Never has a team as acceptable as 11-3 been such huge underdogs at home — by 9.5 points — than the Arizona Cardinals are for this weekend’s NFC West showdown against the Seattle Seahawks. That’s what OddsShark asserted Wednesday, citing this week’s betting spreads from several Las Vegas sports books and going back to 1983. In fact, only one other time since then has an 11-3 team been a home … Read the rest

A twice-convicted felon accused of extorting Los Angeles nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian was arrested (taken in to custody) Thursday in Las Vegas.According to records from the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Derrick Armstrong, 43, was arrested (taken in to custody) on suspicion of grand theft and writing offensive checks. He is being held on bail of $79,430.Armstrong was arrested (taken in to custody) on outsstanding warrants outside of a hearing of … Read the rest

On Nov. 19, Miami-based Cuban tropical star Willy Chirino accepted a Latin Grammy for lifetime achievement at a ceremony in Las Vegas. “This is dedicated to all the people who suffer the consequences of listening to my music,” asserted Chirino, who in 2005 won the Grammy for best salsa/merengue album. He was referencing to his Cuban fans on the island, who are punished harshly for listening to his songs. “Many … Read the rest

By Robin Leach (contact) Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 | 11 a.m. 2013 NYE: Fireworks on the Strip Launch slideshow » New Year Fireworks Launch slideshow » More than 80,000 fireworks will explode in to the night sky above the Las Vegas Strip for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The auspicious numbered 7-minute-11-second “America’s Party” performance will be fired from the rooftops of MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, … Read the rest

Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire’s Patent Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Isaac Brekken/Getty Images “Michael Jackson: One” Two years of time ago, a hologram of Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival had people wondering about what might be next in concert possibilities. Now, the technology in that created the spectacle has landed in the hands of a noteworthy billionaire: Alki David, the abnormal one who attempted to transform the television business with streaming technology before Aereo stole his thunder and … Read the rest

By Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – <!– google_ad_section_start –>By Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years of time from Harrah’s casino, a horse racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a widespread ban on smoking. After the New Year, the City Council will debate a proposed … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nightlife mogul who opened the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino on the Strip has won a gambling license from Nevada regulators after intense scrutiny in to his past business dealings and drug use. Sam Nazarian appeared before the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday. He asserted he was sorry for misleading state regulators about his past drug use and asserted he … Read the rest

A weeklong hearing concluded Friday in to defense claims in that FBI agents violated the constitutional rights of two defendants in a World Cup betting scheme investigation. Lawyers for rich Malaysian businessman Paul Phua and his son, Darren Phua, are looking for to get evidence seized in a July 9 raid at luxury Caesars Palace villas tossed out of court. U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen asserted she would issue a … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Markets had a largely positive week with stocks gaining considerably on each one trading day yet for today. Construction and railway stocks moved upward on Monday, following speculation in that the government will take steps to support economic growth.<!– –> These speculations continued to boost the benchmark index over the next two days. The Shanghai Composite Index moved past the 3,000 mark on Tuesday while the benchmark … Read the rest

AFP – <!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Macau Friday as Beijing puts pressure on the gambling hub to diversify away from casinos as part of an anti-corruption drive and pro-democracy protesters prepare to march for free elections.Xi’s two-day visit marks the 15th anniversary of the handover of Macau from Portugal to China and is moreover an possibility to drive home the message in that the semi-autonomous … Read the rest

DES MOINES — An industry-commissioned study has found in that Iowa’s 18 state-licensed gaming casinos account for $2.5 billion in economic activity, support 16,798 jobs in that pay nearly $742 million in wages and generate $726 million in federal, state and local tax revenues, in addition to $321.6 million in state gaming taxes. The 28-page report produced by Oxford Economics for the American Gaming Association attempted to measure the gambling … Read the rest