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  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

    After three years at the Hard Rock Hotel, the event—built loosely around heavy, psychedelic and metallic music—makes the move to Las Vegas Boulevard, becoming the first major music festival to inhabit a single Strip resort.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019

    Time is running out to get action down on arguably the best way to bet college football.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

    They're pretty much the biggest metal band to come out of France.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

    When the Raiders were revealed as this year’s Hard Knocks team in June, many local fans asked, “Why not next year,” when the organization officially arrives in Las Vegas ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    The flow of professional sports teams to Las Vegas continues, with another new franchise joining the fray. The Las Vegas Rollers of World TeamTennis began their inaugural season July 14 in Orlando, Fa., and will make their home debut July 20 at Orleans Arena. “The league thought it was important to ...

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    With a solidified new lineup and a memorable new record, now is the time to catch Chris Crisci and company.

  • Sports

    Friday, July 5, 2019

    The UFC has traditionally relied on historic matchups or megastars to headline the pay-per-view card that caps its annual International Fight Week during July Fourth ...

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    “When you’re a kid and going to shows, you don’t realize how much goes into planning and booking those shows. So it’s nice to feel like this many years later—that we can be the ones doing these for a whole new generation of kids.”

  • Poker

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    The 50th-annual World Series of Poker began in late May at the Rio with the set of 89 championship tournaments running through mid-July. The Main Event begins on July 3 and lasts 10 days, with ...

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 6, 2019

    From Blood Red Throne to Kill Everything.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Full of Hell, Primitive Man and Genocide Pact plat the Downtown venue on May 30.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Refused, Descendents, Flag, The Specials and many more descended upon Downtown Las Vegas for a record-breaking weekend.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    So much for a shortage of suffering; heartbreak is here. Sports sadists should be more than sufficiently sated after the Golden Knights’ devastating first-round playoff series loss ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    The Raiders left their fan base in an uproar this past year when they traded Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears in the preseason, and, to a lesser extent, when they dealt Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys at the trade deadline. Local fans should reserve the real riot, however, for the possibility of the Raiders striking out on this year’s NFL draft, which runs from April 25-27 in Nashville.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Vegas enters the postseason 10-to-1 to win the Cup for the second straight year. Calculating the prices for every team—and adjusting for the house’s hold percentage—the Golden Knights’ probabilities fall to 15 percent to win the Western Conference and 7 percent to hoist the Stanley Cup.

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    The short break between the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and the regional semifinals and finals allows bettors time to reassess the standing of the 16 remaining teams. Here's a cheat sheet with what you need to know about each team as the field plays down to the Final Four through Sunday March 31.

  • Sports

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    Sports bettors are spoiled at the moment with a variety of games to bet on every day in local casinos. It’s not going to stay that way. March Madness will feel like it wraps up as soon as ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    Tim Frame is flexing and grinning with his teenage son on his arm, enjoying euphoric feelings of fatherhood and achievement. At least those are the emotions the 53-year-old assumes he was experiencing in the framed photograph of Conner and him that hangs near the entrance to his bedroom. The two are celebrating the ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

    While several of Gorman’s leaders through the years garnered NBA buzz from the time they were in middle school, Noah Taitz ascended more slowly.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

    To maximize Super Bowl gambling opportunities, it helps for sports bettors to piece together exactly how they see the action playing out. Here’s one view of how this year’s game will play out ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

    NFL teams are notoriously secretive, and the Raiders haven’t typically done much to refute the reputation. That could be changing when the team moves to Las Vegas, starting with the 2020 season. The Raiders recently broke ground on their 323,000-square-foot Henderson headquarters and practice facility off St. Rose Parkway on Executive Airport Drive, and some of the construction plans were made with fans in mind.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    The past 12 months will forever be remembered fondly in local sports circles, as they brought a Stanley Cup Final appearance, the debut of two new professional teams and a handful of big fights. What’s in store for Las Vegas’ sports franchises in 2019? Here are ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

    The winningest light heavyweight and youngest fighter to win a title in UFC history is considered the most gifted athlete ever to enter the octagon. The question now is whether he should even be considered for such a distinction going into a long-awaited rematch with Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 232.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

    It’s awards season in college football, as many of the best players and coaches make the rounds across the nation before bowl games begin December 15. Gambling on the sport has become so popular that the best teams to bet on deserve ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

    Sports bettors have a predilection toward teams with high-powered offenses at the top of the standings. In the Rams and Chiefs, they find a pair of teams that hit on both counts. The two teams are tied for both the NFL’s best record, 9-1, and its most efficient offense ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

    Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch should all be with the team through at least the 2024-25 season.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    Local sports books could save money by passing on purchasing NBA League Pass this year, and instead only showing nationally televised games. The teams that will fill the vast majority of the major-network television schedule are the only ones that most of the casinos’ customers are betting anyway.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

    Bookmakers were caught like an over-aggressive defender who allows an odd man rush when it came to the Vegas Golden Knights last season—exploited after making one wrong move.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

    The Golden Knights’ magical inaugural season was one for the ages, but the players aren’t satisfied. They fell three wins short of hoisting the Stanley Cup and are determined to finish the job in Year 2. On paper, there’s no reason why the Golden Knights shouldn’t be one of the ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

    The scene surrounding the UFC lightweights’ lone media appearance leading up to UFC 229 fight week looked almost as chaotic as the last time they crossed paths in New York, albeit in a different way.

  • Sports

    Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

    As if local football fans didn’t have enough to root for this season with the Raiders’ impending move, the Valley has also become a fertile breeding ground for NFL players during the past decade.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    The Raiders suddenly have a star-power void after trading linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. Quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper both have the potential to ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    A tough opening-night assignment, as the Rams sit tied behind only the New England Patriots in future odds to win the Super Bowl ...

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    It took $100 million over 10 years—the richest coaching contract in NFL history—to lure him back to the sideline.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    Get the gear, visit the local bar and memorize the sayings.

  • Sports

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Some preseason future bets end up as wasted space on Las Vegas sports books’ betting boards, with gamblers ignoring them out of a desire not to tie up portions of their bankroll for several months. NFL over/under season win totals don’t have that problem ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

    After scouring the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook odds, here are the best bets to answer college football’s three biggest questions.

  • Sports

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    For the first time in promotional history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square off against each other. Here’s a closer look at Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier heading into their showdown.

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    The lynchpin of the pregame festivities was a medieval-themed performance in which a knight would pry a sword out of a stone and use it to vanquish a foe waving the opposing team’s flag.

  • World Series of Poker

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Albini arrived at the Rio to compete following a European tour with his band, Shellac

  • Sports

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Desperation accompanies the Golden Knights as they arrive back in town for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    The D.C. histories of captain Alexander Ovechkin, veteran goalie Braden Holtby and Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee

  • Noise

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    Highlights included a rare Partisians performance, the incomparable showmanship of Turbonegro and a reliably inappropriate set from NOFX.

  • Noise

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    Highlights included an unexpected turn from Rise Against, an all-female mosh pit during a GBH set and L7's ferocious, day-stealing set.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    GBH, The Partisans, Western Addiction and more.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    With three new local professional teams beginning play within a year—the NHL’s Golden Knights, the USL’s Lights and the WNBA’s Aces—locals are loaded with options for live sporting events. That doesn’t mean they should forget about the veteran franchise.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Fewer than 100 people nationwide are certified as official United States Polo Association instructors. After more than two decades of work in the field, Ismael Molina joined that elite group earlier this year.

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    With a 162-game schedule and often-erratic single-game results, betting on baseball daily can be a slog. That’s why preseason future bets have become ...

  • Sports

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Last season, North Carolina and Gonzaga reached the national championship, but neither had a winning record against the spread in the five tournament games it took to get there.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Terrell Owens is coming off of his most eventful month since his playing career ended eight years ago. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the induction of the NFL’s second all-time leading receiver (he ranks behind only Jerry Rice in yardage), after snubbing Owens in his first two years of eligibility. And that was only the start.