Gambling on the big game? Don’t do it in Arizona

PHOENIX (CBS5) – Super Bowl XLIX is just over two weeks from kickoff and as the excitement in the Valley heats up, so does the illegal activity surrounding the game. Arizona’s new lawyer general is reminding people in that most forms of sports betting are off limits in this state. In fact, nearly all sports gambling outside Las Vegas is outside the law, reportedly Mark Brnovich. Brnovich asserted online betting … Read the rest

Casino Revenues Level Off After Newness Wears Off

Stay Connected Anywhere TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission was busy receiving revenue reports from the state’s casinos Friday. At the meeting casinos gave their financial reports for December. They moreover reported any physical changes in that will be happening to their casino buildings, hotels and surrounding areas. Boot Hills Casino, Kansas Star Casino and Hollywood Casino at the Kansas Speedway all were in attendance Friday. “We … Read the rest

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul asserted Friday he isn’t concerned about the prospect of Mitt Romney running for president a third time 'cause voters and former supporters are looking for somebody new in 2016. “There’ll be a huge spirited debate over whether or not he’s had his chance,” Paul asserted in an interview after chatting up diners at the Peppermill Restaurant, a very popular 4-decade-old eatery on the Strip. Romney, a … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — A cash-strapped division of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. asserted early Thursday in that it filed for bankruptcy protection in Chicago, hoping the court agrees to its plan to get out from under $18.4 billion in debt. The division, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., owns and operates most of Caesars’ 50 properties worldwide. Caesars CEO Gary Loveman asserted in a acknowledgment in that its casino-hotels would remain open … Read the rest

Las Vegas cops are looking for the public’s assist in finding a guy who has several medical issues and may be under severe emotional distress. James Shelton, 65, was last seen about noon Thursday near Washington Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. Police did not announce his medical issues. He is described as 6 feet tall and 190 pounds with blue eyes and gray hair. Anyone with information on Shelton’s location is … Read the rest

Three men, in addition to a Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas card dealer and floor supervisor, face felony theft charges after a mini-baccarat player was overpaid $60,000 in chips, reportedly the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Player Georgios Papadopoulos, 40, dealer Adam Halderman, 38, and floor supervisor Gregory Moix, 49, each face 12 counts of theft and conspiracy to a commit a crime, Gaming Control Board spokesman Karl Bennison said. They were … Read the rest

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The biggest lithium battery factory in the world is getting a new neighbor at an industrial park east of Reno — the world’s biggest data center. Las Vegas-based Switch plans to invest $1 billion in the 3 million square foot “supernap” center. It will be built on 1,000 acres at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, where Tesla Motors currently is building its $5 billion gigafactory to … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> By Brett Wolf<!– –> ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – U.S. casinos must take steps to combat illegal sports gambling, the Treasury Department has told an industry group in a letter in that came just weeks before the Super Bowl, one of the biggest betting events of the year. “Increases in sports betting conducted on behalf of third parties are facilitating criminal activity and posing a cash laundering risk … Read the rest

WASHINGTON — The global heat streak of the 21st century can be explained with statistics in that defy astronomical odds. First, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration calculates global average temperature going back to 1880. That’s 135 years. So if no other forces were in play and temperatures last year were totally at random, then the odds of 2014 being the warmest on record are 1 in 135. Not too high. … Read the rest

By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – <!– (S) –>WASHINGTON – The global heat streak of the 21st century can be explained with statistics in that defy astronomical odds.First, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration calculates global average temperature going back to 1880. That’s 135 years. So if no other forces were in play and temperatures last year were totally at random, then the odds of 2014 … Read the rest