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October 16, 2019

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Golden Knights' Shea Theodore reveals cancer diagnosis

(via The Players' Tribune)

Comment “Well, we can schedule the surgery for next Tuesday.” The doctor said it just like that. And I was like, “Wait … what? So … do I have it?” “The scan shows a five millimeter by five millimeter lump in your testicle. It’ll be a routine procedure. Once we take it out and do a biopsy, we’ll know more about the type of cancer. But you’re young, and we caught ...

Harry Reid on Trump’s 2020 odds: ‘I’m pretty damn worried’

(via Daily Beast)

Comment Harry Reid has spent decades building a reputation as a stone cold pragmatist and a master political tactician. Which is why he barely hesitated when asked about the possibility that Donald Trump—a man he fears and despises—could win re-election in 2020. To see the full story, click here.

Tilman Fertitta eyes Las Vegas Strip casinos after Caesars sale

Tilman Fertitta is shown in this August 2012 file photo.

(via Houston Chronicle)

Comment [{"text":"TI owner Phil Ruffin interested in buying the right Caesars property","url":""}] Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is looking to purchase casino property on the Las Vegas Strip that could be spun off from Eldorado Resorts' acquisition of gaming giant Caesars Entertainment. To see the full story, click here.

Report: Eldorado Resorts clinches $18 billion cash and stock deal for Caesars

(via By Greg Roumeliotis, Reuters)

Comment NEW YORK — U.S. casino operator Eldorado Resorts Inc has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a cash and stock deal that values its peer at about $18 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The agreement comes three months after Reuters reported that Caesars had agreed to give Eldorado access to its books ...

Police: Former NFL, Las Vegas Outlaws player 'He Hate Me' Smart missing

(via ESPN)

Comment Police in South Carolina have put out a missing person advisory for former NFL running back Rod “He Hate Me” Smart, according to ESPN. In 2001, Smart played in the now-defunct XFL’s lone season with the Las Vegas Outlaws, where he adopted the “He Hate Me” nickname he wore on his jersey. To read the full story, click here.

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 ...