(via The Wall Street Journal)
Blackstone Group LP is exploring a sale of the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, the rare instance of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip coming to the market, according to The Wall Street Journal. Deutsche Bank AG and PJT Partners Inc. have been retained to explore strategic alternatives for the property, including a sale, people familiar with the matter said. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Daniel González, Arizona Republic)
Immigration officials have deported the spouse of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving the couple's 12-year-old daughter, Evelyn Gonzalez Vieyra a U.S. citizen, in Phoenix without parents, according to the deported man's lawyer. Jose Gonzalez Carranza, 30, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers last Monday on his way to his welding job and then deported to Nogales, ...
(via Houston Chronicle)
Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back in the game to potentially merge his hospitality, casino and restaurant holdings with Las Vegas gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. To see the entire story, click here.
(via The Cut)
Lucy Flores, a former Assemblywoman and lieutenant governor candidate in Nevada, penned a first-person account for The Cut about how then-Vice President Joe Biden tried to help her get elected. But the help led to an “awkward moment” during a campaign rally. “As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt ...
U.S. casino operators Eldorado Resorts Inc and Caesars Entertainment Corp are in the early stages of exploring a merger, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, according to a report by Reuters. To see the full story, click here.
Engadget reports Faraday Future is selling the site where it once planned to build an electric car factory at the Apex Industrial Park in North Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here.
(via The Washington Post)
The landscape here is more Martian than Earthly, rust and tan plains that rise in the distance to form the Old Woman Mountains to the east and the Bristols and Marbles to the north and west. Almost everything here is protected by the federal government. The opportunity or threat, depending on your point of view, lies beneath the dusty surface ...
(via By Jim Dobson, Forbes)
The famous Las Vegas underground house has been making news for years as one of the most bizarre properties in the world. Located two miles east of the center of the Las Vegas Strip, this outrageous 14,620-square-foot concrete and steel doomsday bunker was created to survive a nuclear war. The bomb shelter home includes a yard with pool, spa, trees, ...
(via By Dustin Gouker, Online Poker Report)
The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel has issued a replacement for its 2011 opinion saying that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting. The opinion now makes the Wire Act applicable to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, including online gambling and online lottery. Several states have legalized online gambling in the wake of the 2011 opinion, including New ...
(via Good Morning America)
Good Morning America spoke to family members of Krystal Whipple, the 21-year-old woman Metro Police say ran over and killed the owner of a nail salon as she drove off without paying for a manicure. “You can’t run, baby,” Whipple’s mother says in the interview. To see the full story, click here.
(via The New York Times Magazine)
In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, former Democratic U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada called President Donald Trump “amoral” and “the worst president we’ve ever had.” The story also notes that Reid, 79, who lives in Henderson, is suffering from cancer and does not have long to live. To see the full story, click here.
(via The Mercury News)
Oakland is taking the Raiders and the NFL to court, City Attorney Barbara Parker announced today. The move likely means the Raiders will be leaving the Bay Area ahead of their 2020 move to Las Vegas and into their $1.8 billion stadium that is under construction. It doesn’t mean, though, that the Raiders will play here — Sam Boyd Stadium ...
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy reimbursed an Oklahoma City radio personality who lost a $250 bet in Las Vegas that the team would win more than eight games, ESPN reports. To see the full story, click here.
(via By Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and David Shortell, CNN)
WASHINGTON — Trump administration plans to announce the long-anticipated federal rule officially banning bump stocks in the coming days, according to US officials familiar with the matter. Bump stocks gained national attention last year after a gunman in Las Vegas rigged his weapons with the devices to fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people. President Donald Trump vowed to outlaw the ...
(via The Washington Post)
The images beaming out of the U.S.-Mexico border — migrants storming barricades, children gagging on tear gas — have intensified the debate regarding the Trump administration’s bare-knuckled approach to immigration. To see the full story, click here.