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Producer, KNPR Las Vegas

Producer, writer with KNPR's State of Nevada and contributor to Las Vegas Business Press, Nevada Business magazine

Banks remain wary of approving credit card use for Internet gaming — Credit card transactions have been a challenge for online gaming operators in markets where Internet poker and online casinos are legal, including Nevada. There have been banks that seem to have no issues with processing these transactions and others that have been risk-averse.

Macau Gaming Revenues Fall As Government Crackdown Continues — The narrative for more than a decade has been one of impressive growth in Macau, the former Portuguese colony and only place in China where gambling is legal. That story, however, has taken a dramatic swing into the red over the last nine months.

Bill To Change PERS Debated In Nevada Assembly — A controversial Republican-backed bill that significantly changes Nevada's Public Employees' Retirement System is working its way through the Legislature. The bill would add to Nevada PERS a defined contribution option - or payouts based on how much money employees contribute. The existing plan promises employees a specific payout upon retirement.

The New Sports Book Frontier: Bets On Virtual Sporting Events — As the number of sporting events is limited, Las Vegas bookmakers are looking to London for new ways to get you to place a $5 bet. It's not unusual to see British gamblers betting on virtual horse races or soccer matches.

New Efforts Underway To Ease Student Loan Debt — New legislation in the works in Nevada is taking on a student loan system that many say is broken. Whether you agree that the current system has flaws, college students are graduating with record debts. In 2013, some 70 percent of college grads owed $28,000 upon graduation.

A Legendary Nevada Publication Returns — In the days of the Wild West, The Territorial Enterprise was one of Nevada's most important newspapers. In the 1860s and 70s, the paper became known for its stable of famous reporters, including one Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens. In 1868, Clemens described the Territorial Enterprise as, "ghastly factory of slaughter, mutilation and general destruction in those days."

New Funding Formula Could Hurt Community Colleges — Nevada's community college budgets are already tight. But they are about to get even worse. A new state formula kicks in this year that will take away state funding from colleges when students get an F for not showing up for class. The state's community colleges are expected to lose almost $8 million over two years.

Elaine Wynn Off Wynn Resorts Board — Updated at 1:10 p.m., March 4 Wynn Resorts Ltd. has moved to block Elaine Wynn, a major shareholder and ex-wife of company chairman Steve Wynn from its board. It's just the latest issue for the casino operator with resorts in Macau and Las Vegas.

Parole and Probation Defend Bill That Would Track Offenders With GPS — A bill making it easier for the state to track a modest number of people on parole or probation has proven popular with Nevada lawmakers. As the Senate quickly approved Senate Bill 37 sending it to the Assembly, where it's being debated by the Judiciary Committee.

Help Wanted: The Future of Nevada's Job Market — A recent jobs report paints a positive picture for Nevada. The state is benefitting from a low unemployment rate and the highest number of employers since 2008. What's different seven years later, though, is the type of jobs. More than half of Southern Nevada's job growth last year came in high-paying industries requiring knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math.
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May 22, 2015

#VegasQuake Folks it was only a 5.4 quake. Let's all try some decaf. I'm glad there was no damage.

May 22, 2015

@8NewsNow Did you the anchor's drop under the desk during their newscast?

May 22, 2015

RT @Gamingfloor: California: Federal grand jury probe Los Angeles-area casino over cash transactions - The Economic Times

May 21, 2015

World looks to U.S. to legalize sports betting, fight match-fixing @KNPRnews

May 20, 2015

RT @TribSports: Columnist @RobRossi_Trib says @Pirates manager Hurdle needs better players, not blame for team's record

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