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  • Sports for the Unathletic Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    The 42nd Annual World Series of Poker got underway on May 31, and on July 19, it came to a close. Held at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the nine players who emerged victorious from this  will return four months later as “The November Nine” and compete in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship. The event was broadcast on the cable sports network ESPN, which begs the question, “Is poker actually a sport?”Poker is without question a game of strategy with high stakes and tense

    The definition of the word “sport” is wide and includes activities that nobody should be disqualified from participating in simply because they lack an Adonis-like physique.

  • President Barack Obama

    Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn used his company's conference call to lay into the Obama administration, calling it the "greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime."

  • Getting Dirty in Las Vegas     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 2:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on a new, heavy equipment theme park in "Sin City".

  • World's Biggest Gambling Nations Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:03 PM ET
    Mention gambling and glitzy images of Las Vegas come to mind. But you'll be surprised to know Americans are not the world's biggest gamblers. In fact, the world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates.The rankings are based on data from , a consultancy based in London. They take into account average gaming losses (the amount bet and never recovered) in a year divided by the adult population in over 200 countries. The numbers include money lost on all types of betting inc

    The world’s biggest gambling nations include plenty of unlikely candidates. Read on to find out the countries with the biggest losers and the boldest gamblers.

  • Here's What Moves the Needle for a Stock Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:05 PM ET

    Cramer explains one of the most important lessons in investing.

  • 10 Luxurious Golf Courses Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | 4:38 PM ET
    Donald Trump has long dreamed of building a luxury golf resort in Scotland, the birthplace of his beloved game. The $1.2 billion course was scheduled to open in July 2012, but according to statements to the UK press on June 20, 2011, it’s on hold until the financial crisis blows over. "The world has crashed," , and finishing the project “will depend on the markets.” Luckily, avid golfers don’t have to wait until the economy finally turns around, as there are plenty of impressive facilities right

    There are plenty of impressive golf courses across the US. Click to see some of the most luxurious ones!

  • Time to Bet Against Gaming Stocks?     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:54 AM ET

    A lot of investors are betting against smaller gaming companies, according to Will Duff Gordon, Data Explorers research director.

  • Unlucky Streak on the Strip     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 2:54 PM ET

    Discussing lackluster revenues at Las Vegas casinos, with Robert LaFleur, Rodman & Renshaw gaming analyst.

  • Las Vegas: Life Is Short, Summer Is Shorter Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    March figures show that gaming revenue on the Las Vegas Strip rose 13 percent from a year ago.  Now the city that brought you "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" is launching a new campaign: "Life is Short, Summer is Shorter."

  • The Top 10 Most Diverse Cities in America Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 4:39 PM ET
    Photographers love cities that are culturally diverse because they’re visually interesting, and young people love them because of the energy and creativity that often exists in cities with a wide mix of people.“Diversity certainly makes for a more interesting city,” said Bert Sperling of  It means a ton of restaurants and shops beyond the usual big-box chains as well as festivals and other cultural events that can make you feel as if you’re traveling — right in your own backyard. Plus, it offers

    Here are the top 10 most diverse cities in America.

  • Hedge Fund Spat     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Discussing the snapping up of Lehman Brother's distressed debt, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners.

  • Heard on the Strip     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Weighing in on commodities, sovereign debt and Greece & Japan, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management. Also, CNBC's Kate Kelly has the latest details from London hedge fund, Brevan Howard.

  • Hedge Fund Titan & the SALT Conference     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Discussing the impact of the Rajaratnam guilty verdict on the hedge fund community and future investment strategies, with hedge fund investor, Jamie Dinan, York Capital chairman/CEO.

  • Strategy On the Strip     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    John Unwin, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas CEO discussing Deutsche Bank's $4 billion investment in the Las Vegas luxury hotel & casino.

  • Strategy On the Strip     Monday, 9 May 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Discussing the true story of economic recovery in Las Vegas, with James Murren, MGM Resorts International chairman & CEO.

  • MGM CEO Talks Earnings     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 3:41 PM ET

    Jim Murren, MGM Resorts Intl. Chairman & CEO, discusses the company's quarter.

  • NBA's Kings Give Sacramento One Last Chance: Owner Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 3:28 PM ET
    Sacramento Kings Fans

    Out of respect for its fans, the Sacramento Kings agreed to stay one more year instead of relocating to Anaheim, Joe Maloof, president of Maloof Companies, which include the Sacramento Kings and The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Maloof: King of the Palms     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    An inside look at the Maloof brothers' empire, which includes the popular Palms casino in Las Vegas and the NBA's Sacramento Kings, with Joe Maloof, Maloof Companies president.

  • Cramer: Important Earnings to Watch Next Week Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals what earnings he plans to monitor in the days to come.

  • Leaving Las Vegas? Deutsche Bank's $4 Billion Bet Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | 7:31 AM ET
    Las Vegas

    Deutsche Bank, the owner of the most expensive casino ever built in Las Vegas was planning its exit from a $4 billion investment in the  Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas even before it opened in December. The NYT reports.