Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller did not, according to jurors, run a gambling house, even though prosecutors said he presided over games “like a pit boss.” Did the state fail to make its case, or are juries unwilling to convict people for the “victimless” crime of running a private casino?
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On the bottom-line crawl of this morning’s news, I noticed that a $700 million Foxwoods expansion is national news.
Continue reading Foxwoods getting bigger
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.
Continue reading Times are a-changing
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.
Continue reading Bringing down the school district
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.
Continue reading Chimeras gone wild!
Recently, North Korean television began a bold new initiative aimed at conquering a threat to national supremacy: bad hair.
Continue reading Get a haircut!
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.
Continue reading Miami in Dolni Dvoriste
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.
Continue reading Cuddly bears to go away
That’s casinos in Georgia the country, not Georgia the state. Apparently big changes are afoot.
Continue reading Update on Georgia casinos
I know that everyone needs a creative outlet, but a leading member of the casino industry might have a hidden musical side.
Continue reading A second career?