A poker player who received caught up in the - “heady environment of teak & mahogany rooms” at Crown Casino trafficked ice to pay his gambling debts. Jason Yuen, who paid at least $227,000 for drugs in a less than two-month stint trafficking ice, cocaine & cannabis, had worked at his parents’ Chinese restaurant & lived at home during his offending. The 26-year-old was arrested (taken in to custody) in December after police swooped as … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS NV [AP] -- Reports — Cops are looking for public assist to find a gunman who robbed a cashier at the - Silver Sevens Casino & Hotel a few blocks east of the - Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police let go a acknowledgment & surveillance video images Tuesday showing a guy wearing a backward gray baseball cap & light-colored button-down shirt carrying a portfolio-style satchel as he approaches a cashier cage about … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS [AP] -- Reports — Cops are looking for public assist to find a gunman who robbed a cashier at the - Silver Sevens Casino & Hotel a few blocks east of the - Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police let go a acknowledgment & surveillance video images Tuesday showing a guy wearing a backward gray baseball cap & light-colored button-down shirt carrying a portfolio-style satchel as he approaches a cashier cage about 8:30 … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS [AP] -- Reports — — UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15.Mark Hunt will meet Werdum for an interim heavyweight title at UFC 180, the - mixed martial arts promotion’s debut in Mexico.Velasquez (13-1) was the - main focus of the - UFC’s 1st card in Mexico City, where the - … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS [AP] -- Reports — A national conservative group says it’s buying $820,000 in ads in a NV congressional district that’s been in consideration a relatively sure bet for Democratic incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford. Paul Lindsey of Crossroads GPS says his organization will be running ads from Wed. through Election Day in the - Las Vegas area. He didn’t elaborate further on the - reasons behind the - move. The purchase has Democrats puzzled. … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Must-know: Key indicators & trends in the - casino industry (Part 6 of 12)(Continued from Part 5)Money laundering Casinos are a cash intensive business. The majority of the - transactions are cash based. Casinos perform various financial activities in that are similar to financial institutions including: accepting funds on account conducting money transfers stored value services debit card cashing facilities check cashing This puts major casino operators—including Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM … Read the rest

Two races scheduled for MGM Resorts Village. SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS will make its return to Las Vegas Nov. 1 & 5 at the - MGM Resorts Village under the - famous lights of the - Las Vegas strip. The events will mark the - culmination of the - Stadium Super Trucks’ (SST) 2nd season & will take place while thousands of off-road automotive experts gather for the - annual yearly SEMA … Read the rest

Strip entertainers lend talent, support to ‘NF Hope Concert’ at Venetian

Ira Kuzma Melody, Emma & Jeff Leibow arrive at “The NF Hope Concert” on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Venetian. By Robin Leach (contact) Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 | 4:34 p.m. 2014 ‘NF Hope Concert’ at Venetian Launch slideshow » Performers from the - Las Vegas Strip & beyond joined together at the - Venetian on Sunday for one special mission: to raise awareness & funds in “The NF Hope Concert” for the … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — The line in the - sand has-been drawn. The company providing the - app for ride sharing called Uber signed up potential drivers Tuesday. The NV Taxicab Authority says Uber has not gone through the - proper channels & says those drivers could face hefty fines, if they are found picking people up. Hundreds of people showed up at the - Hampton Inn to hand over information to become a driver with … Read the rest

Atlantic City is usually New Jersey’s most recognizable gambling spot. But right now, Oceanport, New Jersey is getting all the - attention.  Friday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed a bill allowing legal sports betting in the - area at a new horse track, Monmouth Park.  The track says it will begin taking bets this Sunday — — giving enough time for people to place bets on individual NFL games for the - following week. … Read the rest

Elton John extends residency at Caesars Palace through 2017

Denise Truscello/WireImage/DeniseTruscello.net Elton John’s The Million Dollar Piano at Caesars Palace on Sept. 28, 2011. By Robin Leach (contact) Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 | 3:45 p.m. Elton John’s The Million Dollar Piano at Caesars Palace Launch slideshow » As previously rumored here, Sir Elton John has signed a new, three-year agreement on top of his original three-year contract to continue his “The Million Dollar Piano” residency at Caesars Palace. The new, three-year run of … Read the rest