Introduction to the Internet Wagering Business MAIN
Software Licensing and a List of Companies that Provide Online Casino and Sportsbook Software SOFTWARE
Online Marketing Companies that get Web Traffic to a Casino Web Site MARKETING
Sublicensing an Internet Casino operation from a Licensee AFFILIATE PROGRAMS
Payment Processing and Merchant Accounts for Internet Casino operations to use E-COMMERCE
Software Considerations GAME TYPES
Legislation issues for the USA and abroad LEGAL ISSUES
Online Casino and Sportsbook and Other Gambling/Casino Related Conferences CONFERENCES
Economic Factors worth considering with an Online Wagering Operation ECONOMICS
Things to Watch for when Starting an Internet Casino and Sportsbook Business PITFALLS
Forums - Hear what others have to say about the business MESSAGE BOARDS
Online Casino Links: News, Stocks, Organizations, etc. LINKS
About Yorktown Ventures and the Author ABOUT US

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

New York City is my home. I have been to the Towers on many occassions: taking friends from out of town to the top, hanging around with buddies, business meetings, the list goes on.

The amazing thing is that I can never remember a time being near the towers and being angry or upset. It was always a happy feeling around the area. Equally amazing is that all my friends recall the same emotions - always happy when in the buildings.

Three important things for those of you who have never been there

  • The place was HUGE. It would take about 5 minutes of solid walking to walk from end to end of the complex. It had a mall in the lower levels, combined with 2 train stations.

  • The place gave you a sense of possibility. You would feel like you're in a place where high-technology and capitalism were at their best. Whenever I drove by there at night, I always unwittingly pushed down on the gas pedal, espescially when making a turn onto Church Street. It just drew you to do that.

  • It wasn't a building. You didn't look at it that way. You saw that it was more than a structure. You recognized there was life in and around it. That's what gave it a spirit of its own.

    I actually walked past the buildings on Friday, September 7, 2001. I considered going in, but I figured I would go back in November. Heck, it would always be there. Lesson learned: You never know what tomorrow brings. If you want to do something, do it today. Tomorrow it may not be there anymore.

    The following pages are my WTC Tribute. The first set are pictures of the "old days," when the towers were around. The second set are some pretty distressing photos that the New York Times took (courtesy of the New York Times). The last set are the 6 month light tribute on March 11, 2002. It was inspired by the phantom towers illustration that a few artists came up with.

    This tribute is dedicated to the victims of the WTC, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA, their family and friends. It is also dedicated to the firefighters, Police Officers and EMT workers involved in 9/11, as well as the US Military and members of coalition forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere. It is dedicated to everyone who had ever worked at the World Trade Center.

    Lastly, it is dedicated to my friend, NYC Firefighter Robert Kafel, who saved lives that day. It was Robert's efforts that helped me and all of us through those dark days.


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