Golden Nugget

With a vote of 6-3 in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association on May 14, the United States Supreme Court determined that the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states.

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans illegally wager about $150 billion on sports each year, but don’t expect Texas to “say yes” anytime soon.

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With more than 20 million albums sold, R&B group En Vogue comes to the Golden Nugget to perform inside the Grand Event Center on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. The trio features original members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron along with Rhona Bennett, who has been with the group since 2003. Five of En Vogue’s first six releases went No.

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Smash Mouth

Take a trip back to the ’90s with Smash Mouth and Spin Doctors at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. Smash Mouth, from San Jose, consists of original lead singer Steve Harwell. Their debut record Fush Yu Mang in 1997 sold more than 2 million copies thanks to the hits “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” which was a remake of War.

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Morris Day of Morris Day & The Time

Fans of Purple Rain will want to purchase tickets to see Morris Day & The Time featuring a performance by Sheila E on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. at the Grand Event Center inside Golden Nugget in Lake Charles.

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Enjoy Chris Isaak’s soaring falsetto voice on Saturday, Sept. 23, when the 61-year-old musician performs at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, La., at 8 p.m.

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Photo by Erik Kabik

Wayne Newton is an icon, a legend and international superstar who goes by many nicknames such as Mr. Entertainment, The Midnight Idol and Mr. Las Vegas. From 25,000 shows in Las Vegas to USO tours and his signature song “Danke Schoen” in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Newton has done it all.

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Record-setting rapper Flo Rida will hip hop his way to the H20 Pool Concert Series at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Aug. 11, with gates opening at 7:30 p.m. Born Tramar Dillard, the 37-year-old Flo Rida debut song “Low” spent No. 1 on the Billboard chart for 10 consecutive weeks and set a record for most downloads at 6 million.

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The H2O Pool Concert Series at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles continues on Friday, Aug. 4, with R&B sensation Jason Derulo at 9 p.m. Tickets for the 21-and-older show are $75-$115 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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The Isley Brothers featuring Ernie and Ronald “Mr. Biggs” Isley have been cited as having enjoyed one of the “longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music,” and the two will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. They began performing in 1954, and 16 of their albums charted in the Top 40 with 13 of those having been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum.

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