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

Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old guy charged with murder in the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a fractured skull as an infant — an injury in that lawyers asserted could become a factor in the case.<!– –>Erich Milton Nowsch Jr.’s dad pleaded guilty in 1996 to child abuse for the injury, reportedly archived Clark County District Court documents reviewed by … Read the rest

Gaming Control Board signs off on Olympic wagering regulation

14 February 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — Nevada sports books will be able to accept wagers on the Olympics under a regulation recommended for approval by the Nevada State Gaming Control Board.The proposal, to be in consideration by the Nevada State Gaming Commission after this month, would let bookmakers place betting lines on Olympic sporting or athletic events sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. However, the control board chairman would … Read the rest

7,982,550 Reasons MGM Resorts Could Still Win in Las Vegas

Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority. Even though its recent Q4 and full-year results were largely disappointing — $0.31 loss per share for the 2014 fiscal year — MGM Resorts International shares have really gone up slightly since the earnings release on February 17th. That’s probably 'cause even though the company had some definite downfalls during the year, there were moreover some bright spots. While Chinese operations were the … Read the rest

GOP leader's gambling bill heads to Florida lawmakers

TALLAHASSEE — A massive gambling overhaul bill will hit lawmakers’ desks on the 1st day of the legislative session, yet its sponsor is holding back on absolutely what is in it. “Everything is on the table and that’s all I’m going to say about it,” House Republican Leader Dana Young of Tampa asserted today of the 100-plus page piece of proposed legislation. Already, gambling opponents are wary. For years, interests … Read the rest

Casinos love $2 gas

Casinos in Nevada saw a 7.75% increase in revenue to $953M during January, reportedly the Gaming Control Board. Revenue on the Las Vegas Strip – dominated by MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) – was up 15.4% Y/Y during the month. Total revenue in Atlantic City rose 1% Y/Y in Jan. – although the tally improves to +19% if shuttered casinos are backed out. Analysts say … Read the rest

Beat the winter chill in Las Vegas

Baby, it’s cold outside! Beat the winter chill with a trip to Las Vegas, where temperatures are expected to be above 20 degrees Celcius come March and a number of outdoor dining options, pools and outdoor activities await. We team with MGM Resorts International to list the best activities in Sin City to beat the winter weather. (Courtesy MGM Resorts International) Pools: Many pools in … Read the rest

Refund Management Services, Canada’s Leading U.S. Gaming Tax Recovery Service, Comments on Efforts in Vegas to Revamp …

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 Refund Management Services (http://www.RefundManagement.com), the number one choice for Canada’s biggest winners for U.S. gaming and casino tax refunds, is weighing in on recently formally announced efforts aimed at turning slot machines in to video games on casino floors in Las Vegas to attract the highly lucrative Millennial market. While Las Vegas continues to be one of the top vacation destinations for Millennials (those … Read the rest

Las Vegas’ biggest fights: Mayweather-Pacquiao will join this exclusive group

Isaac Brekken Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are shown in this composite from file photos. By Case Keefer (contact) Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 | 2 a.m. Boxing throughout the years of time Launch slideshow » Pay-per-view buys. Purse money. Prestige levels. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are expected to shatter an arsenal of boxing records, both quantifiable and subjective, when they fight on May 2 at the MGM … Read the rest