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July 18, 2018

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China trade war potential casualties include U.S. casinos in Asia

(via By Muhammad Cohen, Forbes)

Comment As the U.S. and China steam toward a full-fledged trade war, American casinos across the world could become collateral damage. “The risks for Sheldon Anderson’s Sands casinos are quite high,” says China Market Research Managing Director Shaun Rein. “It is quite possible that China will target his casinos specifically because he is a [Donald] Trump crony. It is possible they will ratchet up police surveillance of his Macau properties in ...

NHL announces Golden Knights 2018-19 regular season schedule

(via NHL.com)

Comment The National Hockey League has announced the Golden Knights 2018-19 regular season schedule. The full schedule can be found below (all times are Pacific). Regional and national broadcast information will be released at a later date. To see the full story, click here.

Border Patrol refutes story of confrontation on Las Vegas-bound bus

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Comment The U.S. Border Patrol is refuting a story in the Daily Mail of a woman telling how she confronted agents after they demanded to see her visa documentation while on a bus from California to Nevada. The Border Patrol said the alleged confrontation was fabricated. “Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents take their sworn duties to uphold the Constitution and the ...

What happened in Vegas: All night with the Capitals and the Stanley Cup

(via The Washington Post)

Comment Four minutes to 2 a.m., down a few buttons on his pink button-down and high on a cocktail of athletic glory, Stella Artois, life itself and God-knows-what-other-liquids, Alex Ovechkin danced on the Hakkasan stage as confetti rained and lasers flashed, a few feet from both his friend Tiesto and the Stanley Cup, singing along to a pulsing, EDM version of ...

Delaware draws $322,135 in wagers on Day 1 of full-scale sports betting

(via ESPN)

Comment On a day without an NBA Finals game or Stanley Cup Final matchup, there was still plenty of betting action when Delaware opened for business Tuesday. To see the full story, click here.

Mayweather tops list of highest-paid athletes after collecting $275M from McGregor fight

(via MSN Sports)

Comment Boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes' annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes on Tuesday. Forbes reported that Mayweather, 41, topped sports highest-earners after banking $275 million dollars from his cross-combat superfight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August 2017. To see the full story, click here.

Bryce Harper's love affair with his Vegas Golden Knights goes into overtime

(via By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports)

Comment It’s a series with significant stakes, with a buildup leaving Nationals star Bryce Harper sleepless at night, swept by an adrenaline rush that sometimes keeps him up until 3 in the morning, his body exhausted, his mind racing. The series is determining the right to supremacy, standing last after a grueling season, and a championship parade to unite the city. ...

Status of sports betting bills around the nation as sessions wind down

(via Sports Handle)

Comment As the Supreme Court continues to mull over Murphy v NCAA, nearly 20 states across the U.S. have taken up the issue of legalizing sports betting in their respective legislatures. But so far, only Pennsylvania and West Virginia have passed laws that will allow sports betting should the court rule to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). ...

Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of hospital after shooting in Atlanta

(via ESPN)

Comment Citing the Atlanta Police Department, ESPN reports that a bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather Jr. was wounded in a shooting early today as a group of three cars that included the boxer headed to a hotel in Atlanta. To see the full story, click here.

2017 Atlantic City visitors lowest in 30 years, report says

(via Press of Atlantic City)

Comment Tourist visits to the city last year were the lowest since the early 1980s, according to a recent report from the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism at Stockton University, but officials believe 2018 could be a rebound year. To see the full story, click here.

Station Casinos forces Reno's Feast restaurant to change name

(via Reno Gazette-Journal)

Comment The feast will go on — but not as Feast. The Midtown Reno restaurant must change its name following a deal with Station Casinos Inc., the holder of two federally registered trademarks for its Feast Buffet in the Palace Station Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.

How the Raiders got comfortable with sports betting

(via By David Purdum, ESPN)

Comment The NFL and Las Vegas have grown up together, an upstart sports league from the East Coast and a liberal city in the desert coming of age to emerge as icons in American culture. Even so, the NFL always maintained its distance from Las Vegas, concerned that the city's legal sports betting would tarnish the integrity of its game. In ...

Gonzaga won’t leave West Coast Conference for Mountain West

Gonzaga's bench reacts after a 3-point shot during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game Monday, March 5, 2018, in Las Vegas. Gonzaga defeated San Francisco 88-60.

(via By Jim Meehan, The Spokesman-Review)

Comment Gonzaga is staying put in the West Coast Conference, athletic director Mike Roth said. The Zags, who have been considering a move to the Mountain West Conference for several months, informed both conferences they’re staying in the WCC, their home since the 1979-80 season. Discussions between the Mountain West and Gonzaga first surfaced publicly in late February. To see the ...

David Humm, former Raiders, Bishop Gorman great, dies at age 65

Former Raiders quarterback and Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame inductee David Humm talks with Jo Ann Abajian during the induction ceremony for the hall on Friday, June 2, 2017, at the Orleans Arena.

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Comment Las Vegas native David Humm, one of the best passing quarterbacks in Nebraska football history who went on win two Super Bowls with the Raiders, died Tuesday night from complications stemming from multiple sclerosis. “David was a true Raider in every sense and the heart of the Raider Nation goes out to his family at this time,” the organization said ...

Friends turn $800 into $17K in Vegas thanks to UMBC's upset of Virginia

UMBC players celebrate a teammate's basket against Virginia during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018.

(via ESPN.com)

Comment In the history of the NCAA Tournament, No. 16 seeds hadn’t won a game in 135 previous attempts against top-seeded teams. That changed Friday when the University of Maryland at Baltimore County somehow beat Virginia by 20 points. It was the biggest upset in the history of the sport, right? In Las Vegas, a group of buddies each combined to ...