For the three American players left at the World Series of Poker, it’s all about the big payday and living the dream. Phil Collins (no relation), Matt Giannetti, and Ben Lamb (who made $2 million over six weeks at the Rio) are all former college students with youth on their side that play quite aggressively, and are ready to take on the biggest moments in their poker careers after dominating the online poker scene. At noon Saturday at the Penn and Teller Theater at the Rio, they’ll get their shot.
If one of them wins, it would be the first time since 1998 that the champion’s gold bracelet stayed in Las Vegas. We wish them the best!
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas is an awesome attraction for gearheads and industry experts of all sorts. The automotive trade show, which is not open to the public, is expected to attract over 115,000 people. Racers looking for sponsors, industry experts, and all the big companies will be in attendance to show off their best products and newest concepts. The show, part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), runs through Friday, November 4.
A proposed high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California has received another federal government approval from a board that grants licenses to build new railroads, in an exemption permitting DesertXpress Enterprises LLC to build a 190-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Las Vegas and Victorville, California. It will travel 150 miles per hour on dual tracks and cost nearly $6 billion.
It could put thousands of Nevadans to work, and also stimulate the economy, bringing potential weekend trippers and many more to Vegas.
The company is pursuing a $4.9 billion federal loan to build the line. We wish them the best!