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NBC Sports Launches Pick ‘Em NASCAR Game with Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 Featuring $10,000 Jackpot

A free game from NBC Sports, which allows auto racing fans to win at least $10,000, begins Saturday and is linked with the NASCAR series starting with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 held in Daytona. The game is offered through the NBC Sports Predictor app and website. It allows participants to select the driver who…Read More

Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Defend Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Titles, Combined Scarf Down 102 Dogs

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Joey Chestnut, 35, and Miki Sudo, 34, have successfully defended their respective titles at the 2019 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The annual Fourth of July event brought many of the world’s best competitive eaters to Coney Island, New York. But after two 10-minute events for the male and female divisions, it was…Read More

July 4th Holiday Expected to Attract 330K Visitors to Las Vegas, Record US Travel Forecasted

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Travel experts say this week’s July 4th holiday falling on a Thursday will lead to increased tourism across the country. For Las Vegas, Independence Day is expected to draw 330,000 people to town. If that number is realized, it will be a roughly one percent premium on July 4th last year. Visitation tends to increase…Read More

Rick Springfield Cancels Hard Rock Casino Gig in Dominican Republic Over Safety Fears

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Veteran Aussie rocker Rick Springfield has canceled a forthcoming concert at the Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic as public anxiety grows over reports of mysterious deaths in the country. The Jessie’s Girl singer said his “Rick Springfield & Friends” fan getaway event, which was scheduled to happen at the Hard…Read More

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ James Holzhauer Unsuccessful in WSOP Tournaments

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Professional sports bettor James Holzhauer, the man who went on a Jeopardy! run this year by winning 32 straight games and $2,464,216, didn’t find the same success this week at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Holzhauer played in the $1,500 buy-in Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em event yesterday. After a strong start, the Jeopardy!…Read More

EA Games VP Compares ‘Harmless’ Loot Boxes to Confectionary Banned in US for Danger to Children

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Are loot boxes gambling? No, they are “ethical and fun.” That’s what Electronic Arts (EA Games) vice president Kerry Hopkins told the British parliament this week, as reported by the BBC. Far from aping the mechanics of gambling, as has been alleged, Hopkins told MPs that loot-boxes are more akin to buying a Kinder Surprise…Read More

Betting on Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Denied in New Jersey, Twitter Discussion Ensues

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The 2019 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest will be held July 4 on Coney Island, but don’t plan to place wagers on the outcome of the 10-minute devouring if you live in nearby New Jersey. This week, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) denied a request from several sportsbooks to offer…Read More

Former William Harrah Lake Tahoe Mansion Listed for Sale at $25.75M

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The Lake Tahoe home of casino pioneer William Harrah was once the hottest invite for Hollywood’s A-list celebs. Today, it’s on the market for a cool $25.75 million. Known as Villa Harrah, the legendary eight-bed, seven-bath sprawling estate overlooking Lake Tahoe features endless amenities including a full salon and spa, Himalayan salt cave, private beach…Read More

GTA Online: Rockstar Games Confirms Vinewood’s ‘Luxury Casino’ Opening Soon

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Grand Theft Auto publisher Rockstar Games has announced that the long-awaited casino in its GTA Online game will shortly be open for business. Fans of the free-roaming multi-player have been waiting a long time for this. Ever since the debut of the game, five years ago, a sign saying “opening soon” has hovered over the…Read More

Las Vegas Iconic Reality Show ‘Pawn Stars’ Cashes In for More TV Gold

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“Pawn Stars,” the hit History Channel reality series that has featured the Las Vegas Gold & Silver Pawn Shop for nearly a decade, has been renewed for 40 new hour-long episodes. The Gold & Silver Pawn Shop has become a Las Vegas attraction in its own right, so much that casinos across Sin City have…Read More

Oakland Raiders Picked for HBO ‘Hard Knocks,’ Oddsmakers Predict Hard NFL Season for Future Las Vegas Franchise

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The Oakland Raiders will be featured on this year’s season of the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” It’s a casting role the team didn’t want. Despite owner Mark Davis and second-year coach Jon Gruden publicly stating they didn’t want cameras documenting the team’s training camp for the 2019 NFL season, the cast of characters on the…Read More

Justin Bieber Challenges Tom Cruise to UFC Fight, Sportsbooks Open Hypothetical Odds

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Pop star Justin Bieber has bizarrely challenged movie star Tom Cruise to a UFC fight, and online sportsbooks are taking bets on the potential spectacle. The challenge announcement came via social media, the 25-year-old taking to Twitter to request the 56-year-old Hollywood legend meet him in the Octagon, the name of the ring-cage of the…Read More

James Holzhauer Responds to ‘Jeopardy!’ Conspiracy Theories Following Loss

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James Holzhauer’s shocking loss on the Monday edition of Jeopardy! has only fueled more conspiracy theories regarding his historic win streak that spanned 32 shows. In the defense of those who felt something fishy was going on surrounding Holzhauer’s incredible run, the odds of all of this happening were astonishingly long. Heading into Final Jeopardy…Read More

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Issues Apology to Meek Mill for Banning Rapper from Casino

Just days after the Cosmopolitan denied hip hop star Meek Mill entry to a concert it was hosting, the Las Vegas hotel and casino took to Twitter to issue an apology, saying it had “zero tolerance for discrimination.” The rapper, whose legal name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, and two members of his security detail tried…Read More

Video Purportedly Shows Sports Bettor Holzhauer Losing on ‘Jeopardy!’

In news that has various social media platforms buzzing Monday, leaked footage from the day’s scheduled episode of “Jeopardy!” appears to show professional sports bettor James Holzhauer losing, thus ending the run of one of the show’s most dominant players. Leaked footage of the episode appeared on Twitter on Sunday via an account known as…Read More