Three states jumped into online gaming last year with high hopes. But so far their take is very low. The inherent problems in this addictive form of gambling should give pause to other states and to Congress if they are tempted to follow suit.
Philly mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi could have faced a third trial after jurors acquitted him last week of witness tampering. But prosecutors are seeking to dismiss the remaining counts against the reputed Philly mob boss – a rare setback in their decades-long campaign against the Philadelphia mob.
Previously, independent bookstores tended to stay away from marketing self-published authors, but in the age of Amazon, some are embracing local authors no matter how they released their work.
On Nov. 26, New Jersey will become the third – and by far the most populous – state to allow online gambling for money within its borders. Before more states follow suit, the US must rethink this dubious race to make gambling so easy.
In 2013, voters in several states seem to be hungering for more tax revenue, Francis writes, though sometimes from unusual sources and decidedly not by raising income taxes.