Month: October 2016

Las Vegas NBA Basketball a Slam Dunk in MGM CEO Jim Murren’s Eyes

Las Vegas NBA basketball might be coming to the Strip. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is in the process of accommodating Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ wishes to relocate the NFL franchise to Sin City. And now MGM CEO Jim Murren says his company’s T-Mobile Arena is on the prowl for an […]

World Series Poised to Set Betting Records in Las Vegas

The World Series between the Chicago Clubs and Cleveland Indians throws its first pitch tonight at Progressive Field just steps from where LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will tipoff their season as NBA defending champs. Together, it’s been 174 seasons of baseball since the Cubs or Indians have won […]

NFL Television Ratings Addressed at Owners Meeting

NFL television ratings are down 11 percent through the first six weeks of the regular season, and Commissioner Roger Goodell is finally addressing concerns of both owners, broadcast networks, and advertisers. Goodell met with the league’s 32 owners in Houston this week for the Fall League Meeting. The two-day event […]

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Signs Vegas NFL Stadium Bill

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) officially made $750 million in public capital available to the proposed $1.9 billion Las Vegas NFL football stadium project this week by signing Senate and Assembly Bill 1. The legislation raises the Clark County hotel occupancy tax from 12 percent to 13.38 percent. Of the […]

Los Angeles’ Chances at 2024 Olympics Improve Following Rome’s Withdrawal

The 2024 Olympics might be going all Hollywood for the Summer Games in eight years. With the resignation of Rome and Italy canceling its bid to host, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has only three remaining candidates, Paris, Budapest, and Los Angeles. Once thought to be a long shot, the […]

Steve Wynn and Jim Murren Join Sheldon Adelson in NFL Stadium Effort

Steve Wynn, the founder and CEO of the resort company that bares his name, and MGM CEO Jim Murren, are expressing their public support for Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s attempts at bringing professional football to the Strip. The move is surprising to some who were under the impression […]

NFL Television Ratings Down in 2016 Thanks to Presidential Election

NFL television ratings in 2016 are 10 percent lower through the first four weeks of the season compared to a year ago. That’s startling news to networks that have invested heavily in obtaining broadcast rights to NFL games. The NFL is the most-watched professional sport in America, and channels like […]

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Now Favors Legalized Sports Betting

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dragged his pivot foot, but won’t be called for traveling when it comes to his stance on sports betting. During the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Global Gaming Expo last week, Stern said his position on sports betting has evolved since he left the National Basketball […]