Las Vegas’ biggest fights: Mayweather-Pacquiao will join this exclusive group

Isaac Brekken Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are shown in this composite from file photos. By Case Keefer (contact) Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 | 2 a.m. Boxing throughout the years of time Launch slideshow » Pay-per-view buys. Purse money. Prestige levels. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are expected to shatter an arsenal of boxing records, both quantifiable and subjective, when they fight on May 2 at the MGM … Read the rest

Las Vegas comedy musical gem ‘Idaho’ to be rooted at the Smith Center

Don Cadette Keith Thompson hosts Composers Showcase at Smith Center. By John Katsilometes (contact) Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 | 2 a.m. Keith Thompson has never stayed a night in the Gem State. “I’ve driven through it,” says the music director of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and the host of the monthly Composers Showcase at Smith Center. “But I have to say, I’ve not spent a night in Idaho.” … Read the rest

Bring It on LeBron, Says Free-Throw Specialist in Casino Contest

<!– (S) –> (Bloomberg) — Sixty-four-year-old Ed Palubinskas would love to face the world’s best basketball players as Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa turns to the sport to assist lure customers. <!– –>“I hope LeBron James joins, are you kidding me?” asserted Palubinskas. “It’s not even a contest.” The casino on March 21 will introduce skill-based gaming, recently approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, in … Read the rest

Valley man target of job scam

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – The internet is a amazing tool for finding a job. But when you get paid, before you’ve even started, it’s a major red flag. Contact 13’s Darcy Spears with a warning tonight for anyone looking for work. “Anything I can do to make a couple dollars,” says Taylor Gates. He posted his resume online, hoping to make some extra money. Last month he got a … Read the rest

UFC says ex-champ Silva tests positive for steroids

Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:51 p.m. Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for steroid use, the las Vegas style promotion formally announced Tuesday night. Silva tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites in an out-of-competition test Jan. 9, reportedly the Nevada Athletic Commission. The UFC says the commission is doing further testing to confirm the results, yet the surprising announcement casts a large … Read the rest

Las Vegas Strip to dim lights for Tarkanian tribute

Published: Monday, February 16, 2015, 4:19 p.m. Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The lights of the Las Vegas Strip are expected to dim this week for deceased University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. The uniquely Vegas tribute has honored Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy. Tarkanian, credited with elevating Las Vegas to the national stage for college basketball, died Feb. … Read the rest

No evidence ticket in-ticket out gaming has increased gambling, Clubs ACT says

Ticket In – Ticket Out gaming was approved by the ACT Government last year. A form of cashless gaming quietly approved by the ACT Government last year has not resulted in an increase in gambling on poker machines, reportedly the organisation representing registered clubs in Canberra.Last September Gaming Minister Joy Burch approved ticket in-ticket out (TITO) gaming, in which the winnings from a poker machine can be entered in to … Read the rest

Baccarat gambling declined heavily on the Las Vegas Strip

<!– (S) –> Key US casino indicators in that investors should watch closely (Part 4 of 4)(Continued from Part 3) Baccarat gambling Baccarat gambling is a high-stake table game. It’s more very popular in Macau than in the US. VIP Baccarat represents roughly two-thirds of the total gaming revenue in Macau. On the Las Vegas Strip, the total casino revenue fell 16.4% to $555 million in December 2014. Baccarat gambling … Read the rest

Betting on the Consumer—Without Buying Retail

Investing greats Peter Lynch and Benjamin Graham guided Saira Malik when she 1st started investing. After earning a brokerage license in college, she wrote a newsletter recommending stocks, following Lynch’s advice to buy what you know and always do your research, while keeping Graham’s value approach in mind. Her 1st pick was tiny CCA Industries, the maker of Wash ’N Curl shampoo, which she used and found in that local … Read the rest