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One More Time: Britney Spears to Hit Las Vegas Strip with New Residency at Park MGM

In 1999, Britney Spears became the biggest pop star in the world with her debut album, Baby One More Time. Twenty years later, she’s being paid a half-million dollars per show. Perhaps that’s why her Las Vegas residency at Park MGM’s Park Theater is aptly titled Domination. The pop-icon announced the show – her second concert…Read More

The Show Must Go On: WWE Likely to Hold Pay-Per-View in Saudi Arabia Despite Criticism

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Not too long ago, professional sports leagues hated the idea of putting a team in Las Vegas, afraid that the gaming industry presence would make fans question the integrity of their contests. As the Vegas Golden Knights and the upcoming move that will bring the Oakland Raiders to town have shown, that’s no longer seen…Read More

Nevada Brothel Owner Dennis Hof Dead at 72, Status of Raiders-Themed Cathouse Uncertain

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Dennis Hof — America’s most famous legal pimp — is dead at the age of 72. The news came as a shock to those closest to him, as the longtime Nevada brothel owner had just recently celebrated his birthday with a star-studded bash that included such names as pornstar Ron Jeremy, former Arizona sheriff Joe…Read More

Soccer Superstar Lionel Messi Teaming Up with Cirque du Soleil for ‘Legacy’ Spectacular

Cirque du Soleil and Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi — one of the most successful entertainment franchises in Las Vegas history and one of the popular game’s biggest stars — are teaming up. After creating tributes to everyone from the Beatles to Michael Jackson, Cirque is creating an international touring show that will bring “Messi’s…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Exec Says A-List Headliners Critical in Keeping Las Vegas Current

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Caesars Entertainment executive Jason Gastwirth says A-list residencies at Las Vegas casino resorts are critical to the city’s ongoing growth and ability to attract new visitors to the Strip. Speaking at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) during a conversation titled “Retail, Dining and Entertainment: Determining the Right Mix to Maximize ROI,” Gastwirth said entertainment is…Read More

Taylor Swift Gets Political for Tennessee Dems, But Bettors Like GOP in Senate Race

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Taylor Swift sells out stadiums around the world, and she’s been at the center of plenty of entertainment controversies through the years. All those public and social media battles should have prepared her well for her latest push: the political arena. In an Instagram post, the 28-year-old said she’s supporting two Tennessee Democrats for Congress:…Read More

FanDuel Launches ‘Pick 6’ NFL Sports Betting Game Via Alexa Devices

FanDuel recently made the leap from online DFS site to land-based sports betting operator — and now, to Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices. If there were ever a clearer sign that sports betting had very suddenly become mainstream in America, it’s that you can now register your picks for the week’s NFL games simply…Read More

Electronic Arts Bows to Pressure, Discloses Loot Box Odds for FIFA 19… And They Suck

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Electronic Arts (EA) has for the first time included loot box odds in its new FIFA 19 video game. The newest instalment to the wildly popular soccer series was released Friday and immediately shot to the top of the charts. Significantly, the inclusion of odds comes after reports that the Belgian Prosecutors office is considering…Read More

Jennifer Lopez Las Vegas Finale Sets Ticket Revenue Record, Stars Pack Zappos Theater

Jennifer Lopez wrapped up her nearly three-year Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater last weekend in record fashion. JLo’s 130th show at the Caesars Entertainment resort sold $1.43 million in tickets, a mark the casino company says is a record for a single-night Las Vegas residency show. Britney Spears held the previous high…Read More

Venetian Sphere to Make Las Vegas an Edgier, Governor Sandoval Gets Ball Rolling

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Construction is due to begin on the MSG Sphere at The Venetian, following a groundbreaking ceremony held Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip. Addressing attendees at the ceremony, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said he believed the ambitious project was “truly is the next chapter in the history of the evolution of the entertainment capital of…Read More

Steve Wynn Drops Anchor in Monte Carlo in $215 Million Super Yacht

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Sexual-misconduct-denying casino mogul Steve Wynn sailed his $215 million mega-yacht into Monte Carlo this week, where the world’s fabulously wealthy had gathered for a spot of who’s-got-the-biggest-boat-type one-upmanship. This was the Monaco Yacht Show –- an event attended this year by celeb super-couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom –- and hosted by the enclave’s Prince…Read More

End Of An Era: Celine Dion Ending 13-Year Las Vegas Colosseum Residency at Caesars Palace

After thirteen years as a mainstay on the Las Vegas Strip, Celine Dion — the Canadian-born superstar who made performing in one place cool — will be moving on next summer. The singer, who turned 50 in March, announced on a Facebook post on Monday that her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will…Read More

Boyaa Interactive CEO Imprisoned in China on Bribery Charges

The CEO of online games company Boyaa Interactive will serve a 12-month prison sentence in China for bribery. The Hong Kong-based social games outfit announced Friday that Zhang Wei had failed in his appeal to have the charges quashed by the Higher People’s Court of Shenzhen and had resigned as CEO. He was initially sentenced…Read More

Matt Damon and Edward Norton Cheated Bob and Harvey Weinstein at Poker

Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Rounders

Matt Damon and Edward Norton once fleeced Bob Weinstein and his disgraced brother, Harvey Weinstein, at poker. The pair employed cheating skills they learned preparing for Rounders, the classic 1998 poker movie that the Weinsteins themselves produced through their company Miramax. It’s been two decades since the release of Rounders. The movie was a box-office…Read More

Former Las Vegas Club 662 Owner Suge Knight Faces 28 Years in Prison After Plea Deal Made Days Before Jury Trial to Begin in L.A.

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Co-founder and former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight  — who was once a Las Vegas club owner — has avoided a possible life sentence after pleading no contest to an involuntary manslaughter charge, stemming from a 2015 hit-and-run that left one person dead. Knight — who owned the now-closed Club 662 in Las Vegas,…Read More