FREDERICK, Okla._The youngest child to be diagnosed with Leukemia at OU Children’s Hospital in the last decade is celebrating his 1st birthday. Draigen Turman was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was just eight weeks old. Right now, he is in remission yet still has to undergo another year of chemo treatments. Family and friends gathered at the Frederick Civic center to celebrate with cake and presents this weekend. … Read the rest

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLAssociated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) – One purveyor of swanky Las Vegas Strip nightlife is buying another in a $36 million deal formally announced Tuesday. Hakkasan Group, whose name is affixed to a five-story nightclub and dining experience at the MGM Grand hotel-casino, is buying The Light Group and its 22 nightclubs, day clubs and restaurants. Officials from New York-based Morgans Hotel Group formally announced the company was … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Victoria Vivians scored 20 points to direct No. 21 Mississippi State to a 68-42 success over Miami (Ohio) on Sunday in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.Mississippi State is now one of only seven unbeaten teams in Division I.Breanna Richardson added 12 points for Mississippi State (14-0). Vivians made 9 of 17 shots and had four rebounds and three steals. Martha Alwal had … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –><!– –> LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Dec 21, 2014) – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) today formally announced in that the company’s majority-owned subsidiary, Sands China Ltd., has received the Macao government approvals needed to complete the construction of its US$2.7 billion Paris-themed integrated resort. The completion of The Parisian Macao will bring Las Vegas Sands’ total investment in Macao to more than $10 billion … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jordan Fouse scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Alfonzo McKinnie added 16 point with 10 boards to assist Green Bay roll to a 66-46 success over Arkansas-Little Rock in the opening round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic on Sunday.Fouse was 6 of 8 from the floor and had nine rebounds. McKinnie was 7-of-9 shooting while Carrington Love chipped in … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Travis Souza hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to direct UC Irvine in a strong 2nd half to get past Bradley 55-47 in the opening round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic on Sunday.Bradley led by as many as 14 points in the 1st half and led 27-22 at the break. UC Irvine opened the 2nd half on a 13-0 … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –>SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has detained over 30,000 people during a two-month clamp down on pornography and gambling, state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday. In the newest arrests, cops in the southern province of Guangdong arrested (taken in to custody) 3,014 and put more than 8,000 in criminal detention as of Dec. 15, Xinhua reported the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department as saying. In Huizhou … Read the rest

“Poker Night” brings to mind so many forgettable thrillers from the 1990s, films in that aimed to impress stylistically yet ultimately were met with indifference.Here, newly promoted Warsaw, Ind., cops detective Stan Jeter (Beau Mirchoff) unwittingly falls in to a trap set by a masked kidnapper (Michael Eklund). While drugged, tortured and kept in a dungeon, Jeter ruminates about the on-the-job anecdotes shared by veteran cops (among them Ron Perlman, … Read the rest

[unable to retrieve full-text content]First Licensed New York Casino Dealer School to train and supply the new industry set to open on January 5th. (PRWeb December 21, 2014) Read the full tale at

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The King of Las Vegas Strip

December 22, 2014

JACK GAUGHAN, 1920-2014 Gambling tycoon Jackie Gaughan was in consideration the creator of the modern-day casino and ‘‘one of the fathers of downtown Las Vegas’’. Downtown Las Vegas knew him as the guy who wore wacky ties and kept his pockets stuffed with coupons for a free lunch at El Cortez Hotel and Casino. When he met someone new, he handed them a ‘‘fun book’’, as the vouchers are sometimes … Read the rest

MACAU: Over a span of 10 years, the Chinese territory reshaped itself from a sleepy Portuguese colony in to the world’s biggest gambling destination. A flood of cash from the increasingly rich mainland washed over the city and its residents, and the casino industry now dominates the economy.But this autumn, gambling revenue dropped precipitously, by nearly 20% in November from the same month last year. The stocks of casino operators … Read the rest