Ten reasons why online poker could get outlawed in the U.S.

23 February 2015By Nolan DallaGo back and read the poker forums sometime. The evidence is all there in black and white.In 2006, very popular sentiment at the time was the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act would never become a law. Then, after the UIGEA did indeed pass and become law, the prevailing thought within the poker community over the next five years of time was the federal government wouldn’t do … Read the rest

From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

29 min 26 secDownload Colson Whitehead’s book, now out in paperback, was born of an assignment to write about the World Series of Poker. It’s a sharp observational tale of poker: those who play it and how it changed him. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from … Read the rest

A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

Jorge Cham is the creator of PHD Comics and received his doctorate in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) is a comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. See more of his work at www.phdcomics.com. Jorge Cham/PHD Comics hide caption itoggle caption Jorge Cham/PHD Comics This week marked National Adjunct Walkout Day, a protest to gain better working conditions for part-time college instructors. … Read the rest

Ask the Slot Expert: Calculating the Odds of Hitting a Major Slot Win

4 February 2015By John Robison, Slot Expert™ If it’s possible to calculate the odds of winning the lottery, I guess the same can be done for winning a major jackpot at a slot. In other words, if we can gather data on the number of slot players in a given year in a city or casino and determine the number of major winners, then we can correlate in that to … Read the rest

Young Singers Beat The Odds To Sing With National Honor Choir

Fifth graders (from left) Claire Thompson, Sophia Porreca and Tamilyn Lechuga all attend Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy. (Courtesy of Denver Public Schools) Tonight and tomorrow, 1,200 students from across the country will perform with the National Children’s Honor Choir in Salt Lake City. It’s one of the most prestigious junior choruses in the country. Among them will be three students from a school in southwest Denver, where more than three-quarters … Read the rest

$300k dinner bill ‘sign people are ready to spend again,’ MGM chairman says

HOME > NEWS > Investor News > $300k dinner bill ‘sign people are ready to spend again,’ MGM chairman says $300k dinner bill ‘sign people are ready to spend again,’ MGM chairman says 18 February 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International Chairman Jim Murren told analysts and investors Tuesday there were “encouraging signs” of increased customer spending at his company’s 10 Strip resorts in the past few months.One … Read the rest

Bettman: NHL may soon have to address legal sports betting

11 February 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — The National Hockey League has not taken a position on legalizing sports wagering, yet it is an issue it may have to address, league Commissioner Gary Bettman asserted Tuesday in Las Vegas.“We’re not as huge a factor in betting as football or basketball,” asserted Bettman, 62, following prepared remarks at the MGM Grand Las Vegas during the launch of a ticket deposit drive … Read the rest

Riviera purchase seen being OK'd despite short-term job losses

20 February 2015By Richard N. VelottaLAS VEGAS — When the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors takes up the acquisition of the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Friday, it will do so with a board comprised of members who will have to consider killing jobs — and competition.The board meets at 9 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.Most industry observers believe the proposal will be approved … Read the rest

Nevada casinos keep $953.7 million in winnings in January

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State analysts say Nevada casinos were bigger winners in January than they were a year ago.Nevada’s Gaming Control Board let go the newest statistics Friday showing the state’s casinos won $952.7 million in January, up nearly 8 % compared to a year earlier.Gambling revenue is up 15 % on the Las Vegas Strip and 14 % in Reno, Nevada.Casino wins didn’t extend to downtown Las Vegas … Read the rest

Plunge in Macau revenue leads to lower profits for Wynn Resorts

HOME > NEWS > Daily News > Plunge in Macau revenue leads to lower profits for Wynn Resorts Plunge in Macau revenue leads to lower profits for Wynn Resorts 4 February 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — Macau, which has driven profits for Wynn Resorts, Limited since 2006, caused a steep decline in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings.Las Vegas-based Wynn asserted Tuesday revenue from its two Macau casinos dipped 32 % in … Read the rest