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February 19, 2019

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Justice Dept. reverses Wire Act opinion that said law is limited to sports betting

(via By Dustin Gouker, Online Poker Report)

Comment 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 Jersey, Nevada, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Sports betting and online sports gambling have cropped ...

Mom of suspect in manicurist’s death: ‘You can’t run, baby’

(via Good Morning America)

Comment 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.

Harry Reid: Trump is ‘amoral,’ ‘the worst president we’ve ever had’

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) is shown during an interview at UNLV's Boyd School of Law Thursday, April 20, 2017. Reid was officially named as the first Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

(via The New York Times Magazine)

Comment 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.

Where to play in 2019: Oakland files lawsuit against Raiders, NFL

This Feb. 5, 2016, file photo shows the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.

(via The Mercury News)

Comment 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 coach reimburses man for losing Las Vegas bet on team

(via ESPN)

Comment 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.  

Trump administration to announce final bump stock ban

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as speaks at the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Atlanta. The NRA is holding its 146th annual meetings and exhibits forum at the Georgia World Congress Center.

(via By Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and David Shortell, CNN)

Comment 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 ...

Ammon Bundy breaks with Trump on anti-migrant rhetoric: ‘It’s all fear-based’

(via The Washington Post)

Comment 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.

Senate Dems’ guide back to the majority: A trailblazing freshman

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., speaks during a Nevada Democrats election night party at Caesars Palace Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

(via Politico)

Comment Catherine Cortez Masto has already made history: She’s the first woman elected to the Senate from Nevada, and the first Latina senator, ever. Now she’s ready to add another honorific: Majority maker. To see the full story, click here.

Cortez Masto poised to assume key committee chairmanship

(via By Alexander Bolton, The Hill )

Comment Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., is a top candidate to assume the chairmanship of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the outgoing chairman of the DSCC, is pushing Cortez Masto’s name, and it appears her candidacy has strong momentum, according to Senate Democratic sources. Van Hollen praised Cortez Masto’s support for Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. To see ...

Rick Perry ‘accidentally told the truth’ about dumping nuclear waste in Nevada, roiling Senate race

(via ThinkProgress)

Comment President Donald Trump's energy secretary, Rick Perry, admitted on Friday the administration still supports building the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository outside of Las Vegas. To see the full story, click here. 

Jets under fire over sponsorship deal with online casino

(via By Josh Kosman, New York Post)

Comment The New York Jets have signed a sponsorship agreement with an online casino — and critics claim the tie-up has already begun to promote sports betting improperly. Woody Johnson’s team in recent weeks signed a sponsorship contract with 888 Holdings, an Israel-based gambling company that operates both an online casino and a sports betting site, sources told The Post. On ...

New dating app launches for Trump supporters: ‘Make America Date Again’

(via The Hill)

Comment A new dating app is aimed at uniting supporters of President Trump with the promise of making “America date again.” To see the full story, click here.

Oakland lining up lawsuit against Raiders, so team threatens to leave town early

Many Oakland Raiders fans gather to hear their third-day draft picks from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign complete with Gov. Brian Sandoval and others on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

(via By Phil Matier and Andy Ross, San Francisco Chronicle)

Comment The Oakland City Council has authorized a multimillion-dollar, antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas — legal action that Coliseum officials said could result in the team leaving Oakland at the end of the upcoming season. Oakland Councilman Noel Gallo said Tuesday that the lawsuit is expected to be filed and ...

Why Trump supporters believe he is not corrupt

(via The Atlantic)

Comment On Wednesday morning, the lead story on was not Michael Cohen’s admission that Donald Trump had instructed him to violate campaign-finance laws by paying hush money to two of Trump’s mistresses. It was the alleged murder of a white Iowa woman, Mollie Tibbetts, by an undocumented Latino immigrant, Cristhian Rivera. To see the full story, click here.

Browns attracting high number of bets in Las Vegas

(via ESPN)

Comment   Sportsbooks struggled to attract any action on the Cleveland Browns from the betting public the past two years. That changed this offseason. To see the full story, click here.