Gordon wins 1st pole at Las Vegas in final start at track

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jeff Gordon, preparing for his final start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, won the pole for Sunday’s race – his 1st career pole at the track.It’s the 79th pole of Gordon’s career and leaves just Kansas and Kentucky as the only active tracks where he’s yet to win a pole. Kentucky is the only track on the circuit where Gordon has not won … Read the rest

Gambling kingpin Paul Phua to face betting charges alone, says report

The Malaysian Insider – <!– (S) –> The son of Malaysian gambling kingpin Paul Phua (pic) is expected to enter a plea before a judicial estimate in Las Vegas tomorrow, where both dad and son are accused of running an illegal World Cup betting operation out of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, South China Morning Post reported. Darren Phua, 23, is expected to enter a guilty plea to a lesser … Read the rest

Legalized horse betting heads for a Georgia Senate vote

ATLANTA | Supporters of legalized betting on horse racing are hopeful in that legislation could shortly pass giving voters a say in the future of gambling in Georgia. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee voted 8-3 Wednesday to recommend passage of Senate Resolution 135, which would give voters the option to alter the constitution next year. It takes two-thirds of the Senate and then in that same supermajority in the House … Read the rest

Lanes to close on Las Vegas Blvd. for the Strip 5K

Runners will be taking it off for charity in a 5-kilometer race Saturday to benefit military veterans, closing some lanes of the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County authorities formally announced Friday in that some lanes will be restricted on Las Vegas Boulevard from the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign south to Sunset Road from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for the Strip on the Strip 5K. A portion of … Read the rest

Son, missing home, pleads guilty in World Cup sports betting case; Father faces trial in April

<!– (S) –>By Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The son of a rich Malaysian businessman accused of running an illegal sports betting ring together during the World Cup has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in order to return home. Darren Wai Kit Phua, 23, was arrested (taken in to custody) in July with his dad and several others after federal agents raided a Caesars Palace … Read the rest

First Friday, Park Jam taking place in downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — First Friday is happening on March 6 and downtown Las Vegas is celebrating “Chance, Risk, Fortune.” People will be able to roll the dice to get directions for the evening. There will moreover be a fortune telling experience, along with food and entertainment for the whole family. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. In addition, a very popular downtown bar … Read the rest

Las Vegas woman seeks ‘Right to Try’ drugs for ailing father

CARSON CITY — A Las Vegas lady whose 86-year-old dad is facing a terminal illness testified in favor Friday of a “Right to Try” bill in that would make it easier for him to get a medication in that could assist prolong his life. Elayna Youchah, an attorney, testified from Las Vegas in support of Assembly Bill 164, which would make it easier for those threatened with a life-ending illness … Read the rest

Burt Watson Confirms Incident at UFC 184 Led to His Departure

<!– (S) –> When UFC event coordinator Burt Watson arrived in Los Angeles during UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano event week, things began like any other show he’s coordinated during his 14-year tenure with the Las Vegas-based fight promotion. But before the fights went live on Feb. 28, Watson was on a cross-country flight to his home in Philadelphia, no longer with the UFC.Watson’s departure was sudden, unexpected, and came … Read the rest