Wynn Resorts wants Steve Wynn’s ex-wife off board

Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon at the Rio Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Associated Press Monday, March 2, 2015 | 11:13 a.m. Wynn Resorts Ltd. authorities say they want Steve Wynn’s ex-wife off the board. In a proxy acknowledgment for investors filed Friday the company’s board asserted it would not re-nominate insider Elaine Wynn to the board 'cause of conflict of interest … Read the rest

Perfect NCAA Bracket? Near Impossible: Mathematician says

The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), reportedly Jeff Bergen, mathematics professor at DePaul University. “It would be easier to win the Mega Millions lottery two times in a row buying one ticket both times than it would be to get a perfect bracket,” Bergen determined. “Getting a perfect bracket … Read the rest

Man gets 4 to 10 years in prison in Vegas puppy shop fire

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Apologies didn’t sway a Nevada judicial estimate who sentenced a guy on Monday to four to 10 years of time in prison for setting fire to a pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued after sprinklers doused flames.<!– –>Kirk Bills turned to family members and animal rights advocates in the courtroom and asserted he wished he could take back what he … Read the rest

Kellie Pickler, Collective Soul coming to The Great Lawn at Harrah's Gulf Coast

Kellie Pickler (Courtesy) BILOXI, Mississippi — Harrah’s Gulf Coast will bring country music star Kellie Pickler and others to The Great Lawn in Biloxi beginning May 9. The resort’s entertainment lineup for 2015 includes headliners Abbacadabra, Collective Soul and Lee Greenwood. Tickets for Kellie Pickler, Collective Soul and Lee Greenwood go on sale March 6 at Ticketmaster. “Our goal is to create memories and to be the epicenter of fun … Read the rest

Harrah's Tim Tetrick third in harness World Driving Championship

Harrah’s Philadelphia leading driver Tim Tetrick finished third in the World Driving Championship, which concluded Sunday at Tabcorp Park Menangle in Australia. Tetrick, who represented the U.S. in the 10-driver competition and was making his 1st trip to the WDC, won three of the 20 races in the series. New Zealand’s Dexter Dunn won the championship, followed by France’s Tony LeBeller. Finland’s Mika Forss was fourth and Canada’s Jody Jamieson … Read the rest

Gambia shuts down 'exploitative' gambling industry

<!– (S) –> Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) – The Gambia has banned gambling, it formally announced on Monday, denouncing the industry as “exploitative” and saying the government acted to prevent its youth from becoming a generation of addicts.<!– –>The move will hit gaming centres and casinos across the west African nation’s tourist resorts and scores of sports betting shops which have sprung up in recent years of time in the capital … Read the rest

Fed Rate Hike Predictions Get Even Murkier

<!– (S) –> View photo. Analysts have been betting on when the Federal Reserve will raise its key interest rates ever since the U.S. central bank began tapering its arguable bond buying plan in 2014. While many were expecting a rate hike as early as next month when the year began, most have pushed their forecasts back in light of dovish comments from the Fed and questionable economic indicators. Conflicting … Read the rest

11 stocks hedge funds and mutual funds love now

Ever wondered what the “smart money” on Wall Street is betting on these days? Goldman Sachs (GS) has done the legwork for you. The investment bank did an determination of the top stocks currently held in over 850 hedge funds and over 700 mutual funds in that are actively managed. Three notable trends emerged: 1. Most funds aren’t betting on a market crash: Hedge fund investors can bet on a … Read the rest

Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst honored at first American Poker Awards

2 March 2015ONCHAN, Isle of Man — (PRESS RELEASE) — PokerStars, an Amaya Gaming Group, Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, continued its award-winning streak on Friday night at the inaugural American Poker Awards, as Team PokerStars Pros and staff were victorious in three categories.The PokerStars-sponsored ceremony, which took place at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, saw Daniel Negreanu awarded the title of Best Poker Ambassador and Vanessa Selbst named Female … Read the rest

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority Announces Leadership Changes

The tribal authority in that operates Mohegan Sun and two other casinos in Pennsylvania and New Jersey formally announced Monday several changes to its executive management structure as CEO Mitchell Grossinger Etess prepares to retire in the fall. On March 30, Robert J. “Bobby” Soper will become president of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. Soper currently oversees the authority’s biggest and most lucrative property, Mohegan Sun in Uncasville. Soper will … Read the rest