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Steve Friess


Steve Friess writes the State of Play column for PlayUSA twice a week. He's a veteran gambling-industry reporter who began covering Las Vegas in 1996 and covered the openings of resorts in Asia, Europe, and across the U.S. His bylines have appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, New Republic, Time, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, New York magazine, and many others. He, his husband, their children and three Poms live in Ann Arbor.

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America’s Legal Gambling Industry Value Tops $200 Billion

The total value of all 32 NFL teams is about $141 billion. The combined gross domestic product of Montana, Wyoming and both Dakotas is $196 billion. Americans spent about $150 billion last year on cable TV, internet service and movie theater tickets. This year’s Department of Homeland Security budget is $183.3 billion. None of that […]
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