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David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ Teen Idol, Popular Las Vegas Entertainer, Dead at 67

David Cassidy dead at 67

David Cassidy, the Partridge Family superstar who enjoyed a storied career as a musician, actor, and Las Vegas entertainer, died Tuesday after a brief hospitalization. Following reports that he’d been put into an induced coma and was going into organ failure earlier this week, the official cause of death was “complications related to dementia,” his publicist…Read More

Raiders President Advises Las Vegas on Prospects for Landing Super Bowl, NFL Draft, World Cup

Raiders President Marc Badain at a Las Vegas Stadium Authority meeting

The Oakland Raiders are three years away from playing in their new $1.9 billion stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip, but the team’s president is already thinking about how it could host future Super Bowls and World Cup events. Marc Badain spoke to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Thursday and laid out a…Read More

Underdogs Pay Well as Champions, Favorites Fall at UFC 217

UFC 217

Underdogs ruled the octagon on Saturday night at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden as all three title matches were won by the challengers. Two of those losses included heavy favorites. It was the first time in the sport’s history where there were three new champions. There were 11 bouts on the evening and eight…Read More

Las Vegas Tourism Board Faces Budget Tightening after Audit to Rein in Indulgent Spending

Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority's Board member Bill Noonan

They invested more than $10,000 to fly a group from Latin America to Las Vegas. Nothing less than a thousand-dollar bottle of wine would do when the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority entertained guests at lavish hotel bars. These were just some of the questionable expenditures found by an exhaustive review conducted by the…Read More

Las Vegas Sands to Spend $1.1 Billion on Renovations, Thematic Relaunch in Macau

Sands Macau Londoner

Las Vegas Sands has reaffirmed its commitment to Macau, as the casino giant announced it plans to spend $1.1 billion on new projects in the city that has become the world’s largest gambling center. The announcement comes at a time when rival operators in Macau are also racing to finish new development in China before…Read More

Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma Casino During Beach Boys Concert

Riverwind casino tornado damage

A sold-out Beach Boys show at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma, was interrupted by a small tornado Saturday night. The unexpected visitor ripped the roof off the casino, damaging more than 800 slots, video poker, and other gaming machines. A hotel connected to the resort had to relocate guests for the weekend, due to…Read More

Bought by MGM, WNBA’s San Antonio Stars Are Latest Pro Sports Team Headed to Vegas

Soon-to-be Las Vegas Stars of the WNBA

The pro sports teams planting their flags in Las Vegas keep on coming. MGM Resorts announced Wednesday that the casino conglomerate bought the San Antonio Stars from the WNBA, and will be moving the team to Las Vegas in time for the 2018 season. The sale was approved by the WNBA and NBA Board of…Read More

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Breaks His Silence with Ellen DeGeneres Interview, Says He’s Doing Better Each Day

Jesus Campos Las Vegas shooting

Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security guard who was the first to respond to the 32nd floor the night of October 1, is finally opening up publicly, more than two weeks after mass shooter Stephen Paddock killed 58 people in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The media has been hounding…Read More

Appeals Court Sides with NFL, Rules Ezekiel Elliot Suspension Can Stand

Jerry Jones and Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott may have run out of options in his effort to reverse his six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence. On Thursday, the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans granted the NFL’s request to set aside a previous court injunction that effectively blocked the league’s suspension of the Dallas Cowboys’ star running…Read More

One Week After Mass Shooting, Jason Aldean Back in Las Vegas to Visit Trauma Care Patients

Jason Aldean Brittany Aldean UMC Las Vegas mass shooting

Country music headliner Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas on Sunday, exactly a week after he ran off stage in the midst of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. But he wasn’t back to sing so much as to soothe. Aldean returned to visit with recovering trauma patients at University Medical Center (UMC), where…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Still Among Potential 2026 World Cup Host Venues

Raiders stadium Las Vegas World Cup

The $1.9 billion Las Vegas Raiders stadium that’s expected to soon break ground between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue just west of I-15 and the Strip is still in the running to host 2026 World Cup matches. The United Bid Committee (UBC), an organization made up of soccer’s governing bodies from the US, Canada, and…Read More

Donations Pouring in from Businesses, Celebrities, and Everyday People for Las Vegas Victims, First Responders

Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commissioner

The outpouring of support from the Las Vegas residents, celebrities, and businesses in response to Sunday night’s deadly massacre at the Route 91 Harvest festival was immediate and extensive. More than $14 million has already been pledged to charities helping victims and first responders, and people responded so quickly to requests for blood donations that…Read More

George Foreman Challenges Actor Stephan Seagal to Fight

George Foreman, Steven Seagal

Let’s get ready to stumble! Or bumble, because 68-year-old George Foreman challenged 65-year-old actor and martial artist Steven Seagal to a 10-round senior citizen boxing match in Las Vegas. The former heavyweight champion issued the proposition on his Twitter account Monday. While Foreman’s idea was quickly mocked on social media, he appeared serious. His first…Read More

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, Frequent Las Vegas Visitor and Former Casino Owner, Dead at 91

Hugh Hefner dead at 91

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has gone to that great lingerie party in the sky. The multimillionaire who brought to life the soft-core, meticulously photoshopped genre of impossibly beautiful women died Wednesday at his Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, according to the lifestyle and entertainment company he founded in 1953. The “American Icon,” as Playboy referenced…Read More

South Korea’s $1.8 Billion Shinhwa World Casino on Jeju Island to Open in December

Jeju Shinhwa World official opening December

Jeju Shinhwa World, the $1.8 billion integrated resort currently under construction on the South Korean holiday island of Jeju, has announced that its “official opening” will take place on December 8. The casino rolled out an initial phase soft opening in April, with the launch of a 344-units of luxury accommodation, known as Somerset Jeju…Read More