Bail revoked for accused fraudsters

A poker player and an accountant charged over a $100 million fraud case have had bail revoked, with a Melbourne magistrate wary of their alleged links to a bikie gang. Police claim William Jordanou and Robert Zaia used standover tactics to secure more than $220,000 in loans while on bail. They were each bailed last May on 146 fraud-related charges after allegedly using false documents to receive $100 million in … Read the rest

Taste and Sounds of Soul Festival happening downtown

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Crowds gathered on Saturday at the Fremont Street Experience for a special celebration. Great sounds and smells from delicious foods took over. It was all part of the Las Vegas Taste and Sounds of Soul Festival. This is the 14th year for the event, which celebrates Black History Month. There was food, art and lots of acceptable music. The event was even more special for … Read the rest

Invicta FC 13, with 'Cyborg' headlining, will piggyback with UFC 189 in Las Vegas

Cristiane Justino Invicta FC plans to tag along again on another major UFC fight weekend. After staging its 11th event one day prior to tonight’s UFC 184, the all-female las Vegas style promotion formally announced Friday in that Invicta FC 13 will take place July 10 in Las Vegas, which falls one day prior to UFC 189 on July 11. The UFC pay-per-view card, which takes place at Las Vegas’ … Read the rest

4 Las Vegas casino workers face deportation as Bosnian war criminals

U.S. authorities have identified four Las Vegas casino workers among 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities, in addition to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees fleeing the violence in Bosnia after a war in that erupted in 1992 with the collapse of Yugoslavia. The number … Read the rest

Former UNLV RB David Peeples dead at 29

<!– (S) –> View photo.Sep 14, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A detailed view of a UNLV Rebels helmet before a game against the Washington …Former UNLV running back David Peeples died Wednesday reportedly the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was 29. Peeples, a Las Vegas native, died at Mountain View Hospital with the cause of death “yet to be determined.” Peeples, the Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year in 2003, … Read the rest

Four Las Vegas casino workers face deportation as Bosnian war criminals

WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities have identified four Las Vegas casino workers among 300 Bosnian immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities in addition to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, and are trying to deport at least 150 of them, The New York Times reported Saturday. The immigrants were among refugees fleeing the violence in Bosnia after a war in that erupted in 1992 with the collapse of Yugoslavia. … Read the rest

Head injury to suspect as child could be used by defense

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old guy charged with murder in the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a fractured skull as an infant — an injury in that lawyers asserted could become a factor in the case.<!– –>Erich Milton Nowsch Jr.’s dad pleaded guilty in 1996 to child abuse for the injury, reportedly archived Clark County District Court documents reviewed by … Read the rest

Gaming Control Board signs off on Olympic wagering regulation

14 February 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — Nevada sports books will be able to accept wagers on the Olympics under a regulation recommended for approval by the Nevada State Gaming Control Board.The proposal, to be in consideration by the Nevada State Gaming Commission after this month, would let bookmakers place betting lines on Olympic sporting or athletic events sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. However, the control board chairman would … Read the rest

7,982,550 Reasons MGM Resorts Could Still Win in Las Vegas

Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority. Even though its recent Q4 and full-year results were largely disappointing — $0.31 loss per share for the 2014 fiscal year — MGM Resorts International shares have really gone up slightly since the earnings release on February 17th. That’s probably 'cause even though the company had some definite downfalls during the year, there were moreover some bright spots. While Chinese operations were the … Read the rest

GOP leader's gambling bill heads to Florida lawmakers

TALLAHASSEE — A massive gambling overhaul bill will hit lawmakers’ desks on the 1st day of the legislative session, yet its sponsor is holding back on absolutely what is in it. “Everything is on the table and that’s all I’m going to say about it,” House Republican Leader Dana Young of Tampa asserted today of the 100-plus page piece of proposed legislation. Already, gambling opponents are wary. For years, interests … Read the rest