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Labor Day Road Trip? Try These 10 Cheap Gas States

As you hit the road for your final road trip of the summer, consider driving to one of the 10 states with the lowest prices on gas. Turns out, those sunny states also offer bountiful vacation options for the budget-conscious family.

Cash In on Asian Gambling With Shares of Las Vegas Sands

Singapore is expected to overtake South Korea and Australia this year to become the second-largest Asia-Pacific casino market behind reigning leader Macau. For U.S. investors looking to profit, Las Vegas Sands looks nicely positioned.

Casino Heists: Criminals Are Flush With Creative Ideas

Casinos must look like easy targets for criminal minds -- like the robber this week who swept $1.5 million worth of gambling chips off a table at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and escaped by motorcycle -- all in under three minutes. But casino robberies are fairly rare, according to the Las Vegas police department. Here are some of the biggest heists of the last few years:

Motorcycle Robber Steals $1.5M in Bellagio Casino Chips

An armed man stole as much as $2 million in casino chips from Las Vegas' Bellagio hotel-casino early Tuesday morning, then escaped, the Associated Press reported, citing Las Vegas police officials. No shots were fired and no one was injured.

There's No Hiding: Nine Industries That Know Your Every Move

Don't kid yourself. Real privacy no longer exists in this country. From your hobbies to your income to your phone calls, pretty much everything about you is tracked by someone, somewhere. We've examined the most intrusive firms and industries -- some of them may surprise you.

Gambling at Casinos With Welfare Money?

In California and Michigan, welfare recipients use their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards to withdraw the funds from ATM machines in casinos. If they proceed to roll the dice with the money, wouldn't this be state-backed gambling?

Vegas Turns Pools Into Party Club Gold Mines

Pool clubs have become ubiquitous in Las Vegas. With dance-floor-packing DJs and islands adorned with stripper poles, they are the daytime versions of Sin City's famously profitable nightclubs, and they are transforming its once money-losing swimming pools into cash cows.

Wall Street's Cantor Fitzgerald Becomes a Las Vegas Bookie

Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald is taking bets and setting odds for the newly opened M Resort Spa & Casino. But instead of simply handicapping games and accepting wagers, the tech-savvy brain trust at Cantor has turned betting into something more akin to trading.