Getting there slowly

Well, it looks like greymatter is installed. I’ve still got a lot of work to go in customizing it to my exacting specifications–well, making it look something like the rest of the site. “It’s a transitional thing right now…when it grows in, it’s going to look great.” While that’s apropos for the current state of …

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Porn or advertising?

The Nevada Gaming Control Board still hasn’t decided whether racy Hard Rock billboard ads are legitimate advertising, pornography, or inducements to cheat. There is now a trial (!) set for November. Commissioners had already rejected a $300,000 settlement of a three-count complaint, and now the adventure continues. From the LVRJ: Hard Rock Hotel President Kevin …

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Girls’ night out!

In an effort to cater to women, the Rio is building “The Ultimate Girls’ Night Out,” an entertainment complex geared towards women seeking a fun night out.  From biz.yahoo.com: Billed as The Ultimate Girls’ Night Out� destination, the Rio’s new complex will be the first in Las Vegas to offer such a venue. The multi-faceted …

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Bible study (updated)

Gambling has been around for thousands of years, and many religions have at least tolerated it in moderation. Still, many churches offer religious objections to gambling.A recent letter to the editor in the Jamaica Gleaner lays out a Christian pro-gambling argument: CHRISTIAN GREETINGS. It is with great trepidation that I write this letter, asking the question …

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Loveman talks shop

Chris Palmieri of BusinessWeek recently spoke to Harrah’s Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman about the impending Harrah’s/Caesars merger.  Here are some excerpts: Q: What’s the rationale for this deal? A: We want to be the leading distributor of gaming. The way our company does that is to leverage distribution. Caesars gives us vastly improved distribution in …

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Don’t youse knock NJ

In an otherwise unremarked-upon political outrage that I picked up from the Drudge Report, here’s this.  Christie Vilsack, Iowa’s first lady, apparently has been quite critical of the ways that African Americans, residents of Eastern PA and New Jersey, West Virginians, and Southerners speak.  She’s no political lightweight: her endorsement of John Kerry is credited …

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