Nevada Gaming Commission, Approval Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With today’s approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission, William Hill US has opened betting on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Wagers on the initial menu (below and attached) can be made at the over 100 Nevada William Hill Sports Books and on the William Hill Mobile Sports app.

Both Jamaica’s Usain Bolt – Men’s 100M (-200 YES) and USA’s Men’s Basketball (-320 YES) open as favorites … Read the rest

Teresa Wynn Roseborough Elected To The Hartford’s Board Of Directors

<!– (S) –> HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–<!– –> Teresa Wynn Roseborough, 56, has-been elected to The Hartford’s board of directors, effective April 1, 2015. Roseborough will serve on the board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee. “Teresa is a seasoned executive who brings noteworthy business, regulatory, compliance, risk management and corporate governance expertise to our board,” asserted The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift. … Read the rest

James Poker's remains recovered, Natuashish chief says

CBC – <!– (S) –>The human remains found on the sea ice off Natuashish on Wednesday were those of missing teen James Poker, the chief of the Labrador community says. Poker, 17, went missing 11 days ago. A extensive search was unsuccessful, and had been scaled back late last week. On Wednesday morning, a private plane seen a body on sea ice roughly 18 nautical miles — or about 33 … Read the rest

Irving-owned companies at odds over aspects of Canada pipeline plan

<!– (S) –> BOSTON (Reuters) – Two companies owned by the billionaire Irving family in eastern Canada appear at odds over some of the details of the country’s biggest oil pipeline project, which one of them backs.<!– –> Forestry company J.D. Irving filed a notice with Canadian regulators this week, saying it was “vitally concerned” about how TransCanada Corp’s proposed Alberta-to-New Brunswick pipeline would affect its operations. J.D. Irving is … Read the rest

Will Mayweather-Pacquiao Turn MGM Resorts' Luck? – Analyst Blog

<!– (S) –> <!– –><!– –> MGM Resorts International (MGM) is pinning its hopes on possibly the most awaited boxing bout of this generation. Last week, boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally sealed a deal for a agree on May 2 in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand and the record demand for tickets has resulted in exorbitantly priced tickets.Although tickets are not yet available for sale to the public, Forbes … Read the rest

The turbulent, jubilant story of Los Arcos, one family’s dream that became big food business

Every New Year’s Eve, Jose Gutierrez would duck out of his post at the Dunes showroom to find his son Gustavo, who worked the front desk. For a concise moment, they’d take a break from attending to the revelry of others and imagine a day when they could celebrate, too. It was the early ’80s, and after founding Nevada’s 1st tortilla factory, the Gutierrez family was still working on the … Read the rest

Insomniac Upgrades the List of VIP Offerings for the 19th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas

<!– (S) –> LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Feb 26, 2015) – Today, Insomniac formally announced initial details regarding the expanded VIP offerings for the upcoming 19th annual yearly Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas, taking place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, June 19-21, 2015. VIP ticket holders will now enjoy exclusive access to one additional viewing area, extra amenities, interactive experiences, and new additions to the VIP Dining Deck, … Read the rest

Famed UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian gets tribute only Las Vegas Strip casinos could swing

LAS VEGAS –  The Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights late Wednesday night to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men’s basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian who died Feb. 11 at the age of 84. The major Las Vegas Strip casino-hotels plus a few off-Strip properties and local casinos dimmed their exteriors for three minutes starting at 10:30 p.m. PST. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Luxor’s heaven-sent beam of light appeared to … Read the rest

Is the Las Vegas Strip too snooty?

Tear down your red velvet ropes, Las Vegas. The Stratosphere casino-hotel’s new marketing campaign, which masquerades as a cause, is appealing to a crowd of likely Las Vegas Strip visitors that’s less clever on nightclub bottle service or high-priced fine-dining and more interested in cheap drinks and freebies. “A amazing getaway has become a phoney, fancy-pants ego trip,” says the casino-hotel’s “everyman-ifesto” posted on its website. If that’s true, it … Read the rest