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Las Vegas Economy is Scary

The Las Vegas economy is showing signs of further deterioration, as unemployment continues to climb.



The department's latest data show records of 13.3 percent joblessness statewide and 13.9 percent in Las Vegas in September, and the building sector leads the way in job loss. Contractors added 48,000 jobs statewide from 1997 to 2007, and they've shed 50,000 positions since the recession began in December 2007.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/19/2009

Big Stick Media Shuts Its Vegas Office

Big Stick Media Corporation ("BSM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BSM) announces today that it has ceased the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, National Sports Services

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/19/2009

Vegas: Sleep With Poker Pros and Casino High Rollers

Hey all you gold diggers out there (not you Jenny Woo), want to sleep with your favorite poker stars or some millionaire high roller while in Las Vegas?  Look no further than this impressive list

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/15/2009

Cheats Overtake Mobsters on Vegas Black List

Mobsters and those connected with the mob are now the minority among Las Vegas's infamous casino Black Book. 

Of the 21 people banned from Nevada casinos between 1990 and 2000, most had alleged mob connections, according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun. From 2001 to today, only seven names were added to the list, and all except one were casino cheats.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/13/2009

Las Vegas: Second Dumbest City

In an effort to determine America's "Smartest Cities", the Daily Beast created its own ranking.   Coming in one spot away from dead last was none other than Las Vegas.

The criteria required that a city have over 1 million people living in it.  Las Vegas came in #54 of all such cities in the US.

The Daily Beast says of Vegas:  "A city that prides itself on sin performs predictably for each of our intellectual based criteria."

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/06/2009

Yankees Pitcher Jailed for Vegas Gambling Debts

Shawn Chacon, who once pitched for the New York Yankees, was arrested Monday in Greeley, Colorado, for a warrant that alleges he wrote bad checks to Ceasar's Palace in Las Vegas last spring.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Oct/06/2009

Phil Hellmuth vs. Harrah’s and the World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker record bracelet holder Phil Hellmuth is not exactly happy with the tournament these days or the folks who run it, Harrah's.

Hellmuth spoke to French media about how Harrah's new online poker website could damage the WSOP.  The site will not be available to US customers at the onset.  Harrah's announced a partnership agreement with the strong European brand, 888.com earlier last month. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2009

Planet Hollywood Reort: Busts Called Part of Safety Push

By Arnold M. Knightly, Las Vegas Review Journal

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/29/2009

Las Vegas Legend Bob Stupak Passes Away

By ALEXANDRA BERZON, The Wall Street Journal

Though he was a Las Vegas impresario and master of publicity ploys, Bob Stupak never saw some of his grandest visions come true, such as constructing a giant King Kong on the side of a tower, or building a casino in the shape of the sinking Titanic. Expensive efforts to achieve political office also faltered.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/28/2009

Court Date Set for Antoine Walker Vegas Casino Debt Case

LAS VEGAS-(Associated Press) -- A Las Vegas court has pushed back a status check to Oct.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/16/2009

Las Vegas Metro Undercover Drug Ops Hit Casinos

The Las Vegas Metro Police are undergoing an aggressive attempt to crack down on swimming pool "drug" parties at casino hotels throughout the strip.  The latest target:  Rehab at the Ha

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/15/2009

Is Harrah’s Buying Planet Hollywood?

The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that Harrah's is buying Planet Hollywood, or at least its debt.   Analysts, however, believe that this move could be the precursor to Harrah's outright p

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/15/2009

888.com Enters Into Deal With Harrah’s

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- 888 Holdings Plc rose the most since May in London trading after signing a contract with a unit of Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/11/2009

Planet Hollywood Poker Scam Nets Four Supervisors

Mary Manning, Las Vegas Sun

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/09/2009

Luck Runs Out on Vegas Boom

Michael A. Hiltzik and Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/08/2009

Indicted Billionaire Allen Stanford Owes in Gambling Debts

Online gambling websites the world over breathed a sigh of relief upon learning that billionaire Allen Stanford's bank in Antigua had been shut down.  That's because none of them had any money the

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/02/2009

Best Las Vegas Hotels for Bachelor Parties

Bachelors and Vegas go together like strippers and the poles they dance on.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/19/2009

Hard Rock Hotel, Atlantic City Casinos Continue to Hurt

The recession is still taking its toll on the casino industry.  Atlantic City in particular is getting decimated. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Aug/10/2009

More Banking Woes: Fake ATM Machines in Vegas

Computer security experts of all types--from hackers, crackers, and phreaks to security researchers and law enforcement officials--descended on Las Vegas last week for the annual

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/03/2009

Football Handicapping Seminar in Vegas to Feature Woo

Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent, the uber popular Jenny Woo, will be appearing at this month's third consecutive Vegas Insider Football Handicapping Seminar.

"We are very excited that Jenny Woo will be joining us for our third consecutive football handicapping seminar at Red Rock, which includes a golf tournament on Friday, August 21st and a poker tournament on Saturday, August 22nd." - Peter Gold Executive Vice President & General Manager of VegasInsider.com, Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/02/2009

Brazil Busts US Casino Prostitution Ring

Authorities in Brazil have arrested several individuals in connection with a prostitution ring tied to US casinos.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/01/2009

Wynn Resorts' 2Q Profit Plunges but Beats Forecast

LAS VEGAS - (Associated Press) - Lower gambling revenue and continuing costs of opening its newest casino, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, punished Wynn Resorts Ltd., but the 91 percent drop in profit it

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/31/2009

Stations Casino Files for Bankruptcy

By TAMARA AUDI, www.wsj.com

Las Vegas-based Station Casinos Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, making it the latest casualty in the recession-wracked gambling industry.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/29/2009

Annie Duke: Steve Wynn The Only Casino Owner Against Online Poker

Poker pro and UltimateBet.com representative, Annie Duke, is in Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jul/21/2009

Reid: White House doesn't prohibit Las Vegas trips

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) -Nevada Sen.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2009

Former NBA Player Arrested for Gambling Debts

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker has been arrested on criminal charges stemming from $822,500 in gambling debts in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/18/2009

Unpaid Debts Painful To Vegas Economy

Fox 5 Las Vegas

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/16/2009

Warrant Issued for Ex-NBA Player Antoine Walker re: Gambling Debts

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the former N.B.A. player Ant

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jul/15/2009

Breaking News

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Trainer Bob Baffert is facing two lawsuits from gamblers claiming they lost money lost money due to his "illegal, drug-induced win by Medina Spirit."

Miss Peru Payout Odds to Win 2021 Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Peru Janick Maceta Del Castillo payout odds to win the 2021 Miss Universe pageant would be $15 for every $2 bet.

Miss USA Payout Odds to Win 2021 Miss Universe Pageant

Miss USA Payout Odds to Win 2021 Miss Universe Pageant

Miss USA (Asya Branch) is among the favorites to win the 2021 Miss Universe competition.  She would pay out $100 for every $10 bet to win this year's Miss Universe.