Two of my "best bashes in history" were casino galas that were outrageouly lavish and star studded, just the way events in a glitzy gambling temple should be.
First of all: The opening of the Mohegan Sun Hotel and spa in Connecticut in 2002
How's this for a gala weekend?
Friday night in the bi ... More >>
Oh fraud, how could we live our lives without it! Here now comes a list of financial crime cases out of federal court in Manhattan and Brooklyn that we have had the keen pleasure to follow so far this year.
And as we read, we must pause from time to time in awestruck admiration at the inventivenes ... More >>
The Dropkick Murphysthe band of Boston miscreants who've had their music blared in Martin Scorsese films and at Fenway Park will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut this Saturday, March 10, and Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets to the show, as well as accom ... More >>
The honeymood period is apparently still going strong for Andrew Cuomo -- a survey of voters from Quinnipac University found that New Yorkers approve of the governor by a whopping ratio of 69-19.
But just because voters love Cuomo doesn't mean they're happy with politics in general -- on that topic ... More >>
It's been a minute since we've heard from Paris Hilton in any big way, but it's not for her lack of trying. In July, at the World Cup, she was allegedly detained for holding a bit of weed; she was subsequently released without charges or publicity. (It was a holiday weekend, and the World Cup ... More >>
Watch out, Vegas, Atlantic City might get all done up like a fresh-faced showgirl (oxymoron?) if legislatures agree with a proposal to spruce up the still kinda gritty boardwalk-clad gambling city with a state-controlled plan. At a press conference today, Christie stood firmly behind the prop ... More >>
Some people are just not lucky. Not at all. Which is perhaps why they're on the way to Atlantic City -- quite possibly one of the most desolate, soul-sucking places on the planet, regardless of whether you're frequenting one of the fancy new casinos or loitering outside the "We Buy Gold" plac ... More >>
Out of a job? Desperate to pay your mortgage and feed your kids? The folks at something called "The Consumer Standard" have the answer: Online Poker!
Over the weekend, we noticed a pitch from PartyGaming.com, which claims that the key to protecting yourself in this economic downturn is to ga ... More >>
Ever wonder what online poker companies think of you, the consumer?
Well, on the heels of our piece in this week's Voice about James Giordano and Internet gambling, someone forwarded us an investment bank's analysis of an online poker company named PartyGaming.
Advocates of online poker lik ... More >>
Like to gamble online? Political odd couples like Barney Frank and Al D'Amato are fighting for your right to do so. Meanwhile James Giordano made millions via internet gambling, and wound up in prison. So... do you feel lucky? Graham Rayman has the story.
Tom Robbins has previously covered t ... More >>
Singaporeans will soon be getting the Daniel Boulud treatment. Diner's Journal reports that the chef will open a 120-seat DB Bistro Moderne in the new Marina Bay Sands casino resort, owned by the same group that owns the Venetian in Las Vegas. And speaking of Vegas, Boulud has also confirmed ... More >>
In this week's cover story about the state of local daily newspapers, we mentioned New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman's idea to allow sports gambling on his newspaper's website.
In an interview with Forbes business magazine earlier this year, Mort said, "There is something that can be ... More >>