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In 2009, the penthouse unit at Turnberry Place 3801 was on the market for $16 million. One of the largest penthouse units in Las Vegas, the two-floor listing included five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a wet bar, pool, billiard room and scenic view of the Las Vegas valley.

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10/16/2017

article Las Vegas braces for tourism shift in shooting's aftermath
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is assessing the impact on tourism in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival -- and preparing for...

10/15/2017

article Las Vegas may have to tone down edgy image in wake of shooting
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.
article Casinos douse marquee lights in tribute to shooting victims
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos turned off their marquee lights last week to honor the victims of the mass shooting at a concert on the Strip one week earlier.
article In Las Vegas, excess and fantasy bleed into tragedy
(Las Vegas) -- In Sin City, people often do bad things to themselves. Rather than deal with their lapses – moral, financial, marital – there’s a ready-...
article Las Vegas Tourism and casinos now in the holy sh.. business!
(Las Vegas) -- Tourism in Las Vegas is gambling. The travel and tourism industry is in currently playing a downswing hand, but tourism in Sin City is everyone’s...
article Vegas Strong isn’t just a hashtag. It’s proof of what we’ve become
(Las Vegas) -- We were not ready. When news of the terrorist-led events of September 11, 2001 reached Las Vegas, we reacted the best we could: We shut down the airport,...

10/14/2017

article LVCVA’s $80 million ballpark deal to Las Vegas 51s is a major-league ripoff
(Las Vegas) -- Local investors bought the Las Vegas 51s, a minor league baseball team, for $20 million in 2013. On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors...
article Hockey & Las Vegas Is a Winning Combination
(Las Vegas) -- As one of the announced 18,191 on-hand for Tuesday’s historic night at T-Mobile Arena, I had the chance to experience for myself what many had been...

10/11/2017

article Place Your Bets at These 5 Gambling Hot Spots
(Las Vegas) -- With the best sports books in Las Vegas, you can watch the games in style and live like a VIP—even if you’re not wagering. Here are five of...

10/5/2017

article Sunday rampage prompts Las Vegas, Macau to re-think security
(Las Vegas) -- Two of the world’s top gambling meccas are beefing up their respective security protocols in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
article How high-rollers – like the Las Vegas shooter – get special treatment at casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a familiar presence at casinos around Nevada. Paddock, who spent a lot time gambling in the days before the attack,...
article Las Vegas Shooter's Gambling Draws New Attention to High-Stakes Video Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las...
article BLOG: Will a mass murder keep you from going to Las Vegas?
(Las Vegas) -- It's Sunday night. October 1st. It's the final night of a country music festival. You're sitting outside listening to the music. The last...
article Adelson, casino resorts form $4 million fund for Vegas victims
(Las Vegas) -- Days after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers outside of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, killing 59 and wounding hundreds more, Jewish...
article Commentary: An ode to Fremont Street
(Las Vegas) -- I was raised in a town of approximately 10,000 in southern Illinois. We had one high school, which drew from not only my town but from neighboring...

10/4/2017

article At Casino Hotels, Welcome for Guests Makes Security Difficult
(Las Vegas) -- When Stephen Paddock pulled his car up to the wide circular driveway at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a half-dozen bellboys and valets were likely...
article In Las Vegas, Concert Security Met a New Threat: Aerial Assault
(Las Vegas) -- It was a “watershed” attack, “one in a million,” an all-but-unforeseeable “black swan.” In the aftermath of the mass...
article Wynn Las Vegas casino starts scanning visitors for weapons in wake of music festival massacre
(Las Vegas) -- A major casino in Las Vegas has begun screening customers in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead. Security guards at the Wynn Las...
article As Las Vegas grieves, the slot machines keep beeping and the shows go on
(Las Vegas) -- The electronic billboard at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip flashed a somber message: “For help locating missing or injured loved ones contact...
article In Las Vegas, attractions and casinos are open, but the mood is somber
(Las Vegas) -- Since Sunday night, the city that never stops partying has turned somber after a gunman killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 spectators...
article In the aftermath of massacre, Las Vegas is stripped of some of its shimmer
(Las Vegas) -- Gene Simmons was bound for Vegas with a dish of frozen yogurt. "This horrific, horrific event is not going to stop America," the rock star said...
article Las Vegas Shooting Map: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Surrounding Hotels Lift Lockdowns After Attack
(Las Vegas) -- Multiple hotels were placed on lockdown after a mass shooting on Sunday night during an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas, forcing hotel...

10/3/2017

article How Casinos Secure Against Active Shooters And Other Threats
(Las Vegas) -- John Choate, former executive director of security for Wynn and Encore casinos, tells NPR's Robert Siegel about Las Vegas casinos' security...
article Las Vegas Casino Security Overhaul Unlikely, Experts Say
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino hotels maintain vast security networks meant to root out robbery, cheating and other crimes. They are not designed for the scenario that...
article Las Vegas is America's tourism capital. What now?
(Las Vegas) -- No place in America relies on tourism more than Las Vegas. More than a quarter-million people work in hotels, restaurants, bars and casino gaming...
article Las Vegas rampage could prompt casinos to re-think security - experts (MGM, WYNN, LVS, BYD)
(New York) -- A year ago casino magnate Steve Wynn warned that Las Vegas was a "target city" and disclosed a raft of new security measures, including invisible...
article Las Vegas shooting: Guests scanned at the Wynn casino resort in glimpse of Las Vegas's future
(Las Vegas) -- At entrances to the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday (Oct 2) afternoon, guards scanned visitors with metal-detector wands and inspected their bags,...
article Las Vegas casino ‘vacant’ after mass shooting, Bradenton man says
(Las Vegas) -- Connor Morse and a group of friends arrived in Las Vegas on Saturday to celebrate a friend’s engagement. But one day later, tragedy unfolded just a...

9/30/2017

article Get ready for ‘HyperVegas,’ the next phase in Las Vegas marketing
(Las Vegas) -- The next iteration of how R&R Partners will market Las Vegas as a tourism destination under its $15.5 million annual advertising and marketing...

9/23/2017

article Las Vegas sports book director still going strong at 65
(Las Vegas) -- Johnny Avello will soon turn 65, but the executive director of Wynn Las Vegas’ race and sports book doesn’t give any indication he has...

9/21/2017

article Casino mogul Bobby Baldwin is ready to roll the dice again on Las Vegas mansion
(Las Vegas) -- Professional poker player and casino executive Bobby Baldwin is no stranger to making money moves. After putting his Las Vegas mansion on the market for $...

9/20/2017

article Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn Among Forbes’ ‘Greatest Living Business Minds’
(Las Vegas) -- Casino billionaires Sheldon Adelson (84) and Steve Wynn (75) have been two of the most powerful figures in Las Vegas and the worldwide casino and...

9/19/2017

article Japan’s leisure sector offers Las Vegas casinos little relaxation
(Japan) -- A night out in Japan can swirl alluringly from karaoke bar to Michelin-starred restaurant and back to an onsen hot spring, but from a stock investor’s...

9/18/2017

article Industry watchers see big potential for Las Vegas Strip’s Fontainebleau
(Las Vegas) -- It was MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren who jump-started the most recent conversations about Fontainebleau, the 68-story blue glass...
article The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Commences Guest Room Renovation
(Las Vegas) -- Although it remains one of the newest resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas isn't resting on its laurels: Less than seven years...

9/16/2017

article Future of north Las Vegas Strip linked to its pre-recession past
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau, soaring more than 60 stories above Las Vegas Boulevard, has for years been a partially built leftover from the recession. It now has...
article Industry watchers see big potential for Las Vegas Strip’s Fontainebleau
(Las Vegas) -- It was MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren who jump-started the most recent conversations about Fontainebleau, the 68-story blue glass...
article PT’s Gold opens in northwest Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment, Inc. has opened its fourth PT’s Gold in Southern Nevada. The 5,370-square-foot new PT’s Gold is at 7550 Oso Blanca Road...
article Businesses on north Las Vegas Strip look forward to big developments
(Las Vegas) -- Someday, Sam Massaro will look out from his store counter and see the Strip’s newest luxury casino reaching high into the sky. If all goes as...

9/14/2017

article What’s behind those massive building wraps on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- You don’t have to be a boxing fan in Las Vegas to know when one major bout is done and another is on its way. If you’re near the Strip, just...

9/13/2017

article Metro looks for more victims in casino guard rape case
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities in Las Vegas say they're looking for more possible sexual assault victims after a 39-year-old casino security guard was arrested and charg

9/10/2017

article Las Vegas bookmakers know a fix when they see one
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas bookmakers had just alerted authorities to a point-shaving scandal at Arizona State University when then-Sun Devils basketball coach Bill...

9/7/2017

article Nevada shows concerns over DACA removal
(Nevada) -- A number of Las Vegas casino operators and Nevada politicians have joined growing opposition in Nevada towards president Trump’s decision to repeal...

9/6/2017

article Fontainebleau Bought for $600 Million
(Las Vegas) -- A New York-based real estate partnership has taken the unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas off Carl Icahn’s hands for $600 million.
article Second Chances on the North Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Last week, investors from the Witkoff Group and New Valley LLC purchased the Fontainebleau site from Carl Icahn for $600 million. It launches a new...

9/4/2017

article Las Vegas Downtown Sees Revival With Reopening of Golden Gate Hotel-Casino
(Las Vegas) -- It isn’t exactly an off-the-beaten-track experience but Las Vegas beyond the Strip — meaning downtown — is getting more attention with...

9/3/2017

article Fontainebleau Bought for $600 Million
(Las Vegas) -- A New York-based real estate partnership has taken the unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas off Carl Icahn’s hands for $600 million.
article Fontainebleau’s new owner is no stranger to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- When the heated economy was showing signs of cracks a decade ago, New York developer Steve Witkoff teamed up on a supersized project in Las Vegas, a...

9/2/2017

article Where To Play: Grading Las Vegas' Best Sportsbooks
(Las Vegas) -- Sports betting has never been so popular. That means a number of Las Vegas casinos have pumped money back into their race and sports properties the past...

9/1/2017

article Influx of Las Vegas visitors for Labor Day weekend means crowded roadways
(Las Vegas) -- As people celebrate the unofficial end of summer, the Las Vegas Valley will see more than 324,000 visitors for Labor Day weekend, according to the Las...

8/31/2017

article Swim-up blackjack in Las Vegas casino pools makes a comeback
(Las Vegas) -- At these blackjack tables, they don’t use electronic card shufflers. Women dealers, dressed in dark blue tops and short shorts that reveal their...

8/30/2017

article Fontainebleau on Las Vegas Strip sells for $600M
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau, Las Vegas’ towering monument to the recession, has been sold again. Billionaire Carl Icahn announced Tuesday that he sold the...

8/29/2017

article Carl Icahn Unloads Unfinished Las Vegas Casino For $600 Million--More Than Four-Times What He Paid
(Las Vegas) -- Seven-years after his crises era bet, billionaire Carl Icahn has sold an unfinished Las Vegas casino for $600 million. New York-based developer Steven...
article Long-mothballed Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel sold for $600M
(Las Vegas) -- A long-mothballed, unfinished casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been sold for $600 million. Property records in Clark County show New York-based...

8/28/2017

article Cromwell Las Vegas changes strategy to attract more casual players
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is a city built on the casino industry. The famous Las Vegas Strip is filled with the gambling venues and the rest of the city doesn’t lag...
article Luxor Las Vegas casino shines so brightly, pilots in Los Angeles use it to navigate
(Las Vegas) -- The Sky Beam is the world’s strongest light source, visible from 275 miles away. As part of the lights of the Vegas Strip, the Sky Beam can be...
article Fire official: No report yet on cause of Vegas hotel fire
(Las Vegas) -- A fire official says it will take time to investigate and report the cause of a brief weekend blaze that damaged several third-floor balconies and one...
article Las Vegas’ Golden Gate Casino reopens after major revamp
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown’s Golden Gate casino reopened Friday after a major revamp that has nearly doubled the size of the casino floor and added a host of new...
article Police swarm Las Vegas Strip casino for 2nd time in 2 nights
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities swarmed a Las Vegas Strip casino for the second time in two nights, after a police spokesman says a person threw money in the air in a crowded...

8/27/2017

article Floyd Mayweather reportedly tried to make a $400,000 bet on his fight just hours before it started but was denied
(Las Vegas) -- Floyd Mayweather made good on his promise that the fight would not go the distance, beating Conor McGregor by TKO in the tenth round of their fight on...
article Las Vegas sportsbooks breathe sigh of relief with Floyd Mayweather win
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas sportsbooks endured an early multimillion-dollar sweat, but won big after Floyd Mayweather put away heavily bet underdog Conor McGregor on...
article Las Vegas Strip casino, nightclubs evacuated
(Las Vegas) -- The Cromwell casino on the Las Vegas Strip was rapidly evacuated early Sunday morning over what sounded like gunshots, though officials say none occurred.
article 'GET OUT NOW': Dramatic moment armed cops stormed Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- THIS dramatic footage captured by Brit boxer Chris Eubank Jr shows armed police storming a casino in Las Vegas after "gunshots were reported"...
article Las Vegas is loaded with seemingly endless new football viewing options
(Las Vegas) -- There are two very different football viewing experiences in Las Vegas today. Just about every bar and bar & restaurant will show a stand-alone game...

8/26/2017

article South Point embraced unique strategy with equestrian arena
(Las Vegas) -- Building a Las Vegas casino strategy partially around an equestrian arena seems odd at first. Las Vegas, after all, is known as the trade show capital of...
article Fire Crews Douse Blaze at Westgate Casino in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Firefighters doused a 2-alarm fire at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino late Saturday afternoon after black smoke billowed from the lower portion...

8/25/2017

article Downtown Las Vegas’ Golden Gate reopens after renovation
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown’s Golden Gate closed its doors early Monday for a major renovation project. On Friday, 106 hours later, it reopened, nearly doubling the...

8/23/2017

article Cromwell unveils new sports book, touts lower minimum bets at table games
(Las Vegas) -- The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip is making changes to its casino floor. On Tuesday, the Caesars Entertainment resort debuted a new 50-seat sports book...

8/22/2017

article Why Mayweather-McGregor is alarming Vegas oddsmakers
(Las Vegas) -- Monday's solar eclipse may last longer than Conor McGregor in the ring against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, Aug. 26, but if McGregor somehow wins, he...

8/21/2017

article $15 Million Remodel of Palazzo Casino Floor
(Las Vegas) -- The Venetian and Palazzo resorts will be facing some new high-end competition next year from the under-construction Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas, so it...
article Palms Casino Resort to Debut Renovated Meeting Space in September
(Las Vegas) -- The 1,200-room Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, which recently was acquired by Station Casinos, will unveil renovated meeting space on Sept. 16. The...

8/16/2017

article The Casinos That Never Were
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is a city built on dreams. Sometimes those dreams even take physical form, as the castles, pyramids and Eiffel Towers on the Las Vegas Strip...

8/14/2017

article Las Vegas’ Highest Rated Casino Resorts on TripAdvisor
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas – a city that never sleeps, a place that promises immense opportunities for entertainment, a venue for escapism from the mundanity of...

8/13/2017

article Station Casinos headed for more renovations
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos has announced a second round of upgrades for Palace Station, a favorite casino of local residents located on Sahara Avenue a mile west of...
article Why not turn the Excalibur into a 'Game of Thrones'-themed resort?
(Las Vegas) -- You needn’t go all Ygritte on me. I understand that the MGM Resorts-owned Excalibur has a specific niche, and there’s no actual need to update...

8/11/2017

article Major celebration in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- International gaming companies FBM, Wins Systems and Zitro have teamed up to offer a great party full of fun and excitement during the week of the G2E in...
article How to Be a High-Roller in Vegas Without Even Gambling
(Texas) -- I’VE BEEN TO VEGAS A LOT. Despite these frequent trips, I’ve never considered myself a high roller except maybe by Third World country standards.

8/9/2017

article Cosmopolitan launching $100 million-plus room refresh
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan has announced a major makeover of most of its hotel rooms, the latest in a series of upgrades at the resort that have included the...
article Dough Dough’s Hawaiian Cafe Gambles on Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- “Comfort food favorites of Hawaii” are headed downtown, moving into an unusual hideaway in the “Ninth Island.” Dough Dough’s...
article LVCVA Boss Gets Hefty Bonus Plus Salary Hike, As Las Vegas Tourism Agency Brings in Auditing Firm to Justify Expenses
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) CEO Rossi Ralenkotter has received a six percent salary increase and one-time 50 percent salary bonus...
article How retail on the Las Vegas Strip appears to buck dire national trend
(Las Vegas) -- Recent headlines, “The slow death of the retail industry … ” and “What in the world is causing the retail meltdown of 2017?...
article Palace Station Casino set to enjoy $190 million makeover
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ Palace Station Casino is poised for a new lease of life after its parent company has announced plans to inject over $190 million into...

8/8/2017

article Free self-parking at Wynn, Encore comes to an end
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts' properties have joined the list of casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip that no longer offer free self-parking. Wynn Las Vegas and...
article ‘Wheel of Fortune’ jackpot hits near $727K on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A slot player parlayed a few dollars into a jackpot valued at nearly $727,000 on Saturday in Las Vegas. The jackpot was hit on an IGT “Wheel of...
article Suspect blames Silver Sevens attempted robbery on gambling debt
(Nevada) -- A man accused of attempting to rob an off-Strip casino cashier’s cage said he had recently lost $5,000 while gambling, according to an arrest report....

8/7/2017

article REVIEW: Casino Comebacks
(Las Vegas) -- HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO All it took were some shirtless dudes and suddenly, Hard Rock is the spot again. OK, maybe it’s not just the dudes, but...
article Wynn resorts on Las Vegas Strip to begin charging for parking
(Las Vegas) -- Paid self-parking was scheduled to come to Steve Wynn’s two Strip resorts Monday, the fourth resort group to enact a fee for something that was free...
article Las Vegas Strip briefly closed after shot fired
(Las Vegas) -- Police say a gunshot fired after an argument on the Las Vegas Strip temporarily shut down the road, but no injuries were reported.
article Despite funding issues, projections rosy for high-speed train linking Las Vegas, Victorville
(Las Vegas) -- When XpressWest was chosen in 2015 to build a high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Southern California, the company said it could start...

8/6/2017

article Best Thing to Open … In 2020: Resorts World
(Las Vegas) -- It’s hard to believe that the Stardust has been gone for 10 years now. The Great Recession stopped would-be replacement Echelon in its tracks in...
article The arc of Fremont Street is long, but it bends toward tourism
(Las Vegas) -- Years back I interviewed Bob O’Neill, an original owner of what would become the Downtown Grand complex. We toured his properties—Triple...
article Fontainebleau’s future uncertain as sale rumors persist
(Las Vegas) -- It happened again last month for the umpteenth time: a fresh Fontainebleau sale rumor. The conveyor of the rumor: none other than MGM Resorts...

8/5/2017

article Next owner may expand Stratosphere with convention space
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment Inc., a gaming company that operates casinos, slot routes, and neighborhood bars and pubs, reported its second-quarter earnings today.

8/4/2017

article PT’s Pubs’ owner Golden Entertainment registers record revenue
(Las Vegas) -- The future owner of the Stratosphere saw earnings narrow but revenue increase by 7.7 percent in a record second quarter. Golden Entertainment Inc., which...

7/29/2017

article Las Vegas Caesars Palace Forum Shops End Free Valet Parking, Charges Are New Trend
(Las Vegas) -- Whether you’re just window-shopping at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, or dropping $50K or more at one of the chichi designer stores...

7/27/2017

article The Life of the Mind in Glitter Gulch
(Las Vegas) -- For seven years (1989-96), I was a full time faculty member at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). I grew up in Las Vegas, earning a B.A. in...
article Fontainebleau rumor resurfaces during MGM’s earnings call
(Las Vegas) -- MGM’s new East Coast holdings continue to pay off big for MGM Resorts International, but it was a fresh Strip rumor that has nothing to do with the...

7/26/2017

article Finding cheap fun at every casino on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Rocking the Las Vegas Strip these days requires strategy. Sure, it’s bigger and better than ever, but so is the price tag. That huge concert, mind-...

7/25/2017

article First ever Station Casino gets torn apart and remodeled
(Las Vegas) -- Place Station, the casino that launched the Station Casino brand 41 years ago, is getting a major facelift, and the train has (literally) already left the...
article Upgrades at Palace Station could include convention center
(Las Vegas) -- Renovations at Palace Station may continue with a new 335-foot tower and convention center, according to plans it submitted to the city of Las Vegas.

7/23/2017

article Las Vegas summer heat is hard on RTC’s double-decker buses
(Las Vegas) -- Getting around Las Vegas can be tough during the summer. Packed jetliners have a hard time taking off when it’s too hot at McCarran International...

7/22/2017

article Comped drink monitoring system expanding to local bars in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It’s getting a little harder to get free drinks while gambling in Las Vegas. A new system that lets bartenders know how much, and how fast, you...
article Las Vegas casino companies consider expansion in Brazil
(Brazil) -- Some Las Vegas-based companies are looking to Brazil even as the gaming industry considers Japan as possibly the next big international casino market. Las...
article More Las Vegas Casinos Now Monitoring Players Before Offering ‘Free’ Cocktails
(Las Vegas) -- Add the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas to the ever-growing list of Sin City casinos which no longer want to give their customers unmonitored freebies...
article Parties still going strong in Las Vegas dayclubs
(Las Vegas) -- Jalen Hogg’s wide grin said it all. From his cabana at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab pool, he could take in the entire scene: About 150 young...

7/21/2017

article Golden Gate casino to undergo major expansion
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas stalwart, The Golden Gate hotel- casino has announced major renovation plans which will see the casino almost double in size. The 111-year-old...
article Plane rolls through fence at Henderson airport
(Las Vegas) -- A plane rolled through a fence after a mechanic forgot to set the brakes at Henderson Executive Airport on Friday afternoon. About 1:30 p.m., a mechanic...

7/20/2017

article Golden Gate on Fremont Street to double casino size
(Las Vegas) -- The Golden Gate hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas will double its casino size as part of a major renovation announced Thursday. The 111-year-old property...
article Comped drink monitoring system spreading to local casinos off the strip
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment officially rolled out a comped drink monitoring system at all their casinos on the Las Vegas strip about a year ago. Now, some of...

7/19/2017

article The Enduring Fascination of Casino Carpet
(Las Vegas) -- People are fascinated by even the most mundane aspects of casino design. The slot machines, the air, even the chairs—all have come under scrutiny....

7/18/2017

article The myths and realities of Las Vegas casino hosts
(Las Vegas) -- In pop culture, Las Vegas casino hosts are almost as legendary as the players they sometimes serve, the uber-rich bettors known in gambling slang as...

7/14/2017

article CEO McBeath: Cosmopolitan has ‘exceeded all of our forecasted numbers’
(Las Vegas) -- “Just the right amount of wrong” is still the Cosmopolitan’s catchy slogan after almost seven years of operation on the Las Vegas Strip...
article Downtown Grand gets approval to build third tower
(Las Vegas) -- The Downtown Grand is poised to become, well, grander. The hotel on Tuesday received approval from the Las Vegas Planning Commission to build a new eight-...
article Making the Connection
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming legend Jack Binion knew the resort experience isn’t simply business—it’s also deeply personal. Back in the early 1990s, I had the...

7/11/2017

article From the Rumor Mill: Sale of Bellagio Fountains is Close to a Done Deal
(Las Vegas) -- A while back it was rumored by someone at The Las Vegas Review Journal that MGM was preparing to sell the Bellagio Fountains to raise money. According to...

7/9/2017

article OP/ED: Stratosphere ‘a great fit’ for Golden Entertainment in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- “You want to see something really cool?” a gaming investment friend of mine asked me one day back in around 1994. My friend offered to take me...
article Water leak floods Planet Hollywood casino on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A leaking pipe at the Planet Hollywood casino caused a flood of water, shutting down parts of the Las Vegas Strip resort property for hours Saturday night...

7/4/2017

article Take a look inside the new million-dollar suites at Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year capital...

7/2/2017

article Westin’s Max Casino closes, main bar remodel planned
(Las Vegas) -- The Max Casino at the Westin is closing. Finally. A closing announcement was first made a year ago, but the leased-out casino just south of the Strip...

7/1/2017

article Las Vegas visitation expected to tick up for the Fourth of July
(Las Vegas) -- You can expect more this Fourth of July — more tourists, more traffic and more heat. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects 323,000...

6/29/2017

article Officials: Las Vegas Airport Traffic Up 1.4 Percent In May
(Las Vegas) -- McCarran International Airport continues to break passenger volume records. Aviation officials in Las Vegas on Wednesday said the airport this year saw...

6/28/2017

article Mini-golf, bowling coming to Bally’s on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Bally’s will open a 10,000-square-foot mini-golf, arcade and bowling attraction in the fall. Monster Mini Golf plans to hire about 20 people,...

6/27/2017

article How Sunset Station changed the scene
(Las Vegas) -- It was Station Casinos’ flagship property when it opened in 1997, a resort that easily could have been built on the Strip instead of in suburban...
article New Las Vegas Strip bar features robot bartenders — VIDEO
(Las Vegas) -- They’re no Sam Malone, Al Swearengen or Moe Szyslak. But the two characters behind the bar at the Strip’s newest watering hole have plenty of...

6/26/2017

article Look Inside This Million-Dollar Vegas Hotel Room
(Las Vegas) -- The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year capital...
article Short-term Vegas airport slots experiment works out
(Las Vegas) -- As a disciple to the math that surrounds all forms of gambling, there are only a few good things I have to say about the slot machines. They require no...
article Valley couple hauls in $944,000 from Las Vegas penny slot
(Las Vegas) -- The bright lights, the sounds, the chance to strike it rich -- it's hard for a lot of us to avoid the allure of the slot machines. A Valley couple...

6/25/2017

article Downtown Vegas landmarks to make way for new resort
(Las Vegas) -- A schedule has been announced for the razing of downtown’s Las Vegas Club, Mermaids, and Girls of Glitter Gulch in preparation for the building of a...

6/23/2017

article Casino chips enthusiasts ready for Las Vegas auction of rare items
(Las Vegas) -- Die-hard casino memorabilia collectors won’t be able to bargain over rare chips on display in Las Vegas. A 1969 Caesars Palace $25 casino chip with...

6/21/2017

article Derek Stevens Looks Toward Downtown’s Past to See Its Future
(Las Vegas) -- The past few weeks have offered a good perspective on the dance between old Vegas, new Vegas and new old Vegas that characterizes our times. In particular...

6/20/2017

article Stevens relishes blank canvas in devising downtown resort
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is doing something rare in Southern Nevada’s post-recession economy. While owners of other gaming companies are building additions to...

6/19/2017

article Demand for Las Vegas penthouses may be headed up again
(Las Vegas) -- In 2009, the penthouse unit at Turnberry Place 3801 was on the market for $16 million. One of the largest penthouse units in Las Vegas, the two-floor...
article Golden Looks Golden with Stratosphere Acquisition
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment is bidding to become a major player in the lucrative Las Vegas locals market by acquiring American Casino & Entertainment, owner...

6/18/2017

article Las Vegas sees retail boom
(Las Vegas) -- It doesn’t take long to realize how big shopping has become in this desert destination that casino gambling once ruled. Digital signs inside the...

6/15/2017

article The D Las Vegas Is The Official Downtown Casino Of Vegas Golden Knights
(Las Vegas) -- This afternoon, the Vegas Golden Knights - the National Hockey League's newest franchise - broke the ice by announcing the D Las Vegas as its official...

6/14/2017

article VIDEO VAULT | Treasury Casino offered card counting lessons to prospective gamblers
(Las Vegas) -- Southern Nevada casinos keep an eye out for card counters—gamblers who use math and memory to turn Blackjack odds to their advantage. As a general...
article Rio disinfects water systems of Legionnaires’-causing bacteria
(Las Vegas) -- A Rio spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that the hotel’s water systems have been disinfected after two guests reported cases of Legionnaires’...

6/12/2017

article And they’re off … at the Sigma Derby horse race
(Las Vegas) -- The retro Sigma Derby gaming machine, in theory, is a poor product to have on a casino floor. It takes up valuable real estate. Compared to the roll of...
article Las Vegas Casino Bans MassRoots CEO For Cannabis Ties
(Las Vegas) -- The gambling industry’s year-old program intended to prevent money-laundering in America’s casinos has resulted in one of the cannabis...
article Las Vegas goes from gambling halls to shopping malls
(Las Vegas) -- It doesn’t take long to realize how big shopping has become in this desert destination that casino gambling once ruled. Digital signs inside the...

6/11/2017

article Frontier Hotel-Casino site up for sale at $400 million
(Las Vegas) -- A prime center-Strip location that had been earmarked for a major casino called Alon is up for sale. Alon’s developer, Crown Resorts, out of...
article Las Vegas late-night institution Drai’s After Hours marks 20 sizzling years
(Las Vegas) -- Victor Drai stands as one of Las Vegas’ great visionaries, and this month marks the 20th anniversary of his passion project — Drai’s...
article NFL’s gambling policy appears consistently inconsistent
(Las Vegas) -- Now more than ever before, the NFL’s public position on gambling has become quite an artful dance. On one side of the ballroom, the league still...

6/10/2017

article Two iconic Fremont Street casinos will reopen temporarily to preserve licenses
(Las Vegas) -- Later this month, the unmistakable, ubiquitous music and sound effects of slot machines will return to the Las Vegas Club and the Mermaids casino, but for...
article LVCVA vote on Convention Center upgrade will be a slam-dunk
(Las Vegas) -- Asked after a meeting this month for a prediction about how the vote would go on the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors...

6/9/2017

article Will Las Vegas have enough workers for major construction projects?
(Las Vegas) -- If you plan to build it in Las Vegas — whether it’s a new casino, a freeway, or a stadium for the Raiders and UNLV — construction...

6/8/2017

article Gunshot Fired at Planet Hollywood, While Las Vegas Orders Bollards to Better Protect Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The scene was chaotic at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning. An underage male fired a gun inside the Strip resort as Metro Police were...

6/7/2017

article 2 closed Las Vegas casinos to open temporarily to preserve licesnses
(Las Vegas) -- Slot machine play will return to downtown’s Las Vegas Club and the Mermaids casino later this month — at least, for 16 hours. The state Gaming...

6/6/2017

article Gunshot fired inside Planet Hollywood during arrest of suspected underage gamblers
(Las Vegas) -- A gun went off inside a casino on the Las Vegas strip overnight, sending hotel guests into a panic. The shooting occurred just after midnight at the...
article Police: Gun fired in casino during underage gambling arrest
(Las Vegas) -- Police say a gunshot was fired at a Las Vegas Strip casino but no one was injured during the overnight arrest of two males on suspicion that they were...

6/5/2017

article SCHWARTZ: Vegas for Everyman (and Woman)
(Las Vegas) -- Back in January 2015, the Stratosphere launched a marketing campaign aiming to capitalize on people who miss the old Las Vegas. “Take Vegas Back,...
article $17 Million Remodel for the Palms Casino Floor
(Las Vegas) -- The multi-million dollar makeovers at the Palms keep on coming, as owners Station Casinsos prepare for its future as the highest profile member of the...

6/4/2017

article Crews putting final touches on renovation of Planet Hollywood
(Las Vegas) -- On a late May morning, a dozen construction workers dressed in hard hats and neon vests are hustling back and forth along a section of Planet Hollywood...

5/30/2017

article Another free drink regulating system is being tested at casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Just as Las Vegas casino customers are getting used to free drinks being regulated at video poker tables, another change to the drink comp system is on...
article The Myth of the Las Vegas Locals Market Recovery
(Las Vegas) -- Red Rock Resorts is heavily dependent on the health of the Las Vegas locals gaming market. In this report, we examine key gaming metrics in the Las Vegas...

5/29/2017

article Sunset Station host recalls casino’s early days
(Las Vegas) -- Casino host Bobby DeFroda has been working at Sunset Station since September 1997 — three months after it opened — and at first he wasn’...

5/27/2017

article Las Vegas Not Drunk Enough to Make List of Top 20 Booziest Cities
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas may be thought of as Sin City, but that doesn’t mean the place is awash in booze 24/7. Well, actually, maybe it is. But when it comes to...

5/25/2017

article End of a Las Vegas icon? Bellagio Casino bosses forced to deny rumor
(Las Vegas) -- Is one of Las Vegas' signature Strip attractions destined to become a strip mall? Executives at MGM Resorts International have been forced to deny...

5/24/2017

article Bellagio Fountains: Will the famous Las Vegas landmark close to make way for a shopping mall?
(Las Vegas) -- What Las Vegas giveth, Las Vegas taketh away. Eighteen years after the Bellagio opened and redefined luxury in Sin City, rumours are afoot that the resort...
article Poker room to close at Luxor Casino this June
(Las Vegas) -- By June 18th, the poker gaming options in Las Vegas will be a little bit smaller. The MGM-owned Luxor Casino has announced this is the day they will be...

5/23/2017

article At the bar, a pair of Vegas casino giants use tech to up the ante for free drinks
(Las Vegas) -- The free drinks at casinos make everyone feel like a winner. However, several casinos are killing the buzz: Select properties in Nevada, including Las...
article What's it like to spend 48 hours in a Las Vegas casino?
(Las Vegas) -- A bloated bluebottle is floating in my Blue Sky Daiquiri, his sticky wings twitching in silent resignation. I am that fly. This is my second night at the...
article Jackpot of more than $300K hit at small Las Vegas Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- A small Strip casino was the site of a jackpot of more than $300,000 over the weekend in Las Vegas. The jackpot was won on an IGT “Wheel of Fortune...
article Binion’s casino briefly evacuated after kitchen fire
(Las Vegas) -- Binion’s was evacuated this morning after a small fire in a restaurant kitchen deep fryer, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Nobody was...

5/22/2017

article Luxor Casino In Las Vegas To Close Poker Room
(Las Vegas) -- The poker supply in Las Vegas is set to get a little thinner. Nevada’s main casino corridor will lose another poker room when the Luxor closes its nine-...
article Luxor Casino to close Poker room
(Las Vegas) -- The nine-table poker room at the Las Vegas Luxor casino resort is due to close its doors on 18 June, reducing the total number of poker rooms on the Las...

5/20/2017

article If all goes as planned, prepare to party in Las Vegas in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- If plans come together as envisioned in two top news stories from last week, there’s going to be one serious party in Las Vegas come 2020. On...
article Resorts official says industry improved vigilance in keeping children off casino floors
(Las Vegas) -- Through the eyes of convicted murderer Jeremy Strohmeyer, it was all the casino industry’s fault that 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson was strangled in a...

5/19/2017

article Board OKs conditional lease for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The public board that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional lease...
article The new Vegas namaste: Yoga on a Ferris wheel, near dolphins
(Las Vegas) -- Surrounded by imposing Las Vegas hotel-casinos in the foreground and desert mountains in the background, the group breathed deeply and loudly as an...
article Lost in time: the El Cortez hotel and casino
(Las Vegas) -- On a sticky afternoon in June of 2015 I, with friend and photographer, Matilda Temperley, drove through downtown Las Vegas and into the driveway of the El...

5/18/2017

article New Design Pushes Genting’s Las Vegas Casino Opening to 2020
(Las Vegas) -- Malaysian casino developer and operator Genting Group revealed on Wednesday that the opening of the $4-billion Resorts World Las Vegas has been pushed to...
article New Las Vegas Casino-Resort Pushes Opening Date to 2020
(Las Vegas) -- A years-delayed multibillion-dollar casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip that would cater to the city's Chinese and Chinese-American tourists...
article Resorts World Las Vegas pushes opening date to 2020
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV), developed by Genting Group, will begin construction in the third quarter this year, with a new open date set for 2020.

5/17/2017

article Resorts World Las Vegas chooses casino veteran as president
(Las Vegas) -- A 30-year gaming industry veteran who helped open The Mirage is coming home. Edward Farrell, a Chaparral High and University of Nevada graduate who has...
article The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas begins charging patrons to park their cars
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas has become the latest Las Vegas casino to begin charging patrons for parking with The Blackstone Group-owned property...
article Chica makes grand entrance at the Venetian
(Las Vegas) -- The Venetian and Palazzo pulled out all the stops this weekend to welcome Lorena Garcia’s Chica to their restaurant portfolio. It kicked off with a...

5/15/2017

article Vegas: Gamble If You Want Free Drinks
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas loves that you enjoy a good drink and all. It just wants to remind you that nothing in this world is free. You are either going to pay for it or...

5/14/2017

article At the bar, a pair of Vegas casino giants use tech to up the ante for free drinks
(Nevada) -- The free drinks at casinos make everyone feel like a winner. However, several casinos are killing the buzz: Select properties in Nevada, including Las Vegas...

5/12/2017

article Issue of gambling at new Las Vegas stadium yet to be addressed
(Las Vegas) -- The issue of gambling at the proposed new Las Vegas home for the NFL’s Oakland Raider has yet to be addressed during lease discussions, according to...
article At some Vegas casino bars, non-gamblers lose their free drinks
(Las Vegas) -- The free drinks at casinos make everyone feel like a winner. However, two casino behemoths are killing the buzz: At select properties, MGM Resorts and...

5/11/2017

article Cosmopolitan Casino Looking to Attract Higher Rollers
(Las Vegas) -- One problem many casino resorts in Las Vegas does have to contend with is the fact that high rolling gamblers do have the choice of a plethora of...
article Resort fees raised at 2 more Las Vegas hotels
(Las Vegas) -- Two more Strip casinos have raised their resort fees. Monte Carlo’s new rate is $35 per night, a $5 increase. Vdara is raising its rate to $39, a $4...

5/6/2017

article Parking fees on the Strip, hurting or helping business?
(Las Vegas) -- It's almost been a year since MGM Resorts International broke with Las Vegas tradition and started charging customers to park. There was an immediate...

5/4/2017

article Professor: Las Vegas Strip A Thing Of All-American Beauty
(Las Vegas) -- Nevadans love to bash the Las Vegas Strip. But when others do it, we get defensive. So get ready to be surprised: a professor who has a new book that'...

5/2/2017

article Investments in Tropicana Las Vegas seen continuing
(Las Vegas) -- Penn National Gaming will continue to leverage its investment in its Tropicana Las Vegas property and add to its holdings in Mississippi to expand and...
article Wrap planned for unfinished Fontainebleau on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- An eyesore on the Strip may soon be cloaked with a cloth facade. Carl Icahn, owner of the Fontainebleau, plans to wrap part of the unfinished hotel-casino...

5/1/2017

article World's largest Hooters to close in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Less than two years after opening in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, the world’s largest Hooters is closing. The restaurant, which officially...

4/30/2017

article Tour a secret suite in downtown Las Vegas at the El Cortez Hotel and Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is a city known for makeovers. Hotels, casinos and restaurants are constantly changing, upgrading and becoming as modern as they can be.
article First family of Las Vegas sports betting handicaps the Kentucky Derby
(Las Vegas) -- Gamblers would often bypass Shannon Vega when she worked as a ticket writer at the Boulder Station race and sports book and head straight to her...

4/28/2017

article Investments in Tropicana Las Vegas seen continuing
(Las Vegas) -- Penn National Gaming will continue to leverage its investment in its Tropicana Las Vegas property and add to its holdings in Mississippi to expand and...
article New York Man Wins $160.5M in Lawsuit Against Vegas Casino
(Las Vegas) -- A former New York hedge fund manager has won $160.5 million in his lawsuit against the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas Review-...

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...

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