Poker by Bryan Devonshire

November 29, 2014

To bolster your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses, you must start by thoroughly understanding your mistakes. At the poker table, that’s an intricate, complex challenge, 'cause the game gives you natural blind spots. The World Series of Poker Main Event is a marathon, and I constantly preach in that patience is the key to going deep in this tournament. I went in to this year’s Main Event fresh and rested … Read the rest

By TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball Writer PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees asserted he was guilty of a foul instead.It’s a play in that won’t make highlight reels, won’t get pointed to in any boxscore. But it sparked No. 2 Wisconsin in to finding a way to survive its 1st test this season. Sam Dekker scored 17 points, … Read the rest

NFL, players union at odds on imposing fair discipline

FILE – This is an Aug. 5, 2011, file photo showing NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith shaking hands after signing their collective bargaining agreement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Saying the NFL is “making things up as they go along,” players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands … Read the rest

<!–<div class=”stampAd”>–> <!– –> Typically, country music does not travel far beyond North America, yet country-pop trio Lady Antebellum became a worldwide sensation with the 2011 single “Need You Now,” which hit the top 10 in seven countries and charted highly around the world, catapulting the group in to the realm of major international successes like U2 and Coldplay. That’s pretty impressive territory for the trio (singers Hillary Scott and … Read the rest

Celine Dion visits Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

LAS VEGAS — International superstar and Las Vegas headliner Celine Dion is getting in to the holiday spirit.  The “Power of Love” singer, a long supporter of the Las Vegas Community since she began her 1st residency in 2003, enjoyed a little time at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest.  While there, Dion who had to cancel performances of her show at Caesars Palace through March 22, 2015, even took the time … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A group of activists in that faced charges last year for writing anti-police messages outside the Las Vegas courthouse has struck again, this time with messages about a cops shooting in Ferguson and criticism of the use of force among Las Vegas officers. Members of the group Sunset Activist Collective and other supporters wrote chalk messages outside Las Vegas cops headquarters on Tuesday and outside of … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a scooter rider who died after a car ran a red light and triggered a five-vehicle accident in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving.Clark County coroner’s authorities say 38-year-old Las Vegas resident Claudia Bustamante died in the accident in that happened just before 7 a.m. Thursday.Police say a Honda Civic ran a red light at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and … Read the rest

Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 PM The $134 million corporate meeting center rising at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is supposed to represent the city’s less casino-centric future. But a lawsuit filed this week gave it a role in the high-stakes battle between Caesars Entertainment Corp. creditors owed about $25 billion and the Las Vegas firm’s private-equity backers over who will get paid from Caesars’ … Read the rest

UBER TRAVEL: Nevada becomes first state to shut down Uber

Uber in Las Vegas? Just another illusion for now. Las Vegas, a city built on bucking the system and promoting liberties in places once deemed too rough and tumble for cultured citizens, is now part of a state in that has become the 1st in the U.S. to say “no you can’t” to the power-punching ride share system taking the world’s urban sprawls by storm, one pleased passenger at a … Read the rest

Macau Is ‘Near Broken’

November 28, 2014
Macau Is ‘Near Broken’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> View photo. Reuters An elderly guy sits outside a casino reflecting Casino Lisboa owned by tycoon Stanley Ho opposite the street in Macau December 18, 2009, two days before the 10th anniversary of its handover to China. Casino revenue in Macau could fall 25% in December reportedly Wells Fargo, continuing an ugly months-long slide in that is beginning to claim another victim — Las Vegas. Total casino … Read the rest

After a season filled with thrilling racing fueled by the revamped Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, NASCAR will return to Las Vegas in December for its annual yearly postseason celebration — this edition with first-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick as the guest of honor. NASCAR dignitaries, Hollywood stars and race fans will convene for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week, Dec. 2 through Dec. 5, … Read the rest