Razing of the Riv bittersweet for longtime locals

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority plans to use the site of the Riviera as part of a $2.3 billion Las Vegas Global Business District project, which includes a 1.8 million-square-foot expansion of exhibit and meeting space, shown here. By John Katsilometes (contact) Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 2 a.m. Steve Marcus Rossi Ralenkotter, left, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) speaks during a news … Read the rest

Olympic betting gets green light

LAS VEGAS (AP) – 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. It was a move unopposed by anyone in the industry and cheered by the regulators … Read the rest

Photo: Brock Lesnar Attends UFC 184 with UFC President Dana White

– WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was in attendance for Saturday’s UFC 184 pay-per-view in Las Vegas and was shown on camera more than once. Lesnar had people talking as he entered the arena and sat with UFC President Dana White. Earlier in the day White was asked about Lesnar coming to UFC and gave the same answer in that he has for several many months now – in … Read the rest

Bail revoked for accused fraudsters

A poker player and an accountant charged over a $100 million fraud case have had bail revoked, with a Melbourne magistrate wary of their alleged links to a bikie gang. Police claim William Jordanou and Robert Zaia used standover tactics to secure more than $220,000 in loans while on bail. They were each bailed last May on 146 fraud-related charges after allegedly using false documents to receive $100 million in … Read the rest

Taste and Sounds of Soul Festival happening downtown

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Crowds gathered on Saturday at the Fremont Street Experience for a special celebration. Great sounds and smells from delicious foods took over. It was all part of the Las Vegas Taste and Sounds of Soul Festival. This is the 14th year for the event, which celebrates Black History Month. There was food, art and lots of acceptable music. The event was even more special for … Read the rest

Invicta FC 13, with 'Cyborg' headlining, will piggyback with UFC 189 in Las Vegas

Cristiane Justino Invicta FC plans to tag along again on another major UFC fight weekend. After staging its 11th event one day prior to tonight’s UFC 184, the all-female las Vegas style promotion formally announced Friday in that Invicta FC 13 will take place July 10 in Las Vegas, which falls one day prior to UFC 189 on July 11. The UFC pay-per-view card, which takes place at Las Vegas’ … Read the rest

4 Las Vegas casino workers face deportation as Bosnian war criminals

U.S. authorities have identified four Las Vegas casino workers among 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities, in addition to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees fleeing the violence in Bosnia after a war in that erupted in 1992 with the collapse of Yugoslavia. The number … Read the rest

Former UNLV RB David Peeples dead at 29

<!– (S) –> View photo.Sep 14, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A detailed view of a UNLV Rebels helmet before a game against the Washington …Former UNLV running back David Peeples died Wednesday reportedly the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 29. Peeples, a Las Vegas native, died at Mountain View Hospital with the cause of death “yet to be determined.” Peeples, the Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year in 2003, … Read the rest

Four Las Vegas casino workers face deportation as Bosnian war criminals

WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities have identified four Las Vegas casino workers among 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities in addition to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees fleeing the violence in Bosnia after a war in that erupted in 1992 with the collapse of Yugoslavia. … Read the rest