While LA used to be the city that teams would threaten to make their new home, Southern Nevada now has become leverage city.
The gaming giant announced Tuesday morning the partnership with Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment, whose portfolio includes the NBA and NHL team as well as the Prudential Center. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
The Boyd Gaming Corp. has pledged $5 million to UNLV’s athletic department over a multiyear period. It is the largest corporate gift ever for UNLV athletics.
Las Vegas-based MGM has entered a sports gaming sponsorship agreement with the NBA, league commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.
Ex-NBA star Charles Oakley was arrested Sunday after committing a fraudulent act during a game of blackjack at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, according to the state Gaming Control Board.
Derek Stevens has gained priceless promotional value with his NCAA Tournament gambit. Before the tournament, the aggressively loyal Michigan grad bet $25,000 on the Wolverines to win the championship at 40-1 odds.
The American Gaming Association believes $10 billion will be bet on the NCAA “March Madness” basketball tournament that begins this week and only 3 percent of that will be wagered legally.
Southern Nevada real estate professionals already have seen indications of an anticipated climb in local land values as a result of Las Vegas’ leap into big-league status.
The rapid emergence of pro sports in Southern Nevada ramps up our civic pride, but also unleashes a new set of issues and the LVCVA will soon find itself right in the middle of them.
Restaurant mogul Tilman Fertitta reached agreement to purchase the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander for $2.2 billion, an NBA record, with a formal announcement expected this week.