Steven Depolo

Thinking Of Gambling On The Election? You Can’t In Vegas

The election is next week and while some might argue it’s a sporting event — the rounds of debate sparring, the marathon-like campaign stops — it’s not. So, if you were planning on betting for one side or the other, you might want to think again: Vegas doesn’t want your bet.  [More]

Ryan Dearth

Court Upholds Federal Ban On Gun Sales To Medical Marijuana Cardholders

A large number of states have legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, even as the federal government continues to maintain that pot is as dangerous and addictive as heroin. However, even though you can’t currently be prosecuted by the feds for properly obtaining medical marijuana in a state like Nevada, your status as a confirmed marijuana user could be used to prevent you from buying a gun. [More]

Debt Collector Gets Out Of Lawsuit… By Buying The Lawsuit Out From Under The Plaintiff

Kieron Beard

When you sue a debt collector for allegedly violating federal law, that collector can’t just go behind your back, buy the debt on the cheap at auction and get the whole case dismissed, can it? That tactic worked for one collection agency and, depending on how a federal appeals court rules, it could lead to many other debt collectors buying their way out of legal trouble. [More]

Nevada Says DraftKings & FanDuel Are Unlicensed Gambling, Bars Them From Operating In State

Nevada Says DraftKings & FanDuel Are Unlicensed Gambling, Bars Them From Operating In State

The same day that news broke of an ongoing FBI investigation into the legality of online daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, Nevada gaming regulators declared that these sites are unlicensed gambling businesses and barred them from operating in the state. [More]

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Are Wall Street Investors Pumping Up The Next Housing Bubble?

Areas like Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Miami — all hit pretty hard by the collapse of the last housing bubble — are now seeing home prices rise at rates above the national average. But rather than this being an indicator that these areas are finally recovering, some worry that it’s just a lot of hot air being pumped into another bubble by Wall Street investors. [More]

Nevada Continues To Reign Supreme In Latest Unemployment Numbers

Nevada Continues To Reign Supreme In Latest Unemployment Numbers

Since the bottom dropped out of the housing market a few years ago, and even as most other locales have begun to claw their way out of the pits, Nevada and California have continued to churn out huge unemployment numbers. And the latest stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows no real reversal in that trend.

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Amazon Agrees To Collect Sales Tax In Nevada

Amazon Agrees To Collect Sales Tax In Nevada

The number of states where Amazon shoppers aren’t charged sales tax continues to shrink, as the massive online retailer has agreed to begin collecting the tax on sales to Nevada customers starting in 2014.

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Vegas Dismisses $896 Ticket They Gave Car Parked In New York

Vegas Dismisses $896 Ticket They Gave Car Parked In New York

Sometimes it just takes a little followup. That’s what got a $896 ticket vaporized that the city of Las Vegas had erroneously slapped on Charlotte’s car while it was 2,000 miles away in New York state.

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Car Racks Up $896.80 Vegas Parking Ticket While Sitting In New York

Car Racks Up $896.80 Vegas Parking Ticket While Sitting In New York

Charlotte is bewildered as to how her Camry somehow got a for $896.80 ticket for parking in a handicapped spot in Las Vegas while it was sitting happily in New York State. Had her car been secretly running out of town to go galavant around Sin City behind her back?

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Google Wants Nevada To Allow Its Driverless Cars On Roads

Google Wants Nevada To Allow Its Driverless Cars On Roads

Google wants its self-driving cars to prowl Nevada streets, so it’s lobbying the state’s lawmakers to make its cars legal, and also give them exemptions from a distracted driver law that forbids text messaging while at the wheel.

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Public Menace? Las Vegas Wants To Ban Gigantic Hula
Hoops

Public Menace? Las Vegas Wants To Ban Gigantic Hula Hoops

We’ve never been to Las Vegas, but apparently there is a serious problem with giant hula hoops going on. According to AOL, the Las Vegas City Council is considering banning hula hooping on a five-block pedestrian mall called “The Fremont Street Experience.” (Warning: link is annoying.)

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Tell Walmart You're Gay And You May Be Forced To Wear A Yellow Vest Of Shame

Tell Walmart You're Gay And You May Be Forced To Wear A Yellow Vest Of Shame

A temporary Walmart worker is accusing his former supervisors of forcing him to wear a yellow vest after learning of his sexual orientation. The worker, 18-year-old Fernando Gallardo, was quick to compare the retail behemoth to the Nazis in a complaint filed with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

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America's First Legal Male Prostitute Quits After Three Months

America's First Legal Male Prostitute Quits After Three Months

Markus, the first legal male prostitute in the U.S., hung his shingle at the Shady Lady Ranch in Nevada in January. Since then he’s had “fewer than 10 paying customers” according to the Associated Press (which seems to imply there were some free samples maybe?), so he’s quitting and going back into porn. In other words, there’s a new opening at Shady Lady, gentlemen. Wait, that totally didn’t sound right.

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Coming To Nevada Brothels In 2010: Male Prostitutes

Coming To Nevada Brothels In 2010: Male Prostitutes

If you’ve always skipped the brothels while in Nevada because they didn’t offer the kind of companionship you’re looking for, Merry Christmas! On Friday, the Nevada Board of Health changed its health code so that male sex workers can be tested regularly for STDs, which means starting next year men can sell sexual favors alongside the women working at the Shady Lady Ranch.

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Market Forces And Recession Hurt Nevada's Legal Brothels

Market Forces And Recession Hurt Nevada's Legal Brothels

Legal brothels in Nevada are in a situation that has seemingly wandered out of an Economics 101 textbook. Scary as it is to reduce In the recession, more women are entering sex work (both legal and illegal) but there are fewer customers to go around.

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If you recently bought organic brown eggs from a Costco, Safeway, or Pack ‘n’ Save in California or Nevada, you should check to make sure they’re not part of yet another salmonella recall. [MSNBC] (Photo: Bonzo McGrue)

"King Of Cars" Closes Hummer Dealership, Will Start Selling Smart Cars

"King Of Cars" Closes Hummer Dealership, Will Start Selling Smart Cars

The Wall Street Journal’s “Deal Journal” blog says that the owner of the car dealership that serves as the backdrop to A&E’s “King of Cars” will close his Hummer dealership and begin selling “Smart Cars.”

Two More Banks Fail, Including The Largest Arizona-Based Bank

Two More Banks Fail, Including The Largest Arizona-Based Bank

Yesterday the FDIC shuttered the 28 branches of the First National Bank of Nevada and the First Heritage Bank. Federal regulators will perform a nifty little magic trick over the weekend, and on Monday, the branches will reopen as Mutual of Omaha Bank. Aren’t bank failures fun?!