Matt Jacob

Matt Jacob


The local freelance writer has penned Vegas Seven's “Going for Broke” column since the publication debuted. Jacob has been a professional handicapper for five years, and prior to that he worked as an editor at Las Vegas Life and a sportswriter and sports copy editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Three Questions

“The interactive art installations at EDC create not only a spectacle, but a playground.”

Speedway Boss Embraces EDC

As the host of the Electric Daisy Carnival, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been just as big a winner as electronic-dance music fans and purveyors of brightly colored bracelets. On the eve of EDC’s return, we check in with speedway boss Chris Powell to discuss the festival’s impact on his venue—and whether LVMS will be opening the doors to other events that don’t involve gentlemen starting their engines. Read More