Odds jump

December 19, 2014

Rondo has the Mavericks’ title odds on the move. (USATSI) After the Dallas Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo Thursday, Sportsbook.com immediately updated their championship odds, with the Mavs’ odds cut in half, moving from 16-1 to 8-1. With news of #RajonRondo heading to #Mavericks heavy betting has moved Mavs to 8-1 for Championship (from 16-1) http://t.co/JKTcdQxjRk Rumors alone had pushed it to 10-1. Other books hadn’t updated yet on Thursday … Read the rest

Felon accused of extorting Las Vegas hotelier arrested

Sam Narazian Derrick Armstrong LAS VEGAS — Nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian who opened the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino won a gaming license from Nevada regulators the same day the guy accused of exhorting him was arrested (taken in to custody) in Las Vegas. Nazarian appeared before the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday. He apologized for misleading state regulators about his past drug use and asserted he was looking … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — Professional poker player Dan Bilzerian is no stranger to the spotlight, yet usually it’s for his hard-partying antics, not his card-playing acumen. In April, for example, he threw a porn actress from a roof in to a pool while she was naked during an adult magazine photo shoot. She broke her foot and threatened to sue him. He wasn’t charged, yet video of the occurrence and a … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> By Farah Master and James Pomfret<!– –> MACAU (Reuters) – By night, Ieong Man Teng was dealing baccarat to gamblers at the Wynn Macau casino. By day, he was mobilizing thousands of fellow dealers to protest on the street for better working conditions and higher pay. That made him one of the people on Beijing’s watch list earlier this year in Macau, the world’s biggest gambling hub. … Read the rest

Xi Gets Tough in Macau as $75 Billion Casino Value Wiped

As Xi Jinping prepares for his 1st visit to Macau as China’s president this week, the city’s casinos would like to hear a reassuring word in that might revive their tumbling stock prices. They’re not likely to get it. Xi, due to arrive today to mark the 15th anniversary of the former Portuguese enclave’s return to Chinese rule, is the guy responsible for the two-year crusade against corruption in China, … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gambling boosters lauded this week’s South Dakota Supreme Court decision in that Deadwood casinos will no longer have to pay gambling taxes on promotional programs in that give patrons free credits to play slot machines, saying Thursday in that it’ll save operators huge money. The high court in a decision dated Wednesday overturned a lower court’s ruling in that casinos must pay … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns left tackle Joe Thomas knows his drought may continue. He’ll probably have to wait at least another year to get in to the playoffs.Cleveland’s odds of making the postseason this season are extremely long, and Thomas, who’s expected to earn his eighth straight Pro Bowl appearance, has accepted the Browns’ likely fate. Thomas enjoyed being in the race this season and hopes … Read the rest

Jersey City Casino Could Be A Winner, Some Say

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New York’s plans to build three casinos further north of the city suburbs is seen as amazing news for New Jersey’s prospective gaming industry. In Jersey City, there are plans for a high-rise waterfront casino complex next to Liberty National Golf Course and Liberty State Park, potentially with auto racing, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported. Lobbyist Bill Pascrell III asserted Liberty Rising could draw a … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> MGM Resorts’ miserable losing streak has finally come to an end, at least for one day.  And if one technician’s charts are correct, the stock could be a winning short-term bet. Until Thursday, investors in the casino stock were dealt a losing hand each one single trading day this month. Despite its newest 4 % rebound, MGM shares still remain off by 15 % since the month … Read the rest

[unable to retrieve full-text content]More than 80,000 pyrotechnic devices will start shooting from seven rooftops along the Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve as the city rings in 2015.

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Over 160 fireworks per 2nd will burst in the Las Vegas skies over the Strip to welcome in 2015. And as usual, the main New Year’s Day event will be America’s Party on the Strip. More than 30,000 electrical circuits will fire roughly 80,000 loaded pyrotechnic devices on the rooftops of seven casino-resorts: the MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian and Stratosphere. The fireworks, coordinated … Read the rest