Even on a stoner’s holiday like April 20, Jon Stewart observed on Monday’s Daily Show, somebody has to play the “narc” — in this case, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. While Christie has talked tough against legalized marijuana — even in states where...
Officials in the world's largest gambling hub have announced that visitation to the island will be capped at 21 million, according to the Macau Business Daily. This is to "rebalance" the quality of life of Macau's residents, but unfortunately...Show More Summary
Daily fantasy sports’ demographics and ability to keep people engaged during the daily grind of the season could be an important (...)
Last week, Major League Baseball announced an extension and enhancement of its previously under-the-radar partnership with DraftKings, a leading daily fantasy sports Web site. The deal gave baseball a small ownership stake in the company, with which baseball had been in business since MLB’s Advanced Media struck a deal in 2013.Read full article >>
When Draft Kings, a daily fantasy sports site that allows users to bet real money on their teams, was reported to have raised $250 million at a $900 million valuation last week, many asked the same question: is online sports bettingShow More Summary
A Brooklyn woman has been charged with leaving her 5-year-old granddaughter alone and locked in a car, in sub-freezing temperatures, for an hour while she gambled at a Queens casino, The New York Daily News is reporting. Renne Osby,Show More Summary
New Jersey is trying a new tactic in he fight to legalize sports betting in the state: pointing to professional sports leagues' partnerships with daily fantasy sports websites. The state argues that daily fantasy is in fact gamblingShow More Summary
Fusion today announced that it will be expanding Alicia Menendez’s daily primetime show, “AM Tonight,” to an hour in 2015 and that Kim Gamble is joining the network to executive produce the show. “Alicia is already redefining what it...Show More Summary
Latin America: Residents in countries like Mexico and Guatemala over the weekend commemorated their respective holidays to honor and respect the deeds. Argentina: The Argentine government suspended the operations of Procter & Gamble after accusing the household products giant of committing $138 million in tax fraud. Show More Summary
A total of 7,162 Party and government officials have been penalized for offenses related to gambling since the middle of 2013, Shanghai Daily said, citing a government report. [ more › ]
It looks like CNN president Jeff Zucker’s gamble to bring back Crossfire has failed. as the network has put the show on “extended hiatus,” according to The Daily Caller. Sources told The Daily Caller that staffers from Crossfire are being absorbed into The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, and that personnel from other shows are […]
Recently, Star Wars: The Old Republic released a new update that had, among other things, gambling minigames at an in-game casino. It's not the first MMO to add some sort of sanctioned gambling, although it made me wonder just how much...Show More Summary
Jimmy Fallon has musical numbers. Jimmy Kimmel has pranks. And now, HBO’s John Oliver has found his own niche: Perfecting the art of the viral rant. The former “Daily Show” correspondent took a gamble when he launched his own show this spring, but his rants about various topics – climate change, General Motors, net neutrality […]
Francesco (Frank) Fiordilino, a former Bonanno mobster, copped to illegal gambling and collecting debts for people he owed money while he was testifying for the government last year in a sensational gangland murder trial, the Daily News has learned.
FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. 'In Or Out' Isn't An Investment Strategy Its Gambling With Time (Charles Schwab) After the amazing year the S&P 500 had last year, many investors worried that they had missed out one of the best bull runs. Show More Summary
DAVID CAMERON'S decision to rule out a second coalition with the Liberal Democrats, as reported in today's Daily Telegraph, is being seen as a direct appeal to his right-wing backbenchers to stop rocking the boat before the 2015 general...Show More Summary
Bloomberg reported in October that Blackstone lent money to a Spanish gambling company on the condition that it default on other loan payments in order to trigger a credit-default event, giving Blackstone a sure profit on credit-default swaps. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart compared it last week to Goodfellas, where the mafiosos buy insurance on a restaurant and burn it...
In case you missed this in the daily links. From Paul Krugman: Gambling with Civilization, by Paul Krugman, NYRB [Review of The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World, by William D. Nordhaus]: 1. Forty years ago...
In his Guardian column tomorrow, Jonathan Freedland writes that Ed Miliband reckons he’ll “get a kicking from the Daily Telegraph” for his lurch to the left, but his ‘gamble’ is… Continue reading The post Ed Miliband’s speech: the backlash begins appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
An editorial in the The Pilot captured my daily outrage nicely: Whatever the answer to that question might be, the “education lottery” remains a gimmick — one that works only because it has officially sanctioned approval to rig the odds...Show More Summary