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Column: Can Vegas win a long-shot bet on the Raiders?

This is a town built on taking money from people, not giving it to them. But when the NFL comes calling, all bets may be off.

UPDATED: Thu., April 28, 2016, 11:06 a.m.

Oakland Raiders owner wants to move team to Las Vegas

Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a …

Cliven Bundy standoff case in Nevada gets February court date

A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas has set a Feb. 6 trial date for rancher Cliven Bundy and 18 other defendants in an armed confrontation with government officers two …

Two Bundy sons lose bid for release ahead of trial in Nevada

A federal magistrate judge in Las Vegas says two sons of rancher Cliven Bundy who are accused of leading an armed confrontation with government officers in Nevada in April 2014 …

Las Vegas Sands antes $9M to settle corruption case with SEC

Las Vegas Sands is paying a $9 million fine to settle a regulatory investigation that painted an unflattering picture of the casino owner’s expansion into a gambling mecca in China.

Joe Biden, Lady Gaga to raise sexual assault awareness

Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are bringing their act to Las Vegas for an event raising awareness about sexual assault.

Casino mogul Wynn’s ex-wife files bid for control of $900 million of stock

Casino mogul Steve Wynn’s ex-wife wants a Nevada court to give her control of more than $900 million worth of company stock that was restricted by a shareholders agreement five …

Rancher Cliven Bundy wants to ask judge again to free him

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy wants to ask a federal judge Thursday to release him from jail pending trial on charges stemming from an armed standoff against federal agents two years …

Elvis attraction in Vegas closes amid business dispute

An Elvis Presley exhibit that opened at a Las Vegas casino-hotel with great fanfare last year has abruptly closed amid a leasing dispute that involves hundreds of the King’s artifacts.

Miss America pageant to stay in Jersey after $11.9 million deal

A New Jersey redevelopment agency approved an $11.9 million deal Tuesday to keep the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City for the next three years.

With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up

The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday with conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, obstruction, weapon and other …

Nevada casinos win $11 billion in 2015

The house ended up winning about $11.1 billion of all the money gambled in Nevada in 2015 – an increase of 1 percent from 2014 but still below Nevada’s peak …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 7:50 p.m.

Brett Stegmaier takes 1-shot lead in Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Las Vegas

Brett Stegmaier birdied the final hole for a 3-under 68 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Las Vegas, Quebec City chosen to bid for an NHL expansion spot

Las Vegas and Quebec City are moving closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise. A Bill Foley-led group and Montreal-based communications giant Quebecor are in the third and …

Shock lock up Outlaws, No. 3 seed to playoffs

LAS VEGAS – The Spokane Shock broke open a tight game with a 16-point flurry late in the first half and went on to a 51-34 Arena Football League victory …

Shock focus on Las Vegas

Quarterback Arvell Nelson didn’t like the Spokane Shock players’ demeanor when they lined up against Cleveland last Saturday. “I felt like we came out with the mentality that we’re already …

Shock lose to Las Vegas Outlaws

Spokane was thoroughly outplayed for 2½ quarters. The Shock turned the ball over, missed tackles, committed costly penalties and gave up numerous big plays. The team mascot got run over …

Three Spokane Shock players investigated in theft at Las Vegas lounge

What happens in Vegas may not always stay in Vegas – especially if it’s caught on video. The Las Vegas Police Department is investigating three players from the Spokane Shock …

Three Spokane Shock players under investigation after theft from purses after game in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Police Department is investigating three players from the Spokane Shock based on allegations that one of the football players stole about $600 from the purses of three …

Shock see an opportunity for win at Las Vegas

There is no such thing as a cupcake on a 2-5 football team’s schedule. Spokane is in a four-game stretch where it faces San Jose twice – the first meeting …

UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2015, 11 p.m.

No. 7 Gonzaga beats BYU to win third straight WCC tourney title

LAS VEGAS – For all the chatter nationally about unsightly, low-scoring games this season, we offer the 40-minute thrill ride that was Gonzaga-BYU.

Title game adds to gambling’s appeal

LAS VEGAS – College football fans and ESPN executives aren’t the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs. Bettors and bookies seem to like it a lot, too.

LeBron James holds meetings in Las Vegas

LeBron James held meetings for more than three hours in a Las Vegas hotel Tuesday, leaving without giving any indication of what team he’ll play for next season. The four-time …

Las Vegas is known for casinos, but museums hold treasure, too

People come to Las Vegas to gamble and be entertained, and the thought of including a visit to a museum seems like trying to mix oil and water. But only …

Vegas picks Broncos

Oddsmakers had trouble picking the favorite in what figures to be one of the most evenly matched — and heavily bet — Super Bowls ever.

NFR bolts Las Vegas

The National Finals Rodeo is planning to leave Las Vegas in 2015 for Osceola County, Florida, south of Orlando, after 29 years, depriving Sin City of an event that ropes …

Spokane singer Bradley advances on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Cami Bradley is used to performing in small coffee shops and clubs around Spokane. That’s why the 25-year-old singer was a bit nervous when she auditioned for America’s Got Talent …

For many, leaving Las Vegas offers more entertaining options

LAS VEGAS – The images of Las Vegas are familiar: gambling, ostentatious theme hotels, gambling, shows, the Strip … and gambling. All are legitimate lures to the city, which gets …

Sure, Vegas is about money, but plenty to do without spending dime

LAS VEGAS – If you’ve got the money, Las Vegas has a million ways for you to spend it – the limo, the penthouse suite, the finest champagne – and …

‘Hangover Heaven’ on Vegas Strip to help weary partiers bounce back

LAS VEGAS – He had a Las Vegas wedding to attend, but Bryan Dalia was hung over from some marathon partying the night before. “I did two bachelor parties, back-to-back,” …