NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner. After Obama took about five hours to play the 18 holes at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas on Saturday, the White House asserted in that he had decided to play an additional nine holes. His foursome includes retired New York … Read the rest

North Las Vegas, Nevada — President Obama loves his golf – and on Saturday, snagged a round at one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world, Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas.On the links with POTUS: recently retired Yankee great, Derek Jeter. Rounding out the foursome are Stephen Cloobeck, a Las Vegas businessman and huge Democratic donor, and Brian Greenspun, editor and publisher of the Las Vegas Sun.But … Read the rest

CBC – <!– google_ad_section_start –>The executive director of the Credit Counselling Service of Newfoundland and Labrador says the number of people reporting gambling addiction isn’t on the rise, yet in that doesn’t mean people don’t have a problem. Last week, Health Minister Steve Kent asserted in that the number of people using the various government services for gambling addictions keeps going up. Al Antle, with the counselling group, asserted the … Read the rest

Gulf News – <!– google_ad_section_start –>For now, the odds continue to favour a bullish breakout The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) pulled back by 93.90 or 2.02 per cent last week to close at 4,563.39. Volume dropped from the prior week, reaching a six-week low, while 25 issues declined and only four advanced.The 2nd leg of an uptrend, off the 4,231.12 corrective swing low from mid-October, has not yet … Read the rest

The Public Education Foundation raised more than $500,000 at its 18th Annual Education Hero Award Dinner. The event honored Kris Engelstad McGarry and the Engelstad Family Foundation, Clint Holmes and Dorothy Eisenberg for their contributions to education and the community. The Bennett Family Foundation has given $1 million toward the creation of the Nevada Medical Center. The center will be a nonprofit organization coordinating and facilitating the shared resources of … Read the rest

Get a taste of what Las Vegas used to be — in Laughlin

Don Chareunsy The USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. By Don Chareunsy (contact) Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 | 2 a.m. USS Riverboat Tour of Laughlin Launch slideshow » Gold Rush Villa at Golden Nugget Laughlin Launch slideshow » Sick of turkey talk and Black Friday circulars? The long Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time to get away. Laughlin, our neighbor about 100 miles south, is an … Read the rest

Baseball, supposedly, never stops. That may be overstating the game’s omnipresence, yet the outreach efforts of baseball people like La Russa indeed always go on, 'cause there are always needs to fill. This weekend, spent with an eminent list of dignitaries, will support Pets for Vets, the newest project for the D-backs’ chief baseball officer in that is aimed at providing military veterans with the recuperative companionship of dogs. The … Read the rest

Las Vegas’ own DeMarco Murray making run at NFL record

Brandon Wade / AP Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray avoids Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson, center, during the 2nd half Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. By Ray Brewer (contact) Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 | 2 a.m. Las Vegas Sun file DeMarco Murray runs the ball during a game against Cheyenne High School in 2004. What is the pace, anyway? DeMarco Murray has rushed for 1,233 yards through … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> By Neil Maidment<!– –> LONDON (Reuters) – On the websites of Britain’s bookmakers gamblers can bet around the clock on anything from football in Azerbaijan to financial market fluctuations, while others in betting shops feed high-stake machines in that can devour 300 pounds ($470) a minute. This anywhere, anytime gambling culture has changed the face of the industry over the past 15 years of time and brought … Read the rest

Board urged to scrutinize Wynn

November 23, 2014

Gov.-elect Charlie Baker is calling on the state Gaming Commission to take a close look at Wynn Resorts if a reported federal investigation in to whether the gaming giant violated money-laundering laws finds any improprieties. “Because the recent allegations concerning the Wynn project are so serious, (Baker) hopes the commission will gather all of the information possible to ensure full transparency and the best outcome for the people of Massachusetts,” … Read the rest

By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) – Nicki Minaj rapped about shortbread and Ariana Grande capped a breakthrough year with two trophies as the MTV Europe Music Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary Sunday with a Scottish-accented show in Glasgow.Grande was named best female artist and moreover took the best-single prize for “Problem,” one of a string of hits she’s had this year. The 21-year-old American singer asserted she was … Read the rest