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Judge in Adelson lawsuit subject to unusual scrutiny amid Review-Journal sale

Just over a month before Sheldon Adelson’s family was revealed as the new owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, three reporters at the newspaper received an unusual assignment passed down from the newspaper’s corporate management: Drop everything and spend two weeks monitoring all activity of three Clark County judges.

Bellagio craps scammers plead guilty

A former Bellagio craps dealer and a man who placed phantom bets at the casino pleaded guilty Thursday in what prosecutors called a million-dollar swindle.

Allegiant pilot files lawsuit over being fired for emergency landing

When Capt. Jason Kinzer brought Allegiant Air Flight 864 in for an emergency landing on June 8 and ordered the evacuation of passengers from the twin-engine MD-80 jet at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida, he followed what he thought was the safest procedure for his passengers and crew.

 
Former Bellagio craps dealer pleads guilty in scam against casino

Former Bellagio craps dealer James R. Cooper Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of felony theft for his role in what prosecutors described as a two-year, $1 million craps scheme.

 
Bellagio craps scheme defied 452 billion-to-1 odds

To say that four men who pulled more than $1 million from Bellagio craps tables defied the odds would be something of an understatement. The chances that they legitimately won as much as they did in one of their many sessions over the course of two years: 452 billion-to-1.

Las Vegas company sues state financial office

A Las Vegas company that provides immediate and upfront financial help to individuals with pending personal injury lawsuits is now in limbo after a state agency reversed course and recently told the firm that it would have to be licensed under a Nevada law covering installment loans.

Advantage gambler sues Hard Rock Hotel

A gambler claims Hard Rock Hotel employees illegally detained him and stole about $3,600 in casino chips last month after they noticed him counting cards at a blackjack table

Top Vegas sports bettor, family to pay $4.2M forfeiture

Leading Las Vegas sports bettor Glen Cobb was sentenced to one year of probation Tuesday for his role in what federal prosecutors alleged was a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling operation.

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