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Boyd Gaming earns final approval, expects to close $1.45 billion Peninsula deal Tuesday
Boyd Gaming earns final approval, expects to close $1.45 billion Peninsula deal Tuesday Boyd Gaming Corp. cleared its final regulatory hurdle for the company's $1.45 billion acquisition of Peninsula Gaming. Kansas gaming regulators this week approved the transaction, which will give Boyd Gaming ownership of five casinos in Kansas, Iowa and Louisiana.
Halkyard, Zarnett elected to National Center for Responsible Gaming board
Halkyard, Zarnett elected to National Center for Responsible Gaming board NV Energy Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Halkyard and Deutsche Bank gaming analyst Andrew Zarnett were elected to the board of directors of the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Halkyard joined NV Energy in July after spending 13 years in a variety of roles with Caesars Entertainment Corp., including time as CFO.
Anderson Cooper: "The Fact Is, I'm Gay."
All of which is a prelude to my saying that I've known Anderson Cooper as a friend for more than two decades. I asked him for his feedback on this subject, for reasons that are probably obvious to most.
A happy update from a place less 'foreign' every day | Jessica Fryman
Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by Jessica Fryman in Blog Today, I worked 16 hours, my recently typical schedule of English teaching and Santiago Times editing. I woke up before the sun, but was still running late and had only 15 minutes to freshen up before cramming onto the metro during morning rush hour.
Sen. Rubio on Obama Immigration Policy: 'Why Wouldn't Someone Call Me?'
President Obama's decision to relax immigration rules for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants is a "short-term solution" that is "problematic" in the long run, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said in an interview with ABC News.
Norm! Vegas Confidential
Arianny Celeste makes a late appearance at UFC 146 Saturday night after being arrested earlier in the day. (Photo by Jason Bean/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Arianny Celeste, the UFC Octagon Girl who landed in jail on domestic violence charges Saturday, has deleted several pictures from her Twitter site, including one of a mystery man showing affection.
Crystals draws recognition from RECon
At RECon 2012, one Las Vegas shopping center looked brighter than the rest. Crystals at CityCenter won a VIVA Best-of-the-Best Award in the sustainability category from the International Council of Shopping Centers during the global retail real estate convention, which ended Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Las Vegas gets glimpse of eclipse
CATHEDRAL GORGE STATE PARK - The group clapped and cheered and held their gaze steady to the sky when the four-minute "ring of fire" appeared. "Oh dear," said 86-year-old Henderson resident Gloria Holmes. "This is too much for an old lady."
Rocket Man's temper explodes
Pop diva Elton John threw one of his infamous tantrums Friday, making a watery mess onstage and tossing a stool while hinting that heads were going to roll. Stagehands at the Colosseum, home to his "Million Dollar Piano" show, were seen mopping up water four times.
Chef peppers debut with salty language
Chef Gordon Ramsay's salty language would have left sailors blushing Friday at Paris Las Vegas. You expected him to be on his best behavior for a news conference? In an introduction for the ages, the British TV personality served up his usual, peppering his Las Vegas debut with raw and unfiltered language.
Bieber fever hits Mayweather camp
It was a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight to remember, and so was his entrance. As Mayweather paraded into the MGM Grand Garden on Saturday, following him was teen singing star Justin Bieber, rocking his new rockabilly haircut and carrying two of Mayweather's championship belts.
Tweet-free Harper still draws crowd
Baseball phenom Bryce Harper is adding followers the old-fashioned way - without Twitter. Either Harper or the Washington Nationals' front office decided his fast track to the big leagues would be a smoother ride without the potential pitfalls of Twitter.
Sullivan: Numb fans search for answers, share grief
Paul Sellers took a seat on the cement and pulled a string of rosary beads from his pocket. He was bound for Petco Park from his home in Chula Vista, dressed in a Padres jersey and cap, but the events of the day demanded a detour, a pilgrimage, and some prayer.
Pink Taco Boss Harry Morton -- Wells Fargo Screwed Me Out of $1.3 Million ... Mang
Pink Taco Boss Wells Fargo Screwed Me Out of $1.3 Million ... Mang Pink Taco founder (and famed restaurateur) Harry Morton claims he's the victim of a massive money-laundering scheme that defrauded him out of $1.3 million ... and Wells Fargo Bank is to blame -- this according to a new lawsuit.Morton filed the docs in L.A.
Rules of the game? Democrats don't need no stinking rules says Sun editor
Today the Sun's putative editor Brian Greenspun took to the front page of his newspaper to berate, bellow and bombast over Sen. Dean Heller's decision to "blue slip" the nomination for federal judge of Clark Country District Court Judge Elissa Cadish. Greenspun accused Heller of creating a "constitutional crisis" for political gain.
Obama's inequality argument just utterly collapsed " The Enterprise Blog
President Barack Obama has a theory of the case, yes he does. For the past 30 years, the living standards of middle-class Americans have gone nowhere even as the overall U.S. economy has grown markedly. The Obama explanation: Wealthier Americans grabbed all the money. Time to raise their taxes for the sake of "fairness."