(via By Carly A. Kocurek, The Atlantic)
When my marriage was freshly minted, my husband and I honeymooned on an Alaskan cruise. We wandered delirious with exhaustion—and eventually fever— from buffet to day excursion to cabin. In Anchorage, I bought a string of Alaskan jade beads in a boutique; in Denali, we saw bears and moose on a meandering bus tour; and in Skagway, we had breakfast at the Red Onion Saloon, a brothel turned tourist trap. ...
(via By Jaime Fuller, The Washington Post)
On Feb. 27, 2009, the tea party held its first protests in more than 30 cities across the United States. Five years later, the grass-roots group is throwing a big bash in D.C. to celebrate its birthday, and we're wondering much of the same things about tea party members that we were prior to the 2010 midterms, when they proved ...
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced approval for International Game Technology (IGT) to operate a multi-jurisdictional “wide area progressive slot system.” The Powerbucks system will link progressive jackpots in Atlantic City casinos to progressive jackpots located in other states. To see the full story, click here.
(via The Washington Post)
Presidential candidates interested in winning delegates from early primary states usually follow certain, state-specific rules: Don’t bash ethanol in Iowa. Remember which Concord was a Revolutionary War site, and which is the New Hampshire capital. Be extremely careful when talking about the Confederate flag in South Carolina. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval wants to add another to the list. To see ...
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), the world’s largest gambling company by market value, said it’s ready to invest $10 billion in Japan, projected to be Asia’s second-largest casino market. To see the full story, click here.
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A Sacramento businessman and owner of the city’s former World TeamTennis franchise has been arrested in a federal fraud case. To see the full story, click here.
(via Dallas Morning News)
Dallas leaders have decided to vie for the 2016 Republican National Convention and have begun recruiting members for a host committee. To see the full story, click here.
(via Roll Call)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he thinks legalized prostitution could work against Nevada’s efforts to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. To see the full story, click here.
From the last team to go undefeated to the only team to win it all by 30, High Five explores the best teams to lace 'em up in March Madness. To watch the video, click here.
The Philippines missed its gaming revenue estimate by 12 percent in 2013 as it took a hit from lower-than-expected tourist arrivals from mainland China and Hong Kong due to a territorial conflict in the South China Sea and a deadly hostage-taking in 2010. To see the full story click here.
(via Online Poker Report)
Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, has a simple message for those who argue that regulated online gambling revenue will cannibalize (i.e., come directly at the expense of) land-based casino revenue. To see the full story, click here.
(via Washington Examiner)
Las Vegas is vying to host the 2016 Republican National Convention and could be the frontrunner if the party's social conservatives can look beyond the gambling mecca's “Sin City” reputation. To see the full story, click here.
(via The Telegraph)
William Hill is reportedly on the hunt for a new chief executive to replace Ralph Topping a year earlier than expected. To see the full story, click here.
Marcos Maidana has denied he has agreed to a Las Vegas showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. - meaning the door remains open for Britain's Amir Khan. To see the full story, click here.
(via San Jose Mercury News)
Rumors are bouncing around that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the father of Lil' Kim's unborn child. To see the full story, click here.