Las Vegas

Las Vegas 2010 Super Bowl Betting: Highest Total Ever

As with each Super Bowl, we expect it to be the biggest in terms of overall traffic (Gambling911.com) and amount of bets placed (the online sportsbooks and Las Vegas).  Most of the news we get on

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/29/2010

Pawn Stars Vegas Reality Star is a Real Con Man

The star of a Las Vegas-based, hit reality television show is a real-life con man, Gambling911.com can reveal exclusively!

"Pawn Stars," recently renewed for a second season, is one of the most popular programs on the American cable TV network The History Channel.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/15/2010

Gaming Companies Rise on Vegas Data

(Associated Press) - Shares of some of the nation's biggest casinos climbed Thursday after preliminary figures showed Las Vegas gamblers spent more money in November.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/14/2010

Recession Over In Las Vegas? 2.9 Percent Hike In Nov. Visitors

It may be too soon to call but the good news for Las Vegas is that Sin City had experienced a 2.9 percent increase in visitors during the month of November.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/12/2010

Mayweather in Casino Standoff With Rap Star

It all went down at the grand opening of Vanity nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel -- which was hosted by Diddy.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/06/2010

Business Week: Casino Sector Continues to Rise

Shares of casino operators traded mostly higher Tuesday -- led by those with properties in Macau -- as investors remained upbeat about the latest gaming revenue figures for the Chinese enclave.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/05/2010

Las Vegas Gambling Disasters of 2009

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/30/2009

New York Times: Vegas Sportsbooks Go Wireless

Matt Villano, www.newyorktimes.com

LAS VEGAS - For decades, sports bettors in this city have queued up at sports book windows and handed over cash in exchange for paper tickets formalizing their bets. But on a recent Sunday in the sports book at the M Resort in nearby Henderson, gamblers seeking action on professional and college football games were engaging in a much different ritual: betting through hand-held devices no larger than a smartphone.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2009

Fox News: Gambling 'Robin Hood' Wants to Help Needy Family

(MYFOX NATIONAL) - In these tough economic times, many families are facing unique financial challenges. And a modern-day Robin Hood wants to help.

The man who goes by "RobinHood702" is a high-stakes blackjack player in Las Vegas who last year helped one family whose daughter's battle with brain cancer put them $35,000 in debt. Now RobinHood702 wants to help another family.

"I'm looking for anyone that's in debt ... that needs some help," he told Fox News . "I'm going to look for the story that's really going to touch my heart. That's it."

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/28/2009

The Best of 2009: Most Popular Poker, Online Gambling Stories

You may see a few of these "Best of 2009 Poker and Online Gambling Stories" elsewhere, but Gambling911.com has the real heavy hitters, those stories that scored huge traffic wins.  Yes,

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/28/2009

Anti-Gambling Mormons Hit Vegas

Las Vegas may not be at the top of the list of weekend getaways or vacation hot spots for BYU fans, but throw in a football bowl game and get out of the way.

The Cougars will play today in their fifth consecutive bowl game at Sam Boyd Stadium - this one called the Maaco Bowl - and their fans may add another notch to their own championship belt: In the 18-year history of the bowl game, BYU followers have contributed to the four most profitable ones. Today may make No. 5.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/22/2009

Tiger Woods Gambling Addiction?

Reports began surfacing this week that disgraced golf champion Tiger Woods was into more than just "other women".  He also apparently gambled....a lot.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Dec/21/2009

Luxury City Center May Cause Room Rate Drop

 

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/18/2009

Las Vegas, Travel Industry Worried Over State Tax Hikes

The travel industry, including a reeling Las Vegas, has its battle plans drawn.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Dec/18/2009

Las Vegas Can Advertise During Super Bowl

NEW YORK - (Associated Press) - The NFL will allow advertising for Las Vegas on game telecasts this postseason, including the Super Bowl.

Under the modified policy, tourist destinations that allow gambling, such as Las Vegas, Reno or Lake Tahoe in Nevada, will now be permitted to advertise during NFL games from Jan. 4, 2010, to Feb. 28, 2010. After that, the league will determine whether to extend the new rules into next season or go back to the old ones banning such ads.

The NFL regular season ends Jan. 3. The Super Bowl is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Miami.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/17/2009

What David Stern's Forward Thinking Vegas Approach May Do

By Chad Millman

ESPN Insider

(Original link: http://bit.ly/63jLYG)

 It only takes one.

Whenever I'm facing a pivotal life moment that is completely left in someone else's hands, that is the phrase I latch onto. Like when I was asking girls to the prom. Or when I was applying to college. Or when I desperately needed someone to buy my Manhattan apartment so I could actually pay for the house I had agreed to buy.

It only takes one.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/16/2009

The Future of Online Gambling: Handheld eDeck

A new-ish device, "eDeck", lets you gamble Blackberry/iPhone-style theoretically from anywhere, but currently within the confines of three Las Vegas casinos - the Venetian, Palazzo, and M

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/13/2009

Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight Venue Odds Anybody?

While a number of online sports betting sites have begun offering odds on t

Submitted by C Costigan on, Dec/10/2009

Ex-NBA Star Antoine Walker Deal Over Gambling Debs

Former NBA player Antoine Walker has reached an agreement to settle his outstanding Las Vegas gambling debts.

Submitted by Guest on, Dec/01/2009

Binions Closing Las Vegas Hotel, Casino Remains

LAS VEGAS - (Associated Press) The owner of an iconic downtown Las Vegas hotel that hosted the World Series of Poker for 34 years will close the property's hotel rooms, coffee shop and keno operati

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/30/2009

Las Vegas Sands Eyes Japan, Thailand

HONG KONG (TheStreet.com) -- Las Vegas Sands(LVS Quote) is eyeing further expansion

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/30/2009

Las Vegas Rebound Riding on $8.5B CityCenter

LAS VEGAS - (Associated Press) - Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever - $8.5 billion - on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino t

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/30/2009

Steve Wynn Divorce Settlement Finalized

By Jeff German Las Vegas Sun

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/24/2009

Threat Seen to Nevada’s Sports Betting Monopoly

By Richard N. Velotta and Brian Wargo, Las Vegas Sun

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/17/2009

Canada Money Launderer Shows Holes in Vegas Casinos

LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Las Vegas has cleaned up since its days as a magnet for ill-gotten mobster gains, but a Canadian insider trading scam has exposed the smaller-scale money laundering still going on in the desert city's casinos.

Canadian Stanko Grmovsek admitted in a Toronto court earlier this year to making $9 million with a law school buddy in a 14-year illegal scheme. Court documents show he said he laundered some of it by gambling wads of cash on games like blackjack in Vegas's world-famous casino strip.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/17/2009

Las Vegas Stripper Mobile Raises Safety Concerns

A Las Vegas Stripper Mobile has commissioners up in arms.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/13/2009

Pacquiao/Cotto Fight Could Help Vegas Economy

It's the fight everybody has been waiting for:  Pacquiao/Cotto will pack them in.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2009

MGM to Report Financial Results Thursday

Investors are regaining their interest in casino and hotel companies now as they sense that the economy is turning around.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/03/2009

Las Vegas Sands Loses $123 Mil in Third Quarter

Las Vegas - Associated Press - Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/29/2009

Nicky Hilton Halloween Bash in Vega

A regular celebrity poker player on the Doyles Room Poker site,  Nicky Hilton will be hosting one of the many Halloween parti

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/28/2009

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.