Odds Of Nuclear Deal With Iran May Be Rising

3 min 45 secDownload All the talks about Iran’s nuclear program may be coming to head around a few key issues — like how many years of time Iran might have to be subjected to inspections and how sanctions are lifted in return. Transcript Copyright © 2015 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved. … Read the rest

Nevada gambling regulators sign off on Olympic betting, ending longtime ban

<!– (S) –>By Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow the state’s sports books to bid bets on the Olympics for the 1st time in years. Revised regulations say the Nevada Gaming Control … Read the rest

Nevada sports books to offer Olympic betting

<!– begin mod-article-title –> Updated: February 26, 2015, 6:35 PM ET By David Purdum | ESPN.com <!– end mod-article-title –> <!– begin tale body –> Betting on the Olympics is returning to Nevada sportsbooks. Nevada Gaming Control approved an amendment to state gaming regulations Thursday, allowing sportsbooks to bid wagering on sporting or athletic events sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. The proposal passed unanimously and was quickly followed by … Read the rest

UD Factory Signs Multi-Platinum Selling Artist Plain White T's

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The well-known, multi-platinum selling band Plain White T’s has signed with UD Factory as its management company. The move furthers UD Factory’s goal of bringing the management of more nationally visible artists to the budding music scene of Las Vegas.<!– –>”We are very excited to be working with the Plain White T’s,” says UD Factory partner Lani Sarem. “They are … Read the rest

For The First Time In 40 Years, Elvis Is Back In The Building

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Elvis Presley’s Graceland and Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino formally announced today in that they will bring the authentic Elvis Presley back to Las Vegas for the 1st time in 40 years. “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Show – The Experience” will contain an expansive, new permanent exhibition featuring hundreds of artifacts never before exhibited outside of Graceland, and live … Read the rest

Nevada Gaming Commission Approves Wagering on Olympic Events

Harry How/Getty Images The Nevada Gaming Commission approved the legalization of gambling on Olympic events, which will take immediate effect, per Howard Stutz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. According to Stutz, the commission reached the decision with a unanimous vote. Matt Guillermo of Fox 5 in Las Vegas wrote in that one of the motivations behind the move was the presence of established professional stars in the basketball and hockey … Read the rest

Defense in Las Vegas mom killing wants gunshot residue test

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for a 19-year-old accused of killing a neighborhood mother in a spray of gunfire asked a judicial estimate on Thursday to let them check the dead woman’s body for gunshot residue.<!– –>The request came as suspect Erich Milton Nowsch Jr. stood shackled in court with his tattooed hands clasped before him.His lawyers Augustus Claus and Conrad Claus told Justice of the Peace … Read the rest

Is the Las Vegas Strip too snobby?

Has Vegas become too phoney? Photo: iStockThe Stratosphere casino-hotel’s new marketing campaign, which masquerades as a cause, is appealing to a crowd of likely Las Vegas Strip visitors that’s less clever on nightclub bottle service or high-priced fine-dining and more interested in cheap drinks and freebies. “A amazing getaway has become a phoney, fancy-pants ego trip,” says the casino-hotel’s “everyman-ifesto” posted on its website. If that’s true, it doesn’t seem … Read the rest

Nevada Gambling Regulators Sign off on Olympic Betting

Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green. Nevada gambling regulators voted Thursday to allow the state’s sports books to bid bets on the Olympics for the 1st time in years. Revised regulations say the Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman can limit the bets at his or her discretion. The … Read the rest

Nevada Gaming Commission, Approval Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With today’s approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission, William Hill US has opened betting on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Wagers on the initial menu (below and attached) can be made at the over 100 Nevada William Hill Sports Books and on the William Hill Mobile Sports app.

Both Jamaica’s Usain Bolt – Men’s 100M (-200 YES) and USA’s Men’s Basketball (-320 YES) open as favorites … Read the rest