Tag:gambling

For Love of the Game

At a gaming café outside Vienna, Monika Racek, the CEO of the Admiral Casinos and Entertainment AG talks addiction, legislation and why old ladies play the slots. Monika Racek has always liked working with people. Before she got into gaming, Racek was a lawyer at Vienna’s administrative court dealing with asylum law. This was back […]
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Profits, Politics, Patronage

More revenues, more products and more gambling addicts. With the state reaping both taxes and profits, laws mostly protect operators, not consumers. 

Salon: Games, Gaming and Gambling

The June edition of METROPOLE Salons revolved around Vienna's history of games and its contemporary culture of gaming and gambling. Metropolitans, wri...

Profile | Izabela Horodecki

"Obviously, I don’t gamble – apart from the occasional lottery ticket. It’s like a tax on hope.”For most people, winning big on a night out at the...