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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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12/13/2017

article Wynn Resorts buying former site of New Frontier on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- In a major step forward for the struggling north Strip, Wynn Resorts has announced it reached an agreement to buy the empty lot on Las Vegas Boulevard...

12/11/2017

article The Las Vegas Resort Using Microwaves to Keep Guns Out of its Casino
(Las Vegas) -- ACTIVATE SATELLITE VIEW in Google Maps and head to the Las Vegas strip, and you'll see it: a strange smattering of Y-shaped buildings. Mandalay Bay....
article As the Trump administration reverses tip policy, the pendulum swings back toward the employer
(Las Vegas) -- On Monday, the Labor Department moved to rescind an Obama-era regulation that prohibited employers from pooling tips to include non-tipped employees. By...
article For Musicians, The Good Life Lies In A Sin City Residency — Viva Las Vegas!
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas idea: If you build it, they will come. First, of course, it was gambling palaces, before the rest of America caught onto the profit margin,...
article The Greatest Casino Heists in the History of Las Vegas and Some Other Cities
(Las Vegas) -- The history of the whole gambling industry witnessed many robberies. Some of them were “gravitas”, some – embarrassing, and some even...

12/9/2017

article Las Vegas, USA: It's more than just casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Not interested in gambling? Not much interested in bright lights, nightclubs and all-night parties? You might think Las Vegas is not for you. You might be...
article Stratosphere casino gets new vice president and general manager
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment on Thursday announced gaming industry veteran Christopher Fiumara will be vice president and general manager of the Stratosphere....

12/8/2017

press release Palms Casino opens up A.Y.C.E. Buffet
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms Casino Resort, the iconic property now part of the Station Casinos family, today announced that A.Y.C.E., the reimagined buffet concept with a...

12/7/2017

article 'A Very Terry Christmas' returns to The Mirage
(Nevada) -- Terry Fator presents "A Very Terry Christmas" at The Mirage Las Vegas. The show is a holiday-themed performance by Terry Fator and his amazing cast.

12/5/2017

article Cheating queen eluded law, escaped the Black Book, wound up working for casino
(Las Vegas) -- Take one look at Nevada’s Black Book, and you’d understandably conclude that casino cheating is almost exclusively a man’s game.
article Major changes seen fueling more tourism in Southern Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is in the midst of another upheaval with billions of dollars in investment in new facilities that will bring more conventions, the Super Bowl,...
article Working in family business is ‘a dream come true’
(Las Vegas) -- Christina Ellis started working at Ellis Island when she was 12. Now director of marketing at the family business, she oversees social media, graphics,...

12/4/2017

article Casino revenue down on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- According to information released on Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, casinos on the Strip collected US$528 million from gamblers in Ocober,...

12/3/2017

article Last rounds on the Strip: Golf course made big impressions, but succumbs to economics
(Las Vegas) -- Scott Piercy began his run to the PGA Tour a decade ago with a memorable performance at the Wynn Golf Club. Starting the final round of the winner-take-...
article 5 sure-bet restaurants you must try in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- I go to Las Vegas to gamble. And eat. The goal is to come home with my wallet full and my tummy happy. While gambling can be a crap shoot, here are five...

12/2/2017

article Las Vegas Strip casino revenue down for month after shooting
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw a 6 percent drop in revenue in October compared with the same month last year, but state's gambling regulatory...
article Staffing in casino surveillance rooms varies in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas might be the most surveilled city on Earth — but chances are no one is actually watching you on the other end of the video camera. Though...

11/29/2017

article Gambler's $1.25 bet wins $939K jackpot at Harrah's hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Talk about having good luck – one slot player turned $1.25 into $939,000. A player at Harrah’s hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip hit max bet...
article Gunman on the run after robbing Bellagio casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said they are searching for a suspect who robbed the poker room cash cage at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino Tuesday afternoon.
article Foreign national booked in Las Vegas on charges of cheating at craps
(Las Vegas) -- A foreign national was arrested Monday night by the Gaming Control Board on charges of cheating while playing craps, the highest profile case of its kind...

11/28/2017

article Bellagio Las Vegas casino robbed at gunpoint as gamblers watch
(Las Vegas) -- Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas are investigating a reported robbery at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip — which caught...

11/25/2017

article US casino revenues for just one month are staggering. And they’re going UP
(Nevada) -- The US casino and betting market appears to be thriving on the evidence of the latest revenue figures, which showed an increase of nearly three percent in...

11/23/2017

article This is my Las Vegas. What is yours?
(Las Vegas) -- The year is coming to a close and it's always a good time to look back and think forward. Looking back, my version of Las Vegas takes place in a weird...

11/22/2017

article Luck and romance: Las Vegas is known for its casinos, but in its reinvigorated downtown district, the city is being reimagined.
(Las Vegas) -- Joan Didion, in her 1968 essay “Marrying Absurd”, wrote of Las Vegas weddings: "What strikes one most about the Strip chapels, with their...
article Renowned Chandelier bar refreshed to fit in with other changes at Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- The Chandelier bar, the crystal-festooned centerpiece of the Cosmopolitan, has received a few upgrades recently, a facelift that management says blends it...

11/20/2017

article Commissioner wants to free Las Vegas Strip from private cars
(Las Vegas) -- Driving along the Strip to admire the twinkling lights is a moment cherished by tourists, and typically avoided by savvy local residents. But the slow-...

11/19/2017

article Record number of security forces slated for New Year’s Eve on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A record number of security troops will greet the tens of thousands of New Year’s Eve partiers on the Strip. In addition, buses will be used as...
article Las Vegas Palms revamping property to attract more crowds
(Las Vegas) -- A big $485-million renovation is set for the Las Vegas Palms. Aimed at restoring the resort to its previous reputation as one of Vegas’ hippest...
article Look outside the casinos in Las Vegas for great food and drink options
(Las Vegas) -- Football season in Las Vegas is great for a lot of reasons. We all know that football is the sport that generates the most money for sportsbooks. There...

11/17/2017

article Allegiant begins 3 new nonstop flights from Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Allegiant Air launches nonstop flights this week from Las Vegas to airports in three different cities, airline officials said Thursday. The Las Vegas-...
article Don’t look now, but the Palms appears poised to recapture its early charm
(Las Vegas) -- How many casinos have actually been cool? Was the Flamingo cool when it opened in 1946, and did it cease to be cool or get more cool when Bugsy Siegel was...

11/13/2017

article Las Vegas casino changes ‘do not disturb’ policy following concert shooting
(Las Vegas) -- A casino on the Las Vegas strip has changed its security strategy following last month’s shooting. Boyd Gaming, the parent company of The Orleans...
article Crews installing steel posts along Las Vegas Strip sidewalks
(Las Vegas) -- As construction crews began installing steel posts on the Strip early Monday to protect pedestrians, locals and tourists walking along Las Vegas Boulevard...

11/11/2017

article Future of Palms still rests on both locals, tourists
(Las Vegas) -- You may have missed it, but Station Casinos is building a new resort. Well, sort of. The company that brought us Palace Station, Sunset Station, Texas...

11/10/2017

article Las Vegas gamblers, expect to lose. That’s what casinos are telling them as part of a new safe-betting campaign
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos have a message for gamblers willing to blow away their entire paycheck or next month's mortgage payment: Don't do it. "That...
article Workers at Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort Unionize
(Nevada) -- Workers at Green Valley Ranch, a luxury casino resort owned and operated by Station Casinos, voted to unionize on November 8 and 9. Green Valley Ranch is the...

11/9/2017

article Red Rock Resorts revenue jumps following Palms purchase
(Las Vegas) -- US regional casino operator Red Rock Resorts’ Q3 results got a significant boost from its 2016 acquisition of the Palms casino in Las Vegas. Figures...
article Golden Entertainment’s third-quarter net revenue rises 3.9 percent
(Nevada) -- Entertainment Inc., which owns and operates almost 60 traditional taverns in Nevada and eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in...

11/7/2017

article Nightclub, celebrity chef restaurants among Palms overhaul
(Las Vegas) -- The overhaul of the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas now also includes new nightlife offerings, as well as celebrity chef restaurants.
article Palms off Las Vegas Strip to receive $485M in upgrades
(Las Vegas) -- The company that operates Station Casinos on Tuesday announced a new investment in the Palms that would total $485 million in improvements for the off-...
article Naked Man Tries To Buy Into Las Vegas Poker Game
(Las Vegas) -- Late last month, a fully nude man was walking around one of Las Vegas’ largest poker rooms when poker players started to take notice. The Bellagio...
article Nickelback announce Las Vegas residency
(Las Vegas) -- In one of the, er, more surprising things we’ve seen today, Nickelback have announced that they’ll be heading to Vegas for a five-show...

11/6/2017

article Las Vegas may break 2016 visitation record
(Las Vegas) -- With just under two months to go before revelers ring in 2018, it appears that it’s going to come down to the wire as to whether Southern Nevada...
article Las Vegas Craps Tables Booming Since July
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on or around Nevada’s main casino corridor won $26.4 million from their craps tables in September, according to figures released late last...

11/5/2017

article Las Vegas Sees Plenty of Strip Investments, Thousands of Rooms Renovated, Construction Resuming
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is getting a series of makeovers, at least on the inside of the casino resorts that line the Strip. Gaming operators are currently in the...

11/4/2017

article Las Vegas may break 2016 visitation record
(Las Vegas) -- With just under two months to go before revelers ring in 2018, it appears that it’s going to come down to the wire as to whether Southern Nevada...
article Businessman has high hopes for Stratosphere, other properties
(Las Vegas) -- When word got out that Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment was buying American Casino and Entertainment Properties and its four Southern Nevada casinos...
article Richard Branson Shopping for Resort Property in Las Vegas to Make Virgin Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Group founder Richard Branson owns everything from an airline and health clubs to a commercial spaceflight company and a small media empire. Now...
article Las Vegas convention staff fails to track more than $125K in gifts
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas convention officials handed out more than $125,000 worth of iPads, golf clubs, Bose headphones and other pricey merchandise without noting who...

11/2/2017

article Las Vegas Shooting Motive: Gunman Was Narcissistic, Became Depressed After Losing 'Significant Amount of Wealth,' Sheriff Says
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was obsessed with his status when it came to being one of the city's elite, but when he started losing large amounts...
article Research Shows Vegas Residents Happy To Live Here
(Las Vegas) -- A recent rental survey found that people who live in Las Vegas rate their overall life satisfaction at the highest level. Zumper recently released their...
article Team including Las Vegas collaborators recommended for LVCC expansion
(Las Vegas) -- A design and architectural team that includes an Atlanta company and four Las Vegas-based collaborators has been recommended to design the $1.4 billion...
article The Best Las Vegas Hacks From Our Readers
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas might be the most-hacked city in the country. If you google for tourist tips, you’ll get handed a free well whisky and twenty bucks for...
article The hottest CEO in Vegas just bought the city's strangest casino
(Las Vegas) -- Conceived by poker pro Bob Stupak, the Space Needle-shaped hotel-casino featured a roller coaster and other attractions at its summit when it opened in...

11/1/2017

article Improved gambling is the order of the day at The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- It’s rare to find something you really like. It’s even more rare when that thing you like is improved. That’s the case with the gambling...
article The Hottest CEO in Vegas Just Bought the City's Strangest Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Even in Las Vegas, the land of faux pirate battles and Elvis-themed wedding chapels, the Stratosphere is something of an oddball.

10/30/2017

article Stratosphere casino to shut down free-play online gaming site
(Nevada) -- Back in June, it was announced that American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, owner of the Las Vegas casino the Stratosphere, would be acquired by...

10/27/2017

article Caesars to start charging Nevadans to park at 7 Las Vegas properties
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment will begin charging Nevada residents for self-parking at seven Las Vegas properties on Thursday, the company announced Friday....
article Downtown’s historic Las Vegas Club is coming down
(Las Vegas) -- Work is underway to demolish the historic Las Vegas Club in downtown to make way for construction of a new hotel and casino. The Las Vegas Club opened in...

10/25/2017

article Rogich envisions high-speed rail for Las Vegas-Southern California in ‘5 to 8 years’
(Las Vegas) -- High-speed rail transportation between Southern California and Las Vegas so far has been a highly sought yet unattainable goal for Nevada’s resort...

10/19/2017

article Casino Firm Buys Basketball Team, Plans Vegas Move
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas professional sports market is set to get a little more crowded. MGM Resorts has agreed to buy the WNBA’s struggling San Antonio Stars...

10/18/2017

article Measuring China’s impact on Las Vegas
(Macau) -- Everyone in the gaming industry knows that Macau’s casinos suffered large downturns in revenue during the Mainland government’s corruption...

10/17/2017

article Buffets a staple of Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-style all-you-can-eat buffets in other regions of the country are coming under attack as massive wasters of food, but don’t look for any...

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’...

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