Once it became clear last week that the NFL had cleared a path for the Raiders to relocate from Oakland to Las Vegas for the 2020 season, some hand-wringing re-emerged on the topic of betting on the team.
And at first glance, anyone who’d driven past the abandoned, beat-up office complex on Durango Drive at Hacienda Avenue the past few years might lump this with the rest, figuring it was just another rundown project that flopped with the economy. But this mess had nothing to do with the recession.
When NFL owners gather in Phoenix beginning Monday, they’re expected to consider a vote to relocate the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.
Spanning 26 acres of beachfront property, the latest project by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts won’t have slot machines or poker tables, but will boast 1,000 rooms, a “dazzling” theater and a snorkeling area. It will also be in Dubai — a Middle Eastern city the company knows all too well.
Golfstream, billed as the world’s first indoor laser golf course and private lounge, plans to conduct three different types of tournaments.
The stadium for the Raiders, which would be backed by $750 million in taxpayer funds, isn’t the first project to get pitched for the Russell Road and Dean Martin Drive site.
March Madness is upon us, another time of the year when people who almost never set foot inside a race and sports book become sports experts and serious gamblers.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained how the Justice Department would address pot smoking, it sent a wave of trepidation through Nevada. But it was business as usual within the office of the state Gaming Control Board.
Mortgage lenders may not be as slaphappy as they used to be, giving money to basically anyone who wanted a house. But in the past few years, with the economy mending and the housing market pulling itself out of the dumps, they’ve opened the vaults wider and wider.
MGM Resorts International is introducing a new problem gambling program that has the potential of providing a technological tap on the shoulder to players who can’t quit gambling when they should.