Part 2 of a 5-part series on visiting Florida, Philadelphia, and later Atlantic City.
This photo was taken in December 1989, just after the Romanian Revolution. I’m standing In front of the unfinished Casa Republicii (House of the Republic) in Central Bucharest a short time after the fall of Nicolae Ceausescu. Casa Republicii, then under construction, was to be the new government center for the Romanian Communist Party. Ceausescu oversaw its construction personally, which essentially bankrupted the nation. It still stands as the world’s largest office building. But he never saw it completed. He was shot by a firing squad on Christmas Day in 1989.
“Full Tilt Poker’s actions during both the pre- and post-Black Friday period, represented an unprecedented level of irresponsibility and a grotesque violation of trust. The damage these industry outcasts have done to players, public confidence, and the game overall lingers and will not be forgotten nor forgiven until the principals have provided explanation, apology, and restitution.”Read More
Passing through a crowded casino this weekend, I couldn’t help but notice hundreds of people – primarily men – crowded around several television screens at one of the bars. You saw the photo, you read the headline — so you can easily see where this is headed.