On poker: No amount of stalling can save opponent whose strategy self-destructs in the end

Last summer, my mate, pal Dan Smith played a pair of major hands against an opponent who held pocket aces both times. The two hands made the World Series of Poker telecast not only 'cause of their significance, yet moreover 'cause of the agonizing pace. Smith’s opponent, the young Aaron Kaiser, was stalling his decisions in an attempt to make the tournament’s pay jump. Ever since the Department of Justice … Read the rest

Clapper, Kerry appear at odds on terror threat

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee in that “when the final accounting is done, 2014 will have been the most lethal year for global terrorism in the 45 years of time such data has-been compiled.” New video shows ISIS fighters ransacking museum 02:09 PLAY VIDEO READ: Walker denies comparing copious protestors to ISIS He asserted preliminary data for the year’s 1st nine many months … Read the rest

Ronda Rousey, Cat Zingano take center stage for UFC 184

By GREG BEACHAMAP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – By many measures, a historic event will happen when Ronda Rousey steps in to the octagon with Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday night.Two unbeaten mixed martial artists are facing off for a UFC title belt for just the third time in the promotion’s 20-year history. Rousey (10-0) is the most accomplished fighter in the history … Read the rest

Police report details alleged high-end burglaries

LAS VEGAS — A North Las Vegas guy who allegedly pulled off a string of high-end residential burglaries in the Summerlin area from December 2013 through last August gave a detective a detailed account of how the spree unfolded, reportedly a Metro Police report. Brandon Birdsong, whose indictment by a Clark County grand jury was unsealed Wednesday, was approached at his home by detectives in September. They sat down at … Read the rest

Caesars sells controlling stakes in Ohio casinos

Caesars has sold its controlling stake in several Ohio casinos. Rock Gaming formally announced Thursday night in that it purchased the remaining 80 % of two casinos and two racinos. Rock Gaming, which owned 20 % of the operations before, now owns 100 % of the casinos. Caesars sold its interests in the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, ThistleDown Racino, in North Randall, Ohio, Turfway Park, in Florence, Kentucky, … Read the rest

Odds Of Nuclear Deal With Iran May Be Rising

3 min 45 secDownload All the talks about Iran’s nuclear program may be coming to head around a few key issues — like how many years of time Iran might have to be subjected to inspections and how sanctions are lifted in return. 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. … Read the rest

Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting, ending longtime ban

<!– (S) –>By Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow the state’s sports books to bid bets on the Olympics for the 1st time in years. Revised regulations say the Nevada Gaming Control … Read the rest

Nevada sports books to offer Olympic betting

<!– begin mod-article-title –> Updated: February 26, 2015, 6:35 PM ET By David Purdum | ESPN.com <!– end mod-article-title –> <!– begin tale body –> Betting on the Olympics is returning to Nevada sportsbooks. Nevada Gaming Control approved an amendment to state gaming regulations Thursday, allowing sportsbooks to bid wagering on sporting or athletic events sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. The proposal passed unanimously and was quickly followed by … Read the rest

UD Factory Signs Multi-Platinum Selling Artist Plain White T's

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The well-known, multi-platinum selling band Plain White T’s has signed with UD Factory as its management company. The move furthers UD Factory’s goal of bringing the management of more nationally visible artists to the budding music scene of Las Vegas.<!– –>”We are very excited to be working with the Plain White T’s,” says UD Factory partner Lani Sarem. “They are … Read the rest

For The First Time In 40 Years, Elvis Is Back In The Building

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Elvis Presley’s Graceland and Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino formally announced today in that they will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the 1st time in 40 years. “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Show – The Experience” will contain an expansive, new permanent exhibition featuring hundreds of artifacts never before exhibited outside of Graceland, and live … Read the rest