Defining a Dark Allure in Vegas Seven

In this week’s Vegas Seven, I consider the bigger impact of the attention focused on problem gambling due to the case of Maureen O’Connor:

The recent revelation that former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor had reportedly embezzled more than $2 million from a charitable foundation to feed her gambling addiction has focused attention on pathological gambling.

via Defining a Dark Allure | Vegas Seven.

I’ve also got a wrap-up of the 2012 Nevada gaming revenue picture, which highlights a few of the big trends.

And if you want to get really creative, try to guess which of the Great Nights Out I anonymously contributed. Fun story.

Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Gaming and Hospitality editor for Vegas Seven magazine.

6 thoughts on “Defining a Dark Allure in Vegas Seven”

  1. My guess (regarding your contribution to the Great Nights Out article) is the Picnic-And-A-Show Night segment; it seems to best fit your wholesome, family-friendly image – VIMFP aside, of course.

  2. I don’t know, are you a baseball fan Doc? If it wasn’t the America’s Pastime Night section, then I’m really stumped.

  3. Wow. I just… wow.

    Walk from Paris to Sahara Blvd., and then deep-fried Oreo?

    My mind: blown.

    Between this and Obama’s reference to a “Jedi mind-meld” (sic), I am flabbergasted.

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