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Casino Insider: Pala maps out its summer entertainment; San Manuel makes a big purchase

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. In this Friday, June 29, 2019 file photo, Kodi Lee of Lake Elsinore receives a standing ovation with his pitch perfect performance of “A Song for You” during Launch Pointe’s grand opening in Lake Elsinore. Lee will perform at Pala Casino Spa Resort in Late May (File photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise...
Tags: Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, San Diego County, Highland, Southern California, Toby Keith, Las Vegas Review Journal, San Manuel, Palms Casino Resort, Lake Elsinore, Pala, Pala Casino Resort and Spa, MARK RALSTON


San Manuel Band of Mission Indians plans to acquire the Palms in Las Vegas for $650 million

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the owners of San Manuel Casino in Highland, announced Tuesday, May 4, that the tribe planned to purchase the Palms in Las Vegas. The tribe and the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority will acquire the 20-year-old casino property for $650 million, according to a news release from current Palms owner Red Rock Resorts. The transaction is expected to close in 2021, but is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, according to a news...
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Casino Insider: How 5 Southern California casinos are celebrating Cinco De Mayo

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. Need a tequila chaser for that COVID-19 shot? Some of Southern California’s casinos will have tequila AND tacos as they celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Here’s a look at menu items and promotions for five different casinos. Read more. More casino news ICYMI: Country star Toby Keith to perform at outdoor venue near Spotli...
Tags: California, Casinos, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Southern California, Toby Keith, Las Vegas Review Journal, Cinco de Mayo, Spotlight 29 Casino, Beyond Southern California Casinos


The Vegas Golden Knights Beat The Colorado Avalanche In the Battle Of The Big Boys

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, It might not be official, but things have reached city limits: Consider the Golden Knights the best varsity team in the Honda West Division. The Knights beat Colorado 5-2 on Wednesday night before 3,950 at T-Mobile Arena, creating what should be an insurmountable cushion between them and the Avalanche for first place. And, yeah, that matters a lot. And, yeah, those in the lead hate to even consider having such an edge. “A hug...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Pete DeBoer, Las Vegas Review Journal, Ed Graney, T Mobile Arena, Honda West Division The Knights


Casino Insider: What esports at Southern California and Las Vegas casinos may look like

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. In this March 22, 2018 file photo, the eUnited and Spacestation Gaming esport teams play in a “Smite” video game competition during the grand opening of HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, at Luxor Hotel and Casino. (File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Esports Arena Las Vegas) Slots and tables aren’t the ...
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The media landscape shifted under Silicon Valley's feet, so now they're trying to silence criticism they don't like

Clubhouse Drop-in audio chat app logo on the App Store is seen displayed on a phone screen in this illustration photo taken in Poland on February 3, 2021. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Reporter Taylor Lorenz has been targeted by billionaire tech investor Marc Andreessen. Lorenz's reporting on Andreessen and companies he's invested, in like Clubhouse and Substack, has drawn heat from the billionaire and his allies. Today's tech elites are trying to send a message to m...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Trends, Tesla, Getty Images, Andreessen, Sheldon Adelson, Peter Thiel, Poland, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, The Washington Post


Casino Insider: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas finally opens and catching up on entertainment news

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.   DJs are among the small scale entertainment that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas offers as it gets ready to open new venues such as its theater. (Courtesy of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas) We’ve watched as concert and festival producers announce dates and lineups for events in California as restrictions have eased, but i...
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Watch Teslas slowly move through Elon Musk's new Boring Company tunnel under Las Vegas

A modified Tesla Model X drives into the tunnel entrance before an unveiling event for the Boring Co. Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on December 18, 2018. Robyn Beck/Pool via REUTERS Some of the first videos of Elon Musk's Las Vegas tunnel hit the web on Thursday. Members of the media were invited to check out the tunnel ahead of its summer launch. The tunnel loop under the Las Vegas Convention Center spans 1.7 miles and has three stops. See more stories on In...
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Morning Docket: 04.07.21

* The NRA's top lawyer claims he was not consulted on the group's bankruptcy filing. Guess the organization might be shooting from the hip... [LAw360] * A high-profile Nevada lawyer has seemingly admitted to failing to safeguard client funds and other ethical breaches. [Las Vegas Review-Journal] * Several Italian-American organizations are filing a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and local officials over canceling Columbus Day and toppling statutes of Christopher Columbus. [CBS News...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Cbs News, Bankruptcy, Philadelphia, Nevada, ABA Journal, Nra, Christopher Columbus, Denver Post, Las Vegas Review Journal, Drinker Biddle, Morning Docket, Columbus Day


Casino Insider: Las Vegas restaurant openings and reopenings

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.   The Raiders Tavern & Grill opened Thursday, April 1, at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nevada, and offers sports bar fare, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, soup and street tacos as well as some vegan and vegetarian dishes. (Courtesy of M Resort Spa Casino) As vaccinations increase and travelers...
Tags: Casinos, Raiders, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las-vegas, Southern California, Las Vegas Sands, Toby Keith, Las Vegas Review Journal, Hyatt Hotels Corp, Henderson Nevada, Resort Spa Casino, Rio Las Vegas, Raiders Tavern Grill


Vegas Golden Knights Win Their Way Against The Colorado Avalanche

from Ed Grainey of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, I’m not sure who would be doubting a team that has won as much as the Golden Knights. But if that perceived slight gives you the motivation to get a significant road split, who’s to argue? It’s not just that the Knights defeated Colorado 3-2 in overtime Saturday. It’s how they won. Playing their way. We saw Thursday what happens when they don’t against this specific side. It’s not pretty. Responding to a 5-1 loss in which they wer...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Honda, Colorado Avalanche, Las Vegas Review Journal, Ed Grainey


The FDA urged people to avoid Real Water-branded alkaline water after 5 Nevada children who drank it were hospitalized with liver failure

The FDA has recommended that people don't drink Real Water while it investigates cases of hepatitis. US FDA Five children in Nevada were hospitalized in Nevada with liver failure after drinking Real Water. Authorities are now urging Americans to avoid the brand while they investigate. One family has also sued the beverage brand after three members of its household fell ill. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health authorities are urging Americans to avoid Real Water-bran...
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An associate of Tony Hsieh has filed further claims against his estate. It follows her previous lawsuits that were filed earlier in 2021.

Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO. Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images The "right-hand person" of Zappos co-founder Hsieh has made more claims against his estate. Jennifer Pham's lawsuit follows previous claims made earlier in 2021. The former chief executive of Zappos died after being injured in a house fire. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A friend and associate of Tony Hsieh on Wednesday filed creditor's claims for millions of dollars against his estate, according...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Trends, Connecticut, Retail, Las Vegas, Nevada, Zappos, Yamaha, Las Vegas Review Journal, Tony Hsieh, Pham, Hsieh, Clark County District Court, KTNV LAS VEGAS, Kevin Shalvey


Mark Stone With Five Assists In A Comeback Win For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Ben Gotz of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mark Stone soaked in the moment as he skated around the T-Mobile Arena ice following the Golden Knights’ game Monday. The captain pumped his stick once. Twice. He threw his gloved hand in the air. Fans were back in the Knights’ home building for the first time since March 3, 2020, and the team made sure to deliver a classic for the announced crowd of 2,605. The Knights trailed 4-2 after two periods against the Minnesota Wild but r...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Max Pacioretty, Las Vegas Review Journal, Stone, Mark Stone, Alex Tuch, Ben Gotz


Casino Insider: How dining is evolving at Southern California casinos

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.    Spotlight 29 Casino recently opened its new Taproom 29, which features American fare and an assortment of craft beers. (Courtesy of Spotlight 29 Casino). Buffets are a thing of the past for many casinos. The trend started in 2020 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic as properties such as Harrah’s Resort Sou...
Tags: California, Mexico, Casinos, Sport, Indiana, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Casino, Southern California, Las Vegas Review Journal, Boyd Gaming, Harrah, San Manuel Casino, Pala Casino Spa Resort, Casino Pauma


Nevada bill would allow Big Tech to make their own Factory Towns and local governments

From the Associated Press: Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state's economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday. — Read the rest
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A woman claiming to be Tony Hsieh's 'right hand person' is suing the late Zappos CEO's family

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com in Paris, France on December 10th , 2009. Thomas SAMSON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images An associate of the late Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is suing his estate for breach of contract.  Jennifer "Mimi" Pham, who claimed in the suit to be Hsieh's "right hand person," sued his father and brother. Hsieh, who left Zappos in 2020, died last year of smoke inhalation following a fire in Connecticut.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A woman claiming to...
Tags: News, Trends, Connecticut, Retail, Las Vegas, Nevada, Zappos, Park City, Richard, Paris France, Andrew, Park City Utah, Clark County, Las Vegas Review Journal, Tony Hsieh, Pham


Nevada Bill Would Allow Tech Companies To Create Governments

Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments. From a report: Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state's economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday. The zones would permit companies with large areas of land to form governments carrying the same authority as counties, including the abili...
Tags: Tech, Nevada, Reno, Las Vegas Review Journal, Steve Sisolak, Sisolak, Blockchains LLC, Tesla Sisolak


Casino Insider: How casinos are getting even more high tech during the pandemic

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. People’s temperatures are scanned as they enter the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City’s casinos reopened amid the coronav...
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A Point Earned For Kelly McCrimmon

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, As it is, Pete DeBoer and his assistants were kept away from Tuesday night’s game against St. Louis at T-Mobile Arena because of COVID-19 protocols. There was an exposure on the staff when a member tested positive. Welcome to the bench, then, the pride of the Brandon Wheat Kings. Kelly McCrimmon traded in his general manager’s hat and assumed head coaching duties in a game the Knights would drop 5-4 in a shootout. He spent 26 sea...
Tags: Sport, American Hockey League, Pete DeBoer, Las Vegas Review Journal, Brandon Wheat Kings, McCrimmon, Ed Graney, Kelly McCrimmon, St Louis at T Mobile Arena, Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League


The life of Sheldon Adelson, the late casino billionaire behind The Venetian and Marina Bay Sands, who donated more than $120 million to Republican causes in 2020

Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp's Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during an interview with Reuters in Macau, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor, died on January 11 at the age of 87. Adelson, who was chairman and majority shareholder of the world's largest casino operator, Las Vegas Sands, was worth an estimated $33 billion in January 2021 before he died, per Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Adelson...
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Sheldon Adelson, renowned casino mogul and major GOP donor, dies at 87

Sheldon Adelson. Associated Press Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul, newspaper owner, philanthropist, and Republican donor, died on January 11 at the age of 87. A statement from Las Vegas Sands, of which Adelson was founder, chairman, and CEO, said he passed away from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Adelson, whose net worth was more than $33 billion in January 2021, according to Bloomberg's Billionaire Index, was the majority stakeholder in the cas...
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Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa will roll out a cashless wagering system

Roughly 20 years ago, Ellis Island Hotel & Casino owner Gary Ellis came up with an idea for a system to extend lines of credit to casino players without handing out actual cash and now that that system is fully realized and patented, Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa near Cabazon will be one of the first casinos to use it. The casino will start using Marker Trax, a cashless wagering system that allows casinos to digitally advance markers to players at slot machines. Markers work similarly to a line o...
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Casino Insider: What 2021 means for casino construction in Southern California and Las Vegas

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.  A 3D model of San Manuel Casino’s planned hotel structure and event center is on display on the casino’s second floor entrance. The hotel is slated to open to the public in winter 2021 and its entertainment center is slated to open in 2022. (Courtesy of San Manuel Casino) The last few years have brought big ...
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Nevada Ballots Said to have 70% “Adjudication” Rate

Nevada Ballots Said to have 70% “Adjudication” Rate U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment rights, indeed all rights in the Bill of Rights, appear to be up for grabs in this election. The election results are hotly contested, especially the accuracy and dependability of Dominion voting systems. A number of reports are circulating around the internet, suggesting that Nevada Dominion vote-counting machines have produced similar results to those seen in an Antrim County Michigan forensic audi...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Benson, State, Clark County, Las Vegas Review Journal, Federal Election Commission, Clark County Nevada, Dominion, Dana Nessel, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten


Boring Company Proposes Massive Vegas Expansion Following Monorail Bankruptcy

Elon Musk's tunneling venture, The Boring Company, is planning a massive citywide expansion of the currently modest underground transportation system it's building in Las Vegas. The Verge reports: The startup now wants to build a 10-mile sub-surface "loop" that serves the famous Las Vegas Strip of casino hotels and reaches the city's downtown area as well as McCarran International Airport, all with Tesla vehicles. The Boring Company also wants to build an additional loop that connects properties...
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Casino Insider: Where to see holiday decorations at the casinos

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.  This alpaca from Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s San Diego Pride Parade Float is ready for the holidays. The resort dressed him up with a Santa hat and scarf but he’s still rocking his cool shades. (Courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California) At this point in 2020 we could all use some holiday che...
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Casino Insider: Things to know before visiting SoCal casinos during the pandemic

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.  In this Monday, June 15, 2020 file photo, a safety concierge directs guests to the casino entrance during the public reopening of San Manuel Casino near Highland. (File photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Southern California’s tribally-owned casinos have been open for about six months si...
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Casino Insider: Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral city opens

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now.  An artist rendering of the soon to be completed Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City is seen on a wall in the casino’s construction office Friday, July 17, 2020. This will be the third Agua Caliente Casino in the area and is scheduled to open later this year. The 30,000 square foot casino, which will employe...
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From smoke-free gaming floors to new casinos, here’s what’s happening in Las Vegas

Southern California’s casinos have seen a lot of major developments in 2020 — even amid the pandemic — resort expansions were completed; new restaurants opened; and an entirely new casino was constructed. Similar changes have happened in Las Vegas amid the pandemic as casino operators resumed construction and openings; revamped their gaming floor policies; and even announced the planned return of shows. Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Vegas recently: Related links Travel: Ready t...
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