A statue of Caesar in front of Caesars Palace on October 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. What does the future hold for the gambling industry, online and around the world?
A statue of Caesar in front of Caesars Palace on October 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. What does the future hold for the gambling industry, online and around the world? - 

States across the country have turned to gambling as a way to boost tax revenues -- and employment -- in this difficult economy.

Well, we're going talk about the world of gambling now with one of the industry's big players: Gary Loveman.

He's the President and CEO of Caesar's Entertainment.

For today's Mid-day Extra, we have an extended conversation with him from Las Vegas

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