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Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Recent articles by Steve:

Manfred whiffs badly

Race/Sports: Months of back-and-forth dickering, threatening, and I guess negotiating, has resulted in Major League Baseball winding up where it started. → Read More

A day unlike any other for Belmont Stakes

Race/Sports: On Saturday, they’re going to run a horse race in New York called the Belmont Stakes. You may have heard of it. Even if you don’t follow the ponies, → Read More

Caesars Palace re-opens to togas, face masks

Industry: Unlike several Las Vegas casinos, Caesars Palace opted not to install plexiglass at its blackjack, craps and roulette tables. → Read More

Athletic Commission approves return of combat sports

Race/Sports: The Nevada Athletic Commission Wednesday approved the return of combat sports to the state, beginning Saturday with a UFC card at its Las Vegas Apex → Read More

Some Vegas teams may not play

Race/Sports: To be honest, it’s hard to get excited about sports when so many Las Vegans are hurting and trying to pay their rent → Read More

Be prepared for a different casino experience

Race/Sports: With casinos across America contemplating turning the lights back on, you may not recognize your favorite gambling establishment. → Read More

NHL needs to make up its mind

Race/Sports: First it was the NBA. Now it’s the NHL exploring the possibility of using Las Vegas as a landing spot to resume its season. → Read More

College football season’s still a long shot

Race/Sports: The optimism of NCAA football fans was tempered by the sobering fact that the 2020 college season may not be held. → Read More

A plan to reopen sports that makes sense

Race/Sports: The good folks at MGM Resorts floated the idea of inviting the NBA to Las Vegas to finish its regular season and play its postseason. → Read More

It was meant to be Kentucky Derby weekend

Race/Sports: Last weekend would have normally been another big one in Las Vegas. It was supposed to have been Kentucky Derby weekend and that usually means an → Read More

When free agency isn’t so free

Race/Sports: Before the coronavirus, there was speculation about what the offseason would look like for the NBA and for the NHL. → Read More

Tony Alamo’s proud of his service

Industry: Tony Alamo is participating in a bigger fight than anything Steve Wynn could mount. Alamo is going to battle against the coronavirus. → Read More

Sound idea, poor execution

Industry: West Virginia's Lottery Commission figured it would think outside the box by offering wagering on the presidential election in November. → Read More

COVID-19 crisis heroes don't wear capes

Going Out: It has been said not all superheroes wear capes. These days, they wear masks, gloves, gowns and protective face shields. → Read More

Sports betting chatter keeps us busy

Race/Sports: As the coronavirus tightens its grip on the nation, the challenge to stay sane, along with safe, rises exponentially with each day. → Read More

We will miss NCAA Final Four this week

Race/Sports: The NCAA was scheduled to hold its men’s basketball Final Four this weekend. We were looking forward to seeing who would cut down the nets come → Read More

Murren uses 'secret weapon' to obtain medical supplies

Industry: As Nevada fights to gain supplies for its medical workers to fight the coronavirus, Jim Murren, the head of the state’s task force revealed Monday a → Read More

Goodell gets this one right

Race/Sports: ​Let me say right off the top I’m no fan of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. → Read More

Vegas legend John Laurice passes away

Industry: John Laurice, who spent a couple of decades in the Las Vegas race and sports book industry, died March 19. → Read More

Will we be ready to re-open?

Industry: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s commercial flashed across my television screen, the images all too familiar. → Read More