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Las Vegas Casino Security a Tricky Conundrum in Wake of Mass Shooting Outside of Mandalay Bay

Las Vegas security issues after shooting

How do you balance Las Vegas’ reputation as the “anything goes” city with renewed considerations for tighter security measures? That’s the question that casino executives are now grappling with, after Sunday’s deadliest-ever non-war gun rampage in American history. Wynn Las Vegas led the brigade this week, and began using metal detectors to screen customers entering…Read More

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Was High-Roller Who Gambled Freely, FBI Hopes Girlfriend Can Unravel Mystery of Motive

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

What caused Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to take an arsenal of modified high-powered semiautomatic weapons into his Mandalay Bay hotel suite and spray bullets onto innocent concertgoers outside below? That’s the question on everyone’s mind right now, and law enforcement agencies hope to gain some insight when they finally interrogate Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley,…Read More

Mandalay Bay Massacre Won’t Impact Las Vegas Tourism Long-Term, Travel Experts Say

Las Vegas tourism massacre

The Las Vegas tourism industry isn’t expected to suffer any long-term financial consequences as a result of Sunday night’s massacre that killed at least 59 people and injured nearly 500. Numerous gaming and hospitality experts are expressing such forecasts in the wake of the deadliest US mass shooting in the country’s modern history. Industry analysts…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Boxing Club Volunteer Arrested for Murder of Sometimes Las Vegas Roomate

Abdul Musawwir Mohammed Floyd Mayweather

A man with ties to Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Club in Las Vegas stands accused of murdering a fellow volunteer at the facility, police said. Abdul Musawwir Mohammed, also known as Carlton Burnett, has been charged in the shooting death of Randall “Baldy” Smith that allegedly took place the weekend of the champion’s bout with Conor…Read More

Casino Stocks and Firearm Shares React to Las Vegas Massacre

Stock market reacts day after Las Vegas massacre

Las Vegas casino stocks faced a turbulent day of trading on Monday. The market reacted strongly after a 64-year-old killer opened fire late Sunday night in Las Vegas from a 32nd-floor suite at Mandalay Bay, aiming an automatic weapon onto 22,000 concertgoers attending an outdoor country music festival. The massacre resulted in the loss of…Read More

OJ Simpson Out on Parole, Staying in Nevada at Undisclosed Las Vegas Location For Now

OJ Simpson released from Lovelock

OJ Simpson is a free man once more, albeit not without caveats, after he was released from a Nevada prison just after midnight Sunday morning. The controversial former sports hero was serving nine years of a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery, but was approved for parole in July. The one-time NFL and movie…Read More

Las Vegas Horror: At Least 58 Killed in Deadliest Mass Shooting in Modern US History

Las Vegas mass murder shooting

At least 58 people are dead in Las Vegas and many hundreds more are injured after a gunman opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay casino resort. Bullets sprayed down on a country music concert across the Strip at the Route 91 Harvest music festival where superstar Jason Aldean…Read More

Las Vegas Site for Meetings in College Basketball Bribery, Corruption Scandal

College basketball

Las Vegas has been the backdrop for nefarious activities in the past and it acted as a host for three meetings with college basketball coaches accused of bribery and corruption in the biggest scandal to hit the sport since point shaving scandal six decades ago. The assistants are among 10 people associated with the sport…Read More

Malaysia Declares ‘All Out War’ on Illegal Gambling, Culls Corrupt Cops

Police chief Tan Sri Noor promises gambling crackdown

Malaysia is stepping up its efforts to stamp out illegal gambling, but first it must purge its police force of the corrupt officers that facilitate it. Gambling is largely illegal in the predominantly Muslim country, apart from the national lottery and a limited amount of on-track horse race betting, while casino gaming is restricted to…Read More

Sheldon Adelson Loses Prostitution-Related Defamation Appeal, Nevada Supreme Court Sides With Jewish Democratic Group

Sheldon Adelson lawsuit prostitution

Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson has lost his legal challenge against the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), after the Nevada Supreme Court ruled this week that the political organization is immune from civil liability in the defamation case. During the 2012 presidential campaign, the NJDC issued a statement calling on Republican Party candidate Mitt…Read More

Colleges Dealing with Federal Bribery Investigation; Louisville’s Rick Pitino Removed

College basketball scandal

The other shoes are dropping all over the country as college basketball programs are dealing with the fallout over the FBI investigation into alleged illegal relationships with Adidas representatives and sports agents. On Wednesday legendary Louisville Coach Rick Pitino was put on unpaid administrative leave by university president Greg Postel. The 65-year-old coach said in…Read More

Gambling Ship in Hot Water for Refusing to ‘Outrun’ Hurricane Irma

Victory 1 casino in trouble over Hurricane Irma

US Coast Guard authorities are investigating why a casino cruise ship remained docked at Port Canaveral during Hurricane Irma, despite having been ordered to leave well before the storm hit the Florida coast. Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray said that had Victory I, owned by Victory Cruises, broken free during the storm it…Read More

MGM National Harbor Corrects Grave Error, Digs Up and Moves 400-Year-Old Colonists

MGM National Harbor cemetery

Maryland’s $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor is gently kicking out some unwanted stiffs, but not the kind who haven’t paid their casino credit line. Nope, these deadbeats are actually, well, dead. Just steps from the sleek and modern 23-story hotel tower sits a centuries-old graveyard on a grassy knoll, surrounded by fencing and protected around…Read More

Major Iowa Lottery Snafu: Thousands of Past Winners’ Social Security Numbers Get Released

Terry Rich Iowa Lottery snafu

Iowa Lottery officials are red-faced, and have apologized after accidentally releasing 2,967 social security numbers of winners from 2011 to a college professor doing lottery research that covered the past 30 years. Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, an assistant journalism instructor at Grand Valley State University outside of Grand Rapids in Michigan requested the information for a…Read More

Key Information Left Out of OJ Simpson Parole Hearing Spurs Gloria Allred to Push for Change to Nevada Law

OJ Simpson odds parole board law

Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred is seeing red over OJ Simpson’s imminent release from a Nevada prison, and she’s put in motion legislation to see to it that the state’s laws change going forward as a result. OJ Simpson could be released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as this Sunday, October 1, but had…Read More