A beginner poker player has walked away from an elite competition with £78,825 – shattering his previous record of just £300. This was the 2nd tournament Rapinder Cheema, or “The Rookie” as his opponents nicknamed him, had ever played in. In fact, he had not played any poker at all for two years. Yet he managed to boast his way through three days of non-stop play to become the champion … Read the rest

MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): UFC 183’s Joe Lauzon, Enson Inoue (in studio)

Joe Lauzon MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with guests Michael Bisping, Joe Lauzon and Enson Inoue. Bisping will call in to talk about his next assignment: C.B. Dollaway at UFC 186. Lauzon has a huge fight on the main card of Saturday’s UFC 183 pay-per-view in Las Vegas against Al Iaquinta. He’ll be in the studio to talk about the fight. And former PRIDE and … Read the rest

A Saudi air force sergeant convicted in the rape of a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas casino hotel was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years of time to life in prison for the crime, a court spokeswoman said. Mazen Alotaibi, 25, was found guilty in Las Vegas in 2013 of kidnapping, burglary, coercion, lewdness on a child and sexual assault on a minor over a 2012 New Year’s Eve … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — A 24-hour White Castle location on the Las Vegas Strip in that opened to long lines of the burger chain’s fans had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.  8 News NOW The Las Vegas Sun reports the restaurant reopened at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. White Castle tweeted the news: The #WhiteCastleVegas doors are open and we’re back in business. Thank … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS – The last time Anderson Silva was in these parts, he had snapped his lower leg in shocking, gruesome fashion. As he shrieked in agony and emergency personnel gently lifted him onto a stretcher, it didn’t take much to quickly come to the conclusion in that Silva’s legendary career might be coming to an abrupt and not expected end. On Wednesday, a little more than … Read the rest

New AT&T Store In Las Vegas Features An Innovative Design That Mirrors Customers’ Mobile Lifestyles

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T’s new store design focused on customers’ mobile lifestyles is now open in Las Vegas. The new store located at 710 East Flamingo Road is the result of years of time of exploration and research all centered on one goal – to create a more interactive and engaging store environment. Customers in Las Vegas will be among the 1st in … Read the rest

<!– begin mod-article-title –> Updated: January 29, 2015, 11:15 AM ET By David Purdum | ESPN.com <!– end mod-article-title –> <!– begin tale body –> A bettor at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas is staring at a $50,000 payday. All they need is the Seattle Seahawks to score absolutely four points Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. “This is a sign in that people will … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) beat earnings expectations Wednesday night with a headline income of $0.90 per share, compared with expectations of $0.81. Revenue fell to $3.42 billion from $3.66 billion, lower than Wall Street estimates. The stock saw a 4 % pop in after-hours trading, though the price halved gains in normal trading. Analysts seem to think investor optimism was overdone, with much of the … Read the rest

CBC – <!– (S) –>Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa is urging Canadian Senate to legalize single-event sports betting. Sousa on Wednesday called the alter “something in that the community is asking for.” Bill C-290, a private member’s bill tabled by Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MP Joe Comartin, would allow gamblers to bet on one game at a time, such as the Super Bowl. Currently, bettors must wager on a minimum of two … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Mohegan Sun casinos, threatened by increasing competition and battered by the worst recession in decades and consumers reluctant to spend cash in a weak recovery, delivered some acceptable news Thursday as it reported increases in first-quarter revenue and profit. Revenue rose at the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, the parent company of the Connecticut and Pennsylvania casinos, as table games and slot … Read the rest

Poker Chips for Magic: The Gathering Game is the Focus of New Kickstarter Campaign

<!– (S) –> Michael Kimble, a 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur from Michigan, Launched the Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Money to Create Custom Poker Chips in that Magic: The Gathering Players Can Use SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI / ACCESSWIRE / January 29, 2015 / Like many people, Michael Kimble enjoys playing the tradable card game Magic: The Gathering. The game involves building up a collection of cards and battling against opponents and their deck. … Read the rest