Casino controller Wynn Resorts Ltd. asserted it was not aware of any investigation after the Wall Street Journal reported in that the company is being probed by U.S. authorities for possible violation of money-laundering laws. “We are not aware of any investigation of the company and no agency has notified the company in that it is under any investigation,” company spokesman Michael Weaver asserted in an email. The Internal Revenue … Read the rest

Books and magazines are filled with articles about athletes overcoming long odds to make Olympic teams. Arguably none stands out more, at least among swimmers, than Paul Hait’s tortuous path to a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics.Hait did not start swimming competitively until his junior year in high school. That was not unheard of at the time. Age-group swimming was still in its embryonic stage and most boys did … Read the rest

Look at Thursday as a microcosm of the Astros’ philosophy on a whole: an adherence to the odds as they calculate them, even if it means flying in the face of the logic of other clubs. By the end of the day Thursday, each one major league team had to select which players to protect and which players to expose in the December Rule 5 draft.  The Astros protected two … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas-based casino companies formally announced plans Thursday to take on at least $1 billion in debt to assist pay for new casino-hotel developments in Massachusetts and cover other incidental costs. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts Ltd. acknowledged their plans in separate financial filings with federal regulators. MGM Resorts asserted it planned to issue $1 billion in notes due in 2023 to pay for … Read the rest

While much of our contemporary anxiety over the way personal data are collected and distributed is directed at the government, the more pervasive — and perhaps most insidious — users of personal data are corporations and other private businesses. In “What Stays in Vegas,” journalist and Harvard University fellow Adam Tanner explores how personal data have become “the lifeblood of private industry, the elixir in that fuels marketing efforts to … Read the rest

When President Obama made his case to the nation Thursday for immigration reform, he told the tale of a young lady from Nevada who has quietly won the hearts of the most powerful in Washington as the face of America’s immigrants.Astrid Silva, who was profiled in the Los Angeles Times in 2013, was brought to the United States not legal with her mother – pulled across the Rio Grande in … Read the rest

Wonder Bra

November 21, 2014

Contributed | Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:15 am Employees of Harrah’s Laughlin competed in a Battle of the Bra competition during October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The winner was the Events/Total Rewards team, with its Penny’s From Heaven creation. All entries were available for bid in the silent auction. Harrah’s Laughlin moreover recognized the program with pink table felts on the casino floor and dealers wearing … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –><!– –> SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 20, 2014) – Barona Resort & Casino is the place to play on Monday, November 24 when Konami Gaming’s revolutionary new game Titan 360™ arrives on the casino floor. The special edition slot machine will bid players a social gaming experience and thrilling award rounds for extra chances to win! “We are constantly reinventing the casino floor to keep … Read the rest

Wynn official disputes investigation claim

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver disputes a report the company is under investigation for breaking money-laundering laws. Weaver issued a acknowledgment Thursday after The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources reported multiple agencies in addition to the Justice Department, Internal Revenue Service and Drug Enforcement Administration were investigating the company. A spokeswoman in the U.S. Attorney’s Las Vegas office declined to comment. The report references an … Read the rest

Human brains are superior pattern detectors, able to predict the future results of many events. All our lives, we consider the potential outcomes of situations and weigh the possibilities to make decisions. Usually, we ignore the biggest risks, like anything in that could be life-threatening, and chase the highest rewards, like the chance of winning the lottery. At the poker table, this frequently works against us, shifting our focus to … Read the rest

Overcoming the Odds

November 21, 2014

He’s a three time Grand National Champion in tractor pulling, and now a documentary of his life has-been made called, ‘Long Road Home – The Larry Koester Story.’ He’s a three time Grand National Champion in tractor pulling.Now, a documentary is filmed based on his life called, “Long Road Home – The Larry Koester Story.”The documentary is based on the inspirational tale of how Koester endured severe injuries after the … Read the rest