Summer 2019

High Stakes – Austria Goes All-In on its Gambling Industry

A cruise down the Danube offers a leisurely view of southeastern Europe
museum cover
At the Wien Museum, the US-educated Austrian scholar wants to use the incidents of history to question the way we live now. In Vienna, museums are everywhere: At last year’s Lange Nacht der Museen, over 700 took part, from the KHM, the Leopold or the Belvedere to the more off-beat dedicated to theater, toys or magic, […]
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figures outside of the convention
Forget the idea of Vienna as a big open-air museum. It’s really one big playground. “Jackpot!” a young woman yells excitedly, after her boyfriend managed to roll three cherries at the Mankomania casino. Her passionate outburst isn’t over her beloved’s proceeds though: In this board game, players are competing over who can lose their money the […]
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table at a casino
More revenues, more products and more gambling addicts. With the state reaping both taxes and profits, laws mostly protect operators, not consumers.  “You should always be a bit informed,” declares an elderly gentleman as he collects his Seidl at the bar of the Café Ascot, a high-polish betting parlor across from the Wien Mitte train station […]
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brexit
Among the independent, export-based economies of the region, no one comes out a winner of Brexit.
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digital destroying paper
Social media allows journalists to reach their audiences directly, bypassing traditional structures. Does it also affect their credibility? Austrians have known it since childhood, and many tune in daily to Austrian television’s nightly news progr...
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the manager summer in the city
Under the shady trees of the Augarten, fabulous food and refreshments await at Schankwirtschaft.
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