It was one of the more unlikely World Series matchups MLB has seen in years, as the wild-card winning San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals, who reached the Fall Classic for the 1st time in 29 years. With the season over and both teams looking to come back just as strong in 2015, it won’t be effortless for the pennant winners to repeat their success. San Francisco’s championship … Read the rest

What Are The Odds These New Media Brands Will Survive? A Power Ranking

It was a sunny morning like any other (it was yesterday) when the shocking news fell on Mediatown: The future of a much-ballyhooed web startup, Racket, was in Limbo’s grasp, due to warring egos, shifting amounts of start-up capital, allegations of harassment, and managerial backbiting. Such a report causes content producers and media analysts to pace around their standing desks. How to feel? Should one feel schadenfreude (only feel, 'cause … Read the rest

Good day.  A serving of the Morning Brew, poured this afternoon:  1. With the 2014 MLB season in the books, it’s never too shortly to peek at 2015. Accordingly, is out with its 1st set of odds for the ’15 baseball season, and the Cardinals are right about where you’d expect…  Among NL teams the Dodgers and the Nationals are given the best chance (15 to 2) to win … Read the rest

Ebola vs. Lottery: Your Odds Of Winning Jackpot Are Much Better

Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor and member of the Center for Disease Control’s Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to health care professionals how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the ebola virus. The outfit includes two pairs of gloves, mesh breathing mask, protective hood, plastic face shield, booties, liquid … Read the rest

Most New Jersey residents say allowing sports gambling in the state wouldn’t be a “good thing,” reportedly a Seton Hall University poll. Forty % of people surveyed Oct. 27-29 for the South Orange, New Jersey, school by the Sharkey Institute asserted sports gambling would be “good thing” for the state. The poll found 43 % asserted it would be a “bad thing” and 17 % asserted they did not know. … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –><!– –> MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) reported its third quarter earnings on Thursday. Shares of the company are up 1 percent. Below are some key highlights from its conference call.View more earnings on MGM Financial Progress: • In the third quarter, MGM grew its revenues by 1% and its adjusted EBITDA by 2%. • The reason for this is in that we had a very … Read the rest

Jim Murren Sometimes the house doesn’t win as much as it hopes. MGM Resorts International earned $40 million less in revenue from its casinos, largely table games, in the third quarter compared to a year ago. That, plus losses the casino-entertainment company expected from re-opening THEhotel as the 1,117-room Delano at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and sprucing up an area along the Strip leading up to the Monte Carlo … Read the rest

MGM talking to group about NHL team in Vegas

Gary Bettman will have to deal with some more NHL-to-Las Vegas rumors in the near future. (USATSI) It is fairly well documented in that there will be a new $350 million arena fit for a major league professional franchise in Las Vegas soon. The ground has already broken, construction is already under way and there’s a lot of cash behind these efforts. The arena is being built by MGM Resorts … Read the rest

Athletics: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Headline Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas

Multi-Grammy Award-winning duo to perform at pre-race concert on Sunday’s main stage Nighttime running event is on pace to sell out across all distances the weekend of Nov. 14-16, 2014 Chromeo to headline Saturday night 5k; Aloe Blacc to kickoff weekend with Friday VIP performance Las Vegas: October 30, 2014 – One of the biggest weekends in running this year just got bigger, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline next … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –>LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One of the biggest weekends in running this year just got bigger, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline next month’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The Grammy Award winners will perform on Sunday, November 16 during the pre-race concert which begins at 3:00pm. The marathon and half-marathon start … Read the rest

Suge Knight to stay in Las Vegas jail through weekend

John Locher / AP Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight appears in court on a traffic warrant Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Las Vegas following his arrest as a fugitive in a California robbery case. Thursday’s court appearance for the 49-year-old founder of Death Row Records stems from a suspended license charge in Las Vegas. Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested (taken in to custody) and charged with robbery … Read the rest