Rob Gronkowski still popping bottles after Super Bowl win

New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski, who’s still celebrating the team’s Super Bowl win, showed off his well-known partying skills Saturday at Surrender nightclub in Las Vegas where he was seen dancing, swigging straight out of a Champagne bottle and pouring drinks for the crowd. “Rob Gronkowski just poured Champagne in my mouth. Is this real life?” wrote a fan on Instagram. “There was a swarm of ladies vying for his … Read the rest

Jeb Bush, in Vegas, distances himself from his family

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the 1st stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar. Taking questions in an early voting state for the 1st time this year, the leading Republican White House prospect declared in that each of his family members is different and challenged … Read the rest

Macau February gambling revenue plunges by record 48.6 pct

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –>HONG KONG, March 3 (Reuters) – Gambling revenue in Macau, the world’s biggest gaming hub, dropped 48.6 % in February, the worst drop on record, as an economic slowdown and a crusade by Chinese authorities against conspicuous spending kept some rich players away. Revenue fell to 19.5 billion patacas ($2.44 billion), from 38 billion patacas a year earlier, reportedly data let go by Macau’s Gaming … Read the rest

A familiar face once again tops Forbes' list of the…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -Two Las Vegas-style casinos, greyhound tracks without hound racing and slot machines at two pari-mutuels outside South Florida are all on the table in a sweeping House proposal let go Monday. A statewide commission to oversee the gambling industry is moreover part of a 316-page bill made public by the proposal’s sponsor, House Majority Leader Dana Young, a day before the 2015 legislative session begins. But what’s left … Read the rest

Bill calls for mega casinos in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — South Florida would get two destination resort casinos, hound tracks could stop live racing yet continue to bid slots, and a statewide gambling commission would be created under landmark new legislation filed Monday. Rep. Dana Young of Tampa, who leads the House Republican caucus, filed the package on Monday, a day before the Legislature starts its annual yearly session. Another part of the proposal calls for a constitutional … Read the rest

Gonzalez-Russell/Charlo-Martirosyan Quotes

Showtime confirmed today in that WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) will defend his 126-pound title against Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) and super welterweight contenders Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (25-0, 11 KOs) and Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs) will face off on a March 28 telecast from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Jhonny Gonzalez: “I’m very excited to be coming back … Read the rest

These Places Are Better Bets Than Las Vegas

The gaming industry has changed a lot in the last decade, with the fall in Las Vegas, the rise in Macau, and other new gaming spots opening up elsewhere. Now companies like Las Vegas Sands , Wynn Resorts , and MGM Resorts International are looking for the best way to drive future profits. Here’s what the global gaming industry looks like going forward, and why Las Vegas is probably not … Read the rest

EXCLUSIVE-Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

Reuters Middle East – <!– (S) –>* Tells Reuters he sees odds still against a ‘yes’ on final deal * Says U.S.-Israel ties strong, issue with Netanyahu not personal * Assails China’s plans for new technology rules (Adds fresh details, Obama quotes throughout) By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) – Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years of time on sensitive nuclear activity for … Read the rest

House Republican leader Dana Young of Tampa pushes gambling overhaul bill

TALLAHASSEE — House Republican Leader Dana Young, R-Tampa, is pushing a sweeping overhaul in that would expand gaming options at the Seminole Tribe’s Tampa Bay operations and elsewhere statewide. Related News/Archive In Tampa Bay and Jacksonville, wagering on videos of “historical races” would be allowed as a new form of gambling. The seven casinos operated by the Seminole Tribe would moreover see expanded games as they could bid the full … Read the rest

Jeb Bush distances himself from family – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

By KEN RITTER and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the 1st stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.Taking questions in an early voting state for the 1st time this year, the leading Republican White House prospect declared in that each of his … Read the rest