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March 24, 2017

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Oakland Raiders closing in on potential move to Las Vegas


Comment The Raiders will head into next week's Annual League Meetings in Arizona closing in on a potential move to Las Vegas. Though it's not a full certainty, the expectation is the 32 owners will vote on whether the Las Vegas Raiders is in the NFL's future. To see the full story, click here.

Why the next big Trump project could be a Las Vegas casino

Donald Trump, left, developer Phil Ruffin and his wife, Oleksandra Ruffin, celebrate with a toast during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

(via Forbes)

Comment In addition to the hotel they already own in Las Vegas, Forbes has learned, resort owner Phil Ruffin and the Trump Organization are also thinking of building a new casino just off the Strip. To see the full story, click here.

Costco will now be delivered right to your door

(via USA Today)

Comment A delivery service announced Tuesday that it will start making runs to Costco to pick up orders for customers, another move toward a world in which traditional retailers compete side-by-side with online sellers to move goods directly to homes. To see the full story, click here.

MGM wins bid to build destination resort in Dubai

(via CDC Gaming Reports)

Comment MGM is taking its luxury hospitality business to the Persian Gulf. The casino giant has won the rights to develop and operate a beachfront destination resort in Dubai under MGM and Bellagio branding, the company announced Monday morning. To see the full story, click here.

This Wall Street legend failed to conquer Las Vegas sports betting

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Bloomberg reports that Howard Lutnick, the man who rebuilt Cantor Fitzgerald LP, and then some, after the catastrophe of 9/11, has spent the past decade looking for a piece of the action in Las Vegas by building a sports gambling powerhouse. But Vegas can be a tough town — even a player like him has run into one obstacle after ...

Here's why Wynn Resorts stock popped Thursday

(via Zacks)

Comment Zacks reports that shares of Wynn Resorts gained more than 3.3 percent in morning trading Thursday on unconfirmed takeover chatter on social media. To see the full story, click here.

Las Vegas sports gambler to face trial on insider trading charges

(via Reuters)

Comment Las Vegas gambler William "Billy" Walters is expected to go to trial Monday on charges that he made more than $40 million through insider trading. To see the full story, click here.

Republican Sen. Dean Heller knocks GOP Obamacare plan

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., listens to a question from a woman standing in the foreground critical of his support for President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Carson City.

(via Politico)

Comment Sen. Dean Heller panned House Speaker Paul Ryan's bill to repeal and replace Obamacare during a closed meeting with constituents on Saturday, according to audio obtained by POLITICO. To see the full story, click here.

TMZ: Criss Angel released from hospital after passing out during show

(via TMZ)

Comment Magician Criss Angel, rushed to the hospital Friday night after losing consciousness during a performance, was released from the hospital today, TMZ reports. "A rep for Criss tells TMZ he did in fact lose consciousness Friday night during his straight jacket act and was taken to the hospital for evaluation, where he was released," according to TMZ. "He's undergoing additional ...

O.J. Simpson could be released as early as October

O.J. Simpson and his defense attorney Ozzie Fumo confer during an evidentiary hearing for Simpson in Clark County District Court on May 17, 2013, in Las Vegas.

(via CNN)

Comment O.J. Simpson could get out of prison later this year, if a pivotal parole hearing goes his way. The hearing will likely take place in July, according to David Smith, spokesman for the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners. Depending on the outcome, the "Juice" could be loose as soon as Oct. 1. To see the full story, click here.

Jerry Jones reportedly finding investors to finance Raiders' Las Vegas stadium

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stands on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas.

(via Bleacher Report)

Comment Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly working to find potential investors to help the Oakland Raiders finance a new stadium in Las Vegas, according to Bleacher Report. To see the full story, click here.

Billy Walters loses bid to dismiss insider trading case after FBI leaks

(via Reuters)

Comment A federal judge has rejected Las Vegas gambler William "Billy" Walters' bid to dismiss criminal insider trading charges after an FBI agent admitted to leaking details about the probe to reporters. To see the full story, click here.

A Las Vegas home with three elevators and views of the Strip

(via Mansion Global)

Comment From the basketball court with his-and-her bathrooms to the 360-degree views from the glass-walled office, this Las Vegas house is the stuff of fantasy. “It looks like fiction,” said broker Ivan Sher. “It doesn’t look real.” To see the full story, click here.

China's high rollers are back at Macau's gaming tables

Fireworks explodes at a replica of the Eiffel Tower of Parisian Macao during an opening ceremony in Macau, China, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Chinese high rollers are pulling Macau out of its doldrums, helping reverse the gambling Mecca’s two-year slump with cash created by soaring real-estate values and busy factory floors. To see the full story, click here.

Sheldon Adelson lost his first fight with a union. Will it have a domino effect?

The Sands Bethlehem opened May 22, 2009. The resort, which has 3,000 slot machines and four restaurants, was the eighth casino to open in Pennsylvania since slots gambling was legalized in 2004.

(via The Guardian)

Comment When Sheldon Adelson’s casino empire opened a new branch in 2009 on the grounds of the old Bethlehem Steel mill in Pennsylvania, the interior designers played up the link to faded industrial glory. The gaming floor drips with lights the color of liquified iron ore. There’s a Steelworks Buffet & Grill, and the late-night lounge is called Molten. To see ...