The NFL’s hypocrisy regarding betting continues to amaze. SportingNews.com highlights how the league will play two regular-season games this year at London’s Wembley Stadium, and is considering adding a third, despite sports betting being legal there. Yet the NFL is unwilling to even consider playing an exhibition game in Las Vegas, and continues to block our city from running TV ads during the Super Bowl. The Sporting News points out that there are more than 30 gambling parlors in the Wembley Park area, some within walking distance of the stadium. Perhaps Las Vegas sportsbooks should start taking only wagers made in British pounds.
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.