NE Casino Map_med_r3

New York’s 9 racetrack casinos, 8 Indian casinos and 4 planned or proposed commercial casinos not shown. (Map: Clifton Below for Casino-Free New Hampshire, April, 2015.)


The Day, New London, CT Op-Eds
“More gambling, less tech support, no way to build state economy”
[read online]
“Connecticut’s keno retreat a hopeful step away from gambling expansion”
[read online]
“Connecticut’s long-running casino story takes an ominous turn” [read online]


Journal Inquirer Op-Ed
Bob Steele and Senator Tony Hwang on “Doubling down on a troubled industry”
[read online]

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Connecticut Post Op-Ed
Bob Steele and Senator Tony Hwang on “Five reasons to kill the casino bill”
[read online]


WNPR Connecticut, “Committee Hears From Public on Whether to Roll Dice on More Connecticut Casinos”
Ray Hardman
[read online]


Fox CT “The Real Story”
A third casino in CT?
[watch video]
Casinos in CT Reporter Roundtable Part 1
Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi discuss casino legislation in the works with Mark Pazinokas, Sue Haigh and Chris Keating. [watch video]
Robert Steele on casinos [watch video]
The ‘Curse’ of More Gambling in CT [watch video]

The Hartford Courant Op-Eds by Bob Steele and Senator Tony Huang:
Wrong Focus: Rushing To Help Casinos While Letting GE Walk” 
[read online]
“State Sliding Down Slope to Video Slots”
[read online]
“More Gambling a Bad Bet for Connecticut”   [read online]


New Haven Register Op-Ed by Robert Steele and Tony Hwang
FORUM: “More gambling not answer to Connecticut’s financial woes”
[read online]


Congressional Corner: WAMC’s Alan Chartock interviews Bob Steele about New York Casino initiatives
[listen online]

Spotlight with Virginia Wolf

WLIS Old Saybrook & WMRD Middletown “SpotLight with Virginia Wolf”

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WTNH Channel 8 New Haven, Book Lovers Corner: “The Curse”


Interview with Bob Steele


WCTV Channel 14 Connecticut, Meet the Author
“This is a very well-written book. I just loved it. [It] should be required reading in literature classes and colleges.”—Jason Alster, Host

“A Personal Gamble: Former U.S. Congressman Bob Steele’s New Novel”
Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick, Greenwich (CT) magazine [read online]

InFocus: Connecticut’s addiction to “easy money” Q&A with Robert H. Steele
Mansfield Independent (CT) [view pdf]

ReminderNews, Connecticut’s largest weekly features:
“Concerns follow gambling developments”
Denise Coffey  [read online]

ReminderNews, Connecticut’s largest weekly features:
“Historical novel details gambling impact on state”
Denise Coffey  [read online]

Northhamptom/Amherst, MA GazetteNet features The Curse  [read online]

“Cool justice: Novel demands readers face ongoing casino saga”
Andy Thibault, New Haven Register (CT) [read online]

National news: “As casinos struggle, tribes seek more federal aid”
Michael Melia, Associated Press  [read online at the Huffington Post]

‘The Curse’ author to speak at Oliver Wolcott Library in Torrington
Torrington Register (CT) [read online]

“Gambling curse: Essex author looks at impact of casinos on Connecticut”
ShoreLine Times (CT) [view pdf]

Author Discusses Book on Casinos in Hebron, CT
The Glastonbury (CT) Citizen/Rivereast News Bulletin
[view pdf]

Author touches on ‘casino curse’: Semi-fictional story tells tale of
gambling in Connecticut

The Middletown (CT) Press [read more]

Former Connecticut congressman Robert Steele: Book could serve as
cautionary tale for Springfield, other communities seeking casinos

The Republican/ [read more]

Bob Steele’s ‘Curse’ Yields Debut Novel
The Day, New London, Conn. 
[read more]

CT Public Radio interview with Robert H. Steele on WNPR’s
“Where We Live” with John Dankosky

Connecticut Public Radio [podcast]


The New York Times “Times Topics”: Articles About Gambling
For the latest news on gambling. 
[read online at The New York Times]

MIT Professor Exposes Impact of Machine Gambling in New Book:
Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
Natasha Dow Schüll   September 14, 2012   Princeton University Press

Dr. Schüll uses 15 years of research to reveal the intense interplay between electronic gambling machines and those who use them in her fascinating new book. She asks important questions about whether the addiction that too often occurs is due to the consumer, the device, or whether it is the predictable result of corporate research poured into increasingly-sophisticated machines. Dr. Schüll documents the near-hypnotic state into which gamblers fall, despite mounting and often-disastrous losses. [read more]

State-Sponsored Study: Crime Rose in Casino’s Wake “Gambling in Connecticut: Analyzing the Economic and Social Impacts”
June 22, 2009    Connecticut  State Library
[full report]

Institute for American Values Council on Casinos 2013 Report:
“Why Casinos Matter: Thirty-One Evidence-Based Propositions from the Health and Social Sciences”

2013    New York   

Casino gambling is spreading into the mainstream of American life and unleashing a host of troubling problems: it is harming health, draining wealth from people in the lower ranks of the income distribution, and contributing to economic inequality. These are among the findings of “Why Casinos Matter: Thirty-One Evidence-Based Propositions from the Health and Social Sciences,” a report released from the Council on Casinos, an interdisciplinary group of 38 scholars and public policy leaders convened by the Institute for American Values. [read pdf]