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Fans Sue Showtime Over Mayweather-McGregor Pay-Per-View Difficulties

Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view

In complaints filed in separate US federal courts, two boxing fans have opened potential class-action lawsuits against cable TV network Showtime, saying the poor quality of the livestream deprived them of seeing the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. In one of the most heavily hyped fights in history, an estimated five million people…Read More

Mayweather Could Join Billionaire Athletes Club after McGregor Fight

Floyd "Money" Mayweather

In what could amount to one of the most envious golden parachutes, Floyd Mayweather could be set to retire a billionaire. The boxer is reportedly going to make $300-$400 million in total from his victorious fight with Conor McGregor, and in doing so would join an exclusive list of athletes to have achieved such a…Read More

Massachusetts Woman Makes Lottery History as Sole Winner of $759 Million Powerball

$758.7 Million Powerball winner Mavis Wanczyk

A single winner bought a ticket at a gas station in Massachusetts to claim a Powerball prize that made for the biggest individual lottery win of all time. Mavis Wanczyk, 53, came forward on Thursday to reveal that she held the winning ticket, worth an estimated $758.7 million. She purchased her ticket at Pride Station and…Read More

Zombies, Zombies Everywhere, as MGM Aims to Cash In on Virtual Undead

Zero Latency’s Zombie Survival comes to MGM Grand

Zombies will soon be infesting downtown Las Vegas and the Strip. But before you stock up on canned foods, medicine, and weapons, rest assured these representatives of the ravenous undead are here purely to entertain. For a few weeks now, the “Fear the Walking Dead Survival Experience” on Fremont Street has been offering visitors a…Read More

Many in Las Vegas Felt Impact of Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis Las Vegas

Comedian Jerry Lewis might not have been the most famous celebrity to call Las Vegas home, but his contribution to the city rivals anyone who ever lived in Southern Nevada. Lewis, who died Sunday at the age of 91, influenced many that he came in contact with, both famous celebrities and adorning fans. The star…Read More

Impact of Elvis Presley on Las Vegas Still Strong, Even 40 Years After His Death

Elvis Presley legacy 40 years after his death

Though it’s been four decades since iconic entertainer Elvis Presley died, his legacy in Sin City, the town with which his memory is inexorably intertwined, is still alive, well, and kicking booty. The King is a veritable industry niche of his own in Las Vegas, via hundreds of impersonators, endless souvenir shop chatkes, and of…Read More

With Stadium Coming, Las Vegas Eyed as Potential Host City for 2026 World Cup

Las Vegas World Cup 2026

Las Vegas is one of 44 cities meriting a look as a prospective host city for the 2026 World Cup, according to soccer officials tasked with scouting locations across North America for inclusion in an official multinational bid. The United Bid Committee (UBC) of the United States, Canada and Mexico on Tuesday sent Requests for…Read More

Disney Ups Spend to Defeat Casino Expansion in Florida

Disney increases financing of anti-gambling expansion committee

Disney donated $500,000 to a campaign opposing casino expansion in Florida last month, according to the state’s Division of Elections website. The beneficiary of the windfall, political action committee “Voters in Charge,” is pushing to pass a constitutional amendment that would give Florida voters the “exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling.” The…Read More

Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones Leaks Kill Entertainment Betting Markets

Game of Thrones leaks ruin betting markets

Game of Thrones Season 7 has suffered more leaks than Stannis Baratheon’s fleet at the Battle of the Blackwater, thanks to unknown hackers only too willing to spill the beans. If you’re just dying to know this season’s plot in advance, countless forums can provide the information you crave. This is, of course, agonizing for…Read More

Partnership Approved for Development of Three Toronto-Area Casinos

Woodbine Racetrack and future casino

Two Canadian companies won a bidding process to expand a Toronto-area race track into a full-fledged casino, as part of a plan to modernize gambling options in Ontario. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected Great Canadian Gaming and Brookfield Business Partners to operate a trio of facilities, including the Woodbine Racetrack. OLG…Read More

‘Sharknado Live’ Set to Rain Musical Mayhem on Las Vegas

Sharknado Live Caesars SyFy

Sharknado Live is going to be swimming into a Caesars resort in Las Vegas sometime next year. Following a viewing party for the premiere of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, producers confirmed rumors that a live stage musical adaptation based on the popular Syfy made-for-TV movie series was in the works. Celebrities including lead actors Ian…Read More

Conor McGregor Inks Deal with Wynn to Host Encore Clubbing Events

Conor McGregor Wynn Encore nightclub

Conor McGregor is a mixed martial arts fighter who’s soon to be trying his hand at professional boxing, but that isn’t the only new profession he’ll be taking on in 2017. In addition to his much-hyped clash against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas later this month, McGregor has signed a contract with Wynn Nightlife venues…Read More

Cubs Present Infamous Fan Steve Bartman with 2016 World Series Ring

Steve Bartman's World Series ring

Steve Bartman, the most famous Chicago Cubs fan for all the wrong reasons, was presented an official 2016 World Series ring by the baseball team as a gesture of apology for one of the ugliest incidents in the ball club’s storied history. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, as well as President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein…Read More

Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s Fourth Wife and Icon of Vintage Vegas, Dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, 1927-2017

Barbara Sinatra, wife of iconic entertainer Frank Sinatra and one of the last links to vintage Las Vegas, died Tuesday at age 90. She had been in declining health the last few months and died of natural causes, surrounded by family in her home in Rancho Mirage, California. While her third husband was famous for…Read More

Korean Pop Star Jung Jin-woo Pops Into Prison for Illegal Gambling

South Korean pop star Jung Jin-woo gambling

Korean pop star Jung Jin-woo was once a promising musician with hundreds of thousands of fans in his home country. He rose to fame on the fifth season of “K-pop Star,” South Korea’s version of “American Idol,” but a weakness for gambling has landed the celebrity behind bars for one year. Jin-woo became a household…Read More