Every time Las Vegas hosts a big soccer event we're reminded that they designed Allegiant Stadium with a field that's too narrow to accommodate World Cup games.

$750 million in taxpayer money spent on a stadium that can't host the world's biggest sporting event.

#OTD in 1931, wide-open gambling was legalized in Nevada by Bill 98, signed into law by Gov. Fred Balzar. Twelve days later, the Clark County Commission granted licenses to eight businesses, including the Northern Club in Las Vegas, depicted here in a photo from around 1931.

What caused this banking crisis?

On today's GPS, I talked with the @FinancialTimes’ US editor at large, author & anthropologist @gilliantett, about the role of herd mentality, the rapidity of social media & the tech sector's idiosyncrasies:

Fremont St, March 19, 1981, celebrating the 50th anniversary of legalized gaming in Nevada. Coin Castle was the location of the former Northern Club (13 Fremont) where the first new license was issued.


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