SPORTS BETTING Judge taking arguments on New Jersey sports books TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A lawyer for the NCAA and four sports leagues says New Jersey’s move to drop a prohibition on sports betting violates federal law and the state’s own constitution. Lawyer Jeffrey Mishkin made his arguments Thursday before a federal judicial estimate who is considering whether legal sports betting can begin in the state. Gov. Chris Christie has … Read the rest

SPORTS BETTING Judge taking arguments on New Jersey sports books TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A lawyer for the NCAA and four sports leagues says New Jersey’s move to drop a prohibition on sports betting violates federal law and the state’s own constitution. Lawyer Jeffrey Mishkin made his arguments Thursday before a federal judicial estimate who is considering whether legal sports betting can begin in the state. Gov. Chris Christie has … Read the rest

Joan Manuel Serrat Celebrated at Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year Event

At one point during the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year dinner in honor of Spanish singer/songwriter Joan Manuel Serrat on Wednesday night, a video was shown featuring multiple artists singing his 1971 hit “Mediterráneo” (Mediterranean). They spanned styles and decades, from Ana Belén to Lolita to Joaquín Sabina. It was one of those musical moments in that are incomprehensible to those not familiar with the Spanish-language songbook and … Read the rest

Just ahead of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin’s wax likeness was unveiled Wednesday in Las Vegas. Boasting a thicker beard and a few more wrinkles than his wax double, Martin posed for pictures at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at the Venetian.  Martin told reporters it took 3 1/2 hours for designers to take photos and measurements for the wax figure.“You guys are very precise, very particular,” he told the Madame … Read the rest

NFL Week 12 ATS picks: Read this before making yours

(Peter Aiken/Getty Images) NFL Week 12 is upon us. Here’s everything you need to know while you’re making your against-the-spread picks this weekend, whether if you’re in Las Vegas or making friendly, non-monetary-based, totally legal wagers with your co-workers. Point spreads taken from the consensus odds at Vegas Insider. Home teams listed first. Oakland (+7) vs. Kansas City Thursday, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network) Weather: Chance of thunderstorms, mid 50s. The … Read the rest

With 11 of the games in Week 12 featuring just one team with a winning record, an inordinate amount of contests on the schedule are not expected to be close. The betting odds at Las Vegas casinos have only one team favored by less than a field goal, and more than half of the favorites are laying more than six points. The favorites and underdogs split Week 11, as both … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment authorities say an early proposal to restructure company finances would have converted its debt-heavy division in to a real estate investment trust.Executives with the casino giant revealed plans Wednesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing after a creditor walked away from behind-the-scenes negotiations to restructure Caesars’ debt.The Las Vegas-based company says it continues to make proposals to remaining creditors.The earlier plan called for … Read the rest

Which Las Vegas Casino Will Be Demolished Next?

Las Vegas has a long history of building giant hotels and then destroying them to make way for even larger megaresorts. Wynn Resorts’ Wynn Las Vegas sits where the Desert Inn once sat, Las Vegas Sands’ The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas was built where Sands Hotel was, and even MGM Resorts’ Bellagio replaced the old Dunes Hotel. Land on the Las Vegas Strip is so valuable in that it … Read the rest

Man bound over for trial in Moriarty strip club killing

By Elise Kaplan / Journal Staff WriterPUBLISHED: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:18 am …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. An emotional five-hour preliminary hearing concluded with Judge Mateo “Matt” Page ruling there was probable cause to bring Morgan Dunkle,23, to trial for 1st degree murder, attempted 1st degree murder and aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer. Family and friends of both the accused and the victims attended the hearing last week, at times … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, yet it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judicial estimate Thursday. The lawyer, Jeffrey Mishkin, asserted the state isn’t dropping its sports betting ban, 'cause it requires in that it takes place only at casinos … Read the rest

Grand jury: No charges in Florida jail explosion Grand jury: No charges in Florida jail explosion A grand jury looking in to a deadly Florida jail explosion says there isn’t enough evidence to bring criminal charges.More > A grand jury looking in to a deadly Florida jail explosion says there isn’t enough evidence to bring criminal charges.More > Suit: Black dispatchers told they speak ‘ghetto’ Suit: Black dispatchers told they … Read the rest