Andrew Seidman and Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writers Last updated: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:06 PM TRENTON – New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney on Thursday accused Gov. Christie of trying to “force” Atlantic City in to bankruptcy and asserted he’d sue to block such a move. Sweeney (D., Gloucester) blamed Christie’s hiring of an emergency manager and a consultant to take charge of the embattled resort town. Christie, … Read the rest

After 40 years, Dave’s Furniture will be closing due to the MGM Springfield casino. Most of the businesses affected are either staying in the South End or have found other locations.Reminder Publications photo by G. Michael Dobbs SPRINGFIELD – The eviction notices have been sent out and most of the businesses in what will be the MGM Springfield campus have found a new home.The only institution in that is still … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS – Is Nick Diaz hatching some smart, intelligent master plan? Or does he simply just not care what you think? The UFC 183 headliner explains his logic for no-showing Wednesday’s pre-fight open workout session. “I’m not going to stress out over it, and I’m not going to lose sleep over it,” Diaz asserted at Thursday’s Ultimate Media Day session in Las Vegas. “I’m going to do what I’ve … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit.McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews says none of the 168 people aboard Delta flight 1651 was injured, and the MD-90 aircraft wasn’t damaged.The plane had been headed for Las … Read the rest

TRANSCRIPT GWEN IFILL: With only days left until the Super Bowl, we turn now to reporter Paul Solman, who visited Las Vegas recently to take a look at the multibillion-dollar world of sports betting. It’s part of our ongoing reporting Making Sense, which you can find each one Thursday on the NewsHour. PAUL SOLMAN: An afternoon in Paris, a lovely, traditional setting for a cafe break, says Teddy Covers, if … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –>LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) formally announced today in that it will release the Company’s financial results for the fourth quarter stopped December 31, 2014 after the market close on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, followed by a conference call at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET). The call will be broadcast live at www.wynnresorts.com under the “Company Information” section. Interested parties may moreover … Read the rest

Stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City would be freed from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in the state in that year under the newest proposal to revive the struggling seaside resort. New Jersey state Sens. Tom Kean Jr. and James Whelan introduced legislation Thursday designed to spur in Atlantic City the kind of artist-in-residency in that huge stars typically do in Las … Read the rest

Ahead of Saturday’s UFC 183 pay-per-view in Las Vegas, go inside the main card for an in-depth breakdown of the middleweight superfight between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. Former UFC welterweight title challenger and current UFC Fight Pass analyst Dan Hardy previews the event alongside broadcast partner John Gooden as part of the UFC’s preview series with Unibet, “Inside the Octagon.” In the above video, the guys preview Saturday’s headliner … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–<!– –> The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks are meeting at the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 1st, yet the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is preparing for a different kind of confrontation: the battle between recovering compulsive gamblers and the temptation to bet on one of the most lucrative sporting events of the year. This year, legal wagering on the Super … Read the rest

Go inside Vegas’ Super Bowl betting business with a pro gambler

Paul Solman visited Las Vegas for an inside look at professional gambling on professional sports. Photo by Flickr user josephdepalma. Editor’s Note: On the weekend of the NFL playoffs, Paul Solman left his beloved New England for Paris. There was coq au vin and crêpes, yet no, he did not have to bust out his French. He’d gone to Paris Las Vegas. Under the half-scale Eiffel Tower, he met Teddy … Read the rest

Bloomberg the Company

January 30, 2015

(Bloomberg) — Sands China Ltd., the Macau casino controller controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, reported earnings in that missed analyst estimates after China’s clampdown on graft and illicit fund flows in to the city deterred high-end gamblers.Profit fell 15 % from a year earlier to $713.2 million in the fourth quarter based on adjusted property earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, reportedly parent Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s earnings statement. … Read the rest