Vegas Strip Revenue Surges 15.4% In January, Downtown Slumps

<!– (S) –> View photo. On Friday, the state of Nevada’s Gaming Control Board let go its monthly report on the state’s gaming revenue for the month of January. Here’s a summary of the Gaming Control Board’s report. The Numbers Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $952,704,123 in January, a 7.75 % year-over-year increase. The updated fiscal year illustration is not quite so good, as total … Read the rest

Biggest weekend ever for women's MMA?

Remember when Dana White made the infamous declaration in that women will never fight in the UFC?That was four years of time ago, and in that chomping noise you hear now is White eating his own words.This might be the biggest showcase weekend for women’s MMA ever.On Friday night, San Diego’s Cris “Cyborg” Justino takes on Charmaine Tweet as the headline fight in Invicta 11, at the Shrine Auditorium in … Read the rest

Column5 EPM Leadership Summit Ignites Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tuesday marked the start of Column5 Consulting’s EPM Leadership Summit and Mastering EPM Workshops, the marquis in-person events for the EPM Education Series, which are being held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150227/178422LOGO This marks the return of the conference hosted independently by Column5 since 2009, after amazing demand from customers looking for a specialized Enterprise Performance Management event.  Customers … Read the rest

Las Vegas visitation flat for January at 3.4 million

A total of 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually flat compared to the same month in 2014, which was a record year for tourism. Visitation was up 0.1 % last month, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported today. Hotel occupancy, meanwhile, was down a couple points to 81.7 percent, while the average daily room rate jumped more than 15 % to $136, authorities said. The … Read the rest

Three infected with measles at Las Vegas seafood restaurant

<!– (S) –> By Dan Whitcomb<!– –> (Reuters) – Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas, in people believed infected by a contagious worker at an well-to-do MGM Grand Hotel and Casino seafood restaurant, Nevada public health authorities asserted on Friday. The newly diagnosed patients, two staff members and a patron of Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand, bring to nine the total … Read the rest

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