Hello, I am back from Las Vegas!

Hello, folks, I am back after spending the past week in Las Vegas. I spent the week mainly in sports books watching nonstop basketball and soccer games. If I had been in Canada, I would have been stuck with hockey and curling coverage all week instead on TV. I also would have been subjected to…

Latest numbers on the Las Vegas tragedy

So, the latest is 59 people have died, 527 injured.  I have had a hard time processing all of this today. Right now, I feel like crawling under a rock, or sticking some DVDs in the DVD player, just to get away from all the bad news.  Below, some Twitter tweets. Scenes from Las Vegas…

Nightmare in Las Vegas

I didn’t find out until I woke up this morning all the horrific details of what happened last night at a music festival in Las Vegas, where a shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and killed upwards of 50 people and injured over 400. Story here. Also, live coverage here.

The Raiders a step closer to Vegas: NV Senate supports stadium funding

You know, the National Football League is having its problems lately. Its TV ratings are still taking a dive and people are still blaming it on all kinds of things: backlash from the anthem protests, competition from the presidential debates, you name it.  But there is at least one place which still holds the NFL…

Done deal! Las Vegas awarded the 31st NHL franchise

So it’s official: Las Vegas is getting an NHL expansion franchise for a fee of $500 million. People are happy in Vegas, but a lot of reaction from Canadian fans is crying about how Quebec City and all of Canada got the shaft from Gary Bettman. Well, Canadians can cry all they want, but a…

Las Vegas looks like it’s heading into the NHL

It appears Las Vegas’s days as a non-major league city will soon be over. Reports are that the NHL’s expansion committee has recommended expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18. It sounds like the deal will be done June 22, just in time for the NHL Awards also happening in Vegas. If true, the brand-new T-Mobile…

Bye bye to the Riviera in Las Vegas

They imploded part of the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in the wee hours of the morning in the only way Las Vegas knows how — with all the fireworks. With that, another legendary piece of Vegas history is now rubble.  So long, and thanks for the memories.

WSOP is on! First final table of 2016 is tonight

It’s on! The World Series of Poker has started this week in Las Vegas at the Rio (as of May 31) and we are counting down to the first winner tonight. Tonight they are holding the final table of the Casino Employees’ championship, the event in which the casino workers, dealers, etc., all try their…

IT’S FIGHT NIGHT TONIGHT! FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. CANELO ALVAREZ

The latest boxing superfight is happening tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the super light middleweight championship. Mayweather holds the WBA Super Light Middleweight title while Alvarez holds the WBA and WBC Light Middleweight crowns. SB Nation has the coverage live here, as does CBS…

WSOP 2012 IS ON!!

Well the long drawn-out marathon that is the World Series of Poker has just kicked off at the Rio down in Las Vegas this week, and it promises to be another death-defying event. Actually, the only reason I am posting this is to test out the YouTube videos and see how they work on the…