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April 20, 2014

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'Good for One Screw': A history of brothel tokens

(via By Carly A. Kocurek, The Atlantic)

Comment 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. ...

The tea party turns 5 today. Will it make it to 10?

(via By Jaime Fuller, The Washington Post)

Comment 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 ...

New Jersey announces multistate casino jackpot plan


Comment 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.

Nevada governor wants to make new interstate a presidential priority

(via The Washington Post)

Comment 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 ...

Las Vegas Sands ready to invest $10 billion in Japan casino

(via Bloomberg News)

Comment 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.

Owner of Las Vegas' World Team Tennis franchise charged in fraud case

(via Sacramento Bee)

Comment 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.

New rival to Las Vegas' bid: Dallas vies for 2016 Republican National Convention

(via Dallas Morning News)

Comment 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.

Reid: Prostitution might hurt Las Vegas’ GOP convention chances

(via Roll Call)

Comment 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.

High Five: UNLV tops list of best all-time March Madness teams


Comment 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.

Philippines misses 2013 gaming revenue goal but still has sights set on overtaking Las Vegas

(via Reuters)

Comment 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.

Boyd CEO demolishes myth that regulated online gambling will cannibalize land-based casino revenue

(via Online Poker Report)

Comment 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.

Las Vegas hopes to bring GOP convention to 'Sin City'

(via Washington Examiner)

Comment 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.

William Hill starts hunt for new chief executive a year early

(via The Telegraph)

Comment 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.

Maidana denies Mayweather Jr. fight deal


Comment 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.

Is Floyd Mayweather Lil' Kim's baby daddy?

(via San Jose Mercury News)

Comment 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.