On poker: Players speak their own language

Few games have as complicated a lexicon as poker. For the uninitiated, listening to two experienced players talk about poker is like listening to a conversation in a foreign language. Let me give you a prime example. In the 2015 Aussie Millions $10,000 main event, American professional Richard “nutsinho” Lyndaker eliminated Jack Salter of England. It happened in Level 9 (500-1,000 blinds with a 100 ante), when Salter raised to … Read the rest

Odds do not favor backers of bill to allow new casinos in South Florida

TALLAHASSEE — The odds of passing a sweeping rewrite of the state’s gambling laws appeared long on Thursday as a House committee began debate on a draft proposal to expand gambling in Florida and stopped with no commitment to take up the bill for a vote. Related News/Archive Meanwhile, progress appeared to be occurring on another gambling debate — behind closed doors — as key lawmakers confirmed they continue to … Read the rest

Zappos employees unhappy with company being offered buyout

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Zappos employees who don’t like the way the company is being run are being offered a buyout.According to Quartz, CEO Tony Hsieh sent a memo to all employees on March 24.In the memo, Hsieh asserted in that he was aware in that not everyone has-been pleased with the company’s new management structure called Holacracy.Holacracy is defined as a comprehensive practice for structuring, governing, and running … Read the rest

Suzanne Somers brings musical nightclub act to Las Vegas

<!– (S) –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Television personality Suzanne Somers is bringing a nightclub act to Las Vegas starting in May. Westgate Las Vegas authorities formally announced this week in that the “Dancing with the Stars” contestant will perform a 70-minute musical show dubbed “Suzanne Sizzles” in that promises a Rat Pack-era cabaret vibe in an intimate place at the casino-hotel. It is the same property Somers performed … Read the rest

Fewer Tasmanians betting, but problem gambling remains steady, study says

Fewer Tasmanian adults are having a bet, yet the number of issue gamblers remains unchanged, a new study suggests. The third social and economic impact study of gambling in Tasmania attributed a fall in gambling expenditure to the state’s poor economic climate and a rise in online gambling. The survey assessed gambling in 2013 and found 61 per cent had gambled in the previous 12 months, 10 per cent fewer … Read the rest

House’s big gambling bill on the table — place your bets

House’s huge gambling bill on the table — place your bets A proposed massive overhaul of Florida’s gambling laws was subject of a four-hour workshop Thursday in a House panel, yet its future remained clouded as the legislative session nears the homestretch. Included in the legislation (HB 1233) crafted by House Majority Leader Dana Young, R-Tampa, are provisions in that could authorize the opening of two casino “destination resorts” across … Read the rest

Florida debates gambling as big players lay down their bets

<!– (S) –> By Bill Cotterell<!– –> TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 26 (Reuters) – A bill to create two casino gambling “destination resorts” in south Florida divided the Republican-controlled statehouse on Thursday, with the expansion of craps, slot machines and high-stakes gaming opposed by family-oriented tourist attractions. Casino controller Las Vegas Sands Corp is lobbying for the resorts, supported by many leaders in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas, where they … Read the rest

Gambling plan gets hearing but next step unclear

TALLAHASSEE — A mammoth gambling overhaul finally had a hearing in the Florida House Thursday, yet trying to pass any of it will be like “turning the Titanic,” one former lawmaker said. In 2012, former state senator Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff backed a proposal to permit three destination hotel-casinos in South Florida. That effort died. Now, state Rep. Dana Young of Tampa, the chamber’s Republican leader, is pushing a package of … Read the rest

Bill could pave the way for more casinos in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -A four-hour long workshop Thursday had legislators diving in to a heated gambling debate on what is best for the future of gaming in the state. Destination resort casinos, the future of greyhound racing and renewing the compact in that allows blackjack in certain places around the state were topics of discussion for lawmakers. There’s another hound in the gambling fight — the Florida Greyhound Association. They do … Read the rest

Assembly OKs bill to add Atlantic City to enterprise zones

Explosion rocks building in Manhattan Explosion rocks building in Manhattan Updated: Thursday, March 26 2015 4:16 PM EDT2015-03-26 20:16:40 GMT Am apparent explosion sparked a fire and a possible building collapse the East Village Thursday afternoon. The FDNY and other responders are at the smoky, disordered scene on 2nd Avenue near St. Marks Place. At least two buildings are on fire. Am apparent explosion sparked a fire and a possible … Read the rest