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Manny Pacquiao won’t watch Mayweather-McGregor, says ‘it could be very boring’

The all-time pay-per-view record was set in 2015, when 4.6 million customers purchased a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. If the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is going …

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Look inside this million-dollar Las Vegas hotel room

The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year plan by …

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Lawyer who killed Gawker is now suing on behalf of Las Vegas sports gambler

The lawyer who brought down Gawker is now going after the shuttered gossip website’s successor company Gizmodo Media Group …

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Pro-Trump group to target Heller over health care bill

A pro-Trump outside group is launching an advertising blitz against Republican Sen. Dean Heller over his opposition to the health care repeal bill — a bold act of …

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GOP health bill could slash Adelson’s tax bill by more than $40 million

A Business Insider analysis of the report determined that Adelson could see his tax bill decline by about $43.5 million in 2017 if the AHCA is passed and the tax effect is …

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Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot

Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a “Sphinx Slot Machine” at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as …

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Floyd Mayweather requests, then retracts Aug. 26 as date for possible Conor McGregor fight

The Nevada Athletic Commission has an agenda item on its Wednesday meeting calendar to consider a request by Mayweather Promotions for an Aug. 26 fight date at MGM Grand, which ignited …

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Japan’s Universal accuses founder Okada of improper loan

Universal Entertainment Corp., a Japanese maker of slot machines, said on Thursday it was investigating what it suspects was an improper transfer of funds by Kazuo Okada, its founder and …

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Heller supports 7-year phase-out of Medicaid expansion funds

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., a key GOP senator on healthcare who is up for reelection next year, said Thursday that he supports a seven-year phase-out of funding for …

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Why Trump shouldn’t kill Brand USA tourism program

President Trump’s recent budget proposal may inadvertently make it harder to achieve one of his central economic goals — curbing …

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Fans in Oakland give up tickets after Las Vegas Raiders become official

The Las Vegas Raiders will play in Oakland at least the next two seasons …

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Kafka in Vegas: A slain circus star, a dubious confession, and a prosecutorial misconduct epidemic

After trapeze artist-turned-poodle trainer Gerard Soules was stabbed to death in a Las Vegas trailer park in 1992, prosecutors charged his one-time fling, Fred Steese, with murder

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Caesars plans new Las Vegas developments after bankruptcy exit

Caesars Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora wants to develop more than 90 acres the company owns in Las Vegas, including land right in front of Caesars Palace, after its largest unit emerges from bankruptcy later …

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Mark Cuban on Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas: ‘Tends to backfire’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban expressed doubt in the Oakland Raiders’ plans to relocate to Las Vegas despite …

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Outage hits Starbucks stores in U.S. and Canada

A computer outage crippled some Starbucks stores in the United States and …

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