National Handicapping Championship: Inside Horse Racing's 'Hunger Games'
Three days in Las Vegas at "the richest, most important and most prestigious tournament for horseplayers in the world" The National Handicapping Championship takes place at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Courtesy of Horsephotos If you step off the elevator on the wrong floor in a Las Vegas casino only to see a man holding a lucky rodent skull, three women in cleavage-baring horse-jockey outfits and hundreds of frothing men screaming themselves hoarse, end times might seem nigh
Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS – Super Bowl Sunday here is all about lines, the ones you stand in to give the casinos your money and the ones that determine whether you get any of it back. It starts early and ends late, and anything can happen, especially if you cross the lines. 4 a.m.: Some 11 hours before kickoff of Super Bowl LI, bettors formed a line at the shiny, red 24-hour sportsbook inside the Venetian. The two ticket writers took their money, mostly small bets on the hundreds of proposit