Dave Bakke: Best friend's gift came just in time for Jim Funderburk

It was a milestone day Feb. 25 when Brad Coultas, a Rochester native, won his 1st huge professional poker tournament. He bested nearly 200 other players at Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis. His take was $10,036 and his 1st World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring. But as momentous as this success was for him, Brad seemed preoccupied when he should have been celebrating. This is from the World … Read the rest

Omnia’s sophisticated approach draws top talent

<!–<div class=”stampAd”>–> <!– –> Where do you take contemporary Vegas nightlife after more than a decade of evolution and reinvention? If you’re Hakkasan Group—which turned MGM Grand’s faded reputation as a club-and-ultra-lounge hot spot in to in that of major clubbing destination featuring internationally renowned EDM talent at its namesake venue—and you have a canvas in Caesars Palace in that housed one of the most game-changing nightclubs of the 2000s … Read the rest

Omnia’s sophisticated approach draws top talent

<!–<div class=”stampAd”>–> <!– –> Where do you take contemporary Vegas nightlife after more than a decade of evolution and reinvention? If you’re Hakkasan Group—which turned MGM Grand’s faded reputation as a club-and-ultra-lounge hot spot in to in that of major clubbing destination featuring internationally renowned EDM talent at its namesake venue—and you have a canvas in Caesars Palace in that housed one of the most game-changing nightclubs of the 2000s … Read the rest

AFL Announces Seven Outlaws Games to be Televised Live on CBS Sports Network and ESPN

March 5, 2015 – Arena Football League (AFL) Las Vegas Outlaws Las Vegas, NV – The Arena Football League has formally announced two major television deals to broadcast Arena Football games live nationally in 2015. CBS Sports Network and ESPN are set to air a combined 31 games in addition to the normal season, quarterfinals, conference championships and Arena Bowl XXVIII, with seven of those dedicated to Las Vegas Outlaws … Read the rest

NASCAR Hauler Parade takes place on Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — The traditional Hauler Parade to kick off NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas took place Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip. The parade began at 6 p.m. at the iconic Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the south end of the Strip and traveled north to Sahara Avenue. Approximately 50 haulers took part in the parade. From Sahara, they hopped onto Interstate 15 and headed … Read the rest

Weekend best bets: NASCAR Weekend, WCC basketball, bull riding, Bubble Run, Talib Kweli

Tom Donoghue / DonoghuePhotography.com The Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won by Brad Keselowski on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. By Andrea Domanick (contact) Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 6 p.m. Las Vegas’ March entertainment madness kicks off with a weekend packed with events sure to please sports fans. Here are our weekend best bets: Brad Keselowski Wins NASCAR Kobalt 400 at LVMS Launch slideshow … Read the rest

UNLV's jammin' jazz program trumpeted at Joe Williams Scholarship show

Mona Shield Payne Associate Professor and Director Dave Loeb leads students in rehearsal for an upcoming jazz performance in the rehearsal room on the UNLV Campus as the UNLV Jazz program reaches its 40th anniversary in Las Vegas Friday, March 1, 2013. By John Katsilometes (contact) Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. Amid its legacy as the home of the Rat Pack, haven for Elvis, a hotbed for Cirque … Read the rest

PH resort ordered to pay $2M for using 'Sands' trademark

CALIFORNIA – A Las Vegas judicial estimate ordered First Cagayan Leisure & Resort to pay Las Vegas Sands $2 million for using the Sands trademark and another $150,000 fine for violating copyright laws. The complaint says the websites falsely affiliate themselves with the Las Vegas Sands Corporation to lure prospective gamblers to overseas online casinos. Las Vegas Sands owns several well-known properties, in addition to the Venetian-Palazzo Resort, the Venetian … Read the rest

Protesters at Nevada air base call for end to drone warfare

<!– (S) –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Protesters outside an air base in southern Nevada are calling for an end to U.S. drone missions in that they say kill many more civilians than terrorists halfway around the world.Organizer Toby Blome and base authorities asserted Thursday in that no violence and no arrests resulted from the 1st day of a demonstration outside Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, northwest … Read the rest

Grand Bazaar Shops opens at Bally's Las Vegas on Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Strip’s newest $50 million shopping destination is opening today at Bally’s Las Vegas.For folks who love bling, Swarovski, which specializes in crystals and jewelry, is a must visit at the Grand Bazaar Shops.But, there are places where people can pick up slightly less pricey items such as teddy bears and sunglasses. There is even a smoke shop in the new shopping center.The … Read the rest