By – Associated Press – Friday, October 31, 2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) – John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 65-yeaer-old Force powered his Ford Mustang to a 4.039-second pass at 318.54 mph. The 16-time series champion began the weekend 36 point behind leader Matt Hagan with two events left. “We got down there so we … Read the rest

October 31, 2014 – Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) San Diego Sockers Las Vegas Legends (1-0) at San Diego Sockers (0-0) DATE: Saturday, November 1st, 2014 PLACE: Valley View Casino Center TIME: 7:05pm PDT ESPN Radio 1700-AM (radio) (video-FREE) PLEASE VISIT MASLSOCCER.COM FOR THE LATEST STANDINGS NEW SEASON, NEW LEAGUE, SAME RIVALRY The San Diego Sockers open their 1st season in the newly formed Major Arena Soccer League, beginning … Read the rest

Business Desk The Star Publication Date : 01-11-2014    Fitch Ratings expects Singapore’s integrated resort casinos casinos — Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) — to face increased regional competition.In its acknowledgment issued on Friday, the ratings agency asserted other factors contain potential changes to gaming policies which would weigh on their medium-term growth and profitability outlook.However, Fitch asserted the sharp contraction in revenue from VIP clients in … Read the rest

Odds favor wet winter

November 1, 2014

By John Fleck / Journal Staff WriterPUBLISHED: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:20 pm …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. For the serious weather nerds in the office, our friends at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque put together a five minute video on the possibility of an El Niño this winter, and what in that mean here in New Mexico: [embedded content] Of particular interest is a slide Kerry Jones shows at about 1:15, … Read the rest

New Jersey likely improved its standing in terms of legalizing sports betting as Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Friday in that would partially repeal the state’s prohibition on sports wagering. It was a reversal of course for Christie, who had vetoed a similar law this summer, yet has seen the light in the wake of three casino closures in the state in September. The four major professional sports leagues … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday in that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage. The unanimous ruling Thursday in a 2009 class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of six dancers at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club could alter the landscape statewide in a business … Read the rest

The arena follies are in full swing this week in Las Vegas.However, before anyone ratchets Twitter up to Defcon 2 concerning NHL expansion, please note the key word here is follies. Especially where it concerns a ground-breaking ceremony held this week on the Las Vegas Strip for a 2nd major arena. <!– This is a catch-all ASF view; only displays when an unsupported article type is put in an ASF … Read the rest

A legislative committee recommends riverboat casinos be allowed to move to land. The push to get land based casinos in Indiana gets a major boost from the General Assembly. A legislative committee endorsed the idea to put casinos on land and out of the water.For years of time supporters have tried to get the rules changed for land based casinos, yet they keep rolling snake eyes instead of sevens. Tropicana … Read the rest

SugarHouse Casino plans to open its temporary 24-table poker room to the public Saturday at noon, the Fishtown company said. SugarHouse general manager Wendy Hamilton told the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in June in that the temporary poker room is expected to generate $11 million in revenue during the 13 many months it is expected be open. In July, SugarHouse broke ground on a $164 million expansion in that will … Read the rest

2015 World Series Odds: Dodgers, Nationals are Joint, Early Favorites

SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTERTWEET SHARE ON WHATSAPPWHATSAPP The 2014 baseball season is over. The Giants won another World Series, did you hear? Madison Bumgarner was impressive and received a new Chevy Truck. The new season does not begin until April, 2015 yet the odds for which team will be pouring beer and champagne all over each other a year from now is already available. (Make sure to get … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas guy grieving the death of his brother is now hoping cops will make an arrest soon. The circumstances surrounding Mike Wysocki’s death sound like a movie plot. The private investigator was killed at a Las Vegas casino. As a private eye Wysocki worked on several high profile cases in Las Vegas and now his death is at the center of a homicide investigation. The … Read the rest