(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) The Golden State Warriors are the favorite to win this year’s NBA title. According to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas, their 3-to-1 odds imply a 25 % chance at winning a championship. But even in that might be low balling them. The Warriors score the fourth most points per 100 possessions (111.9) while allowing the fewest in the league (100.3). Plus, after adjusting for strength … Read the rest

Convicted Saudi airman sentenced to 35 years in state prison for raping boy at Las Vegas hotel

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Defendant Mazen Alotaibi, listens to comments by his defense attorney, Don Chairez during the jury selection process for his trial at Justice Court in Las Vegas. Sentencing is agreed to be scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 for Alotaibi, a 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant who was found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las … Read the rest

Study: It stinks being a football fan in Las Vegas

Mikayla Whitmore UNLV Rebel fans during a game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Northern Illinois Huskies won. By Adwoa Fosu (contact) Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 | 11:25 a.m. Las Vegas is a amazing place for a lot of things — world-class entertainment, gambling, nonstop partying — yet football isn’t one of them, at least not reportedly WalletHub’s study of the best and … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant has-been sentenced to serve a mandatory 35 years of time in Nevada state prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel two years of time ago.A judicial estimate spared Mazen Alotaibi (MAH’-zen ah-loh-TAH’-bee) additional time for lewdness, kidnapping and other convictions during sentencing Wednesday in Clark County District … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> By Jonathan Stempel<!– –> Jan 28 (Reuters) – A Las Vegas executive and his company were ordered by a federal judicial estimate to pay $584.4 million for running what the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission called a Ponzi scheme in that bilked thousands of investors, mainly from Japan. In a decision on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge James Mahan in Las Vegas granted an SEC request in that … Read the rest

Watch above: Lisa Pennington with the gambling awareness program offers prevention and education programs and workshops. As she tells Kevin Stanfield, many people do not initially accomplish they have a gambling problem.  Story continues below SASKATOON – Your senior years of time can be a time of amazing alter – and in that can moreover direct to problems with gambling creeping in to your life. That’s reportedly Lisa Pennington, a … Read the rest

New Jersey Congressmen Renew Federal Effort To Allow Sports Betting

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) – Two New Jersey congressmen are renewing their efforts to allow sports betting in the state. Democrat Frank Pallone Jr. and Republican Frank LoBiondo introduced bills last week taking two different approaches toward the same goal. Pallone’s bill would exempt New Jersey from the federal ban on sports betting in 46 states. New Jersey Congressmen Renew Federal Effort To Allow Sports Betting Levon Putney reports LoBiondo’s bill would … Read the rest

CBC – <!– (S) –>Edmonton Oiler fans gave RCMP Const. David Wynn’s three sons, Matthew, Nathan and Alex, an emotional standing ovation in a ceremonial puck drop at Rexall Tuesday night. Oilers captain Andrew Ference took the face off against Saku Koivu, captain of the Minnesota Wild.  Wynn was fatally wounded while confronting a guy over a suspicious vehicle early on Jan.17 at a casino in St. Albert, just northwest … Read the rest

‘Rot in hell’ victim’s mother tells convicted rapist

Mazen Alotaibi’s sentencing. LAS VEGAS  —  A 25-year-old Saudi Arabian air force sergeant will serve a minimum of 35 years of time in Nevada state prison after being found guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. Mazen Alotaibi was sentenced to multiple life sentences, reportedly the Las Vegas courts Twitter account. That’ll make Mazen Alotaibi almost 60 when he’s eligible for parole. … Read the rest

Clarke considers rolling the dice on FEI World Cup Showjumping Final in Las Vegas

FORMER Grassmere rider Tim Clarke is contemplating a trip to Las Vegas to compete on the biggest stage in world showjumping. FORMER Grassmere rider Tim Clarke is contemplating a trip to Las Vegas to compete on the biggest stage in world showjumping. Clarke and his mare Caltango booked their berths in the FEI World Cup Showjumping Final by securing overall honours in the 2014-15 Australian League series. Rider Tim Clarke … Read the rest

"Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas" an Exclusive Concert Event, Airs February 28 on the ABC Television Network

[01/28/15 – 07:16 AM]”Shania: Still the One Live from Vegas” an Exclusive Concert Event, Airs February 28 on the ABC Television NetworkThe show features a 13-piece live band, dancers, trained horses, and a flying motorcycle with plenty of Vegas flash. [via press release from ABC] “SHANIA: STILL THE ONE LIVE FROM VEGAS” AN EXCLUSIVE CONCERT EVENT, AIRS FEBRUARY 28 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK On FEBRUARY 28 (9:00 p.m., ET/8:00 … Read the rest