CHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses in that typically vie for Illinois’ high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They have no field of their own. A former gang member-turned-star safety sleeps at the assistant coach’s house 'cause he and six other teammates fit the school system’s technical definition of … Read the rest

Against Odds, Public School Aims for Championship

In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, Phillips Academy assistant coach Michael Larson left, poses with Phillips Academy player Jamal Brown, 19, at their practiced field in the south side Chicago. “Football isn’t as complex as our everyday lives,” asserted Brown, a… View Full Caption The Associated Press In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, Phillips Academy assistant coach Michael Larson left, poses with Phillips Academy player Jamal Brown, 19, at their … Read the rest

More than a quarter of all local authorities in England have joined forces to use the coalition’s “localism” legislation to block the clustering of betting shops on high streets in that bid “unregulated casino-style gambling”. Ninety-three local authorities – spanning Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem control – have demanded, under the Sustainable Communities act, in that ministers consider reducing the maximum stakes on betting shop gaming machines, moreover known as … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –><!– –> According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, gambling revenues in the state for the month of October declined 4.3% year over year to $913.6 million. This marks the third consecutive monthly decline in the region. Revenues had dropped 6% and 3.7% in Sep and Aug 2014, respectively. A 35.5% decline in revenues from Baccarat, a lucrative yet volatile card game which is frequently a … Read the rest

NFL Week 13 ATS picks: Read this before making yours

(AP Photo/Morry Gash) NFL Week 13 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, and weather forecasts taken Wednesday (so things can alter before the weekend). Detroit (-7) vs. Chicago Thursday, … Read the rest

Week 13 NFL Picks: Vegas Odds, Spread Advice and Predictions

Jack Dempsey/Associated Press Each week, there are always a couple of games in that Vegas oddsmakers seem to get just right, making them very complex to wager. While bettors usually ignore contests like this, it always feels acceptable to beat Las Vegas at its own game and take down the house with a win. Due to the playoff race intensifying with just five weeks remaining in the NFL season, games … Read the rest

Several games on the Week 13 schedule will have a noteworthy impact on the playoff picture, as eight contests feature two teams in that direct their division or are no more than one game out of a postseason spot. The betting odds at Las Vegas casinos have eight teams favored a field goal or less, and no team is favored by double-digits The underdogs got the better of the favorites … Read the rest

Dispute over deer settled with coin flip A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip. Wisconsin’s deer season was just a couple hours old on Saturday when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the town of Oneida. “Deer hit the ground, and it came back up, and took off running,” Jorgenson said. The dad and son then tracked the … Read the rest

Las Vegas police investigating child’s drowning

Crime tape and Las Vegas Metro vehicles on Artesia Lake Court, where a child drowned on Wednesday, Nov. 26. (Erik Ho/FOX5) LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Las Vegas cops are investigating a child’s drowning Wednesday night. According to Lt. Joel Martin, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to a home on Artesia Lake Court, near the intersection of South Jones Boulevard and West Russell Road, about 6:15 … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut’s casinos, you can gamble around the clock, yet state law cuts off cocktail service shortly after midnight. The CEO of the Foxwoods Resort Casino says in that puts them at a disadvantage in the region — and he wants the state to revisit the policy. Atlantic City casinos serve alcohol at all hours, liquor is served until 4 a.m. at … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Shares jump 45% on Caesars Entertainment’s 3Q14 results (Part 7 of 15)(Continued from Part 6) Property earnings metric Property earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (or EBITDA) is an noteworthy performance metric used to gauge how casino properties are performing. Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s (CZR) property EBITDA declined 12.9% year-over-year to $445 million. Meanwhile, casino companies MGM Resorts International (MGM) and Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) reported respective … Read the rest