By Donna St. George, First there was public uproar about how members of Montgomery County’s Board of Education used their district-issued credit cards. Now comes fallout regarding the $140,000 in legal bills in that piled up as the records for those credit cards went under review and investigation. Board President Phil Kauffman (At Large) defended the legal costs in a letter recently published by The Washington Post, arguing in that … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Las Vegas (AFP) – Boxer-promoter Floyd Mayweather has-been ordered to appear before Nevada boxing authorities who want to question him about events in his gym in that were aired recently on the Showtime sports network.<!– –>The Nevada Athletic Commission says it wants to ask Mayweather about how sparring sessions are conducted in his gym and another scene in that included women apparently smoking marijuana inside the facility, … Read the rest

Formula One’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed in that a blockbuster race on the streets of Las Vegas is “ready to go” and an unlikely ally could hold the keys to getting it off the grid. In an interview with Britain’s Independent newspaper Mr Ecclestone revealed in that he is in discussions with a group which is planning the race and confirmed in that the track would contain The … Read the rest

Gaming N ews

October 18, 2014

Harrah’s Metropolis to unveil new look this November 1 October 2014METROPOLIS, Illinois — (PRESS RELEASE) — Harrah’s Metropolis Casino & Hotel is set to unveil a new look this November when the resort opens doors to its relocated casino floor.Conveniently located adjacent to the hotel’s main lobby, the modern design, single-level casino floor will feature new slots, table games and a World Series of Poker room. The opening will moreover … Read the rest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Former UFC and Bellator fighter Jon Koppenhaver, otherwise known as War Machine, attempted suicide in his Las Vegas jail cell on Wednesday, reportedly a report from TMZ.com.An unnamed corrections officer reportedly found the troubled fighter with a piece of linen tied around his neck. The other end of the fabric was tied to one of legs of the bed inside the cell. Koppenhaver’s face was purple when … Read the rest

Illustration: Matt Golding. The NSW government will consider giving licensed clubs tax breaks on poker machine profits for expanding in to childcare and aged care services. A memorandum of understanding signed by Premier Mike Baird and ClubsNSW last week states the NSW government had committed to considering the use of the ClubGrants scheme to “assist in providing community care services”. ClubsNSW has told a Productivity Commission inquiry in to childcare … Read the rest

Illustration: Matt Golding. The NSW government will consider giving licensed clubs tax breaks on poker machine profits for expanding in to childcare and aged care services. A memorandum of understanding signed by Premier Mike Baird and ClubsNSW last week states the NSW government had committed to considering the use of the ClubGrants scheme to “assist in providing community care services”. ClubsNSW has told a Productivity Commission inquiry in to childcare … Read the rest

Poker machine lobby signs another private deal with NSW Liberals

A new deal “locks NSW in to another four years of time of sweetheart cheap deals with the gambling lobby,” says Greens MP John Kaye. Before the last state election, the powerful ClubsNSW signed a deal with the NSW Liberal Party outlining what a Liberal government would do for them, if elected. ClubsNSW subsequently deposited $256,000  into the Liberal’s state election account. The donation dwarfed the $33,750 given to Labor. … Read the rest

LAS VEGAS — The personal finance website WalletHub ranked Las Vegas Wednesday as the nation’s 2nd worst large city in terms of growth based on economic, education and health care data from 2008 through 2013. Of 63 large cities studied Las Vegas was placed 62nd, ahead of only Mesa, Ariz. Adding 243 medium-sized cities and 210 little cities to the mix, for 516 total, Las Vegas landed 464th.Henderson placed 479th … Read the rest

The Happiest Half Hour In Las Vegas

Las Vegas loves its Happy Hours, and few cities have a bigger selection. Walk around town and it seems like ever bar and restaurant, from dives to pubs to well-to-do celebrity-chef haunts boasts specials, usually from 3-5PM weekdays. But the best Happy Hour in Vegas isn’t an hour at all, it is just 30 minutes, and it is offered each one day – and each one night. Back in March, … Read the rest