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February 24, 2017

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Pence, Adelson to meet privately this week

Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(via CNN)

Comment Vice President Mike Pence will sit down with Sheldon Adelson behind closed doors on Friday, a meeting that cements the Republican billionaire's place as a key adviser to the new administration. To see the full story, click here.

Buildings become canvases in Las Vegas' explosion of murals by Shepard Fairey, D*Face and others

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment Message to graffiti artists and taggers in downtown Las Vegas: It may be time to move on. You’re being upstaged by the pros. To see the full story, click here.

Sands China a bargain after battering on high-roller revival

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Cashing in on the tourists and recreational bettors who flock to the gambling enclave of Macau had long been Sands China Ltd.’s recipe for success, but it’s hit a snag. To see the full story, click here.

MLB commissioner says Las Vegas could be viable for a team

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters during a news conference at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Thursday, May 19, 2016.

(via CBS Sports)

Comment CBS Sports reports that Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Las Vegas "could be a viable market for us" and that legalized gambling is not an issue. To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas Sands CEO says Japan casino-resort could cost up to $10 billion

Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(via Reuters)

Comment A resort hosting casinos in Japan could cost up to $10 billion to build, Las Vegas Sands Corp's chief said, as the casino operator looks to win operating rights in what is widely expected to become the world's second-biggest casino market. To see the full story, click here.

Raiders need money and more to pull off Las Vegas move

An artist's illustration of a stadium on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was revealed during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

(via Profootballtalk)

Comment Profootballtalk's Mike Florio says the Oakland Raiders don't only need to secure financing for a stadium for a proposed move to Las Vegas, they’ll need to hope Sheldon Adelson, who backed out of helping fund the project, isn’t able to throw a wrench into the gears. To see the full story, click here.

Tour Steve Wynn’s 300-foot superyacht

Steve Wynn makes a point during his keynote speech opening the International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking at  the Mirage on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

(via Architectural Digest)

Comment “Yachts are by definition happy places,” AD100 designer Roger Thomas says of his latest project, casino mogul Steve Wynn’s 300-foot Aquarius. And the outcome is happy indeed: Wynn and Thomas, who serves as the executive vice president of design for Wynn Design & Development, collaborated on interiors that exude the duo’s signature sophistication without sacrificing a shred of comfort. To ...

Elaine Wynn makes $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood

Elaine Wynn speaks to attendees during the 2016 Business Education Summit inside Rynolds Hall at The Smith Center, Monday March 7, 2016.

(via Fortune)

Comment Planned Parenthood just got another windfall donation from a powerful woman. Elaine Wynn has donated $1 million to the women's health organization, Fortune has learned. To see the full story, click here.

Opinion: Raiders fans deserve better

Raiders owner Mark Davis watches teams warm up before the first half of an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Houston.

(via The MMQB)

Comment One thing is clear after Raiders owner Mark Davis and company blew up, in a matter of days, their partnership with the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and jeopardized their bid to move to Nevada: the players, and Raiders fans everywhere, deserve better than the people who are in charge. To see the full story, click here.

The greatest game never played in Las Vegas

(via Bleacher Report)

Comment The made-for-TV court at Caesars Palace could have been empty except for one basketball and two of the game's most illustrious players ever. They would've been free of teammates, facing each other head-on in The King of the Court, to finally answer a question that remained unanswered for so long: Who's better—Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson? To see the full ...

Developer pitches stadium in San Diego as alternative for Raiders

(via The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Comment The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that local developer Doug Manchester has contacted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressing a desire to build a privately-financed stadium in Mission Valley. To see the full story, click here.

Russians engineer a brilliant slot machine cheat — and casinos have no fix

(via Wired)

Comment In early June 2014, accountants at the Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis noticed that several of their slot machines had—just for a couple of days—gone haywire. The government-approved software that powers such machines gives the house a fixed mathematical edge, so that casinos can be certain of how much they’ll earn over the long haul—say, 7.129 cents for every ...

Sports Illustrated Cheerleader of the Week is from UNLV

(via Sports Illustrated)

Comment UNLV cheerleader Gabi Bugay is featured as the Sports Illustrated Cheerleader of the Week. To see the full story, click here.

Sheldon Adelson to have dinner with Trump, adviser says

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, wait for the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Las Vegas casino mogul and Republican financier Sheldon Adelson will dine with President Donald Trump on Thursday night at the White House, according to The Washington Post, which cited a Trump adviser who was not authorized to speak publicly. To see the full story, click here.

Britney Spears' Las Vegas residency has now earned $100 million, and it's not done yet

(via Forbes)

Comment Forbes, citing data delivered by Caesars to Billboard, reports that Britney Spears’ “Piece Of Me” show has just recently passed the $100 million mark in terms of revenue. To see the full story, click here.