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June 28, 2017

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Manny Pacquiao won't watch Mayweather-McGregor, says 'it could be very boring'

(via Yahoo Sports)

Comment The all-time pay-per-view record was set in 2015, when 4.6 million customers purchased a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. If the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is going to break that, it will have to do it without at least one customer. Manny Pacquiao himself. To see the full story, click here.

Look inside this million-dollar Las Vegas hotel room

The Cosmopolitan.

(via Bloomberg)

Comment The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year capital investment plan by the Blackstone Group that shifts the hotel’s focus from culinary destination to stylish casino hotspot, they’ve finally been furnished and opened to the public. Well, sort of. To ...

Lawyer who killed Gawker is now suing on behalf of Las Vegas sports gambler

(via By Julia Marsh, New York Post)

Comment The lawyer who brought down Gawker is now going after the shuttered gossip website’s successor company Gizmodo Media Group. Attorney Charles Harder filed a $10 million defamation suit against Gizmodo and writer Ryan Goldberg in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday, claiming Goldberg defamed his client, renowned sports bettor RJ Bell, in the June 23, 2016 article, “How America’s Favorite Sports ...

Pro-Trump group to target Heller over health care bill

(via By Matthew Nussbaum and Alex Isenstadt, Politico )

Comment A pro-Trump outside group is launching an advertising blitz against Republican Sen. Dean Heller over his opposition to the health care repeal bill — a bold act of political retaliation against a member of the president’s own party. Heller, a Nevada Republican, is up for re-election in 2018 and is seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents up for ...

GOP health bill could slash Adelson's tax bill by more than $40 million

(via By Bob Bryan, Business Insider)

Comment Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and Republican megadonor, could stand to benefit heavily from the House plan to overhaul America's health care system. A new report from the Center for American Progress Acion Fund, a liberal think tank, and Tax March found that Adelson could see his tax bill slashed by millions of dollars if the American Health Care ...

Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot

In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, a visitor to the Resorts World Casino at the Aqueduct racetrack plays an electronic slot machine, in the Queens borough of New York. The casino said on Nov. 3, 2016, that a woman who was shown that she won nearly $43 million on a penny slot in August 2016 actually won $2.25.

(via By Jackie Wattles,

Comment Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a "Sphinx Slot Machine" at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as though she'd won $43 million — which would have been the largest jackpot ever won on the slots in U.S. history. She excitedly snapped a selfie with the screen, believing her life was forever ...

Floyd Mayweather requests, then retracts Aug. 26 as date for possible Conor McGregor fight

(via Los Angeles Times)

Comment The Nevada Athletic Commission has an agenda item on its Wednesday meeting calendar to consider a request by Mayweather Promotions for an Aug. 26 fight date at MGM Grand, which ignited talk that a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight is imminent. To see the full story, click here.

Japan's Universal accuses founder Okada of improper loan

(via Reuters)

Comment Universal Entertainment Corp., a Japanese maker of slot machines, said on Thursday it was investigating what it suspects was an improper transfer of funds by Kazuo Okada, its founder and chairman, to a company he controls. To see the full story, click here.

Heller supports 7-year phase-out of Medicaid expansion funds

Sen. Dean Heller answers a question during a town hall at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, April 17, 2107. Heller co-hosted the two-hour event with Rep. Mark Amodei, another Nevada Republican.

(via The Hill)

Comment Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., a key GOP senator on healthcare who is up for reelection next year, said Thursday that he supports a seven-year phase-out of funding for ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid. To see the full story, click here.

Why Trump shouldn't kill Brand USA tourism program

(via CNN)

Comment President Trump's recent budget proposal may inadvertently make it harder to achieve one of his central economic goals — curbing America's $500 billion annual trade deficit. To see the full story, click here.

Fans in Oakland give up tickets after Las Vegas Raiders become official

Oakland Raiders fans watch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Cleveland.

(via By San Francisco Chronicle)

Comment Raiders owner Mark Davis offered to refund 2017 season tickets for disgruntled Oakland fans after announcing the team’s impending move to Las Vegas. In the next two months, 1,000 people gave up their seats and the Raiders resold them almost immediately, maintaining a season-ticket sellout at Oakland Coliseum this season. The Raiders will play in Oakland in 2017 and likely ...

Kafka in Vegas: A slain circus star, a dubious confession, and a prosecutorial misconduct epidemic

(via Vanity Fair)

Comment After trapeze artist-turned-poodle trainer Gerard Soules was stabbed to death in a Las Vegas trailer park in 1992, prosecutors charged his one-time fling, Fred Steese, with murder. But there was clear evidence that Steese wasn’t even in Nevada at the time. Here's what his Kafka-esque journey through the justice system says about the state of American justice. To see the ...

Caesars plans new Las Vegas developments after bankruptcy exit

(via Bloomberg)

Comment Caesars Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora wants to develop more than 90 acres the company owns in Las Vegas, including land right in front of Caesars Palace, after its largest unit emerges from bankruptcy later this year. To see the full story, click here.

Mark Cuban on Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas: 'Tends to backfire'

Mark Cuban arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(via Raiders Wire)

Comment Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban expressed doubt in the Oakland Raiders’ plans to relocate to Las Vegas despite the NFL’s approval. To see the full story, click here.

Outage hits Starbucks stores in U.S. and Canada

(via CNN Money)

Comment A computer outage crippled some Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada on Tuesday. To see the full story, click here.