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April 20, 2014

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Can South Korea become the next Vegas or Macau?

(via CNBC)

Comment South Korea's first foreign-owned casino has sparked excitement over the country's potential to rival the likes of Vegas, Macau or Singapore as a casino hotspot, but analysts told CNBC strict regulations are dampening its chances. To see the full story, click here.

The ‘iPhone of standing desks’ just scored $1.5 million from Tony Hsieh’s Vegas TechFund and others

(via Business Insider)

Comment Stir, dubbed the iPhone of standing desks, just raised a $1.5 million seed round for its height-adjustable desk. To see the full story, click here.

Harry Reid: CIA charges vs. Senate ‘absurd’

(via Politico)

Comment Harry Reid repeatedly described as “absurd” the CIA’s allegations that Senate staff hacked into classified CIA networks to obtain an internal review of the agency’s interrogation policies, according to letters sent to top administration officials on Wednesday. To see the full story, click here.

The thirsty West: What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas

(via Slate)

Comment It’s no secret that the West is running out of water. Perhaps the best evidence of this problem lies in stark juxtaposition across a stretch of desert surrounding Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

Living Las Vegas: Sun Belt cities offer new take on race

(via Al Jazeera America)

Comment Andrew Spivak’s academic research comes to life every time he drives by the school bus stop on Sunset Road and Durango Drive near his new home on the city’s west side. To see the full story, click here.

Report: NHL commissioner meets with prospective Las Vegas ownership group

(via Toronto Globe and Mail)

Comment NHL expansion may be years away, but conversations on the subject are already happening at the highest level. That would be at the level of NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who met recently with one of two prospective ownership groups interested in putting a team in Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

Manny Pacquiao vows to show Timothy Bradley his ‘killer instinct’

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment Manny Pacquiao usually remains polite, but he hasn’t taken kindly to a recent assessment from April 12 foe Timothy Bradley that he’s lost his killer instinct. Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) repeated that thought to Pacquiao’s face in a recent HBO taping, prompting Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) to respond to his trainer, Freddie Roach: “Do you believe he said that to ...

Former Wranglers star released from Denmark team after betting on game

(via Anchorage Daily News)

Comment The 29-year-old former Las Vegas Wranglers captain was one of three players released last month by the Esbjerg Energy in Denmark's top league after he admitted to gambling on a game involving his team. To see the full story, click here.

Rescued puppies in gambling haven steal hearts

(via The New York Times)

Comment Las Vegas enjoys its reputation as a Sybaritic town, with its heady blend of sparkle, sex and money. It celebrates its history of organized crime with a Mob Museum championed by a former mayor. But lately, Sin City has been transfixed by puppies — 27 of them, all tail-wagging survivors of a fire that the police call arson. To see ...

‘Chef of the Century’ Joel Robuchon likens art of cookery to surgery

(via Daily Express)

Comment Once upon a time the word 'chef' conjured images of cooks up to their elbows in grease, but now the term is an elite skill that requires artistry as well as a defined palate. To see the full story, click here.

Unsolved cold case in Las Vegas from the 1990s still haunts investigators

(via Psychology Today)

Comment Some homicide cases remain baffling – and unsolved – for years. Some are never closed. That’s the situation with three female bodies discovered beneath the floor of the Mojave Desert northeast of Las Vegas. Investigators believe, because of the circumstances, they most probably were the victims of human traffickers. To see the full story, click here.

Mets future with Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas still uncertain

(via Star-Ledger)

Comment Uncertainty still remains between the Mets and the Las Vegas 51s as to where the club will have their Triple-A affiliate for the 2015 season. The contract between the two parties expires after this year. To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas has everything, except NCAA Tournament games

(via The New York TImes)

Comment In three arenas strung along a three-mile stretch of Tropicana Avenue, 19 postseason men’s college basketball games were played on Wednesday and Thursday. The games attracted tens of thousands of fans, with many more watching on television. They were played under rules set by the N.C.A.A., college basketball’s governing body. To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas startup Banjo raises $16M to become ‘TiVo for social media’

(via The Wall Street Journal)

Comment Social-media startup Banjo Inc. has raised $16 million in Series B funding to become something like a TiVo for interesting social-media conversations and content around the world, founder and Chief Executive Damien Patton told VentureWire. To see the full story, click here.

Why is the Cotai vision a boon for Las Vegas Sands?

(via Forbes)

Comment Macau casino revenue surged 40% to a record $4.8 billion in February, after a jump in mainland Chinese visitors to the world’s largest gambling hub during the Chinese New Year. More than 770,000 mainland Chinese visitors traveled to Macau during the new year holidays from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, reflecting an increase of 23% from a year earlier, according ...