Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images There are so many big-time races at the 2014 Breeders’ Cup in that they had to split it in to two days, and in that leaves a handful of enticing races to catch Friday. Horse racing enthusiasts will have to wait until Saturday to see California Chrome try to complete 2014 with a bang in the Classic, yet Friday’s schedule will not disappoint. Only four races are … Read the rest

Odds of catching Ebola small

October 30, 2014

The topic of Ebola is a constant in each one day discussion and news headlines these days. Fear has gripped Americans who believe in that the deadly disease will eventually make its way to their town. Have no fear, Athenians. According to a recent study by the researchers at NPR, formerly National Public Radio, your chance of contracting Ebola is quite slim. NPR recently compiled a list of stats to … Read the rest

Can Landrieu Beat the Odds Again in Louisiana?

Sen. Mary Landrieu is nothing if not a survivor. Landrieu, a Democrat 1st elected in 1996 to represent Louisiana in the Senate, has-been dubbed political toast twice before, during her re-election campaigns in 2002 and 2008. Each time, she defied the state’s conservative trend-line, winning her seat back with an increasing share of the vote even as the Democratic presidential nominee lost ground in the state. This year, she has … Read the rest

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –  A Rutgers University Center will study the impact of Internet gambling in New Jersey. The Center for Gambling Studies at the Rutgers University School of Social Work has-been awarded nearly $1.3 million to study online betting in New Jersey, which began 11 many months ago. The survey will begin in January. Funding comes from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement and the state health department. “New … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –><!– –> MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) reported financial results Thursday for the quarter stopped September 30, 2014. Diluted loss per share for the third quarter of 2014 was $0.04, while the average guess expected earnings of $0.06. This compares to a diluted loss per share of $0.05 in the prior year third quarter. Net revenue was $2.5 billion, slightly below estimates of $2.49 billion and … Read the rest

NFL Week 9 picks: Read this before making yours

(AP Photo/File) NFL Week 9 is upon us. Here’s everything you need to know while you’re making your against-the-spread picks this weekend, whether if you’re in Las Vegas or making friendly, non-monetary-based, totally legal wagers with your co-workers. Point spreads taken from the consensus odds at Vegas Insider. Home teams listed first. Carolina (+3) vs. New Orleans Thursday, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network) Weather: Clear, low 50s. (NOTE: Spread has risen … Read the rest

Week 9 NFL Picks: Vegas Odds, Spread Advice and Predictions

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images If those who play NFL spreads from Las Vegas have not figured it out yet, this season is one to take the cautious approach. They say hindsight is most astute, yet it is readily apparent in that a number of bettors are set to lose cash on the Week 9 lines. There are favored contenders who, at times, have looked like pretenders. There are scrappy, possibly cliche … Read the rest

Cerrone to fight Jury at UFC 182

Donald Cerrone, right, beat Eddie Alvarez in September © Getty Images A lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury has-been booked as the co-main event to UFC 182 on January 3 in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White confirmed the booking on social media on Wednesday. The pay-per-view event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Originally, the las Vegas style promotion formally announced a female bantamweight … Read the rest

30 October 2014By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — One of Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s main creditors has walked away from talks on restructuring a large portion of the casino company’s $24.2 billion debt.In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, Caesars asserted the creditor declined to extend a nondisclosure agreement to gain access to private information about the company’s operating units.Caesars did not name the creditor. Bloomberg News reported … Read the rest

MGM Resorts International (MGM) reported a third-quarter loss as casino revenue declined in the U.S. MGM, the biggest owner of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, asserted its net loss shrank to $20.2 million, or 4 cents a share, from $22.3 million, or 5 cents a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, the loss was 2 cents a share. Analysts had projected profit of 6 cents, the average of 17 estimates. … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Rutgers University Center will study the impact of Internet gambling in New Jersey. The Center for Gambling Studies at the Rutgers University School of Social Work has-been awarded nearly $1.3 million to study online betting in New Jersey, which began 11 many months ago. The survey will begin in January. Funding comes from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement and … Read the rest