MANILA, Philippines – On the - eve of the - much awaited Main Event wherein hundreds of competitors from across the - globe are expected to see action, the - 1st ever World Poker Tour (WPT) National Philippines kicks the - ongoing festivities in to high gear with the - Solaire Cares charity event followed by the - traditional players’ party at the - Solaire Resort & Casino in Parañaque City. A bulk of the … Read the rest

A New York panel in that will select as many as four sites for upstate casinos must weigh threats of lawsuits, claims of environmental hazards & even opposition from the - descendants of Gilded Age railroad baron E.H. Harriman. The committee is considering 16 bids, part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to revive the - region’s economy while adding $430 million to state & local coffers. The panel, which may announce the - winning proposals … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS – Matt Triplett of Columbia Falls is riding a wave of momentum in to this week’s Professional Bull Riders World Finals. The 21st annual yearly event is Oct. 22-26 at the - Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. CBS Sports Network will broadcast every round, starting at 7 p.m., Oct. 22-25 & 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26. The PBR World Finals will pay out $2.2 million, with the - 2014 … Read the rest

Other news LAS VEGAS, Nev. – UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defence against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. Mark Hunt will meet Werdum for an interim heavyweight title at UFC 180, the - mixed martial arts promotion’s debut in Mexico. Velasquez (13-1) was the - main focus of the - UFC’s 1st card in Mexico City, where the - 21,000-seat arena sold … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. Mark Hunt will step in to meet Werdum for an interim heavyweight title at UFC 180, the - mixed martial arts promotion’s debut in Mexico. Velasquez (13-1) was the - centerpiece of the - UFC’s 1st card in Mexico City, where the - 21,000-seat arena sold out … Read the rest

A poker player who received caught up in the - “heady environment of teak & mahogany rooms” at Crown Casino trafficked ice to pay his gambling debts. Jason Yuen, who paid at least $227,000 for drugs in a less than two-month stint trafficking ice, cocaine & cannabis, had worked at his parents’ Chinese restaurant & lived at home during his offending. The 26-year-old was arrested (taken in to custody) in December after police swooped as … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS NV [AP] -- Reports — Cops are looking for public assist to find a gunman who robbed a cashier at the - Silver Sevens Casino & Hotel a few blocks east of the - Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police let go a acknowledgment & surveillance video images Tuesday showing a guy wearing a backward gray baseball cap & light-colored button-down shirt carrying a portfolio-style satchel as he approaches a cashier cage about … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS [AP] -- Reports — Cops are looking for public assist to find a gunman who robbed a cashier at the - Silver Sevens Casino & Hotel a few blocks east of the - Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police let go a acknowledgment & surveillance video images Tuesday showing a guy wearing a backward gray baseball cap & light-colored button-down shirt carrying a portfolio-style satchel as he approaches a cashier cage about 8:30 … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>LAS VEGAS [AP] -- Reports — — UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15.Mark Hunt will meet Werdum for an interim heavyweight title at UFC 180, the - mixed martial arts promotion’s debut in Mexico.Velasquez (13-1) was the - main focus of the - UFC’s 1st card in Mexico City, where the - … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS [AP] -- Reports — A national conservative group says it’s buying $820,000 in ads in a NV congressional district that’s been in consideration a relatively sure bet for Democratic incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford. Paul Lindsey of Crossroads GPS says his organization will be running ads from Wed. through Election Day in the - Las Vegas area. He didn’t elaborate further on the - reasons behind the - move. The purchase has Democrats puzzled. … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Must-know: Key indicators & trends in the - casino industry (Part 6 of 12)(Continued from Part 5)Money laundering Casinos are a cash intensive business. The majority of the - transactions are cash based. Casinos perform various financial activities in that are similar to financial institutions including: accepting funds on account conducting money transfers stored value services debit card cashing facilities check cashing This puts major casino operators—including Las Vegas Sands (LVS), MGM … Read the rest