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Journalist resigns for not being able to write about Sheldon Adelson

04.27.2016     07:42 AM     Printer Friendly
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Old fogey Sheldon Adelson owns the Las Vegas-Review Journal so it stands to reason that its journalists aren't allowed to write anything critical about the man -- even though 99.2 percent of what he does deserves criticism. LVRJ columnist John L. Smith recently resigned over this rule which was handed down by newly appointed editor Keith Moyer. Adelson and Smith have crossed paths in the past with the former suing the latter for libel back in 2005. Moyer claims the decision was his own and Adelson has no influence on what goes on in the newsroom. Umm, yeah.


"His disdain for the working press and its prickly processes is palpable — and easily illustrated by his well-known litigiousness," Smith wrote in the R-J. "I experienced this firsthand when Adelson sued me for a few lines I'd written in my 2005 book "Sharks in the Desert: The Founding Fathers and Current Kings of Las Vegas." At the time, my daughter Amelia was being treated for brain cancer. After an excruciating civil process, during which I was forced to

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NFL Gambling: Most think Raiders to Las Vegas a pipe dream

04.25.2016     08:03 AM     Printer Friendly
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Various Las Vegas oddsmakers price the Raiders' chances of moving to Las Vegas. One said the Phillies have a better chance at winning the World Series while another went as low as a 2-1 underdog.


“I think we have more of a chance than we’ve ever had,” CG Technology sports books vice president Matthew Holt said. “We’re all cheering for it, but I’m not overly optimistic. We’re still an underdog, though a small underdog. I’ll say the odds are 2-1 against. I think (Davis) is serious to an extent.

“Talking about building a stadium and building it are different. And the NFL is so anti-gaming that until sports betting laws change, the league is going to be against it, so that’s another hurdle to clear. I have a lot more optimism that we’ll support a football team than a hockey team for 41 nights a year. I think the hockey team is going to be a struggle after the first year. It’s hard to get a regular fan base. Most of the warm-weather franchises have

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Bettors hit monster parlay in Las Vegas

03.03.2016     08:54 AM     Printer Friendly
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Some dude hit a 15-team parlay that paid out $305K at Las Vegas' William Hill. He reportedly hedged some of his bet on the final game.




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Las Vegas' Cosmo upgrades sportsbook

03.02.2016     07:35 AM     Printer Friendly
Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan recently upgraded its sportsbook. Here’s an article about the details.




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Wynn Sportsbook readies launch of sports betting app

02.26.2016     07:31 AM     Printer Friendly
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Las Vegas sportsbook sports betting apps are all the rage these days as the Wynn is expected to offer one next week.


“This is an exciting development we’ve been working on for quite some time and are pleased to now be able to offer this amenity to our guests,” Avello said in a press release. “Whether dining in our restaurants, lounging by the pools or in your guest room, the Wynn Mobile Sports allows guest to enjoy the first-rate, luxury experience of our Race & Sportsbook in the palm of their hand.”






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NFL Betting News: Raiders to Las Vegas not that far-fetched

02.11.2016     08:35 AM     Printer Friendly
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The Las Vegas Raiders? Oddsmakers are saying it isn't all that much of a longshot.


"A lot of people are talking 10-1 or 100-1, but I would make it much lower," said Jimmy Vaccaro, a veteran Las Vegas oddsmaker. "It's a lot closer to happening than we once thought. I have the lowest odds on the Raiders being here. It should be less than 10-1."






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Pete Rose says why not, makes appearance in William Hill commercial

02.11.2016     08:31 AM     Printer Friendly
It's really refreshing to see people in the public eye just not give a shit. Brent Musburger, on a nationally televised college basketball game, has no problem talking about offshore sportsbooks. And here we have the Hit King with a cameo appearance in a freakin' William Hill commercial! It's these types of "I'm Keith Hernandez" moments that keep us going. Don't stop, fellas. Don't stop. 




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Super Bowl 50 Betting: Broncos win, under, and Newton's struggles help sportsbooks win big

02.09.2016     10:55 AM     Printer Friendly
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Super Bowl 50 yielded very good results for Nevada sportsbooks as they raked in over $13 million in profits. It also marked the highest handle of all-time at $132 million.


"It was a very good day," Johnny Avello, executive director of the sports book at Wynn Las Vegas, said Monday.

"A defensive battle was something we were rooting for and fortunately, that's exactly what it was," added Jay Kornegay, the odds maker at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.






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Super Bowl 50 Gambling: Las Vegas casino and sportsbook parties

02.02.2016     09:06 AM     Printer Friendly
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Great info from The Vegas Parlay on all of the casino and sportsbook parties for Sunday's Super Bowl 50. There's a wide range of options, most including drink and food specials.




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Teddy Covers' Las Vegas Wiseguy Report: Bettors gear up for Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets

02.01.2016     09:00 AM     Teddy Covers     Printer Friendly
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When I talk with casual fans in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, they tend to be interested in my opinion about who is going to win the big game. But when I’m talking with bettors, not fans, the topic inevitably turns towards props; where sports betting and fantasy sports collide.

Props have been on the Las Vegas betting boards for thirty years. It all began when the juggernaut 1985 Chicago Bears were facing the Patriots in Super Bowl 20. Legendary Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro was a very creative bookmaker at the Mirage (at the time), looking for ways to increase their betting handle. Vaccaro posted odds on whether 350 pound defensive lineman William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry would score a touchdown in the big game. Vaccaro certainly didn’t think it was likely, offering attractive underdog odds for those who wanted to bet on The Fridge would hit paydirt in the end zone.

Vaccaro’s unique offering attracted all kinds of attention both from bettors and from media types. It also accomplished his goal of increasing betting handle, with money pouring in on the ‘Yes, Fridge will score a TD’ side of the prop at big (but Read more



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