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April 19, 2014

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10 best Las Vegas spots for foodies

(via USA Today)

Comment Scarpetta means "Little Shoe" in Italian, but in Vegas, it means chef Scott Conant exercising his fondness for seasonally-based Mediterranean cuisine. To see the full story, click here.

New Macau casinos have luck of the draw in second expansion phase

(via Reuters)

Comment Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd and Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd look best placed to benefit from the next phase of Macau's development as the world's gambling capital adds eight more mega-casinos by 2017. To see the full story, click here.

Harry Reid plots to block potential 2016 foe

(via Politico)

Comment Harry Reid isn’t on Nevada’s ballot this year, but he may as well be. To see the full story, click here.

Unhappy with extra fees and surcharges? Try these tactics

(via USA Today)

Comment When his favorite Las Vegas resort began charging a mandatory $14-per-day resort fee recently, Tom Alderman vowed he'd never return. To see the full story, click here.

Palms rolling out 24-hour checkout for hotel guests

(via USA Today)

Comment Travelers will now be able to hit the snooze button a few more times after a night out in Las Vegas when they stay at the Palms Casino Resort. To see the full story, click here.

'I am not a sore loser,' says gambler suing Vegas casino after losing $500K

(via CNN)

Comment Mark A. Johnston says he was victimized in an old Las Vegas hustle. To read the full story, click here.

Your porn is not Canadian enough, Canada regulators warn erotica channels

(via National Post)

Comment For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission. To see the full story, click here.

World-champ boxer Molina arrested; promoter says Saturday fight at MGM Grand still on

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment World light-middleweight champion Carlos Molina was arrested in Las Vegas earlier this week, but is in the process of being released Thursday morning to keep his Saturday night title defense against Jermall Charlo on the “Canelo” Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card, according to the fight card’s promoter. To see the full story, click here

UNR’s Deonte Burton makes ridiculous dunk against Boise State

(via FANIQ)

Comment When UNLV plays UNR on Saturday night, the Rebels will be facing high-flying point guard Deonte Burton, who has been turning heads with some serious dunking skills that belie his 6-foot-1-inch frame. Check him out here going over Boise State’s Ryan Watkins.

Ronda Rousey says she could beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey, the biggest active star in MMA, could put an end to Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s unbeaten streak. To see the full story, click here.

Wall Street has found its latest dangerous financial product, activists warn

(via Huffington Post)

Comment Housing and consumer activists warn that Wall Street is about to crash the housing market -- again. To see the full story, click here.

Viva Bitcoin Vegas?

(via CNN Money)

Comment The concept of special economic zones to assist the development of a new industry is common worldwide. So why isn't there one yet for Bitcoin? To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas (of all places) may be about to reinvent car ownership

(via The Atlantic Cities)

Comment When your boss is Tony Hsieh, it's not unusual to wind up in a bar for your last meeting of the day. This is the case one January night in downtown Las Vegas, where the CEO of Zappos is investing his personal $350 million fortune in building an entrepreneurial utopia in his company's image. Maybe the most ambitious piece of ...

Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil, recuperating after second battle with throat cancer

(via People)

Comment Céline Dion's husband is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his throat. To see the full story, click here.

How big is Tesla thinking? Battery factory would be size of five Las Vegas Convention Centers

(via ExtremeTech.com)

Comment Here’s more proof Tesla is thinking like a tech company, not a car company: Tesla plans to build a battery “gigafactory” (its name, not ours) that by 2020 will have the capacity to produce 50 times the amount of batteries shipping in Tesla cars last year, 20 times the sales of all electric vehicles last year. Those are orders-of-magnitude increases ...