Gaming Control Board signs off on Olympic wagering regulation

14 February 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — Nevada sports books will be able to accept wagers on the Olympics under a regulation recommended for approval by the Nevada State Gaming Control Board.The proposal, to be in consideration by the Nevada State Gaming Commission after this month, would let bookmakers place betting lines on Olympic sporting or athletic events sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. However, the control board chairman would … Read the rest

7,982,550 Reasons MGM Resorts Could Still Win in Las Vegas

Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority. Even though its recent Q4 and full-year results were largely disappointing — $0.31 loss per share for the 2014 fiscal year — MGM Resorts International shares have really gone up slightly since the earnings release on February 17th. That’s probably 'cause even though the company had some definite downfalls during the year, there were moreover some bright spots. While Chinese operations were the … Read the rest

GOP leader's gambling bill heads to Florida lawmakers

TALLAHASSEE — A massive gambling overhaul bill will hit lawmakers’ desks on the 1st day of the legislative session, yet its sponsor is holding back on absolutely what is in it. “Everything is on the table and that’s all I’m going to say about it,” House Republican Leader Dana Young of Tampa asserted today of the 100-plus page piece of proposed legislation. Already, gambling opponents are wary. For years, interests … Read the rest

Casinos love $2 gas

Casinos in Nevada saw a 7.75% increase in revenue to $953M during January, reportedly the Gaming Control Board. Revenue on the Las Vegas Strip – dominated by MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) – was up 15.4% Y/Y during the month. Total revenue in Atlantic City rose 1% Y/Y in Jan. – although the tally improves to +19% if shuttered casinos are backed out. Analysts say … Read the rest

Beat the winter chill in Las Vegas

Baby, it’s cold outside! Beat the winter chill with a trip to Las Vegas, where temperatures are expected to be above 20 degrees Celcius come March and a number of outdoor dining options, pools and outdoor activities await. We team with MGM Resorts International to list the best activities in Sin City to beat the winter weather. (Courtesy MGM Resorts International) Pools: Many pools in … Read the rest

Refund Management Services, Canada’s Leading U.S. Gaming Tax Recovery Service, Comments on Efforts in Vegas to Revamp …

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 Refund Management Services (http://www.RefundManagement.com), the number one choice for Canada’s biggest winners for U.S. gaming and casino tax refunds, is weighing in on recently formally announced efforts aimed at turning slot machines in to video games on casino floors in Las Vegas to attract the highly lucrative Millennial market. While Las Vegas continues to be one of the top vacation destinations for Millennials (those … Read the rest

Las Vegas’ biggest fights: Mayweather-Pacquiao will join this exclusive group

Isaac Brekken Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are shown in this composite from file photos. By Case Keefer (contact) Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 | 2 a.m. Boxing throughout the years of time Launch slideshow » Pay-per-view buys. Purse money. Prestige levels. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are expected to shatter an arsenal of boxing records, both quantifiable and subjective, when they fight on May 2 at the MGM … Read the rest

Las Vegas comedy musical gem ‘Idaho’ to be rooted at the Smith Center

Don Cadette Keith Thompson hosts Composers Showcase at Smith Center. By John Katsilometes (contact) Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 | 2 a.m. Keith Thompson has never stayed a night in the Gem State. “I’ve driven through it,” says the music director of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and the host of the monthly Composers Showcase at Smith Center. “But I have to say, I’ve not spent a night in Idaho.” … Read the rest

Bring It on LeBron, Says Free-Throw Specialist in Casino Contest

<!– (S) –> (Bloomberg) — Sixty-four-year-old Ed Palubinskas would love to face the world’s best basketball players as Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa turns to the sport to assist lure customers. <!– –>“I hope LeBron James joins, are you kidding me?” asserted Palubinskas. “It’s not even a contest.” The casino on March 21 will introduce skill-based gaming, recently approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, in … Read the rest

Valley man target of job scam

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – The internet is a amazing tool for finding a job. But when you get paid, before you’ve even started, it’s a major red flag. Contact 13’s Darcy Spears with a warning tonight for anyone looking for work. “Anything I can do to make a couple dollars,” says Taylor Gates. He posted his resume online, hoping to make some extra money. Last month he got a … Read the rest