Foxwoods getting bigger

On the bottom-line crawl of this morning’s news, I noticed that a $700 million Foxwoods expansion is national news.
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Times are a-changing

The Rat Pack doesn’t play casinos anymore. Well, unless you count Rat Pack imitators. Instead, you might see the Doobie Brothers. Is this progress? If you like the 1970s, yes.
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Bringing down the school district

Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House, the story of the MIT count team, has sold a lot of copies. But, it seems, it’s not that popular with high school librarians. Still, kids in one Oregon high school will still be free to read the book for an assignment.
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Chimeras gone wild!

I once thought that The Island of Dr. Moreau was nothing more than a cinematic masterpiece. Now, it seems, it may be a view not of the future, but the present, where scientists create human/animal hybrids with only their imaginations to stop them.
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Get a haircut!

Recently, North Korean television began a bold new initiative aimed at conquering a threat to national supremacy: bad hair.
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Miami in Dolni Dvoriste

I’ve never been to the Czech Republic, even though for years I’ve had people telling me it’s a great place to go. Still, I can’t imagine that its appeal will be enhanced by this novelty: a 1950s Miami-themed casino.
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Cuddly bears to go away

When I saw the headline Ministers to kill off cuddly gambling bears, I had to read the article. It turns out that prize toys are the latest political football to be kicked around in the British casino debate.
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Update on Georgia casinos

That’s casinos in Georgia the country, not Georgia the state. Apparently big changes are afoot.
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A second career?

I know that everyone needs a creative outlet, but a leading member of the casino industry might have a hidden musical side.
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NJ Transit fan site

I thought that my site was a little eccentric–after all, how many people go around the country taking pictures of casino carpets and posting them to the web? But I have to yield the floor to an even more obscure site: the NJ Transit Bus Fan Page.

I hope that the ironic intent of my carpet gallery comes across–it should be obvious that, while I’m documenting casino floor coverings, I’m fascinated by just how ridiculous they are. I say that because I thought this site might be a joke, too, but it’s apparently utterly serious. Check out the fleet roster and gallery pages. This guy really likes NJ Transit.

I’m just happy that the 551 and 319 keep running. As long as they stay in service, NJ Transit is fine with me.