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2/16/2019

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

2/15/2019

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

2/14/2019

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

2/13/2019

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

2/12/2019

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

2/11/2019

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

2/9/2019

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

2/8/2019

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

2/7/2019

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

2/6/2019

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

2/5/2019

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

2/3/2019

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

2/2/2019

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

2/1/2019

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

1/31/2019

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

1/30/2019

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

1/27/2019

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

1/23/2019

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

1/22/2019

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

1/21/2019

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

1/20/2019

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

1/19/2019

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

1/18/2019

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

1/16/2019

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

1/15/2019

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

1/14/2019

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

1/12/2019

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

1/11/2019

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

1/10/2019

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

1/7/2019

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

1/5/2019

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

1/3/2019

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

1/2/2019

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

12/31/2018

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

12/30/2018

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

12/29/2018

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

12/27/2018

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

12/26/2018

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

12/25/2018

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

12/24/2018

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

12/23/2018

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

12/22/2018

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

12/19/2018

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

12/18/2018

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

12/17/2018

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

12/16/2018

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

12/14/2018

article 9th Circuit says arbitrator bungled unpaid benefits case against Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a union representing restaurant workers at a Las Vegas casino can pursue a claim over unpaid benefits without an...
article Even in a city built on illusion, the Stratosphere is having a tough time proving it’s on the Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Blake Sartini never had any doubts when he bought the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino a little more than a year ago. It was on the Las Vegas Strip. He said...
article Las Vegas has appeal for RVers as well
(Las Vegas) -- After spending a few days in Las Vegas, here’s the conversation we were having: John: “I can’t wait to get out of here!” Leslie:...
press release Aristocrat Cuts Ribbon at new Two-building Campus in Summerlin, Renewing Company’s Dedication to Las Vegas and Marking the Beginning of a New Era
(Las Vegas) -- The ceremony was attended by hundreds of Aristocrat employees, who hosted a warm clothing drive benefitting the Las Vegas Rescue Mission as part of the...

12/12/2018

article Everything you need to know about Eataly Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The NoMad Hotel, Restaurant and Bar components have arrived and the Britney Spears and Lady Gaga residencies at Park Theater have been announced, but...

12/10/2018

article SCHWARTZ: Why Las Vegas Is Still America's Most Sinful City
(Las Vegas) -- It came as no surprise that a recent WalletHub study named Las Vegas the most sinful city in the United States. After all, “Sin City” has to...
article Mario Batali’s Restaurants Lost Up to 30 Percent in Business After Misconduct Accusations
(New York) -- A lengthy profile on the fallout of last year’s extensive sexual misconduct accusations against disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali reveals that...

12/8/2018

article Ghosts of Glitter Gulch: Bygone Fremont Street casino offers lesson for modern era
(Las Vegas) -- These days it’s just another ghost of Glitter Gulch, but there was a time in the 1970s when the Gambler’s Hall of Fame Casino hustled slot...

12/7/2018

article Las Vegas: More than $16.2 billion in tourism development projects on the books through 2022
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has more than $16.2 billion in tourism-related construction projects scheduled to be completed over the next five years, according to a document...
article BLOG: Where To Watch Fireworks In Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is one of the top spots in the world to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We’ve got star-studded shows, the hottest DJs in the clubs and special parties...

12/6/2018

article Minting new racing fans requires more than catchy songs
(Las Vegas) -- I like music and dancing — as anyone who has seen my frog-on-a-hot-plate moves will attest — but is that really the best way to attract new...

12/5/2018

article Las Vegas Monorail could be getting new stop for MSG Sphere
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Monorail could get a new stop when the MSG Sphere opens. Clark County Commissioners were going to discuss a new stop Tuesday but postponed...

12/4/2018

article Permanent equestrian center opens in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It must be rodeo season in Las Vegas. Operators of the 1,000-room Plaza in Las Vegas made a bid to reclaim downtown’s western heritage Tuesday by...
article The sad demise and curious afterlife of the Vegas showgirl
(Las Vegas) -- It cost a lot of money to dress a topless woman. A showgirl costume could rival the price of a Kia, and dancers changed attire eight or nine times a night...

12/3/2018

article Services to be held this week for Terrible Herbst founder
(Las Vegas) -- Funeral services are scheduled this week for the founder and chairman of Terrible Herbst, Inc.

11/29/2018

article These 5 People Are Banned From Las Vegas Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- In our modern times, the idea of everyone in a city or state knowing which people to ban seems like common sense, but when it was initially founded, the...

11/28/2018

article Terrible Herbst and JETT Gaming founder Jerry Herbst dies at age 80
(Nevada) -- Terrible Herbst Inc. Founder and Chairman Jerry Herbst died Tuesday at the age of 80, the company announced in a statement.
article Kevin O'Leary reveals his biggest money mistake happened in Vegas in his 20s (plus, what he learned)
(Las Vegas) -- Star of ABC's "Shark Tank" Kevin O'Leary is famous for his financial savvy. But it wasn't always that way. "When I was younger...
article Firefighters Train atop Las Vegas Stratosphere
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas and Clark County firefighters got some training in Tuesday for potential fires atop the spire at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, which is...
press release Las Vegas’ AGS unveils partnership with European gaming supplier
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based AGS and a European gaming supplier will distribute each other’s content under a new partnership announced Tuesday.

11/25/2018

article The making of Sin City: Photographs of Las Vegas 1906-1970s
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas, the most heavily populated city of Nevada, has lived a fast and thrilling existence. While the area took its name from the Spanish phrase...
article How did Las Vegas become a ‘stigma city’?
(Las Vegas) -- Cities, like people, develop reputations over time. And when a city becomes known for conduct or a social climate that falls outside the bounds of what...
article Multiple casinos working to reduce food waste in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The banquet food rescue program undertaken by Three Square food bank and MGM Resorts International is still in preliminary stages. But several casino...

11/20/2018

article Palms enlists ex-Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Resorts nightlife execs
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms is retooling its nightlife/dayclub lineup once more by enlisting two Strip resort veterans. Ronn Nicolli, an ex-marketing exec with Wynn Las...

11/19/2018

article Could Troubles In Macau Hit Las Vegas?
(Las Vegas) -- For years, Macau was a gold mine for Las Vegas gaming companies. Money made in Macau helped get gaming companies survive the recession. And the southern...
article SCHWARTZ: The Casino Pioneer Poised For A Comeback In Las Vegas And Beyond
(Las Vegas) -- Bill Harrah is less a household name these days than he was a mere ten years ago—for now, at least. Once considered one of the chief pioneers of the...

11/17/2018

article How to Find Slot Machines That Are Most Likely to Hit
(Nevada) -- Slot machines are big business in the gambling industry. You can win big money from a small bet – and they’re easy to play. The question we all...

11/16/2018

article Las Vegas' Newest Resort Will Bring Out the Millennial in You (Video)
(Las Vegas) -- Along roughly four miles of the Las Vegas strip, there exists a vibrant medley of casino resorts, restaurants, and nightclubs — all of them seeming...
article 300K visitors expected in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving
(Las Vegas) -- Tourism officials expect 300,000 people to visit Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Friday said those visitors...

11/15/2018

article Sprinkler extinguishes fire in Vegas casino’s ice cream shop
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities in Las Vegas say an automatic fire sprinkler immediately extinguished a fire in a display cooler of the ice cream shop of a downtown hotel and...

11/14/2018

article Reality star Lisa Vanderpump opening lounge at Caesars Palace
(Las Vegas) -- Lisa Vanderpump of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fame is teaming with Caesars Palace to open a lounge early next year. Vanderpump Cocktail...
article Wisconsin man wins $1.3M jackpot on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas visitor from Wisconsin became an instant millionaire after hitting a jackpot worth more than $1.3 million Saturday afternoon. The man, who was...

11/13/2018

article New Strip resort NoMad is not too refined to party
(Las Vegas) -- Will Guidara knows what he wants in a Las Vegas Strip restaurant and nightlife venue. Soon, you will know it, too. “What we always try to do is...

11/12/2018

article SCHWARTZ: How 2018 Will Define The Future Of Las Vegas Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- There are certain years that, at the end of which, the world moves closer to the future than the past, years that mark major shifts in how we see the...

11/11/2018

article Las Vegas sports books recoup some cash on upset NFL Sunday
(Las Vegas) -- Bettors followed up one of their best NFL Sundays ever with their top college football Saturday of the season as popular favorites Alabama, Clemson and...
article Las Vegas builders have history of hyping projects that fail
(Las Vegas) -- When Wynn Resorts scrapped its 38-acre lagoon project Wednesday, it wasn’t the first big idea to get tossed in Las Vegas’ real estate trash...

11/9/2018

article Betting against the odds
(Las Vegas) -- Tough regulatory pushback is worth the gamble for big casino companies considering deals. Legalized sports betting and a drop in table gambling are posing...

11/8/2018

article Las Vegas Sportscaster Randy Howe Charged After Being Seen Masturbating on Surveillance While Playing Gaming Machine
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas sportscaster Randy Howe, who works for the NBC TV affiliate KSNV, has been accused of indecent exposure inside a local bar playing a gaming...

11/7/2018

article Red Rock Resorts raises Palms upgrade price tag
(Las Vegas) -- Red Rock Resorts has raised the price tag of its massive redevelopment of the Palms for a second time this year. However, the company reiterated the off-...

11/5/2018

article MGM Casino exploring Caesars merger: sources
(Las Vegas) -- MGM and Caesars Entertainment think they may be a pair. MGM has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to start...
article Tourist stabbed while playing slots at Golden Nugget Casino
(Las Vegas) -- A tourist was stabbed early Monday morning while playing slots at the Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas Metro police said. A man visiting Las Vegas from...
article Tourist stabbed while playing slots at Golden Nugget Casino
(Las Vegas) -- A tourist was stabbed early Monday morning while playing slots at the Golden Nugget Casino, Las Vegas Metro police said. A man visiting Las Vegas from...

11/4/2018

article Resorts World casino rising from the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- It took a while to get going, but the 3,400-room Resorts World Las Vegas tower at the center of the Strip is now more than halfway finished, reaching...
article All The Vegas Podcast: Restaurateur and culinary pioneer Elizabeth Blau
(Las Vegas) -- She’s the founder and CEO of prolific restaurant development company Blau + Associates and a James Beard Award nominee, but we love Elizabeth Blau...
article Does Las Vegas really need to bring its visual charms down to selfie-stick level?
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas began preparing for the “Instagram museum” craze years before such things even existed. Like the bi-coastal Museum of Ice Cream,...
article New zip line to send riders soaring above Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- There’s a new way to fly in Las Vegas. As heart-pounding attractions continue to pop up throughout the city, thrill-seekers can now take to the sky...

11/1/2018

article SCHWARTZ: Why The Billion Dollar Buyer Tilman Fertitta Is Betting Big on Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It’s possible to win (or lose) a ton of money playing baccarat in Las Vegas. You can even win multi-million dollar jackpots on some slot machines....
article Las Vegas casinos ready for Breeders' Cup World Championships
(Las Vegas) -- In preparation for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, race experts are set to give their insights on horses, jockeys and all things horse racing...
article Whitney Cummings, Rich Vos and Eddie Ifft Highlight November Lineup at The Comedy Cellar at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The world-famous Comedy Cellar is now offering nightly laughs at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, as it adds 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. performances...
press release Wax Wednesdays at SLS Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Vinyl music lovers will be saying, “Hey, Mr. DJ put a record on,” every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino...

10/31/2018

article No Bids For Shuttered Asian-Themed Las Vegas Casino-Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- No one has bid at a foreclosure auction for the Lucky Dragon casino-hotel off the Las Vegas Strip. The opening bid for Tuesday's auction was $35...
article Help set Guinness World Record for largest gin and tonic at Palms Casino
(Las Vegas) -- People are invited to take part in an effort to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever gin and tonic next week.

10/30/2018

article SCHWARTZ: Las Vegas Casinos Are Worried The Worst Is Yet To Come
(Las Vegas) -- They say the house always wins, and they’re right almost all of the time. But in Las Vegas, for the big publicly-traded companies, just winning isn...
article No bids for shuttered Asian-themed Las Vegas casino-hotel
(Las Vegas) -- No one has bid at a foreclosure auction for the Lucky Dragon casino-hotel off the Las Vegas Strip. The opening bid for Tuesday's auction was $35...

10/29/2018

article Derek Stevens: Once complete, Project Neon will have ‘positive impact on downtown’
(Las Vegas) -- With the squeeze of Project Neon being felt at downtown businesses over the last couple of years, one prominent hotel owner sees the long-awaited end of...
article Lyft Art Park brings touch of Burning Man to downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street has been transformed from a run-of-the-mill parking lot into a mini Burning Man with a...

10/28/2018

article Resorts World Las Vegas is showing visible progress
(Las Vegas) -- The question used to be all too common in real estate circles: What’s going on with Resorts World? Malaysia’s Genting Group had acquired the...
article ‘This place has a special soul’: Westgate’s new president talks about her path to Las Vegas and the team that keeps her here
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is built on being a welcoming and friendly destination, but it can be a little intimidating. That’s the effect it had on Cami Christensen...

10/26/2018

article New Downtown Las Vegas Sportsbooks Won’t Show Daily Horse Racing
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens recently announced that he’s submitted paperwork with the Nevada Gaming Control Board to start taking sports bets at The D, Golden...
article Tropicana Las Vegas to charge for parking on event nights
(Las Vegas) -- The Tropicana hotel-casino will be the latest resort to charge for parking on the Las Vegas Strip, but with a caveat -- only on event nights. This will...
article Vegas, how ya doin'? 'Friends' musical finds a home at the D hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Chandler, Phoebe, Rachel and the rest of the “Friends” TV show cast are about to hit the Las Vegas stage. No, you won’t see Matthew...

10/25/2018

article The Palms Resort & Casino Remodels Its Iconic Sky Villas And Expands Modern Art Collection
(Las Vegas) -- The historic Palms Resort & Casino has been undergoing a massive renovation since late May of this year – a $620 million project to be exact...
article The Palms Resort & Casino Remodels Its Iconic Sky Villas And Expands Modern Art Collection
(Las Vegas) -- The historic Palms Resort & Casino has been undergoing a massive renovation since late May of this year – a $620 million project to be exact...

10/23/2018

article Experts speculate about what's next for Lucky Dragon property
(Las Vegas) -- The struggling Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino officially closed a few weeks ago, but it'll soon be back on the market. The property, located near...
article This iconic Las Vegas hotel's $620 million renovation is transforming it into a 'modern art museum'
(Las Vegas) -- High-profile gamblers, rejoice! The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is undergoing a $620 million renovation, the most expensive in the city's history.
article Live Casino & Hotel awards $19 million in local impact grants
(Maryland) -- The Live Casino & Hotel in Hanover will distribute about $19 million to Anne Arundel County government agencies and community organizations this year....
article Las Vegas casino offering free play for Mega Millions losers
(Las Vegas) -- One downtown Las Vegas casino is giving a second chance to those who don’t strike it rich in tonight’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery. The...
article Las Vegas casino offering free play for Mega Millions losers
(Las Vegas) -- One downtown Las Vegas casino is giving a second chance to those who don’t strike it rich in tonight’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery. The...
article Plaza hotel-casino to open permanent equestrian facility in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Plaza hotel-casino is making last year's outdoor equestrian facility the first and only permanent outdoor equestrian center in downtown Las Vegas...
article This iconic LasVegas hotel's $620 million renovation will transform it into a 'modern art museum' with pieces from Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol — take a look inside
(Las Vegas) -- High-profile gamblers rejoice! The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is undergoing a $620 million renovation — the most expensive in the city's...

10/21/2018

article 'Falling Asleep' at Bellagio Resort & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International's Bellagio Resort and Casino is overflowing with world-class amenities and entertainment offerings but none capture the...
article SLS Las Vegas joins North Strip renaissance
(Las Vegas) -- SLS Las Vegas has begun a $100-million renovation that will feature an upgrading of all 1,615 of its rooms, along with a revamp of the casino, the...

10/19/2018

article Fitch analysts: Las Vegas Strip ‘growth mode’ to return in fourth quarter and 2019
(Las Vegas) -- Analysts from Fitch Ratings Services expect the Las Vegas Strip to “return to growth mode,” according to a report released Friday.
article Las Vegas-Based Palace Station Debuts New Era Hotel-Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ historic Palace Station, which dates back to 1976, has just debuted a $192 million modernization. The property, part of Station Casinos...
article One More Time: Britney Spears to Hit Las Vegas Strip with New Residency at Park MGM
(Las Vegas) -- In 1999, Britney Spears became the biggest pop star in the world with her debut album, Baby One More Time. Twenty years later, she’s being paid a...
article Analysts say proposed Landry’s-Caesars merger would boost earnings
(Las Vegas) -- The proposed merger of Caesars Entertainment Corp. with Tilman Fertitta’s Landry’s Inc. would boost earnings of the enlarged company through...

10/18/2018

article Circus Circus, Part 1
(Las Vegas) -- When you talk about Las Vegas, certain people or places or institutions are icons. One of those icons turns fifty in October. Let’s look back at the...
article How Robert Redford changed the name of a Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- Without Robert Redford, there wouldn’t be a Suncoast. Well, sort of. In 1998, Michael Gaughan, then chairman of Coast Resorts Inc., announced plans...

10/17/2018

article 300 IU Students Who Paid for Vegas Trip Get Bitter Surprise
(Las Vegas) -- Police say about 300 Indiana University students who flew to Las Vegas for a pre-paid trip arrived to discover that no arrangements had been made for them.

10/16/2018

article Talent Leaving Las Vegas a Sign of Shifting Dynamics in Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- It was only a matter of time before the infant American sports betting industry would look for people with expertise in that unique field. Nevada was ripe...
article Lady Luck’s Decision Not To Open Its Doors To Outside Gamblers Costs It Big In September
(Pennsylvania) -- Several PA casinos took substantial hits in terms of table game revenue in September, dropping the total take to $72,310,210 – what amounts to a...

10/15/2018

article Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip celebrating 20 years
(Las Vegas) -- The Bellagio hotel-casino is celebrating 20 years on the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio opened on Oct. 15, 1998 and cost $1.6 billion. It set the bar for...
article Lucky Dragon casino was supposed to be a Vegas hot spot for Asians. Two years later, it's going up for auction
(Las Vegas) -- It opened up in the Year of the Monkey and closed in the Year of the Dog — a two-year stretch of bad fortune for a casino that once had designs on being...
article The Clown That Saved Las Vegas Hits A Major Milestone
(Las Vegas) -- It’s a rare milestone in Las Vegas—the big 5-0. Many of the Strip’s most famous names don’t last that long: the Sands, the Dunes,...
article The Clown That Saved Las Vegas Hits A Major Milestone
(Las Vegas) -- It’s a rare milestone in Las Vegas—the big 5-0. Many of the Strip’s most famous names don’t last that long: the Sands, the Dunes,...
article Bellagio on Las Vegas Strip celebrating 20 years
(Las Vegas) -- The Bellagio hotel-casino is celebrating 20 years on the Las Vegas Strip. The Bellagio opened on Oct. 15, 1998 and cost $1.6 billion. It set the bar for...
article Bellagio, born in 1998, reset the bar for Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- On a chilly fall evening 20 years ago, thousands of curious tourists and locals ringed an eight-acre lake to get their first look at what would become a...

10/14/2018

article Not-so-Lucky Dragon casino auctioned Oct 30
(Las Vegas) -- The shuttered Lucky Dragon casino resort is to be sold at auction later this month, reports the Las Vegas Sun newspaper. The US$160-million venue –...

10/13/2018

article Las Vegas Casinos Are Introducing Facial Recognition Technology
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip casinos are adding facial recognition technology into their operations. Alec Massey, Director of PwC’s Connected Solutions, works...

10/12/2018

article Closed Lucky Dragon resort going up for auction
(Las Vegas) -- The shuttered Lucky Dragon hotel-casino near the north end of the Strip is set to be sold to the highest bidder later this month. Built for $160 million...
article Most Las Vegas casinos’ shares drop, among worst in 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino stocks just can’t catch a break. After a phenomenal 2017, casino shares are among the worst performers in 2018. They have nearly...

10/10/2018

article Live music driving Las Vegas visits
(Las Vegas) -- Jennifer Lopez ended her run at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas at the end of September. Britney Spears completed her own four-year residency at Planet...
article Property of the Year prize awarded to Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
(Las Vegas) -- American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has announced that its Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa walked away from the Global Gaming Awards on...

10/9/2018

article Las Vegas Strip: Congruency and the Value Problem
(Las Vegas) -- The probability that the ongoing process of literally imploding the low-end hotel casino supply on the Las Vegas Strip and replacing it with almost...
article New LVCVA head to focus on corporate governance among other issues
(Las Vegas) -- The new head of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says he will take a fresh approach at how the organization markets itself and advocates...
article SLS Las Vegas starts $100 million renovation project
(Las Vegas) -- SLS Las Vegas has kicked off a $100 million project to renovate the north Strip resort’s casino floor, hotel rooms, pool area and entertainment...

10/8/2018

article Rumor Mill: Las Vegas' Rio Casino Could Be Demolished To Make Way For MLB Stadium
(Las Vegas) -- Rumors surrounding a potential sale of Caesars’ Rio casino-hotel located less than a mile from the Las Vegas Strip have existed for years, but a...

10/7/2018

article Man critically injured after dragged by vehicle near SLS hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police are investigating an incident where a man is in critical condition after he was dragged by a car Sunday morning near the SLS hotel-casino.

10/5/2018

article Lucky Dragon’s failure in Las Vegas among fastest in decades
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon was by no means the first hotel in Las Vegas to face foreclosure, go bankrupt or close its doors. But its demise might be the fastest in...
article Proposal aims to add new 320-foot tower to Fremont hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- The landscape downtown continues to evolve. Earlier this year, a $32 million project was announced for the Fremont St. canopy and it's just one of...

10/4/2018

article Downtown's Fremont Hotel & Casino To Double in Size
(Las Vegas) -- The Boyd Gaming Corp. filed paperwork for a major investment in a six decade old downtown property, effectively doubling its size and possibly kick-...

10/3/2018

article Stratosphere keeps moving on up
(Las Vegas) -- Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a landmark Las Vegas resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The gaming floor is constantly updated with state...

10/2/2018

article Lucky Dragon hotel set to close Tuesday in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A few weeks before the Lucky Dragon held its grand opening with dragon and lion dancers, a top executive promised big things. The boutique hotel-casino...
article Management's 'overt lack of concern' for employee health and safety puts non-union casino hotel workers at risk
(Las Vegas) -- Non-union Las Vegas casino resort workers face increased health and safety risks due in large part to management's lack of concern for and vigilance...
article Jennifer Lopez Las Vegas Finale Sets Ticket Revenue Record, Stars Pack Zappos Theater
(Las Vegas) -- Jennifer Lopez wrapped up her nearly three-year Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater last weekend in record fashion.

10/1/2018

article SCHWARTZ: Rediscovering The Equation That Made Las Vegas Famous
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is more than a city, more than a metaphor. It is a gambling and tourism juggernaut that seemingly lives by its own rules. But time and again,...

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