Wiseguy Report | The Super Bowl 50 matchup is set. In the end, second best didn’t cut it. The team with the very best defense in the NFL this season – Denver – won a pair of tight home playoff games against banged up foes to return to the big game.
Gaming Insider | The sharp-edged rhetoric generated by MGM’s upcoming experiment with paid parking will go away soon enough. Regular Las Vegas visitors have already digested the reality of resort fees, service charges and what have you.
Poker by George | I maintain mental activities – such as playing poker – are likewise invaluable in “brain-health payoff.” This seems to be supported by my observations from my seniors’ poker group at the Claude Pepper Senior Center in L.A.
These Super Bowl 50 items come courtesy of R.J. Bell, founder of Pregame.com. An estimated $10 billion is projected to be bet on the NFL championship game worldwide!
Ice Cubes | The Nashville Predators will step into the spotlight by hosting the League’s premiere midseason event, filled with new wrinkles aimed at attracting new fans while hoping not to alienate long-time patrons of the sport.
The Net Result | Flavor of the week Oklahoma pulled the usual feat of losing on national television the same day as reaching the top spot last Monday, dropping its second Big 12 game of the season at Iowa State.
Best Bites | This week I tried a place I hadn’t been to before. It’s not new but it was to me. For years my wife and her dad would talk about The Hush Puppy. The first Hush Puppy was opened in 1975 and they opened a second location in 1986.
V.I.P. NBA Betting Capsules | The Dallas Mavericks look to extend their winning streak over the Lakers when the two teams meet tonight in Los Angeles. Game time is 7:30 p.m. PT at Staples Center where the Mavericks are favored by -7.5
V.I.P. Denny the Dog | FREE PREVIEW! “There’s nothing wrong with his damn finger!” And with that Bruce Arians statement from the podium my biggest question of the weekend was answered.
Dye-ing to Know | Can’t decide whether to play Pai Gow or Baccarat? Try “Show Pai,” a new game that combines both. Designed by Phujohn “John” Nguyen a product of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation program, currently available at Palace Station.
Slot Club Spotlight | Wildfire Gaming is a division of Station Casinos, a group of casinos that utilize the Boarding Pass slot club. The Boarding Pass is a player’s club card, valid at all Station Casinos, Fiesta and Wildfire Gaming properties.
Craps and roulette could be added to the gambling opportunities in the seven casinos run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida under a bill that is finally moving in the Florida House.
The Mashantucket Pequot tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say the casino on a site near the Mass. border will help them withstand the expected impact of the hotel and casino MGM Resorts is building in Springfield.
Nevada’s 194 sports books set new record of $132.5 million wagered on Sunday’s Super Bowl. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported that the previous record betting total was the $119.4 million wagered in 2014.
Dye-ing to Know | Some high-roller customers at Planet Hollywood were “throwing six figures down” recently on NFL games with Bill Sattler, the race and sportsbook director, who was trying to make decisions on exactly what and how much to take on the bets.
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