Vanessa Selbst, Poker's $10 Million Out Superstar, Tells Women to Go All In

With the cigars and bluster, poker has long been a game imbued —drenched, even — with testosterone. But it was in that world in that Vanessa Selbst came, saw, and conquered, becoming one of the top-ranked professional players in the world and the highest-earning female professional poker player of all time, with more than $10.5 million in winnings.Selbst’s ceiling-shattering was recognized last week at the first-ever American Poker Awards in … Read the rest

Texan Will Hurd defies the odds for House Republicans. Can he last?

By Paul Kane, Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) knows he has a complicated political identity in that frequently confuses people: “The question I get asked most of the time is, how did the black dude get elected in a Hispanic district?” Hurd, a freshman lawmaker whose district stretches for 800 miles along the Texas-Mexico border, is doubly exceptional as a member of the expanded House Republican majority. He’s one of just … Read the rest

Calls betting Cameco will break out

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –>Traders are betting in that Cameco will break out of its recent range.optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker system shows in that 2,800 September 20 calls were bought mostly for $0.35 at the same time yesterday. This is clearly a new position, as open interest in the strike was a mere 97 contracts before the trade occurred.These long calls lock in the price where the stock can be … Read the rest

Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks hit by China's GDP goal

HONG KONG: Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai tumbled Thursday (Mar 5) after China set its 2015 economic growth target at “approximately seven” per cent, which would be its worst performance in a quarter of a century. The benchmark Hang Seng Index fell 1.11 per cent, or 272.43 points to 24,193.04 on turnover of HK$92.13 billion (US$11.89 billion). Shanghai gave up 0.95 per cent. Premier Li Keqiang formally announced the … Read the rest

Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ to open bar in Las Vegas, talks dining scene, pub vs. bar

Leila Navidi The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. By Robin Leach (contact) Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 2 a.m. Dotty’s Launch slideshow » Justin M. Bowen Dotty’s near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011. “Bar Rescue” reality-TV star Jon Taffer perhaps more than anybody else knows the nightclub and bar business inside out. For 30 years, he’s … Read the rest

Why is Dale Jr. extra pumped for Sunday's race in Las Vegas?

Updated MAR 04, 2015 7:57p ET The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season featured numerous highlights for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The conclusion of the series’ annual yearly outing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wasn’t one of them. Leading on the final lap while trying to stretch its last tank of fuel to the finish, Earnhardt’s No. 88 car sputtered and slowed coming off Turn 2 as Brad Keselowski swept by for … Read the rest

Community grieves for North Las Vegas boy killed in automatic gate accident

A North Las Vegas neighborhood met Wednesday night to mourn the loss of 8-year-old Matthew Cattlet. Friends and family joined neighbors at the Village at Craig Ranch’s Way out gate, on Goldfield Street and Newburg Avenue. They used candles, flowers, stuffed animals and at least a dozen Spider-Man balloons to pay tribute to the boy who lost his life in a tragic accident Tuesday night. A mate, pal riding a … Read the rest

Las Vegas police investigating brawl near Cimarron-Memorial High School

Video still from a brawl in that took place outside Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas on Friday, Feb. 27. (FOX5) LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Dozens of teenagers were involved in a brawl last Friday in that was captured on cell phone video. The melee took place near Cimarron-Memorial High School after two girls agreed to meet up for a fight. A relative of one of those girls sent the … Read the rest

FOX19 Investigates: Horseshoe Casino cancels poker tournament, costs Tri-State hundreds of thousands

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -A national poker tour will not make a stop in Cincinnati this month after state regulators asserted the casino refused to comply with casino surveillance camera laws. The World Series of Poker had a tournament agreed to be scheduled for March 19-30 at Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino. The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) asserted it warned Horseshoe’s management in 2013 in that the cameras used to monitor the … Read the rest