residents and village officials is expected to make its recommendation next month on whether to overturn the suburb's ban on video gambling.
Created in October by Mayor Andrew Przybylo, the task force held two days of hearings...