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The Nationals’ star outfielder Bryce Harper and long-time girlfriend Kayla Varner made their first public appearance as an engaged couple Saturday at the team’s Dream Gala fundraiser. Harper, the first round draft pick, and Ohio State soccer player Varner confirmed their engagement at the annual event, which raises funds for the Washington National’s Dream Foundation. To see the full story, click here.
TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — The dice are no longer rolling and the slots aren’t spinning at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica. The casino lights went out for good a little after midnight Sunday, meaning 1,300 employees are now looking for work. To see the full story, click here.
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An activity that for years was synonymous with strip clubs, pole dancing is now not only a Groupon-approved alternative to step aerobics for suburban moms but also one that has gone the way of karaoke and cooking: It’s competitive, right down to national anthem kickoffs, sponsors with names such as Bad Kitty, and industry idols including Kyra Johannesen. “That’s, like, ...
When the U.S. government declared the Mojave desert tortoise an endangered species in 1989, it effectively marked the cattle ranchers of Nevada's Clark County for extinction. Rancher Cliven Bundy once had neighbors on the range: when the tortoise was listed, there were about 50 cattle-ranching families in the county. Some of them fought court battles to stay, rejecting the idea ...
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The little cocktail ring has a lot to say about your color choices and style aesthetic, but its most important message is that it’s just here to have a good time. It’s not the flowery and bright engagement ring that lets others know you’re about to embark on a meaningful life journey of love or the low-profile wedding band that ...
(via Casino Journal)
A recently released report on the nation’s gaming industry from accounting and business consulting firm Rubin Brown shows commercial and tribal casinos generated a record $66.3 billion in revenues in 2013, up 1.6 percent from the $65.24 billion the industry produced in 2012. To see the full story, click here.
James Cameron will develop an “Avatar” inspired live production with Cirque du Soleil. Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil announced the details of the show, which will debut in late 2015, Thursday in Montreal during the international business C2MTL– Commerce + Creativity Conference. To see the full story, click here.
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Two days had passed since I attended the same pool party as Johnny Manziel, so it's no wonder why I sat in my airplane seat voiceless with beads of sweat running down my cheek. It had nothing to do with the temperature. Las Vegas days are different than regular ones. They're all long if you do Vegas right. To see ...
(via Daily Beast)
These days, what happens in Vegas is increasingly gay. Even Chippendales. But is it possible to welcome tourists to a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage? To see the full story, click here.
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Labor Day will be the last day that United Express flies between Fresno and Las Vegas. Utah-based SkyWest Airlines, which flies the route five times a day under a contract with United Airlines, confirmed Tuesday that it will stop service effective Sept. 2. The company blamed the route's "poor performance" for the decision. To see the full story, click here.
When it comes to gambling, everyone knows the casino always comes out on top - right? But in the 1990s a group of students proved the punter didn't have to be the loser. This is the story of the MIT Blackjack Team. To see the full story, click here.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be an undefeated welterweight champion, but that didn't stop rapper T.I. from picking a fight with the boxing star over the weekend. According to TMZ, T.I. instigated a fight with Mayweather early Sunday at a Las Vegas eatery, which quickly turned into a loud "chair-tossing brawl." Police said an employee of the restaurant was "slashed during ...
Brett Nichols's performance of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" at a Turlock, Calif., high school talent show got the attention of Jackson's estate, which invited the teen and his family to come to Las Vegas for a performance of "Michael Jackson One" at Mandalay Bay, according to TMZ. "I guess people still miss him, it's been five years (since his death). ...
(via Los Angeles Times)
The gated compound, built in 1975, sits among mature palms on more than an acre with a swimming pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen and a full basketball court. The spacious 7,488-square-foot floor plan features marble flooring, a gourmet kitchen, a large family room with a sunken wet bar, an office, nine bedrooms and six baths. To see the full ...
(via Business Insider)
I was hoping for “Margin Call” meets “Spring Breakers”: 1,800 rich Wall Street dudes winging westward for four Krug-soaked days in the famous mecca of misbehavior and debauchery, Las Vegas, to talk shop of course. You imagine an orgy of black cards, mountains of powdery substances, late night poker games with hundreds of thousands of dollars on the table, ladies ...