Frank Mercadante Jr. likes to wager on college football; it doesn’t really matter who is playing. He’ll bet $20 or $30 on a regular-season game, sometimes he’ll place $50 on the outcome of Bowl Championship Series bowl game.
Nevada gaming regulators are giving both sides in the Dotty’s “tavern or slot parlor” controversy a dress rehearsal next week before the issue is addressed by the Clark County Commission.
Nine in the morning is waaaaaay too early for most of the Strip. But 9 a.m. at the sports books on Thursday, the tip-off for the first game of March Madness, was often too late to get a seat, perhaps for the rest of the day.