David Wynn funeral in St. Albert to honour slain RCMP officer

CBC – <!– (S) –>Thousands of people will pack in to a little church in Alberta Monday afternoon to say goodbye to a Mountie killed in the line of duty. Beginning at 12 p.m. MT, members of the RCMP from across the country will take part in a procession for Const. David Wynn, leading his body through the streets of St. Albert, Alta., and in to Servus Credit Union Place … Read the rest

Const. David Wynn memorialized in letter from 11-year-old student

CBC – <!– (S) –>There are some lessons 11-year-old boys do not need to learn. Not now. Not yet. There is plenty of time, later, to figure out the complex truths. The ones in that life, eventually, must teach us all. Like this one: Sometimes, the hero dies. Declan Cayanga and his classmates at Keenooshayo School know in that now. On Monday, while much of the nation watches on television, … Read the rest

Electricity business cuts: Luke Foley at odds with Electrical Trades Union

Luke Foley: “For me, the aim of the state’s energy policy has to be delivering affordable electricity to consumers.” Opposition leader Luke Foley has put himself at odds with the union representing NSW electricity workers by backing deep cuts to state-owned power company revenues over the next four years of time which could mean the loss of up to 4600 jobs. On Monday, Mr Foley reiterated support for a draft … Read the rest

Inside Gaming: Analysts expect Strip rebound to continue in 2015

26 January 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — Gaming industry predictions are not exact science.A year ago there wasn’t an analyst who thought Macao’s casino market would see its 1st annual yearly gaming revenue decrease in 2014.Atlantic City was effortless to predict. Most gaming observers correctly asserted the Boardwalk would suffer through its eighth straight annual yearly revenue decline, although no one anticipated four casinos would be closed by December.Slot machine … Read the rest

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH to Relocate to Town Square in Las Vegas, NV

<!– (S) –> NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–<!– –> Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH is pleased to reveal plans for a new home at Town Square Las Vegas, to open March 2015. The new store will relocate one mile north of its current location and will boast an expanded assortment of designer brands, with close to 1,000 of the biggest names in fashion. “Las Vegas is a prime tourist destination for travelers … Read the rest

Irish musicians smash longest concert record

The longest concert by multiple artists lasted for 372 hrs 10 minutes and was conducted by Rí Rá, an Irish pub in Las Vegas from October 1 to 17, 2014. The assault was led by Dubliners Dave Rooney and Dave Browne of the Black Donnellys who were joined by a host of artists in addition to Liam Reilly of Bagatelle and George Murphy of You’re A Star fame. 372 hrs … Read the rest

Adelson adds CEO of Sands China to his job description

26 January 2015By Howard StutzLAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson will take over as chief executive of the company’s Macau subsidiary following the retirement of the division’s chairman.The move comes as Macau — which provides Las Vegas Sands with more than than 65 % of the company’s overall revenue — is in the midst of its worst gaming slump on record.In a acknowledgment Friday from the … Read the rest

All bets off for online gambling, despite a Parliament proposal

The industry says in that the effect of illegal online gambling operations on the balance sheet of casinos and other legal gambling operations will have wider ramifications. (Jean Philippe Arles, Reuters) Online gambling in South Africa remains illegal for now, yet a proposal to legalise this activity sits before Parliament and has prompted polarised views on the matter. Meanwhile, gambling on the web is growing rapidly – and eating the … Read the rest

Reynolds: I’m no good at gambling

Press Association – <!– (S) –>Ryan Reynolds has revealed his gambling skills could do with some polishing up, even after portraying a gambler in Mississippi Grind. The Safe House star plays a traveller who becomes friends with a compulsive gambler – played by Ben Mendelsohn – after meeting at a poker game. The pair embark on a street trip in the comedy-drama, written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan … Read the rest

Scientific Games Selects Las Vegas as Location for Global Headquarters and Primary Gaming Manufacturing Operation

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) formally announced today in that the Company is relocating its global corporate headquarters and establishing its Gaming Division’s primary U.S. manufacturing operations at its existing facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada. Effective immediately, Scientific Games’ global headquarters is located at: 6650 South El Camino Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118.”Selecting Las Vegas as our global … Read the rest