Westgate SuperBook
Westgate's Superbook has long been the standard bearer for sportsbook experiences in Las Vegas, and the venue to continues to reinvent itself with more than 4,000 square feet of digital space. Photo courtesy of Westgate.

How Las Vegas Still Raises the Bar for Sports Betting

There was a time not long ago that sports betting was taboo. Lawmakers scoffed at the idea of legalizing it. If somebody wanted to put down money on a game, they would have to find a bookie in their town. The entire industry was frowned upon. Las Vegas was the sole refuge for sports bettors […]

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USA Hockey
Team USA's Hilary Knight battles with Team Canada's Micah Zandee-Hart in front of the Canadian net during the Rivalry Series on December 15. Photo by USA Hockey

USA Hockey Showcases Women’s National Team in Rivalry Series

As with other women’s sports, USA Hockey has seen an explosion with its women’s national team in recent years. It used to be fans could only see the U.S. women’s team play in exhibitions around the time of the Olympics. Now, that’s all changed with the Rivalry Series. Team USA and Team Canada have had […]

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Rob Manfred
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred (right) sat down with SBJ Staff Writer John Ourland at the CAA World Congress of Sports on October 11.

Las Vegas on the Radar for Both MLB and NBA Teams in Near Future

Having already secured an NHL and NFL team in the past five years, Las Vegas has been on a heater when it comes to bringing professional sports to the desert. There has been no shortage of rumors and rumblings in the past year about the city adding both an MLB and NBA team in the […]

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F1 Vegas
Artist renderings show what the first ever F1 race in Las Vegas will look like on November 18, 2023.

Formula 1 Unveils Record-Breaking Race Schedule for 2023

Formula 1 has announced the calendar for the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, which has been approved by the World Motor Sport Council. The 2023 season will feature a record-breaking 24 races, with China and Qatar set to return, and Las Vegas arriving as the penultimate round for a Saturday night race on November […]

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ALHI

Associated Luxury Hotels International Tabs Dan Meisler as Global Sales Director

Associated Luxury Hotels International recently added to its sales team with the hiring of Global Sales Director Dan Meisler, who will be focused on sports in Dallas-Fort Worth. Meisler comes to ALHI — a leader in luxury hotel sales for meeting incentives, conventions and exhibitions — with more than 15 years of sales experience, eight […]

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WCC Las Vegas

West Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments Stay in Las Vegas

The West Coast Conference and Boyd Gaming have announced a contract extension that will keep the University Credit Union WCC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas through 2025. The 2023 tournament will take place from March 2–7, with the men’s and women’s champion earning an automatic bid to the […]

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NIT
The National Invitation Tournament semifinals and finals will move from New York City to Las Vegas in 2023, and then head to Indianapolis in 2024.

NIT Moves to Las Vegas in 2023, Indianapolis in 2024

The National Invitation Tournament has selected Las Vegas to host the 2023 NIT semifinals and championship and Indianapolis to host the 2024 event. Since its inception in 1938, the NIT semifinals and finals have been played in New York City’s Madison Square Garden except for 2021, which was moved to Texas due to COVID restrictions. […]

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OVG
Oak View Group has announced Kim Stone will be president of UBS Arena and executive vice president of OVG East Coast beginning August 1.

Oak View Group Hires Two Industry Veterans For Las Vegas Project

As Oak View Group continues to increase its presence in the sports and live entertainment industries, it has announced the hiring of two industry veterans to lead its Las Vegas project. Randy Morton — former president and chief operating officer of Bellagio Resort & Casino — is the new president of OVG Las Vegas hotel […]

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Las Vegas Ballpark
The inaugural Triple-A Triple Championship weekend will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022, at the new Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada.

MiLB to Host Inaugural Triple-A Championship Weekend in Las Vegas

Minor League Baseball has introduced an exciting new format to crown a champion over three days in Las Vegas this fall. The inaugural Triple-A Triple Championship weekend will take place September 30–October 2, 2022, at the new Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin, Nevada. The three-game series will begin with the division winners of the Triple-A […]

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