Comps: Connecting with casino host can help net freebies By Matt Villano Updated 3:58 pm, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Gamblers around the world have a misconception that the only way to get comps and freebies at casinos is to throw money around and gamble like a whale. The truth: If you want perks and benefits, in most cases all you have to do is connect with a host. Hosts are the people behind loyalty programs, the people who are charged to keep customers happy. They're also the people at casinos with the keys to freebies and comps - provided you prove you are willing to gamble and be a loyal customer. Casinos all over the world employ these people. In Northern California, properties such as Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln (Placer County) and Red Hawk Casino in Placerville (El Dorado County) employ teams of them. Most casinos have hosts who speak different languages, including Spanish, Mandarin and (in some cases) … [Read more...] about Connecting with casino host can help net freebies
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Brian Fung by Brian Fung Email the author February 28 Email the author A view of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (tabor-roeder via Flickr) Every week, a motley crew of tech wonks and legal experts meet in Washington to discuss the problem they've been grappling with for almost a year now: how to save the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules. Of the 70 to 80 regulars in the gathering, a few hail from industry groups such as the Internet Association — one of Silicon Valley's biggest lobbying operations — or the small-telco trade … [Read more...] about Inside the huge, low-profile alliance fighting to save the FCC’s net neutrality rules
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch by Brian Fung by Brian Fung Email the author February 22 Email the author Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, led the effort to repeal net neutrality rules. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg) The FCC's net neutrality vote has finally been published in the Federal Register, the government's official record of all administrative actions. The moment is key, because it kicks off the next phase of the fight over the future of the Internet. Here's what to expect. In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal its net neutrality rules for Internet providers — a move aimed at deregulate … [Read more...] about The FCC’s vote repealing its net neutrality rules is finally official. Here’s what happens now.
Associated Press Updated 11:09 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 The Boston Bruins trailed 4-1 with 10 minutes to go and were down to four healthy defensemen on the road. No matter. Spurred on by David Pastrnak’s hat trick, the Bruins pulled off a stirring comeback. Pastrnak scored three of Boston’s five goals in the final 10 minutes for his first career hat trick, and the Bruins stunned the Carolina Hurricanes by rallying for a 6-4 victory Tuesday night. Matt Grzelcyk, Pastrnak and Danton Heinen scored in a span of 77 seconds to turn a 4-1 Bruins deficit into a 4-all tie. Pastrnak put Boston ahead on a power-play goal with 3:30 left and finished off his hat trick with an empty-net goal with 1:34 remaining. “The whole night we kind of don’t have the legs and look kind of tired, no energy,” Pastrnak said. “And then we get a couple goals and it seemed like all of a sudden everybody is flying and everything clicks.” Senators 7, Lightning 4: … [Read more...] about David Pastrnak nets hat trick, Bruins rally to stun Hurricanes 6-4
Unemployment barely fell from 9.1 percent in September to 9 percent last month. Most labor market economists had forecast more than 100,000 jobs and hoped the jobless rate would shimmy below the 9 percent mark. But it was not meant to be. Government employment fell by 24,000, leaving private employers to pick up the slack. And they did, adding 104,000 new jobs for the month. It was not enough. October's net gain of 80,000 jobs is not far off the 90,000 average of the last six months. But that is not enough to keep pace with the estimated 130,000 new workers who enter the labor force each month. And it is no where near the estimated 350,000 jobs needed each month to restore unemployment to pre recession levels. "At this rate, the labor market will never start pulling the backlog of nearly 14 million unemployed workers back to work," said labor market economists from the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. … [Read more...] about Employers only add 80,000 net jobs in October