July 20, 2008
Required Reading for State-Backed Gambling Fans
Posted by Jeff A. Taylor at 8:55 PM
Check out how the state of Illinois has responded to fewer gamblers gambling in the state's gambling halls. By gaming the slot machines to pay off much less often.
Also fascinating info on how slot machine companies are building machines that "pay off" in video clips, not money.
Latest dispatches from the political trail
Posted by John Hood at 07:34 AM
• The Fayetteville Observer's Charles Broadwell writes up his reflections about the governor's race after watching Beverly Perdue (“considerable charm and experience”) and Pat McCrory (a “pugnacious challenger”) speak before the state press association. An interesting incident occured at the Asheville joint appearance, by the way, involving a protestor, a TV camera, and a not-so-nimble TV reporter.
• The $284 million expansion of a lightly traveled loop around Fayetteville has Charlotte-area politicians, including McCrory, up in arms about state transportation priorities. UNC's Leroy Towns blogs about the fact that Perdue has a “tracker” on McCrory, to capture any embarrassing gaffes he might make, but there's no tracker on Perdue.
• As national Democrats make a play for Elizabeth Dole's senate seat with a potential ad buy, a Concord Monitor columnist includes Dole in a list of potential female VP picks.
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