Duke's Meaningless Last Second Free Throw Cost Vegas Millions

Last night's Duke-Utah game seemingly ended in a 62-57 win for Duke. With eight seconds remaining Utah's Jordan Loveridge missed a three-pointer, and the Utah players only half-heartedly tried to foul or tie up the rebounder, Duke's Quinn Cook. But with 0.7 seconds left a referee blew for a foul against Cook, the… » 3/28/15 12:57pm Saturday 12:57pm

Vegas Goes Nuts Over A Meaningless Layup To Cover The Spread

It was a remarkable day of basketball, despite having only two (or three, maybe) actual late winners. But if you are rooting with your wallet as well as with your heart, well, there are buzzer-beaters all around you. » 3/20/15 10:05am 3/20/15 10:05am

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

The city of Las Vegas publicly declared that taxpayers would be on the hook for 41 percent of a proposed soccer stadium for a potential MLS team. Then the Las Vegas Review-Journal obtained the term sheet, and surprise! Turns out taxpayers would contribute more than 75 percent of the cost. » 8/28/14 1:38pm 8/28/14 1:38pm

Reports: NHL Plans Expansion, And Soon

Two separate, partially concordant reports on Tuesday indicate that the NHL is in the late stages of finalizing a league expansion in the next few years, with one of them going so far as to claim the NHL will add teams in Las Vegas, Seattle, Quebec City, and a second franchise in Toronto, all by 2017. » 8/27/14 8:44am 8/27/14 8:44am

Gambling Addict/Airport Scammer Spills His Life Story On Message Board

There is a fascinating thread over at the Two Plus Two poker forums that starts off as an everyday tale of an attempted scam at Las Vegas's McCarran Airport, but spirals into something else entirely. » 6/30/14 3:26pm 6/30/14 3:26pm

Beef Vs. Pork: WHO YA GOT?!

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering mucus, decapitation, suicide by sledgehammer, and more. » 6/17/14 11:30am 6/17/14 11:30am

Girl Tries Pole Dancing At Vegas Beach Club, Fails Miserably

This girl partying at Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas attempted to show off her pole dancing skills. It ended very, very poorly. » 5/25/14 11:45am 5/25/14 11:45am

Floyd Mayweather And T.I. Reportedly Get Into Giant Brawl In Las Vegas

Boxer/domestic abuser Floyd Mayweather and rapper T.I. reportedly got into a huge fight in Las Vegas last night that involved yelling, chairs, and T.I.'s wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris. » 5/25/14 10:01am 5/25/14 10:01am

Escape From Las Vegas: My Weekend Being Fake-Kidnapped in Sin City

In the meeting room of a La Quinta hotel on the northernmost outskirts of Las Vegas, near the entrance to Nellis Air Force Base, the company OnPoint Tactical hosted the most recent iteration of their "Urban Escape & Evasion" course. » 2/11/14 11:20am 2/11/14 11:20am

Rob Gronkowski Danced Shirtless And Wrestled At A Vegas Club And Fell…

Sunday was the Super Bowl, yes, but it was also a day whose name ended in "-y" after the Patriots' season had ended. So Rob Gronkowski, naturally, was drinking and dancing shirtless somewhere. But he went further than usual this time around! » 2/05/13 12:00pm 2/05/13 12:00pm

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

"I Know That People In The Islands Are Crapping Their Pants Right Now":…

Twenty-five people were indicted today in New York on charges related to a $50 million sports-gambling ring. This marks the culmination of an 18-month long joint investigation by the NYPD, FBI, Queens District Attorney's Office, and Nevada Gaming Control Board. » 10/25/12 7:00pm 10/25/12 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