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June 18, 2019

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Tiger attacks former Strip illusionist in Arizona

(via ABC News)

Comment The director of an animal sanctuary in Arizona was seriously injured on Monday when he was attacked by a tiger at the facility.  To see the full story, click here.

Report: Owner exploring sale of the Cosmopolitan

An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.

(via The Wall Street Journal)

Comment 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 ...

ICE deports spouse of U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

(via By Daniel González, Arizona Republic)

Comment 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, ...

Tilman Fertitta may make another bet on Caesars

(via Houston Chronicle)

Comment 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.

Nevada's Lucy Flores: An awkward kiss changed how I saw Joe Biden

Nevada Lt. Governor candidate Lucy Flores speaks during a get-out-the-vote rally for Democrats at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Joint UA Local 525 union hall on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

(via The Cut)

Comment 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 ...

Sources: Eldorado Resorts, Caesars explore merger

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as shown Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

(via Reuters)

Comment 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.

Faraday Future is selling its North Las Vegas site for $40 million

Land where electric car start-up Faraday Future planned to build a $1 billion auto plant is shown in the Apex Industrial Park near Interstate 15 and Highway 93, north of Las Vegas Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.

(via Engadget)

Comment 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.

A massive aquifer lies beneath the Mojave Desert. Could it help solve California’s water problem?

(via The Washington Post)

Comment 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 ...

Bizarre underground bomb shelter mansion listed in Las Vegas for $18 million

(via By Jim Dobson, Forbes)

Comment 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...