Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.
The commercial building has signs in English and Chinese promoting a lawyer and money transfer business inside, but a man across the street said he knew it didn’t just house offices.
More than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men plan to pack Citi Field for a gathering on how to use modern technology in a religiously-appropriate way. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd.
It’s a 100-acre, uncleared location off exit 66 of the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank.
If Gov. Andrew Cuomo succeeds in making table gambling legal in New York, where do you think casinos will crop up? Some are betting on Coney Island.
Gov. Dan Malloy believes a recent Justice Department legal opinion opens the door for online gambling in every state. Republican leader John McKinney is not on board.
Gov. Dan Malloy says it’s inevitable that online gambling will come to Connecticut and his administration is investigating what can be done to protect jobs associated with the state’s two tribal casinos.
Lesniak said he’ll try to get a bill through the Legislature and on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk by next week. The goal is to make New Jersey the national leader in online gambling.
Cuomo said that if the Legislature took the necessary steps, he’d spend a year working out the details of a casino plan before attempting a voter referendum on it in 2013.
New Jersey casino regulators have approved gambling chips worth just 25 and 50 cents apiece, instead of the $1 or higher chips commonly used at the casinos.
It opened in late October and has proven to be very popular, with over 20,000 visitors on the weekends.
Cuomo calls for “comprehensive reform of our tax code” to promote investment in jobs in New York. He doesn’t mention raising taxes or adjusting the tax code to raise taxes for wealthier New Yorkers.
Wanna bet? New Jersey does, but Washington has the final say.
The long-term investigation, called “Operation Flat Rate,” focused on gambling and loan sharking rings, the real moneymakers for the Gambino crime family.
The casinos have struggled for five years with plunging revenues amid ever-growing — and ever-closer — competition.