It wasn’t long ago that Las Vegas officials wouldn’t even think of applying to host NCAA championships because the state was prohibited from doing so because of its legalized sports betting.
The lack of mobile wagering and a ban on betting on California colleges and universities could prevent Nevada sportsbooks from facing crushing competition.
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.
Former UNLV interim basketball coach Todd Simon was introduced as Southern Utah’s head coach Thursday. The Rebels went 9-8 under Simon, who took over Jan. 10 after Dave Rice was fired three games into the Mountain West season.
Sometimes late at night Bobby Florence will stop by the main gaming floor at the Gold Coast where people are wagering money on a new baccarat game called Rabbit’s Play. He’ll get a little twinkle in his eye, as he did when he scored 35 points in one half against Saint Mary’s 40 years ago.