Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had his fine for testing positive for marijuana last year reduced from $900,000 to $100,000 at a meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission on Friday.
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The Huffington Post's Foodbeast takes a look at — and a taste of — In-N-Out's under-the-radar "Monkey Style" burger.
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The Senate approved a controversial gambling compact Thursday to allow the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to build a casino in Madera County. The vote marked the final step in a lengthy and unconventional ratification process. The North Fork tribe had to seek approval from the federal government, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature to build a casino ...
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Members of a congressional advisory panel believe U.S. regulators should tighten scrutiny of casino companies operating in Macau, the world's top gambling market, because of the risk of money laundering.
2013-14 NBA Rookie Salary Scale: Rookies can sign for up to 120 percent of the first-year amount (and almost always do), but also as low as 80 percent (never?). The third and fourth seasons are team options.
(via The Fresno Bee)
The Fresno Bee reports that a man in California has been arrested in connection with what police believe was a gang-related slaying Monday in Las Vegas.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act “a great, historic day for equality in America.” He went on: “The idea that allowing two loving, committed people to marry would have a negative impact on anyone else, or on our nation as a whole, has always struck me as absurd.” Pretty ...
Wynn Macau Ltd. (1128) fell to a four-month low, leading a decline in Macau casino operators on concerns that slower economic growth in China may hurt demand from high-stake gamblers in the world’s largest gaming hub.
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Add an indoor skydiving facility to the list of places that have banned Justin Bieber.
(via The Sacremento Bee)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the agencies that should be overseeing mental health care are whitewashing Nevada's practice of busing its mentally ill patients to all corners of the continental United States. It's easier that way.
Voters in Everett overwhelmingly approved an agreement between city officials and Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn, who wants to build a $1.2 billion resort casino at the site of a former chemical plant on the Mystic River.
James Gandolfini, who famously played Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos, reportedly died earlier today in Italy, TMZ has learned.
(via The Register)
Microsoft is breaking its long-standing tradition of not paying for security vulnerabilities by offering a $100,000 cash prize for the first penetration tester to crack Windows 8.1 and a $50,000 bonus to explain how they did it.
“Click your mouse and lose your house” isn’t a marketing slogan for advocates of legalized online gambling. But it should be.
As the hotel investment market has started heating up, so too has the jockeying for control of two luxury hotel REITs: Morgans Hotel Group Co. and Strategic Hotels & Resorts. Morgans Hotel Group Co. had been preparing to explore a sale of the company should its board of director nominees get re-elected at last week’s annual meeting. However, this week ...