Calls to restrict numbers of Preston betting shops

The number of betting shops in Preston could be restricted after a study of fixed odds betting terminals. A task group was set up to examine the issue in the city, and recommended trying to limit the number of bookies.But leaders have warned in that the council is in the hands of central government, and has “run up against a brick wall”.Preston Council’s communities scrutiny panel looked at the impact … Read the rest

If we ever get a pro team, you’ll know where to buy its memorabilia

Describe your business. We are a full-service sports card and memorabilia store. We sell single sports cards, new boxes of sports cards, gaming cards, gaming boxes, memorabilia, all trading card supplies, and we do appraisals. Who are your customers? Mostly men between the ages of 20 and 55 with household annual yearly incomes ranging from $50,000 to $150,000. What makes your business unique? We operate in a very exclusive and … Read the rest

The Notes: Jan. 25-31

Las Vegas Motor Speedway was named Speedway Motorsports’ Speedway of the Year for the third consecutive year. Boyd Gaming received a Green Gala Leadership Award from the Nevada chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The awards recognize people and organizations in that promote “green” buildings and sustainability in Nevada. Boyd Gaming was honored for its local LEED-certified facilities: the Orleans Arena and Boyd Gaming Linen and Uniform Services. AT&T … Read the rest

Every little trade show counts for Southern Nevada’s economy

The swizzle stick — it is functional and can be decorative, yet it does not get a lot of attention, much less love. Except if you’re a member of the International Swizzle Stick Collectors Association. Yes, it exists, and when its members get together for a convention, they select Las Vegas. Twenty people are expected this year. In 1987, the inaugural swizzle stick convention drew 69 enthusiasts to the Frontier. … Read the rest

Goodman: Black Book is unconstitutional

Tom Donoghue / Hershey’s Chocolate World opens at New York-New York on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Las Vegas. Former Mayor Oscar Goodman is pictured here. By John Katsilometes (contact) Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 | 2 a.m. Notes culled from around the scene in VegasVille, where former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is ready to take on the infamous Black Book: • Goodman will speak about the book, at … Read the rest

People on the Move: Jan. 25-31

Heather Mongie Sherri Lewis Terry Shirey Lori Nomura Deborah Weeks Rocky Finseth Heather Mongie of Signature Real Estate Group was the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors’ Agent of the Month in December. PR News named Jenn Michaels, senior vice president of public relations at MGM Resorts International, to its inaugural list of Top Women in PR. Michaels handles consumer media relations for the company’s properties. Kyla McKown is sales … Read the rest

Odds continue to favour a continuation of the rally in UAE markets

Gulf News – <!– (S) –>The week’s high to low anger was the smallest in 16 weeks, reflecting investor uncertainty The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) stopped last week basically flat, up only 15.32 or 0.40 per cent to close at 3,882.93. Volume almost matched the prior week, while market breadth was on the bullish side, with 22 advancing issues and 12 declining.The week’s high to low anger was … Read the rest

Aggies lose to UNLV in overtime, 79-77

LAS VEGAS (ABC 4 Sports) – Despite 24 points from David Collette, the Utah State basketball team loses in overtime to UNLV, 79-77. LAS VEGAS (ABC 4 Sports) – Utah State men’s basketball had its chances to win, yet was sunk by a pair of last-second free throws and fell 79-77 in overtime at UNLV on Saturday night. The loss drops the Aggies to 11-8 on the year and 4-3 … Read the rest

Gambling addiction common in Alabama

The Rev. Roger Olsen once was a compulsive gambler. Now he works to educate others and assist people with similar problems.Olsen, resource development coordinator at the Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling, says nearly 1 % of the general population in Alabama has a gambling problem. Moreover, he said, Alabama has the highest number per capita of sports betting in the whole entire United States. Gambling occurs in many forms, such … Read the rest

Planned Massachusetts casinos, slot parlor a mounting threat to Rhode Island

The last round of the casino lottery game in Massachusetts begins in earnest Friday, when the initial gambling license applications are due for a casino in Southeastern Massachusetts. Bay State lawmakers in 2011 authorized four gambling licenses — three full casino permits and one slots-only permit. The commonwealth created the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to oversee the licensing process. The winning license could determine how complex it will be for Rhode … Read the rest