Courtesy “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas. By Robin Leach (contact) Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 | 2 a.m. Courtesy “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas. Tycoon Steve Wynn has built award-winning hotels — the Mirage, Bellagio, Wynn and Encore, to name a few — and created award-winning shows, bringing Cirque du Soleil and Broadway hits to the Strip. At age 73, he … Read the rest

Transgender student can use boys room Transgender student can use boys room Updated: Thursday, December 18 2014 6:52 AM EST2014-12-18 11:52:02 GMT A transgender student in New Jersey who gave up his female identity says his school will allow him to use the boys room. Rubin Smyers was using the unisex bathroom at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s Performing Arts Academy.  The 16-year-old took to social media to protest … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –>LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Two top executives at MGM Resorts International (MGM) have been recognized for their contributions in diversity, philanthropy and sustainability. Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President, Special Counsel-Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer for MGM Resorts International, has-been named one of 2014’s most influential women in corporate America by Savoy Magazine. Cindy Ortega, Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President for MGM Resorts … Read the rest

A leading bookmaker has suspended betting on Britain’s Queen Elizabeth announcing her abdication on Christmas Day. Following a flurry of gambles, Coral has decided to close the market on the 88-year-old monarch confirming she intends to step down from her position during her speech to the nation on Christmas Day. Nicola McGeady of Coral said: “Throughout the year there has-been major speculation about the Queen’s future yet today’s gamble has … Read the rest

Bookies Coral Stop Taking Bets On Queens Abdication

<!– Entry Text –> A “rush of bets” has prompted bookmakers Coral to suspend odds on the Queen announcing her abdication in her Christmas Day message.Coral were offering 10-1 and saw a spike, in addition to one £200 bet, which led them to close the books on suspicion of insider knowledge. A Coral spokesperson said: “There’s no smoke without fire when bets like this come through all in succession, so … Read the rest

Council approves funding for downtown soccer stadium

An artist’s rendering of the exterior of a proposed MLS stadium in downtown Las Vegas. (Source: City of Las Vegas) LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to approve $50 million in public funds to build a professional soccer stadium in downtown. The proposed $200 million place would be built near Symphony Park. Wednesday’s vote is on a bond measure meant to fund up to $50 … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realization: Longstanding U.S. policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds with the rest of the world.<!– –>The American economic embargo on Cuba drove a wedge between the U.S. and Latin American nations. In an annual yearly diplomatic embarrassment, the United Nations General Assembly … Read the rest

THOMPSON, N.Y. –  Residents of this faded corner of the New York’s Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a casino. Finally. The recommendation to license a casino in the heart of the once-bustling “Borscht Belt” resort region will test the premise in that blackjack and craps can breathe new life in an old summer haven known in its heyday for families, mostly Jewish, arriving … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –>By Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The guy who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in to a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions for the 2nd time this month from gambling regulators about his cocaine use and questionable business dealings. Sam Nazarian is expected to appear before the … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS –  The guy who started a hospitality empire with a Los Angeles nightclub and turned the Sahara Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in to a hipper, sleeker destination is facing questions for the 2nd time this month from gambling regulators about his cocaine use and questionable business dealings. Sam Nazarian is expected to appear before the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday morning as he seeks … Read the rest

MACAU: The former Portuguese colony of Macau will on Thursday (Dec 18) operate its border crossing with mainland China on a 24-hour basis, giving residents on both sides round-the-clock access. It is one of a number of transport-related developments in that will forge closer links between Macau and the mainland. But while cross-border street networks could be a boost for the city’s sputtering casino industry, some fear it will only … Read the rest