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Las Vegas’ pro sports coups boost pride but raise new issues

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.

‘Mattress Mack’ won’t need to sleep off Astros’ World Series win

Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale said he’ll refund about $10 million to customers who cashed in on a promotion offering refunds of any mattress purchase of at least $3,000 when the Astros won the World Series.

Ticket brokers hedge series with huge bets on Astros in Game 6

Ticket brokers who will reportedly lose out on more than $20 million dollars in potential profits if the World Series isn’t extended to a Game 7 at Dodger Stadium are betting big on Houston to win Tuesday’s Game 6 to ensure they make some money.

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers get edge in NLCS

It’s a rematch between the Cubs and Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. But their roles have been completely reversed.

Yankees armed, ready to upset Astros in ALCS

The Astros are a minus-175 series favorite over the Yankees (plus-155) and a minus-160 favorite in Friday’s Game 1, which pits Dallas Keuchel against Masahiro Tanaka (plus-150).

Giants were biggest underachievers, D-backs biggest overachievers

According to the baseball season win totals posted at Las Vegas sports books, the San Francisco Giants were by far the biggest underachievers, finishing 24 wins below their opening number of 88.

Check out these things on our Las Vegas sports fan Bucket List

From buying a ticket from a scalper for Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s in the WCC tournament to counting the hoodies at the WSOP, the Las Vegas Valley offers a Bucket List for those who prefer to stay close to home.