ST. ALBERT, Alta. — The sister of an Alberta Mountie told mourners at his funeral Monday in that he would want them to live life the way he did — with joy, with passion and with each one effort to make the world a better place. “Over the past 10 days, there has-been such an outpouring of stories about Dave and conspicuous love for him from the people in that … Read the rest

The 31-year-old DJ said: “Hakkasan Group’s heritage in part goes right back to the ’90s golden era of dance music and I am excited to be able to play a part in this next chapter of its story.”Its venues are some of the best in the world for dance music and the possibility to be part of the wider group as it develops in to other markets and sectors is … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — State analysts say Nevada’s casinos, particularly those on the Las Vegas Strip won less in December and the 12 many months of 2014 than they did a year prior. Gaming Control Board statistics let go Friday showed the state’s casinos won $950.7 million in December, an 8 % drop from a year earlier, and $11 billion total in 2014, a 1.1 % decrease compared with 2013. … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Friday what it had already been anticipating: 41.1 million visitors, up 3.7 % from 39.7 million in 2013, stayed overnight at the destination in 2014. The total visitor volume is the most the destination has ever seen in one year. Of those, 5.2 … Read the rest

Machines seized in gambling probe

Some of the gaming machines in that were seized as part of the multi-agency operation Detectives investigating cash laundering and illegal gambling have seized machines and cash worth more than £500,000 in Belfast and Lisburn. Premises were searched at Shaftesbury Square and Lisburn Road in Belfast and Chapel Hill in Lisburn. More than 100 illegal gaming machines and three casino roulette machines were seized as well as £200,000 in cash. … Read the rest

Lawmakers in Washington state – home to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks – may legalize gambling on fantasy football by classifying fantasy sports as games of skill. The state Senate Commerce and Labor Committee held a hearing on the legislation Friday. Meeting on what Seahawks fans call Blue Friday, several senators wore Seahawks shirts and team scarves. Gambling on real football games is illegal in Washington. In fantasy … Read the rest

Gambling machines seized in NI raids

Published Friday, 30 January 2015 Gambling machines and cash worth over £500,000 have been seized during cops raids in Belfast and Lisburn. Gambling machines were siezed by the PSNI. (© PSNI) It came as part of a multi-agency investigation targeting cash laundering and illegal gambling. Properties in Shaftsbury Square and on the Lisburn Road in Belfast, and at Chapel Hill in Lisburn, were searched over the past week. More than … Read the rest

On the eve of the Super Bowl, an illegal bookie tells all

NewsHour still shot. Editor’s Note: For his tale on Super Bowl betting, Paul Solman interviewed an illegal bookie named Tim. We do not know his last name, and he asked us not to show his face on the NewsHour. But what he had to say about how betting works was so absorbing in that we thought you’d want to read more. What follows is Paul’s interview with Tim, edited and … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> (Bloomberg) — Super Bowl gamblers are betting heads, not necessarily with their heads. <!– –>“Bettors favor heads so much in that some sports books are really making it cheaper to bet tails in an effort to take even action,” reportedly RJ Bell, who runs betting information website Pregame.com. Such is the frenzy surrounding Super Bowl wagering, where betting by recreational gamblers dwarfs professionals. They are investing in … Read the rest

Under the sparkling neon lights in that are all yet synonymous with the main strip of Las Vegas lies the tantalizing allure of a number of attractions. Ranking high on in that list of enticements, if not at the top, is an act in that has-been outlawed in all yet four states: placing monetary wagers on sporting events. And this time of year, when the end-all, be-all game in professional … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –>Betting on the Super Bowl is as much a part of many Americans’ Super Sunday rituals as picking the right beer and getting the best view of the TV. So if you’re going to put a few dollars down on the Patriots or the Seahawks or one one of the erotic bets connected to the Super Bowl—how long Idina Menzel’s rendition of the the national … Read the rest