Las Vegas is the world capital of predicting things. We have odds here on nearly everything: video poker, blackjack, roulette, sporting events, even Dancing With the Stars. These two stories—the Toronto Star’s look at home auctions in Las Vegas, and Tampa Bay Online’s prognosis on hurricane season—both involve betting on futures, albeit in vastly different forums. See why Jon Spinogatti’s quest to pick winners in house-hunting isn’t that much different from Wynn oddsmaker Johnny Avello trying to predict the weather.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.