Casinos

Gambling on the Waterfront?

Gambling on the Waterfront?

March 3, 2021 at 12:17 pm

Reports this week that the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation is considering moving the Halifax casino from its waterfront location must surely have raised a red flag for anyone who remembers that relocating the Sydney casino is a key element of developer Martin Chernin’s plan for the Sydney waterfront. It’s notRead More

President Donald J. Trump receives a menorah from Miriam and Sheldon Adelson at the Israeli American Council National Summit Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Hollywood, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

FOIPOP Findings: Paging Sheldon Adelson

January 20, 2021 at 12:45 pm

One Saturday in May 2015, Albert Barbusci woke up and realized: a) HPDP’s “silk road strategy” needed to include Israel and; b) Casino magnate, Republican megadonor and staunch Israel supporter Sheldon Adelson needed to hook them up with an Israeli sister city and an introduction to the Israeli shipping line,Read More

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Gambling Addiction

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Gambling Addiction

December 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm

Editor’s Note: Sydney’s casino turns 25 this summer and to mark its quarter-century, Rob Csernyik has been taking an in-depth look at the promises — and realities — of casino gambling in Cape Breton. In Part III, he focuses on the question of addiction. (Read Part I here and Part IIRead More

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Membertou at the Table

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Membertou at the Table

November 18, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Editor’s Note: Sydney’s casino turned 25 this summer and to mark its quarter-century, Rob Csernyik has been taking an in-depth look at the promises — and realities — of casino gambling in Cape Breton. In this fourth and final piece, he contrasts the CBRM with a community (within its ownRead More

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Municipal Jackpot?

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Municipal Jackpot?

October 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Editor’s Note: Sydney’s casino turns 25 this month and to mark its quarter-century, Rob Csernyik takes an in-depth look at the promises — and realities — of casino gambling in Cape Breton. In Part II, he focuses on the casino’s record for charitable contributions and job creation and explores theRead More

Meet Rob Csernyik

Meet Rob Csernyik

September 16, 2020 at 11:17 am

ob Csernyik, the Cape Breton-born/New Brunswick-based journalist behind the Spectator‘s casino series, is waiting (patiently) for responses from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) so he can complete Part III of the series. In the interim, I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce him to my readers, so IRead More

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Bait and Switch

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Bait and Switch

September 16, 2020 at 11:15 am

Editor’s Note: Sydney’s casino turns 25 this week and to mark its quarter-century anniversary, Rob Csernyik takes an in-depth look at the promises — and realities — of casino gambling in Cape Breton. This is Part I.   he walk to the Sydney casino from a cruise ship or waterfrontRead More