Fun, not far…

No one ever said gambling wasn’t profitable. And proof might be from the I-want-to-choke-a-pit-boss sensation I get after the repeated and repeated and repeated and repeated playing of a particular Cincinnati-area casino’s commercial – sometimes twice or more during one commercial break – during the newscast that is on in The Post’s newsroom. Get a friggin’ new jingle, for heaven’s sake. Or try playing your commercial less, and maybe funding Gamblers’ Anonymous groups more – something.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for About.com's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, iRhine.com. He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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