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.

Going for Broke

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

Snap Judgments from Week 1

If there were Ten Commandments for NFL wagering, coming in at No. 2—right behind Thou Shalt Not Bet on Roger Goodell Speaking the Truth—would be Thou Shalt Not Jump to Conclusions Following Week 1. Then again, I’ve never been the religious type. So … let’s cannonball to seven conclusions following Week 1. Read More

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