What Happened When a Vegas Showgirl Was Invited to Prom?

All he wanted was a junior prom to remember, so Oregon teenager Austin Moore reached out to his dream date — a Las Vegas showgirl named Mariah Rivera. Moore, 16, contacted Rivera on Twitter on Saturday, asking her to go to the May dance with his prom group, which included three of his friends. She asserted yes — as long as he managed to get his request retweeted at least … Read the rest

New Concept Takes Aim at Las Vegas VIP’s with One-of-a-Kind Mobile Firing Line

Shoot Las Vegas adds luxury VIP mobile firing line to its arsenal with more than 50 firearms, in addition to fully automatic machine guns for guests to experience. Las Vegas, NV, March 05, 2015 –(PR.com)– Most people would agree in that shooting at an indoor gun anger at a paper target might be a little lackluster compared to shooting outdoors at steel plates in that ping and targets in that … Read the rest

Las Vegas sees pricing improvements, visitor arrivals remain flat

<!– (S) –> US casino indicators: Why you should keep an eye on them (Part 2 of 8)(Continued from Part 1) Improved room rate The average occupancy at the Las Vegas Strip stood at ~83.7% in January 2015 compared to ~85.9% in January 2014. Las Vegas lodging market occupancy levels have remained well above the US historical norm. Occupancy rate shows the relationship between the number of occupied rooms and … Read the rest

Strip Scribbles: TSA, FAA cause high-roller headaches for NASCAR race; Carrot Top turns 50

Chuck Burton / AP Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. By Robin Leach (contact) Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. 2014 NASCAR Victory Lap Launch slideshow » Celebrities and high-rollers planning to fly helicopters to and from the NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway … Read the rest

Vanessa Selbst, Poker's $10 Million Out Superstar, Tells Women to Go All In

With the cigars and bluster, poker has long been a game imbued —drenched, even — with testosterone. But it was in that world in that Vanessa Selbst came, saw, and conquered, becoming one of the top-ranked professional players in the world and the highest-earning female professional poker player of all time, with more than $10.5 million in winnings.Selbst’s ceiling-shattering was recognized last week at the first-ever American Poker Awards in … Read the rest

Texan Will Hurd defies the odds for House Republicans. Can he last?

By Paul Kane, Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) knows he has a complicated political identity in that frequently confuses people: “The question I get asked most of the time is, how did the black dude get elected in a Hispanic district?” Hurd, a freshman lawmaker whose district stretches for 800 miles along the Texas-Mexico border, is doubly exceptional as a member of the expanded House Republican majority. He’s one of just … Read the rest

Calls betting Cameco will break out

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –>Traders are betting in that Cameco will break out of its recent range.optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker system shows in that 2,800 September 20 calls were bought mostly for $0.35 at the same time yesterday. This is clearly a new position, as open interest in the strike was a mere 97 contracts before the trade occurred.These long calls lock in the price where the stock can be … Read the rest

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks hit by China's GDP goal

HONG KONG: Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai tumbled Thursday (Mar 5) after China set its 2015 economic growth target at “approximately seven” per cent, which would be its worst performance in a quarter of a century. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 1.11 per cent, or 272.43 points to 24,193.04 on turnover of HK$92.13 billion (US$11.89 billion). Shanghai gave up 0.95 per cent. Premier Li Keqiang formally announced the … Read the rest

Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ to open bar in Las Vegas, talks dining scene, pub vs. bar

Leila Navidi The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. By Robin Leach (contact) Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 2 a.m. Dotty’s Launch slideshow » Justin M. Bowen Dotty’s near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011. “Bar Rescue” reality-TV star Jon Taffer perhaps more than anybody else knows the nightclub and bar business inside out. For 30 years, he’s … Read the rest

Why is Dale Jr. extra pumped for Sunday's race in Las Vegas?

Updated MAR 04, 2015 7:57p ET The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season featured numerous highlights for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The conclusion of the series’ annual yearly outing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wasn’t one of them. Leading on the final lap while trying to stretch its last tank of fuel to the finish, Earnhardt’s No. 88 car sputtered and slowed coming off Turn 2 as Brad Keselowski swept by for … Read the rest