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Mystery Surrounding Rio Casino Manager Murder Profiled on Dateline

Mystery Surrounding Rio Casino Manager Murder Profiled on Dateline

Look for next re-airing on Investigation Discovery

Submitted by Guest on, May/13/2017

Super Bowl Generates Mixed Results For Nevada Oddsmakers

Super Bowl Generates Mixed Results For Nevada Oddsmakers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday. But the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first-ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/08/2017

Will Bartenders Be Replaced With Drones? The Las Vegas Experiment

How much would you pay to have a drone as your bartender?  This is the question being posed by CNN Money after the Marquee Dayclub at the the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel began offering bottle service by drone to guests partying at its outdoor deck and cabanas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/06/2014

Deutsche Bank Sells Cosmopolitan Vegas Casino for $1.73 Billion

(Associated Press) - Deutsche Bank AG is cutting itself free of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort and casino, saying it’s selling the swanky but unprofitable high-rise complex on the Strip to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII for $1.73 billion.

The German investment bank said in a statement Thursday that the cash deal remains subject to regulatory approvals. The bank had intended to sell the property from before it even opened in 2010 and had placed The Cosmopolitan in a separate bank division devoted to winding down or selling unwanted investments.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/15/2014

Reefer Madness: Nevada Warns Casinos Over Pot Investments

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — Nevada gambling regulators issued a notice Tuesday advising casino operators against investing in the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry.

Gaming Control Board member Terry Johnson sent a memo reminding licensees that the state has legalized dispensaries but federal law still prohibits manufacturing and distributing marijuana.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/06/2014

Nevada Gambling Revenue Up 7.6 Percent in March

Nevada gambling revenue up 7.6 percent in March; nearly 11 percent on Las Vegas Strip

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) -- Nevada casinos won $982 million from gamblers in March, an increase of 7.6 percent from the same month a year ago with most casino games — from baccarat and craps to slot machines — posting better revenue numbers, state regulators reported Tuesday.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/29/2014

Las Vegas Removes Dead Gambler From Infamous Black Book

We now know what happens to “casino cheats” after they die.  Las Vegas removes them from their infamous Black Book.  Whether they go to Heaven or Hell is anyone’s guess.

Roderick William Dee II made his way off the Black Book this past week.  He died this past December at the age of 59 from a four-year bout with cancer.

The former casino dealer had four felony convictions for slot machine incidents, three of which were in Nevada.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/22/2014

Mob Museum Makes Huge $1.5 Mil Cash Payment: Presented in Briefcase

(Associated Press) - Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman took a cue from the mob in making a huge payment on behalf of the city's Mob Museum.

Goodman presented $1.5 million in cash to the City Council at a meeting on Wednesday. The $100 bills bundled up and stuffed in suitcases are the first of four annual payments the two-year-old museum plans to make to the city.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Apr/17/2014

Las Vegas Ranked as 10th Worst Vacation Destination

Don’t tell this to the throngs of people who love Las Vegas but Sin City has just registered at number 10 on the SmartTravel “10 Most Disappointing Vacation Destinations” list.

It could be worse we suppose.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2014

Bad Weather Hits Casino Revenue in Snow States

Arctic winter weather continue to chill the gambling business across the midwest and eastern states. 

Submitted by Payton on, Mar/10/2014

Nevada Gaming Revenues Down in January

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — State officials say Nevada gambling revenue dropped almost three percent in January compared with the same time a year ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released a report Friday on the $884 million in revenue that rolled in last month.

Las Vegas Strip winnings of just under half a billion dollars were down a little more than 1 percent last month. Downtown Las Vegas winnings of $43 million were down 3 percent.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/28/2014

Online Gambling Gold Rush: Adelson was Once Poised to Operate Web Casino

In a 2007 piece appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Somach wrote extensively on the potential for an Internet Gambling gold rush in the US where land-based casinos and even the likes of Disney could get into the fray.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/18/2014

Can you Bet the Oscars in Las Vegas?

Can you bet the Oscars in Las Vegas? has the answer to this question and it is…..

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Feb/17/2014

‘Cold Case’: Canadian Gambler Indicted for Stiffing Casinos Out of $12.9 Mil

A Canadian gamblers has been indicted by a grand jury for failing to pay back $7.9 million in markers to the Venetian resort and $5 million to the Green Valley Ranch resort, both in Las Vegas.

Real estate magnate Semion Kronenfeld faces 12 counts, including theft and obtaining money under false pretenses, for failing to pay the two casino establishments.

Kronenfeld was first charged in 2008, making this somewhat of a cold case.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Feb/05/2014

Companies That Accept Bitcoin – Including Online Gambling

This week, released a listing of companies that accept bitcoin and these mainstream (some not-so-mainstream like Virgin Galactic perhaps) are listed below.  But we also list online gambling companies that currently accept the anonymous digital currency as of February 1, 2014.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Feb/04/2014

NFL Betting More Popular Than Ever in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – (Associated Press) - With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.

Fans bet an unprecedented $99 million on the Super Bowl last year, and the Nevada gambling industry expects to break the record again Sunday, barring a snowstorm. Nevada sports books collected record amounts of football wagers during the tail end of 2013.

All of this is changing the role of the humble sports book, which casinos used to see as a low-profit perk that kept customers from going next door.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/28/2014

Las Vegas Super Bowl Coin Toss Betting Odds – 2014

Las Vegas Super Bowl 2014 coin toss betting odds were available both on the Strip and online.  For those betting over the Web who can’t make it out to Vegas,, a proud endorsed sportsbooks, was offering similar odds here, not to mention a lot of free bonus money to boot.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jan/28/2014

Bitcoin Now Accepted at Two Vegas Casinos: The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate

The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino become the first properties in Sin City to begin accepting the alternative digital currency bitcoin.

Both establishments will start offering bitcoin transactions on Wednesday (January 22, 2014) for reservations, dining and gift purchases.  Bitcoin will not immediately be offered in the casino itself for gambling purposes at either hotel.

The Golden Gate was recently upgraded.  It is the oldest hotel in Las Vegas, having opened in 1906.  The D Las Vegas is a much newer property.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/21/2014

Nevada Casinos Lose $1.3 Billion in 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — Nevada’s largest casinos suffered a combined net loss of $1.35 billion in 2013, marking the fifth year of losses since the onset of the Great Recession.

The annual “Gaming Abstract” released Friday by the state Gaming Control Board looks at the total revenues of casinos that gross more than $1 million in gambling revenue.

While total revenues of $23 billion were up slightly from 2012, so were the losses.

Total revenue is the money spent by patrons on gambling, rooms, food, beverage and entertainment.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2014

Casino Exec With Ties to Online Gambling Rejected as ‘Unsuitable’ by NV Gaming Board

A onetime executive of the Golden Nugget and Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas has lost his bid for a Nevada gambling license after regulators rejected his application. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/19/2013

Lipparelli Talks Legalized Web Gambling in US, Sheldon Adelson and Colbert Probe

Former chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board (GCB) Mark Lipparelli sat down with our own Jenny Woo for a world exclusive to discuss, among other things, what he sees as the future for legalized online gambling in the US.  Hint:  These won’t be anything happening at the federal level.  “The opportunity to act has passed,” Lipparelli tells G911.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/10/2013

Las Vegas Code of Silence Broken: Secrets Revealed on How to Win

Question-and-answer site asked savvy casino players the secrets to winning in Sin City and it seems the Las Vegas code of silence has finally been broken.  These are the secrets to winning in the Vegas casinos.

The One Casino Game That Does Not Have a House Edge:

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/19/2013

Vegas The Real Winner With Mayweather-Canelo Fight: Massive Handle

Las Vegas hotels and restaurants were filled and taxis were hard to find as the Mayweather-Canelo fight Saturday night proved one of Sin City’s biggest economic draws.

Many said they haven't seen buzz around an event like this since Tyson vs. Holyfield over 15 years ago, according to KTNV TV.
Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins told KTNV the line outside went around the corner of the building, "Not since fighting with Tyson have I seen this type of atmosphere."

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Sep/15/2013

Vagos Motorcycle Gang Member Gets 7 Years for Fatal Vegas Casino Shooting

RENO, Nev. – (Associated Press) - A former member of the Vagos motorcycle gang has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison for his role in a 2011 shootout at a Nevada casino that killed a rival Hells Angel.

Gary "Jabbers" Rudnick pleaded guilty earlier to second-degree murder as part of a plea deal agreeing to testify against a fellow Vagos convicted Aug. 7 of first-degree murder in the death of Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew, president of the Hells Angels' chapter in San Jose.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Aug/21/2013

Sands Head Sheldon Adelson Furious With MGM, Caesar’s Driving Vegas Room Rates Down

During a quarterly earnings conference call this week, Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson blasted MGM and Caesar's Entertainment for driving down hotel room rates on the Strip and, thus, cutting into his own company's profit margins.

Adelson accused both casinos of conducting business out of desperation due to some excessive debt. 

Caesars owes some $23.7 billion while MGM Resorts is in a $13.1 billion hole.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/14/2013

Vile High Club: Troon Vineyard Director Faces Prison for Having Oral Sex on Vegas-Bound Flight

An Oregon couple could face up to 90 days each in jail for having oral sex on board a flight to Las Vegas as other passengers watched on in horror.

The complaint, filed last week in U.S. District Court, alleges that beautician Jessica Stroble, 33, and vineyard owner Christopher Martin began getting frisky after an Allegiant Airlines flight departed Medford, Oregon for Nevada in late-June.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/13/2013

Las Vegas Strip Shooter Apprehended

A man accused of fatally shooting rapper Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr., 27, outside the Aria Hotel on the Vegas Strip last month was arrested this past Thursday.

“We can confirm that the LAPD-FBI task force arrested a fugitive from Las Vegas wanted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department," Los Angeles police spokesman Lieutenant Andy Neiman said.

26-year-old Ammar Harris is accused of shooting Cherry as he sat in the driver’s seat of his Maserati.  That car then careened into a taxi cab, killing the driver and a passenger.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/03/2013

Woman Sought in Las Vegas Strip Shooting That Left Three Dead

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — A 22-year-old Miami woman with a history of prostitution arrests was identified Tuesday as a person of interest in a Las Vegas Strip shooting that triggered a spectacular fiery crash and left three people dead.

Police said Tineesha Lashun Howard was in a black SUV with Ammar Harris last week when he fired shots into a Maserati sports car at a self-promoted rapper who investigators say argued with Harris minutes earlier in the valet area of a glassy Strip resort.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/27/2013

Search Widens for Suspect in Vegas Strip Shooting

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — The search has widened to the southeastern U.S. for a 26-year-old man who police call the prime suspect in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three last week on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas police Capt. Chris Jones said Monday that investigators were tracing places where Ammar Harris lived and worked in the past.

Public records show Harris lived in South Carolina and Georgia; was convicted in Atlanta in 2005 of marijuana possession; and was arrested in Miami in December on a reckless driving charge.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/25/2013

SUV in Fatal Vegas Strip Shooting Seized: Suspect Identified

(Associated Press) - Police are seeking a 26-year-old man as the prime suspect in last week's pre-dawn shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip that killed three people and injured several others

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/24/2013

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