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4/20/2019

article Using a Las Vegas Strip hotel minibar can cost up to $75 — VIDEO
(Las Vegas) -- Storing that leftover pizza inside a hotel minibar fridge can cost you as much as $75 on the Las Vegas Strip. The fee is meant to deter guests from gaming...

4/18/2019

article $1B Las Vegas Circa Resort & Casino starts concrete work
(Las Vegas) -- Circa joins the list of $1 billion-plus megaprojects underway in Sin City right now. In fact, local construction employment growth of 8.8% in the area...
article The Next New Resort on the Strip Delays Its Opening
(Las Vegas) -- The 3,780-room resort on the north end of the Strip now plans to open in the second quarter of 2022. Diller Scofidio + Renfro just signed on as the design...

4/17/2019

article Blackstone seeks a buyer for Las Vegas's Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- Blackstone Group is exploring strategic options for the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino in Las Vegas, including a possible sale of the strip property,...
article Possible Sale of The Cosmopolitan Could Be Billion Dollar Winning Bet for Blackstone Group
(Las Vegas) -- Selling the Strip property after upgrades follows the financial services firm’s overall strategy with real estate investments. Close to five years...
article Blackstone Preparing to Sell Las Vegas Strip Casino and Luxury Hotel (sub req)
(Las Vegas) -- Blackstone Group LP is exploring a sale of the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, the rare instance of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip coming to the...
article $3.1 Billion Las Vegas Resort Delayed At Least One Year
(Las Vegas) -- The planned opening of a $3.1 billion resort that’s in the works on the Las Vegas strip has been postponed by at least one year. The project, called...

4/16/2019

article Opening of Drew Las Vegas pushed back until 2022
(Las Vegas) -- New York developer Steve Witkoff has pushed back the former Fontainebleau’s opening date, delaying the debut of Las Vegas’ towering monument...
article Vegas Strip’s $3.1 Billion Resort Postponed More Than a Year
(Las Vegas) -- Real estate mogul Steven Witkoff is pushing back the opening of a $3.1 billion resort on the Las Vegas Strip by more than a year, slowing efforts to...

4/14/2019

article Richard Branson seeking tie-ins to LV hotel, planned train
(Las Vegas) -- Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group brand is expected to have a growing presence in Las Vegas next year, hopes to leverage the presence of his...

4/13/2019

article Tourism survey indicates fewer visitors to Las Vegas from California
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority this week released its annual visitor profile study. The study, which was presented at Tuesday’s...
article LVCVA study shows fewer Las Vegas visitors from Southern California
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas visitor of 2019 is different from those who came a decade ago, five years ago and even last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors...
article Airbnb making a dent into Strip revenue, report finds
(Las Vegas) -- Strip resorts may have lost out on as much as $150 million in revenue last year as more visitors to Las Vegas book accommodations through Airbnb,...

4/12/2019

article Las Vegas Saw Fewer First-Time Visitors in 2018, But Repeat Visitation Increases
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) released its 2018 Visitor Profile Study this week, and there are several unforeseen findings.

4/11/2019

article Casinos want to add skill to slot machines
(Las Vegas) -- One-arm bandits make a killing for gambling dens. In America and Europe slot machines usually account for two-thirds of the house’s takings. Their...
article BLOG: High Tech Used in Las Vegas to Catch Frauds
(Las Vegas) -- There is no better-watched place on earth but the casino floor. Gaming tables are under surveillance of hundreds of most advanced cameras operated by the...

4/10/2019

article Luxury Eclipse Theaters in downtown Las Vegas faces foreclosure
(Las Vegas) -- Monika Iszard lives in downtown Las Vegas near bail bondsmen, law firms, vacant lots and buildings with barred windows. She’s also near luxury...

4/9/2019

article Palms Casino Resort Celebrates Grand Opening
(Las Vegas) -- Palms Casino Resort celebrated its Grand Opening with a festival-worthy weekend of A-list performances signaling the completion of a massive $690 million...
article Damien Hirst installs a giant headless demon in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Not content with creating the world’s most expensive hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Damien Hirst has installed a 60-ft-tall...
article If Las Vegas Builds It, Will More Visitors Come?
(Las Vegas) -- Last weekend, thousands flocked to the opening of the Kaos nightclub at the Palms, which is getting a $700 million facelift thanks to its owner Station...

4/8/2019

article Construction milestone on schedule at Circa site in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The site of the new Circa hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas is hitting a major construction milestone overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning. A first...
article Las Vegas Casino Reopens with Big Musical Headliners
(Las Vegas) -- Palms Casino Resort celebrated their grand reopening with their new KAOS Nightclub and Dayclub which featured star performers including Travis Scott,...

4/6/2019

article Ex-MGM exec Scott Sibella to run Resorts World Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The giant resort rising on the north Strip will be operated by an exec who spent years running a giant resort on the south Strip. Ex-MGM Grand President...

4/5/2019

article Bingo player at Las Vegas casino wins $162,511 jackpot
(Las Vegas) -- Bingo players are well-known for being superstitious, wanting to sit in their lucky seats surrounded by all sorts of good luck charms like elephants,...

4/3/2019

article Diving deep into the history and evolution of the Las Vegas buffet
(Las Vegas) -- The South has fried chicken, Texas has barbecue, Chicago has hot dogs, New York has pizza and Las Vegas has them all. That is to say, our regional cuisine...

3/31/2019

article Sam’s Town celebrates 40 years as community gathering place
(Las Vegas) -- For Jon Avery, Sam’s Town was the setting for a memorable retirement party. For Ginger Glass-Trotter, it’s the place where she sang...
article BLOG: I Ate and Drank My Way Through Lisa Vanderpump's New Vegas Hotspot — Here's What It's Really Like Inside!
(Las Vegas) -- What happens in Vegas is definitely not staying in Vegas this time: I'm here in town for Lisa Vanderpump's big, pink opening weekend, and can'...

3/30/2019

article Inside Damien Hirst's Empathy Hotel Suite In Las Vegas - The Most Expensive In The World
(Las Vegas) -- Until recently two hotels duked it out for the dubious title of offering the world’s most expensive hotel room. The Mark Hotel penthouse suite in...

3/29/2019

article Las Vegas Restaurants Just Keep Getting Better and Better
(Las Vegas) -- Consider the mapo lobster. At the new Mott 32 inside The Palazzo in Las Vegas, the head of a one-and-half-pound Boston lobster rests atop a pool of soft,...

3/28/2019

article Las Vegas gambling addict shares challenges big betting weeks bring
(Las Vegas) -- March can bring added challenges for gambling addicts. Sports fans placed their bets for Major League Baseball's opening day Thursday. It's one of...
article Vegas Strip Revenue Down 1.9% In February
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday released its report on gaming revenue for the Las Vegas area in February.
article Fil-Am Las Vegas judge heads city’s first ever gambling court
(Las Vegas) -- With the image of Las Vegas comes those of blackjack tables, slot machines, and colored poker chips with the accompanying image big cash wins and prizes....
article NoMad Las Vegas, Newest Hotel On the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Created by Sydell Group in partnership with Make It Nice, NoMad Las Vegas opened in October 2018 adjacent to Park MGM. Located on the top four floors...
article Is this the coolest resort in Las Vegas?
(Las Vegas) -- One of the historically hippest hotels in Las Vegas is about to kick off a whole new era of cool. The Palms Casino Resort, a 1,365-room property on...
article Emily Ratajkowski For Palms Casino Resort Vegas: See Her Campaign
(Las Vegas) -- Emily Ratajkowski stars in a new campaign for the Palms Hotel in Vegas, and HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVE photos of her looking super sexy in an all-black...

3/27/2019

article For March Madness Betting, Vegas Is Still the King
(Las Vegas) -- Even though other states allow betting on college basketball, Las Vegas is still the center of March Madness betting in America. Even though more and more...

3/26/2019

article An Off-Strip Casino Has Become One of the Best Places to Eat in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Station Casinos empire, which now includes more than 20 properties in Las Vegas and beyond, started modestly on July 1, 1976. That was when Frank...
article OP/ED: Un-Lucky Dragon: Jilted Chinese investors hope their luck improves in court
(Las Vegas) -- Curious Las Vegas visitors may still wonder what happened to the once-sparkling Lucky Dragon, the diminutive Asian-themed casino on the edge of the north...
article Instagram Itinerary: Las Vegas — Where to Stay, Eat, Drink, Gamble, and Party in Sin City
(Las Vegas) -- The idea that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” is a joke. The city was made for Instagram. From the bright neon signage everywhere you...
article Las Vegas airport passenger traffic up 1.8 percent in February
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ airport passenger count remains ahead of schedule through the first two months of 2019. McCarran International Airport saw 3.63 million...

3/24/2019

article Suspects in motorcycle gang shooting at El Cortez face multiple felony charges
(Las Vegas) -- A detailed arrest report breaks down the moments before, during and after a biker gang shooting unfolded inside of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino in...

3/23/2019

article Las Vegas is the place to be during first round of NCAA tournament
(Las Vegas) -- It's 6 a.m. and the sun has yet to rise over the Las Vegas Strip but there is already a line forming three hours before the first game of the first...
article Enjoy drinks next to an original Banksy at new Las Vegas restaurant
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms Resort and Casino unveiled an extensive collection of street art as part of the opening of its new restaurant, Greene St. Kitchen by Clique...
article Experts predict Olympics in Las Vegas, higher Strip land values
(Las Vegas) -- Strip land selling for $50 million an acre. Southern Nevada hosting the Olympic Games. A continued reliance on resort companies selling outdoor...

3/22/2019

article Las Vegas Is Still The Epicenter Of March Madness As US Betting Expands
(Las Vegas) -- Being in Las Vegas for the first weekend of March Madness is unlike any other experience. Last year the Las Vegas Sun summed it up best when they said the...
article Economists report more sports, less gambling in Vegas' future
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas skyline will look quite a bit different after 2020 as economists discuss the city's future economy and changing landscape. That was the...
article Some Las Vegas resorts cutting fees as visitation declines
(Las Vegas) -- Some Las Vegas resorts are scaling back their fees or offering “no-resort-fee” promotions during slow periods, despite a lack of data showing...
article Casinos for Meetings: The Evolution of Gaming Resorts
(Las Vegas) -- There was a time when people went to casinos expressly to gamble. But about 30 years ago, meetings and events at gaming destinations began to gain some...
article ‘The D’ owner drops $100K on March Madness
(Las Vegas) -- March Madness is a popular time for sports wagers and Derek Stevens is a good example why. The owner of The D casino in Las Vegas, among others, just...
article Gwen Stefani shares why she isn't taking the opportunity to do her Las Vegas residency lightly (Exclusive)
(Las Vegas) -- For Gwen Stefani, getting the chance to headline a Las Vegas residency show is an experience she isn't taking for granted. ET's Keltie Knight...
article CityCenter Announces a $180 million Dividend
(Las Vegas) -- CityCenter Holdings, LLC ("CityCenter"), a venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp ("...
article Full House Resorts Announces General Manager for Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Full House Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLL) today announced that it has promoted Baxter Lee to General Manager of the Company's Bronco Billy's Casino...

3/20/2019

article VIDEO: Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden blooms into Spring
(Las Vegas) -- The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden blooms into Spring with its new Japanese garden display. 8 News Now Photographer Eric Jungblut captured...
press release Zac Brown Band to Kick Off Palms Casino Resort's Kaos Pool Concert Series
(Las Vegas) -- Zac Brown Band are headed to Las Vegas. The country group are set to kick off the first Kaos Pool Concert Series on April 7 in Sin City. The country...

3/19/2019

article Fast luck: Tourist wins $1M jackpot in under 5 minutes
(Las Vegas) -- In almost no time at all, one lucky slots player became a millionaire on St. Patrick's Day. The jackpot win happened at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las...
article Las Vegas Strip motel may make way for 620-room hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- With such neighbors as a boarded-up tavern, an abandoned Ferris wheel project and stretches of vacant land, Motel 8 sits on a less-than-luxurious stretch...
article Five years later, High Roller wheel keeps on spinning in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Five years after its debut, Caesars Entertainment’s massive High Roller observation wheel has cemented a spot among the top attractions on the Strip...
article Las Vegas police say Bellagio robber had previously held up resort — VIDEO
(Las Vegas) -- A man shot to death by a Las Vegas police officer after an armed robbery Friday night at the Bellagio is believed to have previously robbed the resort,...

3/18/2019

article March Madness wagering now legal in eight states, but Las Vegas is still the king
(Las Vegas) -- Freelance writer Matt Villano’s group of 12 longtime friends make their annual trip to Las Vegas this week to celebrate March Madness. The opening...
article Palms Casino Resort Gets Las Vegas' First Banksy Piece
(Las Vegas) -- Palms Casino Resort is welcoming the first permanent Banksy work to Las Vegas in their new restaurant, Greene St. Kitchen. Starting on Monday, March 18,...
article SNOPES: Is Las Vegas Now Powered Entirely with Renewable Energy?
(Las Vegas) -- On 12 December 2016, the city of Las Vegas announced on an official blog that all of their municipal buildings and facilities would be powered by...
article VIDEO: Arcade ‘speakeasy’ leads to secret door and Banksy art in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- An Arcade ‘speakeasy’ leads to secret door, Banksy art in Las Vegas.
article Dramatic video shows shooting at Bellagio hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police have released additional details and dramatic video related to the robbery and shooting on March 15 at the Bellagio hotel-casino. Police...
article Officer, suspect in Bellagio shootout identified
(Las Vegas) -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the suspect in the Bellagio hotel-casino shootout with police as 49-year-old Michael Charles Cohen of...

3/17/2019

article 4 people shot at El Cortez hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting at El Cortez hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas. The shooting was reported at 1:...
article El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas reopens after early morning shooting
(Las Vegas) -- The El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas reopened Sunday morning several hours after a shooting at the hotel and casino wounded four men, police said. One of...

3/16/2019

article Las Vegas Strip motel may make way for 620-room hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- With such neighbors as a boarded-up tavern, an abandoned Ferris wheel project and stretches of vacant land, Motel 8 sits on a less-than-luxurious stretch...
article Suspect in Bellagio robbery on the Las Vegas Strip has died
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that the suspect has died. The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives...
article VIDEO: Police give play-by-play of attempted robbery
(Las Vegas) -- An armed man entered a packed Bellagio Hotel and Casino and demanded money from a caged poker area, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Capt. Nichole Splinter...

3/15/2019

article Traveler potentially exposed people to measles at Treasure Island
(Las Vegas) -- A warning from the Southern Nevada Health District about the second confirmed case of the measles in the valley since December. This time, it was an...
article BLOG: Five Great Grilled Cheeses In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Behold the grilled cheese. It is, perhaps, America’s greatest invention. Was it even invented here? No matter, we’re taking credit for it....
article Shootout leaves officer injured, Bellagio robbery suspect critical
(Las Vegas) -- A bulletproof vest likely saved the life of a Metro Police officer who was shot in the chest by an armed suspect outside the busy Bellagio casino on...

3/12/2019

article Time Traveling Through Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- In the 1950s, Las Vegans looking to decompress would head to Atomic Liquors on Fremont Street, order an “Atomic cocktail” and head to the roof...

3/9/2019

article BLOG: Here’s the Latest From Resorts World
(Las Vegas) -- It seems Resorts World has moved on from its tiff with Wynn Resorts, and construction of the Asian-themed casino proceeds, albeit at an agonizingly slow...
article Las Vegas author developing documentary on drug kingpin Jimmy Chagra
(Las Vegas) -- Jimmy Chagra was so many things — a mob-connected drug runner, a smart man with a dark side, a high roller and convicted felon. Rich and powerful...
article PD: Man driving 100+ mph from Vegas to Phoenix hits, kills driver
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas man heading to Phoenix allegedly drove over 130 miles per hour before crashing into a pick-up truck and killing its driver. ABC15's sister...

3/8/2019

article Go to Vegas this weekend if you want to see a giraffe-sized bottle of Hidden Valley ranch dressing
(Las Vegas) -- Ranch dressing may be a polarizing condiment, but those with finer palettes who appreciate its tangy flavor are gearing up for their Super Bowl, aka...

3/7/2019

article Elon Musk Envisions Underground Transportation Network for Las Vegas Convention Center
(Las Vegas) -- Elon Musk could soon receive a contract worth as much as $55 million to build an underground transportation network below the Las Vegas Convention Center.
article Artificial Intelligence product that detects guns displayed at Las Vegas gaming tradeshow
(Las Vegas) -- Athena Security, a start-up company attending the World Game Protection conference, demonstrated an artificial-intelligence-powered CCTV system that...
article Owner of Soho House chain Ron Burkle eyes Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- Ron Burkle, who owns the Soho House international chain of private clubs, has his eye on Las Vegas. The California billionaire — spotted at the...
article Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Coming to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- News emerged Wednesday that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has recommended that an Elon Musk-backed enterprise be awarded a contract to...
press release Palms Casino Resort Announces Two-Year Exclusive Residency With Marshmello At New KAOS Dayclub And Nightclub
(Las Vegas) -- PALMS Casino Resort ("Palms") announced today that KAOS Dayclub and Nightclub, a spectacular new entertainment experience consisting of a fully...

3/6/2019

article PAGE SIX: Owner of Soho House chain Ron Burkle eyes Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- Ron Burkle, who owns the Soho House international chain of private clubs, has his eye on Las Vegas. The California billionaire — spotted at the...
article Las Vegas wants Elon Musk's Boring Company to build a high-speed people mover under its convention center
(Las Vegas) -- Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities....

3/5/2019

article Inside Marshmello's $60 Million Las Vegas Megadeal
(Las Vegas) -- Traditionally, dessert is the last part of a delicious meal. For the freshly renovated Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, it’s the starter:...
article Vegas shows new rules bring exciting racing
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is known for many things. You know, casinos, nightlife, 34,000 gambling references made during NASCAR race weekends (only a couple of which came...
article Hidden Valley Will Fill Any Container With Ranch Dressing This Sunday
(Las Vegas) -- Possibly the most exciting day of the year at 7-Eleven (outside any day where you’ve had too much to drink) is “Bring Your Own Cup Day”...

3/4/2019

article See the art inside Damien Hirst’s $100,000 per night room dubbed the world's most expensive suite
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is no stranger to lavish excess and the hard-earned reputation of the strip has recently been bolstered by the introduction of a Damien Hirst-...

3/1/2019

article Palms Casino Resort Unveils World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suite
(Las Vegas) -- After a long Las Vegas night, look no further than the 34th-floor Palms Casino Resort Sky Villa to find some very expensive artistic pain relief, courtesy...
article An Exclusive First Look at Damien Hirst Suite at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- As Las Vegas prepares for a possible branch of the Nevada Museum of Art, Sin City has just received a blue-chip feather in its hat by way of a custom-...
article Look Inside Damien Hirst’s $100,000-per-Night Suite in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has a reputation for excess, but anyone who’s ever visited knows that its “excess” usually comes from scale (a two-story M...
article Ex-Vegas headliner faints at 20-year sentence in porn case
(Las Vegas) -- A former Las Vegas illusion show headliner from Germany appeared to faint Thursday while being sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined more than $500,...
article Now Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower has a flashy and colorful light show too
(Las Vegas) -- Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino marks its 20th year with a new Eiffel Tower light show inspired by the original in the French capital. The $1.7-million show...

2/27/2019

article Why Las Vegas is becoming a foodie destination
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas continues to be known as a hotspot for gaming and gambling, but visitors today are spending more money on restaurants. The best part is many of...

2/26/2019

article Janet Jackson announces Las Vegas residency
(Las Vegas) -- Janet Jackson has some news: She'll be on stage for several months this summer in Vegas. "Hey u guys, I'm so excited to announce my new Vegas...
article BLOG: Boston Traveler: Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- With a luxe new hotel, star-studded shows, and the chance to soar high above the bright lights, Sin City’s megawatt pull is more enticing than ever.

2/25/2019

article Solving the Las Vegas Strip Value Problem
(Las Vegas) -- Question: Is there a solution to the Las Vegas Strip value problem? The first thing we need to do is to recognize that there’s not just one Strip...

2/23/2019

article Picks, proxies and a $900,000 barista: Inside the rise of the Vegas SuperContest
(Las Vegas) -- On New Year‘s Day 2017, Damon Graham‘s morning started like any other NFL Sunday: He got up, watched some football and headed to his 1 p.m....

2/22/2019

article Snowman pops up Vegas Strip as city sees rare winter weather
(Las Vegas) -- Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought rare snowfall Thursday to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a...
article Stevens bullish on Vegas in 2020-21, but analyst cites concerns about later development
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens walked into Thursday’s UNLV gaming conference panel discussion nearly vibrating with excitement about what lies ahead for Las Vegas in...

2/19/2019

article GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Willy Allison, Organizer, World Game Protection Conference
(Las Vegas) -- One of the industry most fascinating conferences returns next month when the World Game Protection Conference is held at the Tropicana in Las Vegas on...
article ‘Long, long overdue’: Fremont Street Experience getting canopy upgrade
(Las Vegas) -- The Viva Vision light show canopy on Fremont Street — already the world’s largest single video screen — is being replaced with a newer,...
article Hasson out as Station Casinos’ COO, replaced by Finch
(Las Vegas) -- Longtime Station Casinos/Red Rock Resorts executive Joe Hasson resigned from his role from the casino company Tuesday, according to a filing with the...

2/18/2019

article Las Vegas Strip resorts slow to welcome Alexa, Google Home Hub
(Las Vegas) -- Alexa, where are you? Las Vegas was the global capital of smart home and hospitality technology when CES took over the Strip in early January. Amazon and...
article World Game Protection Conference to discuss and display emerging technology for casino threats
(Las Vegas) -- Willy Allison wonders whether some casino executives have learned enough lessons from the Oct. 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

2/16/2019

article Player wins over $1M at Las Vegas Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- For the second time in less than 10 days, a player at The Venetian became an instant millionaire after hitting the Sands Millionaire Progressive. The...

2/15/2019

article Aria Las Vegas Upgrades Fitness Center: Meetings & Conventions
(Las Vegas) -- The 4,004-room Aria Resort & Casino, the flagship property within CityCenter in Las Vegas, has upped its wellness game by introducing major upgrades...

2/14/2019

article Inside the Making of a Las Vegas Wedding
(Nevada) -- Weddings are as synonymous with Las Vegas as gambling, neon, and slightly woozy memories. Whether it’s The Hangover or Casino, Britney Spears’s...

2/13/2019

article Vegas prosecutors say tech billionaire facing drug charges
(Las Vegas) -- A billionaire California tech mogul who funds "Marsy's Law" crime victim rights campaigns nationwide was hit Wednesday with felony drug...

2/12/2019

article Analysts Say MGM Resorts Benefiting From Higher Las Vegas Strip Room Rates
(Las Vegas) -- JPMorgan and Credit Suisse analysts say MGM Resorts is benefitting in 2019 from higher room rates at several Las Vegas Strip properties.

2/11/2019

article Monorail extension delay continues, unlikely to be ready before Las Vegas Stadium opens
(Las Vegas) -- It was supposed to start in June 2018. The Las Vegas Monorail runs from the SLS to the MGM Grand — in 2017, it hauled 4.8 million people across the...
press release Binion's Gambling Hall announces expansion projects
(Las Vegas) -- Whiskey Licker Up will be the first of its kind in Las Vegas a full-service?saloon with a huge rotating bar as its centerpiece. The 6,500-square-foot...

2/9/2019

article Plenty more money to be made as sports betting spreads
(Las Vegas) -- The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement recently sponsored a panel on whether the criminal element could infiltrate the gaming industry...

2/8/2019

article Inside Gaming: NV's Largest Casinos Lose $1.17B for Fiscal Year, Stratosphere Name Change
(Nevada) -- This week the Nevada Gaming Control Board released its annual "Gaming Abstract" reporting financial information regarding casinos in the state that...

2/7/2019

article Great Views, Food And Thrills At Stratosphere Hotel And Casino In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Stratosphere stands out among other hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. Not only is the 1,149-foot-tall tower the tallest resort on The Strip, but it also...

2/6/2019

article What’s New in Las Vegas: Hotel and Event Venue Highlights
(Las Vegas) -- Here’s an overview of newly opened hotel and event venues in Las Vegas for 2019, as well as a look at upcoming renovations and projects underway...

2/5/2019

article Binion's announces new downtown Las Vegas boutique hotel, saloon
(Las Vegas) -- Binion's Gambling Hall announced Tuesday two new properties for downtown Las Vegas. The property revealed on Facebook Whiskey Licker Up, a full service...

2/3/2019

article Stratosphere casino-hotel in Las Vegas to be renamed
(Las Vegas) -- The Stratosphere casino-hotel in Las Vegas is getting a new name. Owner Golden Entertainment Inc. tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the fixture on the...

2/2/2019

article End-of-year stats highlight Las Vegas gaming, tourism performance
(Las Vegas) -- It’s always interesting to poke through the end-of-year statistics to find informational nuggets about gaming and tourism in Nevada and Las Vegas.
article SLS Las Vegas updates $100M renovation progress, name change not imminent
(Las Vegas) -- Operators of the SLS Las Vegas offered an update Tuesday on the Las Vegas Strip property’s $100 million redevelopment project that includes a casino...
article Paragon Gaming sells stake in struggling Parq Vancouver casino
(Las Vegas) -- Gambling operator Paragon Gaming has sold its ownership in the underperforming Parq Vancouver casino. On Friday, the Nevada-based Paragon announced that...
article Paragon sells ownership in Parq Vancouver to Canadian partner
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming sold its ownership stake in Parq Vancouver for an undisclosed amount to its Canadian partner, ending the company’s...
article COLUMN: Nearly forgotten, Riklis owned Riviera, helped create junk-bond financing that reinvented LV
(Las Vegas) -- I’ve given up wondering how Meshulam Riklis will be best remembered. Riklis, who died Jan. 25 in a Tel Aviv hospital at the remarkable age of 95,...

2/1/2019

article Las Vegas: Charm will keep bettors coming for the Super Bowl
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of football fans from around the country converge at Las Vegas casinos every February to place their bets on the Super Bowl's winner, MVP,...
article Stratosphere in Las Vegas to rebrand to The STRAT
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment will rebrand the Stratosphere as it plows ahead with a $140 million upgrade of the iconic resort. The 1,150-foot-tall property will...
article The New Room with a View: NoMad Hotel Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Some people love the Las Vegas onslaught. I don’t. Elope in Vegas? Already did. Noisy casinos, bright lights, and crowds aren’t my thing....
article Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show
(Las Vegas) -- Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his...

1/31/2019

article Here’s where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Here is a list of some events and exhibits celebrating the “Year of the Pig” in February in Las Vegas.

1/30/2019

article Genting to make design changes to Resorts World Las Vegas under Wynn Resorts settlement
(Las Vegas) -- Genting Malaysia has agreed to make numerous design changes to its US$4 billion integrated resort, Resorts World Las Vegas, as part of a settlement...
article Genting Malaysia: Fox counter claim but theme park to go ahead
(Las Vegas) -- Fox have made a counter claim against Genting Malaysia Bhd, but analysts believe that this will not prevent Genting from opening a theme park at Resorts...
article Resorts World To Change Design As Part Of Wynn Settlement
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World Las Vegas will change its design as part of a settlement with Wynn Resorts over the similarities of their buildings. KSNV-TV reports Wynn...
article OP/ED: Nevada should ban happy hour at bars, taverns
(Las Vegas) -- As a social and fiscal conservative, I am for limited government. That said, there is a place for government intervention when it comes to ensuring public...
article Time Is Running Out for a Beloved Mechanical Horse-Race Game in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- When you arrive on the second floor of The D Las Vegas casino on Fremont Street, you’re greeted by the tinny, rhythmic thumping of 20 artificial...

1/27/2019

article Disappointing photos show what Las Vegas looks like in real life
(Las Vegas) -- Popular for bachelor and bachelorette parties, shotgun weddings, and other weekend getaways, Las Vegas is a staple in American tourism. While some...

1/23/2019

article Vegas sportsbooks are adapting to increase in sports betting legalization
(Las Vegas) -- In the world of sports betting, it doesn't get any more significant than the big game. "I think this year's game is going to be the biggest...
article Cardi B lands first Las Vegas residency at Palms Casino Resort
(Las Vegas) -- Cardi B will have her first Las Vegas residency this spring. Palms Casino Resort announced Wednesday the 26-year-old singer's appearance as part of...

1/22/2019

article Tony 'The Ant' Spilotro's Las Vegas Home That Was Portrayed In 'Casino' Is For Sale
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995...
press release Hoops and Hops returns to The Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- Tournament Madness takes over The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with Hoops & Hops, a three-day college basketball luxury viewing experience, inside the...

1/21/2019

article The 5 Most Luxurious And Expensive Suites In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Palms Casino Resort is known for the posh and playful suites in its iconic Fantasy Tower. One of the tower’s recently redesigned suites is now among...
article Genting, Wynn to face off in court on 29 January over copycat construction restraining order
(Nevada) -- Malaysia’s Genting Berhad has been given an 11-day reprieve until 29 January by a Nevada judge regarding a request by Wynn Resorts for a temporary...
article Parade celebrating the ‘art and culture of strippers’ planned for Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Plans are underway for the first Las Vegas Stripper Parade.The three-day conference is being planned for Aug. 10-12, starting with Saturday night’s...

1/20/2019

article Circa Resort & Casino to Debut in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Developers and brothers Derek and Greg Stevens have officially unveiled plans for Circa Resort & Casino, a brand-new integrated gaming resort in...

1/19/2019

article Another big jackpot hits at the Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- Another lucky slot player at the Cosmopolitan has hit a major jackpot. On Thursday evening, a Minnesota man hit the top prize of $617,000 on just his...

1/18/2019

article Las Vegas Gambling Stocks to Outshine Macau Casinos, Analyst Says
(Wall Street) -- Las Vegas looks like a better bet than Macau when it comes to casinos in 2019, says Morgan Stanley. Where we were: 2018 was a fairly painful year for...

1/16/2019

article Accelerating the evolution of the Las Vegas sports book
(Las Vegas) -- There were plenty of surprises last week when downtown developer Derek Stevens rolled out his ambitious plans for the Circa Resort & Casino, but the...
article The Palms Casino Resort Opens The Most Instagramable Wedding Chapel In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms Casino Resort just opened a pop-up wedding chapel designed by street artist Josh Vides. The 800-square-foot space, called "Till Death Do Us...
article Boyd Gaming to build a new Las Vegas headquarters
(Las Vegas) -- After a handful of companies moved to newly-built headquarters in the southwest suburbs, another wants to join the pack. Las Vegas casino operator Boyd...
article The Palms Casino Resort Opens The Most Instagramable Wedding Chapel In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms Casino Resort just opened a pop-up wedding chapel designed by street artist Josh Vides. The 800 square foot space, called Till Deal Do Us Part...
article Alleged Las Vegas Casino Conman and Serial Escapee Mark Georgantas Back in Court Facing 25 Years
(Las Vegas) -- A man accused of scamming Las Vegas casino customers with “foolproof,” get-rich-quick gambling schemes finally appeared in a Nevada courtroom...

1/15/2019

article Genting responds to Wynn copyright infringement allegations
(Las Vegas) -- Last month, Wynn Resorts filed a lawsuit against Genting Berhard’s Resorts World Las Vegas LLC and its building under construction in Las Vegas,...
article Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in 'Casino' is for sale
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995...

1/14/2019

article Genting gets time to respond to Wynn’s Vegas suit
(Las Vegas) -- Malaysian casino firm Genting Bhd said in a Friday filing one of its units had been granted – the previous day – more time by a court in...
article Circa Resort & Casino Planned for Downtown Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Developers Derek and Greg Stevens are planning to open the 777-room Circa Resort & Casino next year in downtown Las Vegas. The Fremont Street...
article New Circa Resort & Casino to open in downtown Las Vegas in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ newest resorts will be opening in downtown, not on the Strip. Circa Resort & Casino will tower over the Fremont Street Experience...

1/12/2019

article Circa Las Vegas To Open The Largest Sportsbook In The World In 2020
(Las Vegas) -- On Thursday night, Derek Stevens introduced his newest casino project in Sin City. Circa Las Vegas will open in downtown Las Vegas in late 2020. The...
article Derek Stevens reveals Circa hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas — VIDEO
(Las Vegas) -- It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that the sports book for the Circa Resort & Casino — the newly named integrated resort coming...
article New Fremont Street resort-casino in Las Vegas to be called Circa
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas will see its first casino-resort built from the ground up in more than three decades when Circa Resort and Casino opens in December...
article Las Vegas hotels losing guests to Airbnb options
(Las Vegas) -- While the number of visitors to Las Vegas likely fell slightly last year, the number of people staying at local Airbnb accommodations jumped nearly 50...

1/11/2019

article Las Vegas hotels losing guests to Airbnb options
(Las Vegas) -- While the number of visitors to Las Vegas likely fell slightly last year, the number of people staying at local Airbnb accommodations jumped nearly 50...
article Circa Las Vegas To Open The Largest Sportsbook In The World In 2020
(Las Vegas) -- On Thursday night, Derek Stevens introduced his newest casino project in Sin City. Circa Las Vegas will open in downtown Las Vegas in late 2020.
article Derek Stevens Announces Circa Las Vegas Resort and City’s Largest Sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens, the flamboyant owner of the D Casino and Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas, unveiled plans this week for a 777-room hotel resort that will...
article Derek Stevens unveils Circa Resort and Casino in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It’s been just shy of three years since the Detroit-born Stevens brothers announced that they were going to build a hotel-casino in downtown Las...
article Las Vegas’ Circa “to be a mecca for sports gamblers”
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas is to see the construction of its first casino resort to be built from the ground up in over three decades, when Circa Resort and...

1/10/2019

article Details of planned downtown Las Vegas casino-resort expected
(Las Vegas) -- Details of a planned 777-room casino-resort that will rise in the entertainment district of downtown Las Vegas are set to be announced.
article Details to be revealed about new downtown hotel-casino tonight
(Las Vegas) -- Details will be revealed on Jan. 1 for the first hotel-casino to be built in downtown Las Vegas since 1975. The new resort is being built by Derek and...

1/7/2019

article Billionaire, Bust And Back: One Of Las Vegas' Original Moguls Is Winning Big Again
(Las Vegas) -- Summer usually quiets Las Vegas. But on a 101-degree day in June, gamblers stream into the downtown California Hotel, the original property of publicly...
article Downtown Grand hotel & casino adding a new tower
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas which is also referred to as "Old Vegas" is becoming the "New Vegas" for visitors. As more people crowd Fremont...
article Downtown Grand to build new hotel tower in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Grand will start construction Monday on a new 495-room hotel tower as more tourists flock to Fremont Street and room rates rise.

1/5/2019

article Local entrepreneurs trying to score in sports betting industry
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas resident Matt Holt left his job at CG Technology in April to launch a company that helps leagues and sports books detect game manipulation and...

1/3/2019

article Damien Hirst’s 60-Foot-Tall Demon Acquired by Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Demon with Bowl (2014) has found a home. Las Vegas’s Palms Casino Resort said today that it has acquired the headless centerpiece of Damien Hirst...
article Las Vegas man ID’d as gunman shot by casino security guards
(Las Vegas) -- The Clark County coroner has identified the man who died after being shot by two Green Valley Ranch security guards on New Year’s Day.

1/2/2019

article Derek Stevens to unveil new resort coming to downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Stevens brothers are gearing up to announce details of what they say will be the first from-the-ground-up resort to be built in downtown Las Vegas...
article Derek Stevens to unveil new resort coming to downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Stevens brothers are gearing up to announce details of what they say will be the first from-the-ground-up resort to be built in downtown Las Vegas...
article Palms hiring to fill 1K positions for new dayclub, nightclub
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms is hosting casting calls to fill 1,000 positions for a new nightclub and dayclub, both slated to open in the spring.

12/31/2018

article INSIDE GAMING: Some gaming and tourism industry predictions for 2019
(Las Vegas) -- It’s that time of year again. Time to compare 2018 prognostications against reality and to go out on the 2019 limb. Several years ago, I joined some...
article Welcome 2019: Over 300,000 usher in new year with fireworks on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Welcome to 2019. Las Vegas again successfully hosted one of the world’s most notable New Year’s Eve celebrations, with more than 300,000...
article Most Las Vegas gambling stocks saw big drops in 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Investors who rolled the dice on casino stocks in 2018 came up with snake eyes. While shares finished higher Monday, the last day of the year, most big...

12/30/2018

article Las Vegas Strip Revenues Impacted by Bumped Up Resort and Parking Fees in 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip revenues took a hit from casino resort and parking fees that kept on climbing in 2018. And at a time when gaming operators might have...
article A Strip star is born: Lady Gaga will revolutionize the Las Vegas residency
(Las Vegas) -- Bruno Mars didn’t get enough credit. His Las Vegas Strip residency at Park Theater, announced in October 2016 before the release of Grammy Album of...

12/29/2018

article Deutsche Bank: Las Vegas locals markets continue to churn out gaming revenues
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas locals casino market – primarily residential communities outside the tourism corridor – produces gaming revenues that would...
article Some gaming and tourism industry predictions for 2019
(Las Vegas) -- It’s that time of year again. Time to compare 2018 prognostications against reality and to go out on the 2019 limb. Several years ago, I joined some...

12/27/2018

article Las Vegas new year figures up
(Las Vegas) -- An estimated 318,000 visitors will ring in 2019 in Las Vegas, spending a projected $240m, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
article Las Vegas to welcome 2019 with superstars, fireworks show
(Las Vegas) -- No other city does New Year’s Eve like Las Vegas. Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Gwen Stefani are among the superstars who will be ushering in the new...

12/26/2018

article Vegas hotel accuses resort of copying design
(Las Vegas) -- The corporate owner of the Wynn and Encore resorts on the Las Vegas Strip is accusing a company building a $4 billion casino across the street of copying...
article Gambler wins $2M jackpot at Henderson casino on Christmas Eve
(Nevada) -- A Henderson local won a Christmas bonus on Monday at a Station Casino property. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won a $2.7 million jackpot...
article Third $1 million jackpot of year hits at Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- For the third time this year, someone playing a slot machine at the Cosmopolitan hit a jackpot topping $1 million. This time, the lucky player hit for $1,...

12/25/2018

article Woman wins $1M slot jackpot on Las Vegas Strip on Christmas Eve
(Las Vegas) -- Christmas came early for a Las Vegas visitor from the United Kingdom after she hit a slot jackpot worth more than $1 million on the Strip on Monday...

12/24/2018

article Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel to go dark for 4 months in Virgin renovations
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock Hotel’s 2020 vision is to close for a time, take care of the employees, and then party. HRH has sharpened its timeline in its efforts to...

12/23/2018

article Guns and Gaming in 2018: From Angry Employees to Desperate Gamblers, Violence Hit Industry Hard, Again
(Las Vegas) -- High crime rates were the new normal all through 2018 in Las Vegas, a city still reeling from the October 1, 2017 Mandalay Bay massacre. In fact, crime...
article How the Casino Industry Contributes Substantially to the Growing Economy of Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Nevada was built on the promise of a fast buck, but the casino industry has evolved dramatically and now contributes significantly to the...

12/22/2018

article Vetri, Las Vegas: A Philly chef’s next gambit
(Las Vegas) -- TThere was a time not too long ago when Marc Vetri was a gambling man, which seems to make sense, given his new restaurant in Las Vegas.
article Eataly Set To Open Its First Las Vegas Store
(Las Vegas) -- Eataly makes its mark on the Las Vegas strip with the opening of its newest location at the (also new) Park MGM resort on December 27. The Las Vegas...

12/19/2018

article Will New Casinos Bring a "MassVegas" to New England?
(Massachusetts) -- Vegas denizens are so accustomed to the sound of slot machines, their brains register them as white noise. They greet you when you land at Vegas...

12/18/2018

article Las Vegas lawyer used clients’ money to gamble, police report says
(Las Vegas) -- The personal injury attorney accused of scheming his clients out of $1.8 million used the money to gamble and to pay for a relationship with an exotic...

12/17/2018

article SCHWARTZ: The 5 Biggest Casino Gaming Stories of 2018
(Las Vegas) -- With 2018 almost over, it’s time to consider just what the biggest news-makers were for the casino industry in that year. 2018 did not lack for...
article Offers for Lucky Dragon Property Due Next Month (sub req)
(Las Vegas) -- The site of the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, which closed its doors in the fall following a failed bankruptcy, is still on the market.
article Top 10 Las Vegas projects to be completed by 2021
(Las Vegas) -- Despite already being America’s Playground, Las Vegas is working on projects to expand and add even more excitement for its guests and visitors....

12/16/2018

article Cosmopolitan includes parking for guests in resort fees
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip has changed its parking fees once again. The cost of parking will be added to the resort fee for...
article UNLV grad creates Casino Dominoes game at Plaza Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It took me only five hands to double my money when I sat down to play Casino Dominoes at the Plaza last week. Trust me, it was beginner’s luck. The...

12/14/2018

article 9th Circuit says arbitrator bungled unpaid benefits case against Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a union representing restaurant workers at a Las Vegas casino can pursue a claim over unpaid benefits without an...

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