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WNYC News

NY Says Yes to Casinos, No to Fracking

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

There were two major announcements form Albany Wednesday, and both affect the state economy.

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WNYC News

NY Panel to Pick Upstate Casino Sites

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Four new casinos are slated to be built upstate and the state Gaming Facility Location Board will decide on up to four winners to develop new locations.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn Edition

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Culturefest joins the Political Gabfest and Hang Up and Listen, onstage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with emcee Dan Kois, for a blockbuster show in front of a live audience.

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WNYC News

Rejuvenating Atlantic City Could Involve Knocking Down Empty Casinos

Friday, November 14, 2014

A new report also recommends installing an emergency financial manager, similar to the approach in Detroit. 

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WNYC News

Gov. Christie Considers Proposals to Save Atlantic City

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A controversial move used by Detroit is among the choices the New Jersey Governor is considering.

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The Takeaway

It's Hard to Grow Jobs with Slot Machines

Monday, November 03, 2014

Three years after Massachusetts approved Vegas-style gambling, voters decide tomorrow whether to crack down on casinos, which some say fleece the very people in need of economic growth.

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99% Invisible

135- For Amusement Only

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Everyone has tried it at some point. The authorities started turning a blind eye years ago, but it wasn't officially legalized until the summer of 2014. Finally, after more than 80 years of illegitimacy, the City of Oakland has legalized...

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WNYC News

Solution for Bankrupt Casinos in Atlantic City - More Casinos

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The plan for a multi-billion casino in Jersey City that everyone is talking about, but few have seen details.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Data Mining and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Monday, September 22, 2014

How the Las Vegas casino Caesars Entertainment tracks the activities of gamblers—from what games they like to play to what foods eat for breakfast—to keep them coming back for more.

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WNYC News

New York Should Bet on Gambling, Casino Bidders Say

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Tough questions at a beauty contest for casino license applicants.

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WNYC News

Latest Opening in Atlantic City: Unemployment Center

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

New Jersey teams up with a labor union to help laid-off casino workers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's Wrong with Atlantic City?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has announced that it will close in September, becoming the fourth casino there to close this year. Michael L. Diamond, business reporter for the Asbury Park Press, talks about why Atlantic City is struggling and whether the closings offer a lesson to other casino projects in the area. Plus, New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz talks about the politics of Governor Christie's attempts to revitalize Atlantic City. 

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New Jersey News

Will Atlantic City's 'Historical Baggage' Hurt Its Future?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The long holiday weekend is upon us, and for many, that means a long weekend spent at area beaches. But one place people are increasingly not going is Atlantic City.

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WNYC News

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ Sports Betting

Monday, June 23, 2014

The state's appeal, led by Gov. Chris Christie, argued that New Jersey was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury.

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Selected Shorts

Gaming at Winnie’s

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by Gaby Hoffman of Rosie Schaap’s “Gaming at Winnie’s” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis.

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WNYC News

New Jersey's Gaming Bet Comes up Short

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Internet gambling is off to the races, but so far only about $4 million in tax revenue has been raised. That's far short of the $160 million Governor Chris Christie expected. Here’s why the state may have bet too much. 

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New Jersey News

Can Christie Win Big In Vegas?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

WNYC

The "Sheldon Primary" is being held this weekend, and Chris Christie is a contender.

The gov is headed to Las Vegas Saturday, where he will join several Republican presidential candidates for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But the real action will be around casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who ...

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New Jersey News

NJ Gambling Revenues Are Way Below Expectations

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One billion dollars. 

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New Jersey News

New Jersey Bets on Online Gambling

Monday, November 18, 2013

Online gambling starts in the Garden State this month. 

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WNYC News

Fate of New York City Casinos Remains Uncertain

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

One of the big winners in Tuesday's elections was the gaming industry. A referendum approved by voters permits seven more casinos to be built — four upstate and three in the New York City metro area after a seven-year waiting period.

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