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Could legalized gambling save us from the insufferability of fantasy sports?

Posted 4 days, 1 hour ago in Elsewhere

The rise of daily-fantasy sports (whose legality is accepted by many states) and the placement of NHL and NFL franchises in Las Vegas have diluted the spirit of the Sports Protection Act, which all but banned sports betting outside Nevada and drove a growing industry that employed hundreds underground. Sometime in the next four months, the Supreme Court is likely to decide whether to hear an appeal by New Jersey ...

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Pat Mulroy on why ‘Lake Mead is scary right now’

Posted 26 days, 1 hour ago in Elsewhere

The Colorado River system supplies water to more than 36 million people, but it is being threatened by overuse, long-term drought, and climate change. People who worry about the water shortage sometimes focus their scorn on Las Vegas, which appears culpable mainly because, of all the cities that draw water from the river, it lies the closest to its banks. But, in actuality, Nevada was so thinly populated when the ...

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