Las Vegas Strip Goes Dark For Jerry Tarkanian

Forty hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas strip dimmed their lights for three minutes last night in tribute to the memory of former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, who passed away on Feb. 11. Reader David sends along this video he shot, as all non-essential lights were turned off upon the end of the Rebels' game… » 2/19/15 8:23am 2/19/15 8:23am

Former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton Has Been Working As A Las Vegas…

Suzy Favor Hamilton was a middle distance runner, competing in three Olympics—most notably, the 1500 meters in Sydney, where she collapsed to the ground coming down the stretch. But she's probably best known for this 2000 Nike ad, in which a sports bra-clad Favor Hamilton outran a masked chainsaw-wielding… » 12/20/12 12:35pm 12/20/12 12:35pm

Former ESPN Outdoors Producer: "Most Of The People I've Met From The…

For several years I worked for the now defunct ESPNOutdoors.com and on a number of ESPN Outdoors TV shows. A couple of times a year the website would cover these massive annual trade shows that affected hunting, and we'd descend on giant convention center halls in Orlando and Las Vegas that were packed with camo and… » 12/15/12 7:00pm 12/15/12 7:00pm

Mizzou's Corporate Card Was Used For $7,600 At A Vegas Strip Club

Missouri, like many schools, handed out credit cards to athletics department employees and trusted them not to abuse the privilege. Anyone who's ever had a corporate card can guess how that worked out: strip clubs and steakhouses. After an external audit of the program's finances, they're cracking down on who they… » 10/23/12 5:55pm 10/23/12 5:55pm

One Online Sports Book Is Refunding Everyone Who Bet On The Packers…

The NFL is the biggest sport in America because of betting. WagerMinds estimates that in Nevada, $12 million rides on any given football game. Marc Lawrence of PlayBook.com says another $250 million is at stake in offshore betting on a typical Monday Night Football game. So last night's debacle in Seattle didn't only… » 9/25/12 11:30am 9/25/12 11:30am

The Replacement Refs Are Now Affecting Vegas Betting Lines

A ridiculous proportion of the NFL's popularity can be tied directly to gambling. So what if, when considering how replacement refs are making games skewed and unpredictable, it was Vegas and not the viewers that finally forces the league's hand in negotiating with the locked-out officials? We considered the… » 9/20/12 1:25pm 9/20/12 1:25pm

WrestleMania Betting Odds, And How To Gamble On Pro Wrestling

WrestleMania XXVIII will go down Sunday in Miami, and I'd like you to ask yourself some questions. Can the Undertaker extend his Wrestlemania record to 20-0? Will Chris Jericho or CM Punk get the better of what could be an all-time classic? Does the Rock still have what it takes to bring down John Cena? More… » 3/30/12 2:10pm 3/30/12 2:10pm