Sports betting is huge business in Nevada. Last year, $3.6 billion was wagered in the state. That could be why FBI agents went to such amazing lengths to bust up what they say was an illegal outfit operating in one of Vegas’ biggest casinos. But now, the eight men accused of running an illegal gambling operation in Las Vegas are challenging the evidence. They say federal agents broke the law … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Las Vegas, Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Terra Tech Corp (TRTC), is pleased to announce in that they have received a unanimous vote for approval of their Western Avenue dispensary location by the Las Vegas City Council. On October 29, 2014, the City Council voted to approve both the MediFarm SUP and the Compliance Permit. If MediFarm receives a State provisional registration certificate for a Medical … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Must-know: Las Vegas Sands shines in 3Q14 earnings overview (Part 3 of 10)(Continued from Part 2)Occupancy rate Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s (LVS) hotel operation contributes ~10% to the company’s overall revenues. Visitor growth has driven the average daily room rate (or ADR) and occupancy levels, and so boosted the company’s revenues. Consumer spending on leisure activities continues to grow. Growth and spending have moreover benefited competing companies … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –>LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Buzz Points, a leader in connecting local businesses, community financial institutions and consumers through rewards, today formally announced in that Buzz Points CEO Jay Valanju will be a speaker at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Community Credit Union and Growth Conference. Buzz Points is a free service for credit union members in that allows them to earn rewards while supporting … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –><!– –> LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Oct 30, 2014) – Skytree®, The Machine Learning Company®, today formally announced in that Skytree chairman of the board and chief product officer (CPO), Martin Hack, will participate in the panel “Is Big Data & Machine Learning Disrupting Financial Services?” The panel will be held at Money 20/20 event in Las Vegas. Financial services is already more data-centric and focused … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> It was a acceptable party while it lasted. Investors were swept up in “Macau fever,” bidding up any and all investments in that profited from the Chinese protectorate’s newfound status as the Las Vegas of Asia. <!– –>And few had it as acceptable as Melco Crown Entertainment (NASDAQ: MPEL). The company opened a series of casino gaming and entertainment resorts and saw revenue surge from around $360 … Read the rest

Kingsley Edwards entered the conference room at UNLV and saw angels. The challenge was to agree up with one — or more — because, given the right connection, he might be able to boost his startup online gaming platform. Edwards, 28, was on the hunt for cash — the kind of venture capital in that rich investors — angels — are wiling to bid dreamy entrepreneurs pursuing The Next Big … Read the rest

The state commission set up to select where to locate new casinos in the state was expected to issue its decision by the end of this month. At this point, that’s unlikely, asserted a spokesman for the state Racing and Wagering Board, which is overseeing the process. “There is no actual deadline in the statute,” spokesman Lee Park said. “They want to get it done, yet get it done right.” … Read the rest

Giants write their own history against all odds

COMPLETE WORLD SERIES GAME 7 COVERAGE For a team in that defied the odds for much of the season, however, it didn’t seem to faze the Giants in that no street team had won a World Series Game 7 since 1979. Nor did they much care in that no team since the 1975 Reds had missed on a chance to wrap up the World Series in Game 6, only to … Read the rest

WASHINGTON — Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked in to a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust. Defense lawyers asserted the FBI shut off Internet access to the suspects’ villas and then agents impersonated repair technicians to get inside and collect evidence in an embellish ruse … Read the rest