(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

What they’re thankful for: Southern Nevada leaders reflect on the holiday

STEPHEN SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO THE SUN Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman speaks during the 2014 Las Vegas State of the City address at City Hall on Thursday evening. By Conor Shine (contact) Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 | 2 a.m. The holiday spirit has arrived in Las Vegas as families and friends gather to share meals and reflect on the year in that was. There’s been plenty to be … Read the rest

By – Associated Press – Thursday, November 27, 2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tourism authorities say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 % compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority asserted Wednesday in that visitor traffic has-been up each one month this year compared with the same time a year ago. That uptick took place despite 9 % fewer convention-goers … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC’s system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics.The International Olympic Committee says 10 of the 28 sports on the program for the Rio Games have already joined the Integrity Betting Intelligence System.The IOC says swimming, boxing and badminton were the newest to sign up.The program was discussed at a ”sports integrity workshop” in … Read the rest

MARKET REPORT: Odds may be shortening on Bwin.Party bid

By Geoff Foster for the Daily Mail Published: 17:01 EST, 26 November 2014 | Updated: 02:46 EST, 27 November 2014 View comments The odds might be shortening on an imminent agreed bid for online gambling group Bwin.Party yet the share price was telling a different tale yesterday.The stock slipped a penny to 106p as dealers awaited further news on the bid situation. Bwin admitted earlier this month in that it … Read the rest