According to the LVRJ, ‘Life goes on’ in Las Vegas after the London terrorist attack. Events like that show how trivial much of the “news” is, particularly the sort of thing covered on this site. Still, if you are interested in the world of gambling as seen from Las Vegas, there are several stories out there.
An unpopular Kansas scratch-off game claims to be the first interactive lottery, but I remember reading about New Jersey doing this at least a year ago, and with better results.
In one high school, smoking and drinking have declined while gambling rates are up–nearly a quarter of all students gamble at least once a week. Does this means that teens are being taught to channel their impulses in a more socially useful way, i.e., participating in an activity that is heavily taxed by state governments? It would be ironic if “education lotteries” contributed to the growth of teen gambling.
A conference at Mandalay Bay proved that Internet poker is getting bigger and bigger.
But, in order to build, you must destroy and, with little fanfare, the demolition of a historic casino is beginning this week.