The American Gaming Association (AGA), a Washington-based trade group and lobbying organization supposedly created to advance the interests of the casino industry, has suddenly reversed themselves.
Yesterday, the AGA decided to withdraw their support for legalized and regulated online gambling and poker in the United States. This bizarre decision comes following a persistent if unproductive period of supporting legislation supported by the majority of its members. READ EARL BURTON’S ARTICLE AT POCKET FIVES HERE
One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey ‘the Kid’ Ungar was released nine years ago this week, in May of 2005.
As a first-time author, finishing that book provided relief more than any sense of personal accomplishment. To this day, I’d like to go back and re-do the entire process all over again. I’d be especially eager to repeat my one-on-one interviews with Stuey, if that were possible. I just think they could have been done better.
Not that I have regrets about how the biography turned out. But had it not been for my former agents at Venture Literary, Greg Dinkin and Frank R. Scatoni, and most certainly had Peter Alson not ridden to the rescue (who deserves a lot more credit on this project than he’s been given), the dusty manuscript of that would-be book might still be sitting on my desk somewhere, buried along with countless other unfinished masterpieces.
Hillary Clinton dodges a shoe thrown by a deranged protester at Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas is a city unlike any other.
That’s because there’s more than a few unusual people here who sometimes do some crazy things.
Take this week’s local news stories. All of the following stories were reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
— A deadbeat rancher backed a heavily-armed militia makes the federal government back down following a standoff
— A deranged woman slips past security and throws a shoe at Hillary Clinton, while at a speaking engagement
— Comedian George Wallace performs at a local casino and then wins a huge lawsuit after tripping over one of the electrical wires while onstage
— A drug-addicted dancer gets into a brawl backstage at the “Thunder Down Under” male revue
— A 25-year-o9ld woman agrees to give a 66-year-man a “massage” at 3 am, but things go wrong
This week’s edition of “Talking Points with Nolan Dalla” includes a short recap of what’s in the news here in Las Vegas. This video runs about 15 minutes.
How often do we hear the following….“they don’t build things like they used to?”
I suppose there’s truth to some older things having more style. It’s hard to top the fashions and fads from many years ago.
But the fact is, just about everything made today is now better and safer than it used to be. Especially cars, thanks in no small measure to consumer activist Ralph Nader, the pioneer for American automobile safety.
Here’s some video highlights (and low lights) of last month’s bizarre poker vacation at the Peppermill Reno, which was “Poker Night in America’s” second full production.
Warning: This video contains the wrong kind of nudity.