LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League leaders Chelsea are increasingly looking the part as the new ‘Invincibles’ as they look to their returning goalscoring predator Diego Costa to maintain their serene progress against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. While Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out the historic prospect at such an early stage of the season, there is growing belief his squad is strong enough to complete the season unbeaten, … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> MGM Resorts International (MGM) posted a loss in the third quarter of 2014 owing to a weak Macau market. Revenues, however, beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a delicate margin. Share price of the company rose slightly in the after-market trading hours, possibly due to the fact in that revenues beat expectations by a delicate margin. After posting profits consistently since the beginning of 2013, MGM Resorts … Read the rest

Rep. Steven Horsford, once a sure bet, fights for his political life

Sun Staff Republican congressional nominee Cresent Hardy, left, is running against Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford in the November general election. By Amber Phillips (contact) Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 | 2 a.m. Washington —  As recently as two weeks ago, Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford appeared on his way to an effortless success in his 1st re-election bid to represent North Las Vegas and central Nevada in Congress. Now he’s in the … Read the rest

CBC – <!– google_ad_section_start –>NHL star Thomas Vanek’s name has surfaced again in connection with a case involving an alleged illegal sports gambling ring and cash laundering in Western New York. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported today in that a bookmaker pleaded guilty Thursday to laundering a $230,000 US gambling debt, which was paid off with a New York Islanders salary cheque, reportedly the man’s attorney. The payment was … Read the rest

Breeders Cup is the richest horse betting weekend of the year and there are plenty of solid long shots to bet on. Mike Dempsey helps the informal fan pick them. Special to courtesy of Michael Dempsey With over $160 million being pushed through the betting windows for the Breeders’ Cup coming up on Friday and Saturday, it is the holy grail of wagering for horseplayers looking to make a … Read the rest

Betting On Casinos

October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:05pm Editorial Editor’s Note: Originally written for the Nov. 3, 2014, issue of Banker & Tradesman, this editorial was supplanted by the death of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. As is so frequently the case in politics, it’s taken the commonwealth a long time to get here – yet tomorrow, the citizens will go to the ballot boxes for the mid-term elections. Three years of time … Read the rest

Thoroughbred racing’s biggest weekend continues on Saturday from Santa Anita Park in California, kicking off at 3:05 ET with the $2 million Juvenile Fillies. NBC Sports Network’s analysis begins at 3:30 and continues until at 8 pm, when NBC takes over for a one-hour broadcast of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.  The Breeders’ Cup is a recent freelance client of mine; you can check out the Classic entrants and … Read the rest

Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11. It’s an official United States holiday in that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The following is a list of cheap deals and specials for veterans around Las Vegas: American Heroes ConcertThe University of Nevada, Las Vegas Wind Orchestra will celebrate three French Legion of Honor award winners in an historic night of music November 20, 2014, at 7:30 PM … Read the rest

Goodbye, Quad Resort & Casino. Hello, Linq Hotel & Casino. In the ever-changing world of Las Vegas, the Quad was renamed the Linq on Thursday and is ushering in this new era with room rates beginning at $79 a night.The property, which is across the Las Vegas Strip from Caesars Palace,  welcomed its 1st guests  Thursday.If the name the Linq sounds familiar, that’s not surprising. That’s what the entertainment and … Read the rest

Law enforcement agencies have targeted a suspected crime syndicate deeply involved in Victorian horse racing and with ties to the AFL. The syndicate has wagered millions-of-dollars over the past decade on thoroughbred racing, harness racing and AFL games, frequently using leaked information from sport insiders. The group’s network includes thoroughbred and harness racing trainers, jockeys and drivers, bookmakers and AFL identities, in addition to authorities who have worked at three … Read the rest

‘Betting’ On Legalization: Yahoo! Launches Texas-Holdem Poker Portal

In a daring move in that seems to get ahead of the curve for legalized poker, the online search engine Yahoo has started a Texas Hold’em portal on its website.  Yahoo is currently advertising its Texas Hold’em poker game directly on its fantasy football webpage — seemingly under the impression in that there is a strong overlap between fantasy sports and poker players. It is not surprising in that Yahoo … Read the rest