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Super Bowl Betting Down in Vegas: Up Online

Super Bowl
The Super Bowl betting numbers are in and the results: A total of $81.5 million was wagered in the state's sports books on Super Bowl XLIII, an 11.5 percent decrease from the game's 2008 handle, according to figures released Tuesday by the Gaming Control Board. It was the lowest handle since 2004.
Feb 4 2009 - 11:38am

Wells Fargo Cancels Trip to Vegas

Wells Fargo Bank
After intense pressure in the media, Wells Fargo Bank has decided to cancel a highly publicized trip next month to Las Vegas for employees as part of a gambling excursion. Many charged the financial firm with misusing some $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money.
Feb 4 2009 - 11:00am

Steelers Win and Failure to Cover Best Scenario for Books

"It was the best-case scenario for us to have the Steelers win and not cover," Hilton Sportsbook Director, Jay Kornegay told the Las Vegas Review Journal Monday.
Feb 3 2009 - 1:30am

Recession Has No Effect on 2009 Super Bowl Betting: Records Broken

There was a bright spot heading into this new week amidst what is otherwise a dark abyss known as the world economic meltdown. The 2009 Super Bowl has been deemed a success despite an economic recession.
Feb 2 2009 - 10:19am

Super Bowl Vegas Odds Cardinals vs. Steelers

Super Bowl Vegas Odds
For those of you monitoring the Super Bowl Vegas odds for the Cardinals vs. Steelers, reported the line had dropped a half point at Planet Hollywood on Saturday to Steelers -6 ½ and remained there into Sunday morning.
Jan 31 2009 - 10:42pm

Super Bowl Betting in Las Vegas Big as New Year’s Eve

Las Vegas Super Bowl Betting
Few events draw bigger crowds to Las Vegas than the Super Bowl and the betting frenzy that coincides with it - not to mention the huge parties. Celebrities descend upon Vegas in droves this weekend. In fact, Las Vegas is likely to have the second largest number of Super Bowl visitors after Tampa Bay, host of the big game.
Jan 30 2009 - 2:01pm

Hilton Las Vegas Hopes Super Bowl Betting Boosts Economy

Hilton Las Vegas
Hilton sports book executive director Jay Kornegay told the Las Vegas Sun that there are more than 300 such wagers on the Hilton's sheets this year.
Jan 26 2009 - 10:59am

Las Vegas Hedging Their Bets for 2009

Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Long-term bets are always risky in Las Vegas -- a city that prides itself on invention, reinvention and almost constant change.
Jan 23 2009 - 10:43pm

No Luck With Gambling Stocks

It's the Las Vegas gambling stocks that are the real losers these days, not the actual gamblers.
Jan 20 2009 - 10:04am

Las Vegas Has Further to Fall in Struggling Economy

Las Vegas
A report in the Economist this past week suggests that the gambling mecca of Las Vegas may experience further decline due with a recession now in full swing
Jan 19 2009 - 11:38am

Harrah’s 4th Annual MBA Poker Championship Announced

Harrah's MBA Poker Championship
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. today announced the 4th annual MBA Poker Championship, which will take place January 16-18, 2009, over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Sponsors include consulting firm Booz & Company and recovery drink Aftershot.
Jan 12 2009 - 1:59pm

Las Vegas Sands Corp a Strong Buy

Las Vegas Sands Corp
The economy is struggling and Las Vegas we learn is not immune, nor is the Las Vegas Sands Corp, one of the world's largest casino ventures. But with its recent capital infusion and prospects for its upcoming Singapore opening, Wall Street analysts on Monday declared the corporation a "strong buy".
Jan 12 2009 - 9:57am

Wayne Root Tells Gambling911 of His Future Plans

Wayne Root
As reported by on Friday, former US Vice Presidential candidate Wayne Root shut down his sports service call center this past week.
Jan 9 2009 - 10:50pm

Padlocked? Former US Vice Presidential Candidate Closes Shop

A former US Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate running alongside Bob Barr has called it quits... at least in the sports handicapping call center business. Wayne Root has reportedly shut down his brisk sports picks business in Las Vegas this week.
Jan 9 2009 - 6:13pm

Wayne Root Reportedly Closes Shop

Wayne Root
Countless reports have indicated to that former US Libertarian Vice Presidential running mate and sports handicapper, Wayne Root, has shut down his sports service call center in Las Vegas this week.
Jan 9 2009 - 11:01am

MGM Mirage Scales Back on City Center Project

MGM Mirage is scaling back its massive City Center project under construction on the Las Vegas Strip as part of its emerging strategy to cut costs, raise cash and sharpen focus.
Jan 8 2009 - 12:11am

Republicans Head to Vegas for Obama’s Inauguration

Sure we know that President Elect Barack Obama's inauguration will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 20. But for Republicans, that's reason enough to get out of town. And where better to go than Sin City, Las Vegas?
Jan 7 2009 - 8:52am

America’s Biggest Billionaire Loser is Casino Boss

Sheldon Adelson
Last week, reported on how Forbes Magazine listed India born PartyGaming co-founder, Anurag Dikshit among the biggest billionaire blowups in 2008 (they valued his net worth at a mere $1.1 billion). And now for some more sad news, America's biggest billionaire loser is none other than casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.
Jan 5 2009 - 10:07am

Las Vegas Casinos Open to Legalized Online Gambling

Strip casinos have been struggling lately to keep up their gaming revenues. Fewer people are visiting Las Vegas and that means even less are gambling. But could the cure for the downturn be reaching out to would-be gamblers in their own homes?
Jan 3 2009 - 9:11pm

Michael Phelps Parties in Vegas With Phil Ivey

Michael Phelps
All right. Ok. Now we get it. Poker player/swimmer Michael Phelps probably wasn't a stud growing up. As in, if it wasn't for that swimming hobby of his, he might not of been the coolest guy. No shame in that, but it is what it is.
Jan 3 2009 - 8:56pm

AVN Porn Awards, CES: Still Hard Times for Vegas

Next weekend will be one of the largest convention periods for struggling Sin City. Round trip East Coast flights to and from Las Vegas ranged between $800 and well over $1000. But while the airlines hope to make out thanks to a captive audience and a limited number of flights, accommodations in Vegas are vast and competitive.
Jan 2 2009 - 8:26pm

What Happened to Recession-Proof Las Vegas?

The question asked by Deirdre Van Dyk of Time Magazine: What happened to recession-proof Vegas? And the short answer: The city put most of its bets on the tourism industry. And what a gamble that turned out to be
Dec 30 2008 - 4:16pm

Sahara Casino Armed Robbery Suspect Mug Caught on Tape

Las Vegas police have released stills of a man caught on video who is believed to have taken part in a robbery at the Sahara Casino two weeks ago.
Dec 29 2008 - 11:09am

Wynn's Encore Opens This Week in Las Vegas

Wynn Encore
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO Steve Wynn says his swanky $2.3 billion Encore casino - which opened Monday in an economy that's battering casino, travel and other consumer companies - is about perfecting the basics.
Dec 23 2008 - 11:05am

Gambling Industry Not Recession Proof We Learn

Las Vegas Bowl
The top story in 2008 according to, the thinking that the casino industry is "recession proof" is no longer true and, unfortunately, that has been the biggest news of 2008
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