Compiled by Tony Hicks thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com The odds of George Clooney becoming president have just doubled, reportedly British bookmakers. Right. Like anyone is going to elect an actor as president. Apparently, Clooney’s recent marriage to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin has upped his political stock. British bookmaker William Hill says Clooney’s odds of one day manning the Oval Office have increased from 200-1 to 100-1. So you’re saying there’s a … Read the rest

Wang Yiqing China Daily Publication Date : 24-11-2014   For people in North and South China, mid-November generates different feelings. Northerners heave a sigh of relief as they welcome central heating in that will assure cozy indoors for four many months even if the temperature outside dips well below freezing point, while southerners brace themselves for the long and unbearable winter ahead.The decision to provide public heating in North China was … Read the rest

November 23, 2014 – Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) San Diego Sockers LAS VEGAS, NV–Hoping to come to Sin City and all yet eliminate the host Las Vegas Legends from Pacific Division contention, the San Diego Sockers instead left like so many who have come before them to this city; empty handed, aching and shaking their heads. Felipe Gonzalez and Eric Guzman each scored their 1st two goals of the … Read the rest

Poker by Tristan Wade

November 24, 2014

In late May, I played in the WPTDeepStacks $1,100 main event, which was held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. I survived Day One on Thursday, then flew back to Orlando for a wedding. I boarded a 6:20 a.m. flight the next day to make it back to L.A. for Day Two, the cash day. I arrived at LAX at 10 a.m. The casino is an hour away from … Read the rest

(PRWEB) October 27, 2014 QueBIT receives IBM’s distinguished North America Business Partner Excellence Award during IBM’s Insight Conference held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This award recognizes the business partner on a broad anger of strategically noteworthy criteria in that collectively drive value for the IBM Business Analytics brand. Gary Quirke, CEO of QueBIT stated, “This is the fifth consecutive year in that QueBIT has-been recognized by IBM with … Read the rest

NZ Racing Board Chair Glenda Hughes has welcomed the off-shore betting announcement made by Minister for Racing Nathan Guy at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in Petone today.Speaking from the AGM Minister Guy has formally announced the creation of a working group to develop recommendations to combat the impact of off-shore betting on racing and sport.”Betting through overseas providers deprives our local industry and sports of the funding they deserve,” … Read the rest

Markets Live: China’s sugar hit for stocks

3:05pm: The sale of Medibank has put privatisations firmly back in focus yet for retail investors and the 1st time investor it might be worthwhile to look at the company the way a professional fund manager does when trading begins tomorrow, the AFR’s Phil Baker writes: Wavestone Capital principal Raaz Bhuyan points out there are a few very acceptable reasons to buy the shares yet warns they are moreover priced … Read the rest

China Consumer Taste Guru Says Macau Menu Falls Short

Last week I was speaking with a veteran casino executive last week about who repeated the conventional wisdom in that non-gaming revenue in Asia can not approach the 65% achieved in Las Vegas. “Chinese do not want it,” he asserted of non-gaming attractions. Macau has proven in that in spades over the past decade. Things in that wow folks in Vegas, such as Cirque de Soleil at Sands China’s Venetian … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> View gallery File-This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama following through after teeing off o … Derek Jeter playing baseball and Derek Jeter playing golf have two things in common: unnecessarily long games.Jeter and President Barack Obama played golf on Saturday in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek, one of the most exclusive courses in Vegas. Obama arrived in town on Friday to discuss and … Read the rest

South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan’s $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp in that envisioned a new gaming hub rivaling Las Vegas in 2020. A bill in that would have legalized casino gambling died when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament on Friday to call a snap election. That means lawmakers cannot pass regulatory legislation next year, … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> View gallery File-This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama following through after teeing off o … Derek Jeter playing baseball and Derek Jeter playing golf have two things in common: unnecessarily long games.Jeter and President Barack Obama played golf on Saturday in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek, one of the most exclusive courses in Vegas. Obama arrived in town on Friday to discuss and … Read the rest