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Casinos

August 18, 2019, 9am PDT
The idea of a casino in Chicago didn't sound like a good idea to a state-hire consultant, nor does it seem like the city's Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic likes the idea either.
Chicago Tribune
April 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The 3 cent gas tax and 6 cent diesel tax increases are among the lowest of any states that have hiked fuel taxes since 2013, but combined with other revenue sources in the legislation, plus an upcoming sales tax ballot measure, it's historic.
Talk Business & Politics
December 8, 2017, 5am PST
The state thought more casinos would be a good way to raise some revenue for the state. So far a lot of local governments want no part of that action.
WHYY
June 22, 2017, 8am PDT
Regulatory issues have delayed a proposed casino mega-development in South Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 8, 2017, 5am PDT
One of the East Coast's most conspicuous signs of the Great Recession is finally turning itself around.
NorthJersey.com
February 28, 2017, 7am PST
A nascent effort to legalize casino gambling in the state of Georgia fell short of the necessary legislative support.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 17, 2016, 9am PST
Spain's capital may build a huge casino, but many fear that the facility will flounder in the way similar mega-projects have in the past.
CityLab
November 4, 2016, 10am PDT
The state of New Jersey rejected a financial plan for Atlantic City, clearing the stage for a new, larger battle over control of the city.
AP via ABC News
Feature
April 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
Chloe E. Taft explores the transition of Bethlehem, Pa., from Rust Belt company town to gambling mecca.
Josh Stephens
July 1, 2015, 12pm PDT
The residents of Atlantic City are chomping at the bit for a chance to prove their resilience. Investors are also game.
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 15, 2015, 6am PST
An ambitious Florida real estate developer has a plan to remake Atlantic City into a family-friendly destination by investing $500 million of his own money.
The Wall Street Journal
December 24, 2014, 11am PST
According to a Quinnipiac University Poll, New Yorkers upstate, downstate, Democrat, and Republican, all supported Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban fracking—only energy companies and some businesses and property owners expressed dismay.
Newsmax
September 2, 2014, 11am PDT
Casinos in Atlantic City are closing quickly, costing the local economy 5,700 jobs and leaving the city with four large, empty buildings of a variety that offers little or no precedent for reuse.
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 28, 2014, 9am PDT
First floated as a redevelopment strategy in 2007, Detroit's gamble on casinos has yielded a mature market. Now come reports that even a big name investor hasn't been able to turn around the Greektown Casino.
The Detroit News
November 27, 2012, 7am PST
Seen as a source of economic development and easy money for cities (struggling or not) throughout North America, casino projects are neither a revenue panacea nor the win-win "economic bullet" that supporters claim, argues Richard Florida.
New York Daily News
October 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Large casino resorts in Atlantic City and Connecticut take a hit, as new, smaller and local casinos, attract gamblers from the surroundings areas. New York state officials are paving the way for more casino proliferation, despite some skepticism.
The New York Times
September 11, 2012, 6am PDT
Late last week, billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson announced that Madrid had won the competition to become the future location of Europe's "largest gambling mecca," reports Giles Tremlett. Questions regarding the project's viability remain.
The Guardian
September 2, 2012, 5am PDT
An expanding number of cities across the U.S. are looking to attract urban casinos, with the hope that further development and money (tax revenues to fill drained city coffers) will follow.
Next American City
January 3, 2012, 1pm PST
On South Florida's radar: three "Las Vegas-style casino resorts," the prospect of which has already begun impacting nearby development. Fred A. Bernstein reports.
The New York Times
October 18, 2011, 2pm PDT
Executives of Rock Gaming LLC and its partner, Caesars Entertainment Corp, are hoping to revitalize Cleveland's downtown nightlife and create connections with nearby businesses by building Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.
The Plain Dealer