October 5, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - In this town, where "wow" is a prerequisite for anything new, Caesars Entertainment Inc., the company behind the $550 million Linq retail/dining/entertainment venue being built at the heart of the Strip, boasts that it will be the next must-see attraction, luring gamblers and non-gamblers alike. Caesars Entertainment, of course, also owns Bally's, Showboat, Harrah's Resort and Caesars in Atlantic City, as well as Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester. And at an event on the terrace at Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace announcing the project's first tenants, Gary Loveman, Caesars Entertainment chairman and CEO, said the Linq is just the type of non-gaming attraction that Atlantic City is focusing on. "Something of this general sort, I think, could work in Atlantic City as we try to widen the attractions in the city," he said.
October 4, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - Internet gaming, the next frontier for casinos, occupies center stage here this week at the Global Gaming Expo, known as G2E. What form I-gaming will take and how it will be regulated are anyone's guess, but the industry already is creating interactive products that will allow anyone who frequents a casino to enjoy favorite slot machines or table games online, in virtual versions that look identical to those on the casino floor....
September 27, 2012 |
GOLDEN TATE was asked if he could repeat some of what was directed toward him on social media after his disputed touchdown catch that lifted Seattle past Green Bay. "If I mentioned those words it would be bleeps, bleeps, bleeps," Tate said Wednesday. "Some nasty stuff. It's mean. " Tate earned himself the odd position of being viewed as a villain when he was ruled to have pulled in a 24-yard touchdown pass that gave Seattle a 14-12 victory over the Packers on Monday night. The catch set off a storm of criticism because the replacement officials awarded Tate the catch instead of giving an interception to Green Bay's M.D. Jennings.
September 21, 2012 |
She of the black perfume, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- preserved meat dress, and more outlandish costumes than a Halloween superstore in Vegas won't stage her Philly concert until February, but tickets go on sale Friday. The gig is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Wells Fargo Center, with prices ranging from $49.50 to $175. Eight other U.S. and Canadian dates on her Born This Way Ball tour, including Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on March 2, will also be up for grabs at 10 a.m. through www.LiveNation.com . The other gigs: Vancouver, Jan. 11. San Jose, Calif., Jan. 17. Los Angeles, Jan. 20. Las Vegas, Jan 25. Toronto, Feb. 8. Chicago, Feb. 13. Washington, D.C., Feb. 25. Two New York performances are among nine that go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept.
September 15, 2012 |
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Is President Barack Obama down on Vegas? A new ad, running in Nevada, from a pro-Romney group employs a shortened quote from Obama that makes it seem as if he was telling people not to visit and spend money in the tourism hub. Not exactly. Making a point about belt-tightening in tough times, Obama told a crowd in New Hampshire in 2010, "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college.
August 24, 2012
2 were suffocated by train's coal ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Two young women were killed when a freight train derailed early Tuesday and toppled so much coal on them they couldn't breathe, authorities said Thursday. The bodies of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr were found buried under coal but still seated on the edge of the bridge, police have said. They were not hit by the train, Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said. Both were 19. Nass attended James Madison University in Virginia and Mayr was a nursing student at the University of Delaware.
August 24, 2012
IN THE LATEST royal scandal, naked photos of Prince Harry - without his crown but apparently very much with his scepter - were posted by the website TMZ; the pix were taken in Las Vegas during a night that included a game of "naked billiards. " We thought the naked bike ride was gross. Naked billiards? Eeew. Second, while this is a particularly delicious chapter in the history of royal scandals, it bears reminding that the actual history of royal scandals goes back at least a thousand years (in the case of British monarchies, anyway)
August 20, 2012
LAS VEGAS - Police say a clerk at a Las Vegas Dairy Queen shot and killed a sword-wielding, masked man who tried to rob the restaurant. Detectives say the suspect was shot twice and was lying just outside the doors when officers arrived about 12:15 p.m. Sunday. The suspect died at a hospital. Metro Police Lt. Les Lane told the Las Vegas-Journa l that the sword was at least 3 feet long. Authorities said that the shooting appears to have been in self-defense but that detectives were investigating whether the gun used was properly registered.
July 15, 2012 |
Some people hate Vegas, some can't live without it. Count me somewhere in between. I've visited many times over the last 20 years, both for work and pleasure, and never fail to enjoy myself. I try to visit during the twice-yearly retail sales in late July and January for some amazing price reductions (room rates tend to be lower then, too). And even if you visit for just a night or two, Vegas is the ideal base to explore the natural wonders of the Southwest (I think the most memorable trip I've ever taken was a circle trip from Vegas to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Monument Valley, and Mesa Verde, staying in the national park lodges)