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Preet Bharara makes TIME 100; Full Tilt registrations confirmed; Vegas planning zip wire

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bhararaPreet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Bruce Springsteen fan and Mr Black Friday himself has made his way onto TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world. The magazine named Bharara alongside a who’s who of sports, acting and politics thanks to his unprecedented pursuit of court cases. It means the prosecutor finds himself in the same room as the likes of Justin Bieber and Rihanna. Why him god-dammit!

Well TIME describes him as a modern-day “Zeus” and the SDNY as his Olympus. Although the article makes no mention of wire-taps, Black Friday or his contest with Maryland’s Richard C. Kay to see who can piss the furthest.

Meanwhile confirmation has surfaced on a social network of Full Tilt’s newly incorporated companies in Malta. A photo, published on the Twitter account of PokerFuse, shows that Full Tilt Holding Ltd and New Full Tilt Ltd were both registered on 11/04/2012. Both have an identical address of Regent House, 52, Fifth Floor, Bisazza Street, Sliema, Malta and players will hope this is the start of the new and improved FTP.

As a means of celebration both parties might be interested to know Vegas has a new visitor attraction in the offing. Plans were approved last night for zip lines to run between the Luxor and Excalibur hotels. Las Vegas Review Journal reports that owners of the hotels MGM Resorts International are describing the ideas as tentative. The company charged with construction of operation, Ziptrek Ecotours, “has been chomping on the bit to get going. They have been wondering what is taking so long,” said project consultant Greg Borgel.

The line would run for 950 feet and drop 110 feet from its 339-foot high starting point. Users then pass onto an adjacent tower at the Excalibur and to a new opening on the north side of the Luxor’s east tower. The last part covers 1,440 feet and finishes on the roof of the tram station at the southwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.

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