With the words “Las Vegas odds” in the headline, a July 10 blog item on The Seattle Times’ website told how “Vegas bookmakers” have no odds listed for either the Oakland Athletics or Seattle Mariners to win the American League West because of the improbability. One major-league problem, though: The source used in the story was the gaming site Bovada.lv, which originates not from Las Vegas but from that hotbed of baseball knowledge, Latvia. When we pointed out the error to the Times reporter via e-mail, he replied: “But is it run by the Bovada Casino people in Vegas?” Dude, we hate to break it to you, but …
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.