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4/26/2017

article Las Vegas Design Professionals Discuss Changing Sin City Landscape at UNLV
(Las Vegas) -- A group of Las Vegas design professionals met at UNLV over the weekend to discuss “Emotional Architecture and Hospitality Design,” with the...

4/25/2017

article Like desert sands, Las Vegas resorts continue to shift
(Las Vegas) -- Strip resorts of the future will probably look quite different. The casino floor, for one thing, will most likely be smaller. But Las Vegas and its huge...
article Is Vegas Making a Mistake Courting Visitors Who Don’t Gamble?
(Las Vegas) -- With its proud and certainly unique history in regards to gambling, Las Vegas has always been a destination that anyone who does enjoy gambling will have...
article Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Closes Poker Room
(Las Vegas) -- The eight-table poker room at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino closed early Tuesday morning, Card Player has learned. The closing leaves the Las Vegas Strip...

4/24/2017

article Las Vegas casinos welcoming new games and new betting options in 2017
(Las Vegas) -- You’ve already heard this before but casino operators in Las Vegas are trying to increase gambling revenue by changing rules and odds so they can...

4/23/2017

article Annual LVCVA study creates profile of average Las Vegas visitor
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spends marketing dollars in its budget based on research gathered through 3,600 in-person interviews, 300...
article Betting industry veteran runs Las Vegas’ lone separate horse racing book
(Las Vegas) -- Shortly before noon on a typical Wednesday morning at the brightly lit South Point horse racing book, roughly 40 men are studying the day’s...

4/19/2017

article Architect bucks norm, calls Las Vegas a global pioneer in design
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has taken a beating from the architecture establishment over the years, with critics characterizing the city’s resorts and casinos as a...

4/18/2017

article In Las Vegas, Drinks Flow a Little Less Freely
(Las Vegas) -- On a recent trip here, Phil Fletcher and his friends were at a video poker bar at Bally’s casino when they noticed a series of red and green lights...

4/16/2017

article Las Vegas Strip's New Growth Driver: Parking Fees
(Las Vegas) -- No one knows how to squeeze every penny out of customers quite like casinos. And the latest place they're looking to get a little extra is in the...

4/15/2017

article Another casino blaze: Golden Nugget reports canopy fire
(Las Vegas) -- For the second consecutive night, a Las Vegas casino has reported a fire. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to a canopy fire at the Golden Nugget Friday...
article Roulette Makes Its Vegas Comeback
(Las Vegas) -- Roulette is back in fashion on the casino floors of Las Vegas. That’s according to figures released this week by the Nevada Gaming Control Board...

4/14/2017

article Bellagio rooftop catches fire, closes Las Vegas strip
(Las Vegas) -- A fire was reported at Bellagio hotel-casino Thursday night. Clark County Fire Department first responded to the fire at 10:50 p.m. after receiving the...
article Forbidden City Resort Could Bring Pandas and Cricket Fighting to Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- We get giddy when we hear about new Las Vegas casinos in the works and this one’s a doozy. We’ve got the inside scoop on a proposed $5 billion...

4/13/2017

article John Madden hates the Raiders’ move to Vegas, and his reasons might surprise you
(Las Vegas) -- John Madden has a message for NFL coaches who will travel to Las Vegas in a few years when the Raiders relocate from Oakland: Watch your players.

4/12/2017

article Las Vegas is learning from us
(Las Vegas) -- I sat on a familiar bench, sipping a latte in the shade. Two women nudged foldable chairs to a cafe table nearby and began unwrapping their everything...
article Las Vegas casinos raise parking fees
(Las Vegas) -- The good old days of widespread free parking at casinos ended in 2016. Now, with some properties raising those initial fees beginning Wednesday, it’...

4/10/2017

article Las Vegas Strip Casinos Help Fund UNLV Hospitality Program Building, Investing in Future Employees
(Las Vegas) -- UNLV is nearing completion on its $59 million, 93,500-square foot Hospitality Hall. The massive investment is partially made possible thanks to several...

4/9/2017

article Survey results show visitors to Las Vegas are gambling less than ever
(Las Vegas) -- Every year the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) releases a profile of people who visited Las Vegas the previous year. It’s always...

4/6/2017

article Small Vegas Casino Aims to Entice VIP Gamblers With "Rolling Chips"
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon is a brand-new Asian-themed casino located on Sahara Avenue, north of the main action on the Las Vegas strip. For you Vegas fans, it'...

3/30/2017

article Casino Gambling: Las Vegas Strip Poker Rooms Shed 33 Tables In February
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip area poker rooms raked a combined $5.59 million from cash games last month, according to figures released by regulators on Tuesday.
article Record Year for Las Vegas Tourism
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas welcomed a record number of tourists in 2016 and the amount of money they spent also set a new record. Data compiled by local economic research...

3/27/2017

article Suspect jailed in connection with attempted robbery at Silver Sevens
(Las Vegas) -- A 33-year-old man is accused of having a role in an attempted robbery at Silver Sevens Wednesday morning. David Arnold North was booked into the Clark...

3/25/2017

article GameCo, a video game gambling machine maker, raising funds for expansion
(Las Vegas) -- GameCo, the first U.S. maker of video game gambling machines (VGM), hopes to raise as much as $30 million in a third round of funding as it seeks to...

3/24/2017

article Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel ‘very, very safe’ here
(Las Vegas) -- Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest...

3/21/2017

article Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station’s renovation
(Las Vegas) -- Palace Station will soon be ditching its train motif as a multimillion-dollar renovation project on the 41-year-old casino continues. The remodeling began...

3/20/2017

article Will the New Casino on Vegas Strip Steal Share from Rivals?
(Las Vegas) -- The newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip, The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino (opened on Nov 19, 2016) was touted to be the next big thing in Vegas....
article Vegas casino opens VIP golf simulator suite with caddie, bottle service
(Las Vegas) -- The market is heating up for high-tech, non-traditional golfing experiences. Topgolf centers, which combine sprawling driving ranges along with swanky...

3/19/2017

article Lucky Dragon Casino in Las Vegas rolling chips
(Las Vegas) -- Although other casinos have tried the program on a limited basis for special VIP guests, the newer Lucky Dragon Casino in Las Vegas is the first to offer...
article Saving the bright lights of Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has been lighting up the Nevada desert since the 1930s, but many of its most memorable signs have been replaced with LEDs. So where did the...
article Are three classic rock shows on the Las Vegas Strip too much classic rock?
(Las Vegas) -- On five nights of Journey’s return in May, The Joint won’t be the only place inside the Hard Rock Hotel to show off your air-keyboard skills...

3/18/2017

article Asian-Focused Lucky Dragon Casino Bets Big on VIP Gamblers
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the first resort that’s truly focused on the Asian visitor. And four months since the venue...
article New Vegas casino stirs the pot
(Las Vegas) -- The new Lucky Dragon Casino is creating a stir on the Las Vegas Strip by using the rolling chip program to award comps and discounts to table game players.

3/16/2017

article Lucky Dragon Casino’s Influence May Be Greater Than Its Size
(Las Vegas) -- The latest Las Vegas hotel casino to open, the Lucky Dragon, has been up and running for more than three months. It may not have the immediate landscape-...
article More VIP gaming space on the way as Lucky Dragon makes adjustments
(Las Vegas) -- It’s been almost four months since Las Vegas’ first expressly Asian casino opened its doors, with a marketing strategy as unique as the glass...

3/15/2017

article Las Vegas Casino Operator To Launch Social Poker
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas casino operator is again trying its hand in the online gaming realm. Red Rock Resorts, which owns and operators Station Casinos, announced...

3/14/2017

article Rehab jackpot: Video poker machines being used for therapy
(Las Vegas) -- Video poker machines are commonplace in Las Vegas and can be found in bars, supermarkets and even high-end restaurants. Now you can add hospitals to that...

3/12/2017

article Concert season brings change from locals casino consolidations
(Las Vegas) -- If you don’t remember KMXB-FM’s “Spring Fling” at Red Rock Resort last year, that’s because it was somewhere else: on the...
article StationPlay social gaming app to advance Las Vegas presence
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos is seeking to further expand its presense among local players in the Las Vegas market, through its forthcoming StationPlay social gaming...

3/9/2017

article Where did all those high rollers come from? Las Vegas' newest hotel is adding more VIP gaming salons
(Las Vegas) -- Less than four months after it opened, the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is already remodeling. The reason? A larger-than-expected number...
article Station Casinos outlines plans for new slots, upgrades at Palms
(Las Vegas) -- The renovation of a cafe and buffet and the installation of 280 new slot machines are among the improvements Station Casinos have begun or are planning...

2/28/2017

article Average daily room rate in Las Vegas reaches all-time high
(Las Vegas) -- Southern Nevada’s tourism economy produced a record that delighted resort operators, but may make Las Vegas visitors cringe. The average daily room...

2/24/2017

article Casinos should have ignored bottom line and stepped up for state tournament
(Las Vegas) -- The trophies weren’t any smaller and neither were the tears any less evident, those falling from joy and heartache. The selfies will still last a...

2/21/2017

article Vegas casinos wrote off fewer bad gambling debts in 2016
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip had one of their best years in recent memory in terms of writing off uncollectable gambling debts, according to 2016...

2/20/2017

article Hidden History: Moulin Rouge's history short but very significant
(Las Vegas) -- The lights of the Las Vegas Strip invite gamers and partiers from all walks of life. But like the rest of the country, Las Vegas wasn't always so...

2/19/2017

article LETTER: No secret to the revival of downtown Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- I read with interest the Review-Journal’s recent story reporting that the downtown area had the biggest percentage increase in gaming win of any...

2/17/2017

article New In Las Vegas: Move Over Gambling Tables, Here Are New Arcade Games For Hipsters
(Las Vegas) -- We often tag Sin City with showgirls, cards, dice rolls, and slot machines that dominate the gambling nightlife of Las Vegas. However, they seem to be a...
article 5 Nasty Vegas Buffets To Turn Your Stomach
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas buffets are a sort of institution in their own right. Despite Sin City being famous for its casinos there is a massive cult following that...

2/16/2017

article Seven Year Switch: How Las Vegas Hospitality Has Changed
(Las Vegas) -- Pharaoh woke from a terrible dream. Seven beautiful, fat cows emerged from the river to graze. It was good to be the master of such bounty. Then seven...

2/13/2017

article Renovations already underway at new Lucky Dragon near Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The paint has barely dried at the new Lucky Dragon, yet operators have already announced plans to renovate space to make more room for VIP guests....

2/12/2017

article Poker room to close at Monte Carlo Casino this April
(Las Vegas) -- On April 25th, the poker room at the Monte Carlo Casino of Las Vegas will close its doors. The owner of the casino, MGM Resorts International, has plans...

2/10/2017

article Monte Carlo Folds Poker Room
(Las Vegas) -- The city with the most poker rooms just lost one as Monte Carlo Resort and Casino announced it was closing its facility, April 25. The MGM Resorts owned...

2/9/2017

article Las Vegas Strip Area To Lose Poker Room
(Las Vegas) -- Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is closing its eight-table poker room. It opened in the late 1990s. Ktnv.com reported that the MGM...
article Raiders next Vegas move? Looking at other potential investors
(California) -- Las Vegas officials have received queries from at least a half-dozen suitors interested in filling the investment vacuum left by casino mogul Sheldon...
press release Film Company to Begin Interviews With Casinos for Documentary About Las Vegas Excess
(New Mexico) -- Red Hall Films, an Albuquerque based video and documentary production company is announcing its intention to begin interviews and pre-production for a...

2/8/2017

article Las Vegas Profile: World’s Hottest Market
(Las Vegas) -- What happens in Vegas, everybody’s talking about across the live business as Sin City emerges from an era of lounge acts to major artist residencies...

2/5/2017

article Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 40.5: A Chat With Five Downtown Casino Bosses
(Las Vegas) -- It’s not our typical episode of the Vital Vegas Podcast, and that can only be a good thing. This week, we share an uncensored panel discussion with...

2/3/2017

article Las Vegas Casinos Luring Chinese Visitors
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas continues to be a major destination for tourists from all across the USA and beyond, and last year 42.9 million people visited the resort,...
article Marketing, homeless are biggest challenges for downtown Las Vegas, gaming execs say
(Las Vegas) -- There’s a whole lot going on in downtown Las Vegas that is driving gross gaming revenue better than in any other Southern Nevada market.

2/2/2017

article Experience Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
(Las Vegas) -- In a state renown for gambling, you might think that’s there is nothing else to do in Nevada. Well, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the...

2/1/2017

article Raiders boost Vegas commitment to $1.2 billion, operations, risk
(Las Vegas) -- The Oakland Raiders want to shoulder an additional $650 million for their proposed Las Vegas stadium, bringing their total commitment to $1.15 billion for...

1/28/2017

article Vegas is Cracking Down on Free Casino Drinks
(Las Vegas) -- Call us alcoholics, but one of the best things about gambling in Vegas (even if you're spending next to nothing) is the near constant supply of free...

1/25/2017

article New $20M makeover is underway at Hooters Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Major changes are on the way at Hooters Casino Hotel in a $20 million makeover. Hooters VP and General Manager Mike Storm has announced two new...

1/24/2017

article Boutique hotel Rumor east of Las Vegas Strip sells for $18M
(Las Vegas) -- Rumor, a boutique hotel east of the Strip, has been sold — and its name has already been yanked from the walls. The 150-room hotel at 455 E. Harmon...

1/23/2017

article 2016 Las Vegas casino revenue reports show drastic shift in focus
(Las Vegas) -- In this day and age, most businesses don’t simply operate on a gut feeling. Sure, they need intuition in order to be successful but they use data to...

1/11/2017

article Downtown Las Vegas leads Nevada gaming markets in percentage increase, new report notes
(Las Vegas) -- The downtown Las Vegas gaming market outperformed the state’s other 12 markets by percentage increase over the previous year for total revenue, the...
article Wind caused power outage affecting 2 Las Vegas Strip casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Two Strip properties were without power for about an hour early Wednesday morning. The MGM Grand and New York-New York lost power around 5:15 a.m. The...

1/10/2017

article Tourism officials report record 42.9M Las Vegas visitors in 2016
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas drew a record number of visitors last year, 42.9 million people, even more than tourism officials had predicted. The numbers were part of a...

1/8/2017

article VIDEO: What Poker Players Need To Know About Paid Parking On The Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Planning a trip to Vegas to play some poker? Or perhaps you’re a local looking for a regular game? Don’t forget about parking! You’ve...

1/5/2017

article Power fully restored at Rio after outage
(Las Vegas) -- Power has been fully restored at the Rio Masquerade Tower after back-to-back electrical issues caused evacuations last week. An electrical fire broke out...

1/2/2017

article 14 tons of trash after big New Year's Eve party on the Vegas Strip: Let the cleanup begin
(Las Vegas) -- What a messy end to 2016. The Las Vegas Strip began jamming up with people hours before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve and, as people...
article Power outage near Sahara and Industrial affecting Palace Station
(Las Vegas) -- UPDATE: power has been restored at Palace Station A power outage this evening near Sahara and Industrial has affected guests and workers at Palace Station.

1/1/2017

article Most Vegas Casinos in Debt, BIG TIME
(Las Vegas) -- House always wins? While operating a Vegas casino seems like an obvious money maker, the cost of these massive buildings has most of these jackpot makers...
article Dreams came true for Las Vegas diners in 2016
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas finally seemed to reach an MBA’s dream parameter this year, triggering openings or planned openings from national chains (including IKEA,...

12/31/2016

article Fireworks crew toils to make Las Vegas launch sizzle for New Year’s
(Las Vegas) -- Fireworks by Grucci pyrotechnician Henry Herman stood in an orange T-shirt with his hands folded on the roof of Treasure Island on Friday, admiring a...
article More than 80K New Year’s Eve fireworks will light up the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Less than 36 hours before 330,000-some raucous revelers pack the Strip to ring in New Year’s Day 2017, a crew of pyrotechnicians worked in near...

12/30/2016

article Continued power outage to leave 500 Rio rooms dark through New Year’s Eve weekend
(Las Vegas) -- More than half of the rooms in the Rio’s largest tower will remain dark through New Year’s Eve weekend after a major power outage that began...
article Official: Power Won’t Be Fully Back at Rio Casino for Days
(Las Vegas) -- The busy New Year’s holiday weekend is likely to come and go before a Rio casino hotel tower in Las Vegas fully recovers from a power outage that...
article Ready to party? Here’s the lowdown on celebrating New Year’s on Strip
(Las Vegas) -- With the eyes of hundreds of thousands of revelers set on the sky that envelops the Strip, the annual fireworks show is set to begin at 11:59:50 p.m....

12/29/2016

article Las Vegas residents are outraged that free parking is disappearing on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Greg Griffin said it’s happened “a million times.” He’s probably exaggerating a tad, given he’s been driving a cab for only...
article Paid Parking: Will You Stay or Will You Go?
(Las Vegas) -- “That’ll be $9, please.” “Sorry, you’ll have to play another hundred.” “The room’s only $27, but it’...
article Lights out at Vegas' Rio casino forces 900-room evacuation
(Las Vegas) -- The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before...
article Power outage at Rio prompts evacuation of 900 rooms
(Las Vegas) -- Water overflowing from a plugged sink leaked into an electrical conduit, causing a power outage at the Rio on Wednesday night that ultimately forced the...

12/28/2016

article Vegas casino staff fear rising tide of bad-tipping Chinese tourists
(Las Vegas) -- The rising tide of Chinese visitors to Las Vegas isn’t sitting well with frontline casino staff who rely on tips to supplement their meagre salaries...
article Key observations from the year in Vegas nightlife
(Las Vegas) -- As 2016 draws to a close—the first year Industry Weekly has covered the Las Vegas nightlife landscape—it’s time to look back at key...

12/26/2016

article Tour the California Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- USA TODAY Travel features exclusive, in-depth photo tours of Las Vegas' world-famous hotels and casino resorts. We explore a different Vegas property...
article Alon founders not giving up on Las Vegas Strip resort development
(Las Vegas) -- Alon Las Vegas may have experienced some troubles with finding proper funding for the boutique Strip resort in the past, but another major hurdle may have...

12/25/2016

article Alon founders not giving up on Las Vegas Strip resort development
(Las Vegas) -- Alon Las Vegas may have experienced some troubles with finding proper funding for the boutique Strip resort in the past, but another major hurdle may have...
article Vegas plans $500,000 blowout for New Year’s
(Las Vegas) -- The stage is set for another New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Las Vegas. As usual, the festivities will be split between the “America’s...

12/24/2016

article Wave of low-tipping travelers worries dealers, servers in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- As Strip properties prepare for more Chinese visitors, some casino employees say they are concerned they will have to forgo some tip money.

12/23/2016

article Alon founders vow to continue working on resort development
(Las Vegas) -- Alon Las Vegas, the casino resort proposed for the former Frontier site on Las Vegas Boulevard across from the Wynn, lost its primary backer this month...
article Big hopes for turnabout on north Las Vegas Strip fall short
(Las Vegas) -- It’s a place of abandoned projects, where flashy casinos hemorrhage money, where super-sized dreams go to die. All this and more – on the...
article Examining the (possible) loss of Alon through the five stages of grief
(Las Vegas) -- 1. Denial. Crown Resorts might have given up on the 1,100-room luxury boutique resort planned for the 35-acre former site of the New Frontier—yet...

12/22/2016

article Free self-parking for locals at Las Vegas MGM properties ends Wednesday
(Las Vegas) -- It’s official. Free self-parking for local residents comes to an end at MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday,...

12/21/2016

article Boyd Gaming acquires Las Vegas Cannery Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Boyd Gaming announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of the Las Vegas assets of Cannery Casino Resorts. The addition of both properties...

12/20/2016

article Forget a casino ticket? Here’s what happens to the money
(Las Vegas) -- Gamblers left more than $35 million on casino floors in the past five years, money the state of Nevada was happy to come along and pick up. The cash came...

12/19/2016

article Licensing of Cannery properties to Boyd Gaming approved
(Las Vegas) -- The Cannery and Eastside Cannery properties officially became part of Boyd Gaming Corp.’s network of locals casinos Monday following two votes by...
article Regulators OK Boyd’s acquisition of Canneries
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission unanimously approved Boyd Gaming’s purchase of the Cannery casinos on Monday morning.
article A look back at Las Vegas sportsbook renovations in 2016
(Las Vegas) -- I recently wrote catch-up on all the new fees and belt tightening that we’ve seen in Las Vegas casinos over the past year or so. Now it's time...
article Parking plan: A Las Vegas local’s guide to navigating the new reality on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- With poor payouts on blackjack, resort fees, increased room taxes and now costs for valet and self-parking, it’s getting harder to visit a resort on...

12/13/2016

article Boyd’s purchase of Cannery casinos nears completion
(Las Vegas) -- Boyd Gaming’s purchase of the Cannery casinos is expected to be completed shortly after special sessions of both the Gaming Control Board and Gaming...

12/8/2016

article Best bingo spots in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- When in Las Vegas, you’ll always feel lucky. There are loads of entertainment all around, and certainly the game of Bingo is hot on the list!

12/7/2016

article Lucky Dragon Casino Eyes Its Target
(Las Vegas) -- When the Lucky Dragon had its official grand opening earlier this month, there were few surprises. After all, the casino had been open for nearly two...
article Paid parking on the Strip may be a necessary evil
(Las Vegas) -- Black Friday already overfloweth with irony, but imagine my surprise on November 25 when it took me only minutes to park at a neighborhood mall, followed...
article Downtown’s California completes redesign for ‘modern island vibe’
(Las Vegas) -- An ambitious renovation of the California Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been completed, giving new flair to its Hawaiian motif, Boyd Gaming...
article Some Las Vegas hotels have increased their resort fees. Here's what it will cost you now
(Las Vegas) -- The $200-a-night room you just reserved in Las Vegas? It’ll cost you a bit more now given the two biggest players on the Strip — MGM Resorts...
article Las Vegas Casino's Big Bet on East Coast Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is moving to the East Coast, sort of. Some of Las Vegas' biggest names are seeing the East Coast of the U.S. as a massive untapped market...

12/5/2016

article Formal opening for Lucky Dragon
(Las Vegas) -- Lucky Dragon hotel-casino launched with a soft open two weeks ago, on Saturday 3 December it had its official grand opening, a formal event with...

12/4/2016

article Lions, dragon and fireworks in Las Vegas: Lucky Dragon celebrates grand opening
(Las Vegas) -- Vibrant Chinese lions bounced to thumping drums and splashing cymbals in a ceremony held at the entrance of the Lucky Dragon on Saturday afternoon.
article New resort Lucky Dragon is already fired up
(Las Vegas) -- Lucky Dragon hotel-casino opened two weeks ago, but Saturday afternoon was the official, formal event honoring the occasion, complete with ear-ringing...
article Don’t like Strip casino parking fees? Blame the airlines
(Las Vegas) -- Blame the airlines for this movement to require casino customers to pay for parking on the Strip. Or, if you listen to some Strip watchers, we should...
article Hooters Casino Las Vegas to continue to offer free parking despite new industry trend
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International began charging for parking back in the summer months and now Caesars Entertainment Corp. has followed suit, with the launch of...
article Soon you'll have to pay parking fees for your stay at Caesars and Wynn hotels in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Say goodbye to free parking along the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts are joining MGM Resorts in charging hotel guests and...

12/3/2016

article In like a lion: Dancers, pomp celebrate Lucky Dragon grand opening in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Dragon and lion dancers danced and marched past baccarat players to a staccato beat of drums and cymbals while gamblers snapped cellphone pictures...

12/2/2016

article Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas bucks recent trends with free parking
(Las Vegas) -- Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas is proud to offer free self and valet parking to all hotel guests and Las Vegas residents alike. Located steps from the...
article Some of Las Vegas' biggest casinos to end free parking perk
(Las Vegas) -- Sin City is about to get pricier. Free parking, a long-running perk offered at most of Las Vegas' Strip properties to keep money at the tables, will...
article Lucky Dragon, Las Vegas' newest casino resort, caters to Chinese tourists
(Las Vegas) -- As a Chinese airline, Hainan Airlines, begins the first nonstop flights from Beijing to Las Vegas, tourism officials in Vegas anticipate the city could...

12/1/2016

article Fitch Ratings: Solid growth for Strip in 2017
(Las Vegas) -- Ignore the Las Vegas valley’s physical features, according to Fitch Ratings, the economic landscape of the city is flat and smooth. The financial...
article As free parking continues to dwindle on Strip, some resorts guarded about following suit
(Las Vegas) -- The decline of free parking in Las Vegas — one of the Strip’s few hallowed traditions — continues. In the last two days, two major Strip...

11/30/2016

article Weighing the Lucky Dragon
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon casino on Sahara just west of the Strip is open. Early, in fact, about three weeks ahead of its announced grand opening on December 3. It...
article Caesars Entertainment to launch paid parking initiative
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. said late Tuesday that it will launch a paid valet and self-parking initiative beginning late next month. The move follows the...
article Like MGM, Caesars Entertainment to start charging for parking
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced Tuesday that it will launch a paid valet and self-parking initiative at eight of its nine Las Vegas properties...
article Champagne Vending Machine Grants Bubbly on the Go
(Las Vegas) -- It was Noël Coward who once posed the question, “Why do I drink Champagne for breakfast? Doesn’t everyone?” Had the late English...

11/29/2016

article Caesars Entertainment announces paid parking program for Las Vegas properties
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced they will launch a paid valet and self-parking initiative intended to improve the parking experience for...
article Enter the Lucky Dragon, Vegas' Newest Casino on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- It's a big deal in Las Vegas whenever a new casino opens its doors, especially if it's anywhere close to the Strip. In recent years, we've...

11/28/2016

article How Worried Should Wynn and Las Vegas Sands Be About This New Casino?
(Las Vegas) -- Have Las Vegas casino operators missed a big opportunity? We know that Las Vegas Sands andWynn Resorts made the most of China's decision to legalize...

11/27/2016

article Lucky Dragon, Las Vegas’ newest resort, firing up casino market
(Las Vegas) -- Casino openings excite us because we long to enjoy something we’ve never seen before. For many, the openings of The Mirage (the arrival of the Strip...
article How Worried Should Wynn and Las Vegas Sands Be About This New Casino?
(Las Vegas) -- Have Las Vegas casino operators missed a big opportunity? We know that Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN) made the most of China...

11/26/2016

article Players not forgotten when casinos lose power
(Las Vegas) -- Recent power outages at Las Vegas casinos left some wondering: What happens to the money in slot machines or in-progress table games when they are...

11/25/2016

article South Point owner Gaughan buys additional land surrounding hotel
(Las Vegas) -- South Point owner Michael Gaughan has snapped up additional land around the Las Vegas hotel, including part of a site where investors sought to build a...

11/23/2016

article Santa Fe Station scores with new bingo hall
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos’ Santa Fe Station has upped its bingo game. The company on Wednesday opened its new, 10,000-square-foot bingo hall in space formerly...

11/22/2016

article Despite a casino power outage, gamblers unlikely to be left in dark on winnings
(Las Vegas) -- In the late morning of Nov. 3 at the Paris Las Vegas, the lights went out to stop play at the casino’s 100 table games and more than 2,200 slot...
article Lucky Dragon casino-hotel opens just off Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- An Asian-themed property catering to Chinese gamblers and guests has become the first new casino-hotel to open in nearly six years along the Las Vegas...
article Golden Nugget Las Vegas debuts Billion Dollar Buyer-themed slot
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Nugget Las Vegas now offers a new slot machine themed after the hit CNBC show, “Billion Dollar Buyer” starring Tilman Fertitta, the...

11/20/2016

article Lucky Dragon welcomes first guests — in Mandarin first
(Las Vegas) -- First a grand opening was set for Dec. 3, then a soft opening was scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday. But even that wasn't soon enough. Shortly after 8 p.m...

11/19/2016

article Las Vegas’ newest resort, Lucky Dragon, is opening doors early
(Las Vegas) -- The public will get a chance to see that 1¼-ton glass dragon sculpture at the Lucky Dragon hotel-casino a little earlier than expected.

11/15/2016

article Palms celebrates its 15th anniversary
(Las Vegas) -- Palms Casino Resort is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Tuesday. The resort gained popularity after MTV's The Real World was filmed there in 2002....
article Resorts World among luxury projects benefiting from U.S. foreign investor program
(Las Vegas) -- A federal program meant to encourage investment in the United States from wealthy foreigners is increasingly supporting large luxury real estate projects...

11/13/2016

article New Palms chief says, ‘We are looking at every finite detail’
(Las Vegas) -- This Sunday’s scan of the scene centers on the Palms, which this week celebrates its 15th anniversary. The property, founded by the Maloof family...

11/12/2016

article Tropicana Repays Penn National’s Faith
(Las Vegas) -- The Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip is proving to be a shrewd purchase for Penn National. The company acquired the property last year for $360 million,...

11/11/2016

article One-of-a-kind dragon chandelier installed at new Lucky Dragon resort
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon is getting closer to its opening date and a very important piece was installed over the last two weeks. A 1.25-ton glass dragon...
article Why Las Vegas Casino-Hotels Aren't Worried About Airbnb
(Las Vegas) -- There's no doubt that Airbnb and its similar counterparts are a risk for traditional hotel companies that are increasingly facing a changing consumer...

11/7/2016

article Struggling Tropicana shows are part of ‘problem child’ theaters with revolving doors
(Las Vegas) -- What is Las Vegas going to do with all these problem children? Six or more theaters in the resort corridor have been a revolving door for failed shows, to...

11/5/2016

article Paris Las Vegas Casino-Hotel Guests Share Scary Experience And Evacuate Due To Power Outage
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of guests and employees were evacuated Thursday from the Paris Las Vegas casino-hotel on Nevada's famous Las Vegas Strip due to a power...
article El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas celebrates 75 years
(Las Vegas) -- The El Cortez is a Las Vegas time capsule. So is owner Kenny Epstein. It’s fitting that both celebrated their 75th birthdays this year. The El...

11/1/2016

article Asian-Funded Las Vegas Casino Courts New Type Of Chinese Clientele
(Las Vegas) -- Lucky Dragon will be the Strip’s first new-from-the-ground-up casino since 2010 when it opens on December 3. It’s also the Strip’s first...
article Deutsche Bank to sell $400m stake in Red Rock Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Deutsche Bank is preparing to cash in on a $400m stake in Las Vegas gaming group Red Rock. The Financial Times reports it will give the bank a “...
article Rampart Casino conducting job fair for more than 70 openings
(Las Vegas) -- A local hotel and casino plans to hire for more than 70 open positions during a job fair Friday, but prospective candidates need not wait to apply.
article Revamped Klondike reminiscent of earliest era of locals casinos
(Las Vegas) -- There’s a lot that’s new about the Klondike Sunset Casino, the locals place on Sunset Road half a block west of Boulder Highway that reopened...

10/30/2016

article Deutsche Bank to sell $400m stake in Las Vegas gambling group
(Las Vegas) -- Deutsche Bank is preparing to cash in on a $400m stake in a Las Vegas gaming group, giving the bank a boost at a time of lingering concerns over the state...

10/28/2016

article What Las Vegas’ New China-Centric Casino Resort Tells Us About Chinese Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Chinese-language signs, Mandarin-speaking staff, a multitude of Chinese restaurants, and a focus on games such as baccarat and pai gow: it sounds like any...

10/27/2016

article How the unique Lucky Dragon casino and hotel came to be
(Las Vegas) -- When developer Andrew Fonfa started working on Allure Las Vegas—at 41 stories, the tallest residential building in the Valley, located on Sahara...

10/26/2016

article Las Vegas casinos love Chinese gamblers. So these guys built a casino just for them
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operators know there’s no gambler quite like the Chinese. With their affinity for baccarat, the most lucrative game in Las Vegas, Chinese...
article Gamblers in Las Vegas can say goodbye to free drinks
(Las Vegas) -- Free drinks being handed out to people playing the games in Las Vegas casinos may soon be a thing of the past. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts are...

10/23/2016

article OP/ED: Las Vegas stadium about an ego boost, not economic one
(Las Vegas) -- On Monday, before flying to Houston for a two-day NFL owners meeting, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis took a little trip to Las Vegas. He was not there...

10/22/2016

article Free drinks in Vegas casinos may soon be a thing of the past
(Las Vegas) -- Free drinks being handed out to people playing the games in Las Vegas casinos may soon be a thing of the past, ABC13 in Las Vegas reported Friday. The...
article Activists fight to keep exotic animal exhibits out of Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Have animal rights activists altered the landscape of nongaming amenities in Las Vegas? Activists have monitored the Las Vegas gaming industry for as long...
article Station Casinos to donate $100K to 10 CCSD elementary schools
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos will donate $100,000 to 10 elementary schools through its Smart Start partnership with the Clark County School District. The company will...

10/21/2016

article When High Rollers Get Screwed Over by Vegas Casinos, They Call This Guy
(Las Vegas) -- There's a breed of professional gambler known as advantage players. They employ perfectly legal methods -- counting cards, tracking shuffles, peeking...
article Lucky Dragon near Las Vegas Strip wins OK from Nevada Gaming Commission
(Las Vegas) -- A new gaming property in Southern Nevada that is designed to cater specifically to Asian customers won final approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission on...

10/20/2016

article Las Vegas debate completes gaming’s emergence onto national scene
(Las Vegas) -- The final presidential debate will be held this evening and the attention of 80 million or more Americans will be fixed on Las Vegas. That’s fitting...

10/14/2016

article Commentary: Sinful Deal in Sin City
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada lawmakers are going out of their way this week to give a casino owner worth $32 billion a stadium funded on the back of taxpayers.

10/9/2016

article EW Live from the USA: Vegas’ MICE market a safe bet
(Las Vegas) -- Risking it all on red, or pulling off a five-card trick are the vices on which Las Vegas has built its larger than life metropolis. However, as business...
article Las Vegas Casinos See Opportunity Off-Strip
(Las Vegas) -- In Las Vegas, the Strip gets a vast majority of the attention from both the national media and investors. Names most people know like MGM Resorts (NYSE:...

10/7/2016

article W Las Vegas at SLS taking reservations for Dec. 1 opening
(Las Vegas) -- W Las Vegas, a 289-room tower of the SLS Las Vegas, is now taking reservations for a Dec. 1 soft opening. W Las Vegas will have a private entrance for...
article Here's why the plunk, plunk, plunk of old coin slot machines is dying in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- For the last fiscal year, coins have accounted for less than 3% of the $50.5-billion slot machine drop, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

10/6/2016

article Free drinks for slot play? Not so fast
(Las Vegas) -- Free booze, handed out by casinos to reward regular gamblers, is as much of a Las Vegas tradition as cheap buffets, showgirls in big production shows and...

10/4/2016

article Red Rock Resorts announces completion of Palms acquisition
(Las Vegas) -- Red Rock Resorts Inc. has announced that Station Casinos LLC has completed its acquisition of the Palms. With the acquisition of the Palms, company...
article Station Casinos completes Palms deal
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos LLC is now the owner of the Palms, after announcing Monday it had completed its deal to buy the resort on Flamingo Road just west of the...
article Bingo proves its popularity at downtown’s Plaza
(Las Vegas) -- Tom Shifflett will never forget the first time he visited downtown Las Vegas’ Plaza. “There was a big park downtown, right near the train...
article Why Some Las Vegas Casinos Are Gambling on Solar
(Las Vegas) -- As the Great Recession sunk its teeth into the U.S., bursting Las Vegas’ housing bubble along the way, MGM Resorts looked into building a large...

10/3/2016

article Red Rock Resorts completes acquisition of the Palms Casino Resort
(Las Vegas) -- The sale of the Palms Casino Resort to Red Rock Resorts is complete, Station Casinos, the parent company, announced Monday morning. The Palms was acquired...

10/1/2016

article Gambling debt collection case alleges women ‘shills’ for high rollers
(Las Vegas) -- When Las Vegas Sands Corp. asked Clark County prosecutors to press criminal charges against two Chinese women last year over $6.4 million in baccarat...
article Hit and Run: Sands Casino Triggers High Roller Baccarat Scandal, PokerStars Sponsors GPL, One Drop Invitational at 35 Entries and Counting
(Las Vegas) -- Sands legal action brings shady practices to light. PokerStars becomes exclusive sponsor of GPL. Andrew Barber and Bryan Paris debate politics on the PTP...

9/30/2016

article Vegas casino’s attempt to collect a debt exposes world of Chinese high-rollers
(Las Vegas) -- In the post 9/11 era, with cash transactions under tighter control, Las Vegas casinos keep the money flowing in part by luring wealthy Chinese gamblers....

9/27/2016

article Oakland Raiders, Las Vegas, and NFL Politics
(Las Vegas) -- The Oakland Raiders have made the news multiple times in the past week with news regarding their future. The franchise has been in a state of limbo since...

9/26/2016

article How Las Vegas Became The 9th Hawaiian Island
(California) -- Bill Boyd, chairman of Boyd Gaming Group in Las Vegas, shares his family’s intimate involvement in the gaming industry Bill Boyd's father, Sam...
article Basic casino cheating scams hardest to catch, gaming experts say
(Las Vegas) -- Inside jobs, chip grab-and-runs and craps cheats are the largest ongoing headaches for casinos and casino regulators. And it’s the most basic scams...

9/22/2016

article Gaming regulators OK plans for Red Rock Resorts, Boyd Gaming
(Las Vegas) -- Representatives of two locals casino companies are counting on new opportunities now that the Nevada Gaming Commission has unanimously approved licenses...
article Las Vegas is global gaming market’s bright spot – Fitch
(Las Vegas) -- Las VegasLas Vegas is global gaming market’s bright spot - Fitch continues to lead the global gaming market, outpacing both the U.S. regional gaming...

9/21/2016

article All clear at Las Vegas casino after suspicious package scare
(Las Vegas) -- Part of the Stratosphere hotel-casino in Las Vegas was been evacuated Wednesday after a suspicious package was found. Las Vegas police say that they...

9/15/2016

article How to re-Palms: Some ideas to help Station Casinos along as it takes over
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently recommended for approval the sale of the Palms to Red Rock Resorts, aka Station Casinos, which means the Gaming...

9/14/2016

article The tunnel dwellers of Las Vegas: where the city's vices play out in the shadows
(Las Vegas) -- Broken glass crunched under shoes, alerting tunnel dwellers that outsiders had arrived. Deeper in the dark, squat-ceilinged space, 25ft below the Las...

9/12/2016

article Developers bet on Chinese tourism in Vegas
(China) -- Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals...

9/11/2016

article Gambling cities like Vegas move toward being family friendly
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has always been the greatest chameleon city in the US. Ever since its foundations were laid, it has been branded and re-branded as anything from...
article New $2.7 Parisian resort to open Tuesday in Macau
(Macau) -- Macau’s newest casino — the second American-owned property to open in three weeks — greets its first guests Tuesday. The $2.7 billion, 3,000...

9/8/2016

article Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino: The Next Big Thing in Vegas?
(Las Vegas) -- Owned by private investors, The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino is scheduled to open on the Las Vegas Strip on Dec 3, 2016. Interestingly, this will be...

9/7/2016

article Lucky Dragon hotel-casino near Las Vegas Strip opening Dec. 3
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon, the 200-room Asian-themed property just off the Strip on Sahara Avenue, will open Dec. 3, company officials announced Tuesday. The...
article Nevada gaming board recommends approvals of Palms, Aliante deals
(Las Vegas) -- The transition of Southern Nevada’s locals casino market took a big step Wednesday as the state Gaming Control Board unanimously recommended...

9/5/2016

article Stadium efforts help both Las Vegas and Oakland in quest for Raiders
(California) -- If there were a coin toss to sort out the Raiders stadium saga, the coin might well land on its side. In one of the longest NFL team searches for a new...

9/3/2016

article Las Vegas, Asian investors bet on Sin City’s Chinese tourism
(Las Vegas) -- Sin City and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism as some of Las Vegas’ latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese...
article The Wynn Casino is At the Heart of the Wantickets/Eventbrite Fight
(Las Vegas) -- Earlier this week in Pollstar, I wrote an article about the current lawsuit between Wantickets and its former President Barak Schurr and CEO Diego Carlin.

9/2/2016

article What’s to Come at the Fremont Street Experience
(Las Vegas) -- Fremont Street Experience was in its infancy when Patrick Hughes hit town 20 years ago and dropped off his bags at the Days Inn at Fremont and Ninth...

9/1/2016

article Swanky new rooms atop Cosmopolitan said to ‘set new bar for luxury’
(Las Vegas) -- One of the Strip’s newest luxury hotels will be growing in the coming months. The Cosmopolitan announced this week the addition of 21 new top-floor...
article Hotels experiment with vouchers at video poker bars
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan hotel is expanding a drink voucher system, replacing old Vegas’ system of free drinks at all of its video poker bars. In the old...

8/31/2016

article James Packer’s Las Vegas casino plan still alive
(Las Vegas) -- James Packer’s Las Vegas dream is not dead, according to the project’s top executive, who has hosed down rumours that casino plans are on hold...
article The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas plans swanky new penthouse suites
(Las Vegas) -- Three renowned interior designers have been hired by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to develop 21 new high-end penthouse suites and a private gaming salon...
article Binion’s 65th, Caesars Palace’s 50th anniversary inspire nostalgia for ‘old Vegas’
(Las Vegas) -- We all have favorite stories we tell more than once. Stories that are good for a laugh or dropped jaw. Stories that are pure Vegas. Like praying for...
article Is There Really a Secret Apartment Complex at the Treasure Island Casino?
(Las Vegas) -- You have stumbled upon one of my favorite Las Vegas tales, one that tells so much about what makes Las Vegas. At first glance it seems a common David...

8/30/2016

article Top exec denies reports that Alon Las Vegas project is on indefinite hold
(Las Vegas) -- The top executive of the Alon resort project on the Strip says the company has further slowed its development pace and that Australian billionaire James...

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