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Gaming group: No federal help for Las Vegas casinos expected soon

Don’t expect a federal coronavirus relief package for the casino industry before the presidential election, the top government relations official for the American Gaming Association said. Chris Cylke said election politics have likely torpedoed the chance for additional COVID-19 federal relief funds that could help the gaming industry.

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10/27/2020

article M Resort, Tropicana Las Vegas Announce More Layoffs
(Nevada) -- A Nevada economy still in the doldrums from the COVID-19 crisis received some more bad news in recent days as two Las Vegas-area casinos operated by Penn...
article Expectations run high for Circa’s opening
(Las Vegas) -- Like many things in Las Vegas, casino openings are known for being over the top. But the extravagant parties — often accompanied by VIP guest lists...
article Inside Circa: Less than 24 hours before new downtown Las Vegas casino opens
(Las Vegas) -- We're getting a special look at the newest downtown Las Vegas casino just before it opens. Circa Las Vegas, located at the west end of the Fremont...
article PROPERTY PREVIEW: Inside Circa casino in downtown Las Vegas ahead of grand opening
(Las Vegas) -- Circa is opening on Fremont Street on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. The property is the first ground-up casino to be built since 1980. 13 Action News Reporter...
article $738K table card game jackpot hits at Las Vegas Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- Hitting a royal flush is always fun. Remembering to bet on the bonus makes it more exciting. Patrick L. won $738,104 Mega Progressive jackpot with the...
article Neon cowgirl 'Vegas Vickie' will soon kick again at new Downtown Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- Vegas Vickie, the 20-foot-tall neon kicking cowgirl, has moved into her new home. The famous Old Vegas character in a 10-gallon hat will kick again at 12:...
article Rats cause major power outage at Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- Rats have been named by local city officials in Las Vegas after a major power outage at the Paris Las Vegas casino. City officials claimed that the...
article Top of the World restaurant in Las Vegas is high on flavor
(Las Vegas) -- At Top of the World Restaurant, there’s not a bad table in the house. The restaurant slowly rotates a full 360 degrees every 80 minutes, which means...

10/26/2020

article Las Vegas Strip layoffs continue: 1,200 employees cut at Tropicana, MGM Grand, Park MGM
(Las Vegas) -- Major casino companies are continuing to downsize as COVID-19 travel fallout keeps tourists and their money off The Strip. In letters to Nevada employment...
article Circa’s clean air and water tech a big selling point during COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- Ask Derek Stevens to name his favorite piece of technology inside Circa, his new downtown resort, and he makes a grand gesture toward his “majestic...
article The Tricky Task of Selling Las Vegas to Tourists During Covid-19
(Las Vegas) -- Many tourists go to Las Vegas for its anything-could-happen aura. This year, the unexpected can seem less alluring. The pandemic has hit Las Vegas...

10/25/2020

article Las Vegas sportsbooks suffer worst Sunday of NFL season
(Las Vegas) -- A week after Las Vegas sportsbooks had their best Sunday of the NFL season, they suffered their worst. “We lost four of our top five decisions. That...
article A Gambler At Heart: Derek Stevens Opening First All-New Resort In Four Decades In Downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens gained a reputation for high-stakes sports wagers and a hands-on operating style that evokes memories of the Glitter...
article Circa Resort & Casino embodies fun and energy of Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Sin City's storied past is gloriously present in the vibrant art and meticulous design of the Circa Resort & Casino, opening here Oct. 28. The...
article New Circa casino called a ‘game changer’ for downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The last time a casino in downtown Las Vegas was built from the ground up, Muhammad Ali was stepping into the boxing ring with Larry Holmes at Caesars...
article Is the escalator down? Servicing Vegas Strip lifts a chore
(Las Vegas) -- Rarely does a day go by without a Las Vegas Strip elevator or escalator out of service. Between routine maintenance, cleaning and vandalism, the machines...

10/24/2020

article A gambler at heart: Derek Stevens opening first all-new resort in four decades in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens gained a reputation for high-stakes sports wagers and a hands-on operating style that evokes memories of the Glitter...
article The Cromwell Set to Become the First Adults-Only on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Nasdaq-listed casino giant Caesars Entertainment, Inc. announced Thursday plans to resume operations at The Cromwell. Scheduled to re-open October 29, the...
article Circa sportsbook welcomes sharp bettors
(Las Vegas) -- At Circa Sports, a cat-and-mouse game is a lot more fun than shooting fish in a barrel. The downtown sportsbook has made a splash since opening in June...
article Circa’s staggered hotel, casino opening, now part of Derek Stevens’ legacy
(Las Vegas) -- Circa owner Derek Stevens felt like he was in a bind when COVID-19 was discovered on the downtown job site and one of his contractor’s construction...
article Gunshot detection equipment installed on Fremont Street canopy
(Las Vegas) -- A former military invention to detect gunshots and send photos of the shooter in seconds has been installed on Fremont Street.

10/23/2020

article Watch Circa grow — from dirt to 44 floors in 20 months
(Las Vegas) -- Building the tallest building in downtown Las Vegas was already a daunting challenge based on strict timeline constraints. Circa owner Derek Stevens knew...

10/22/2020

article Circa upping the ante for sportsbooks
(Las Vegas) -- Circa will unveil what it claims to be the world’s largest sportsbook on Wednesday. The stadium-style venue is described as a “one of a kind...
article Newest Downtown Las Vegas Casino Set To Open, Pandemic Or Not
(Las Vegas) -- If the 1,000-seat sports book at the Circa Resort & Casino doesn't get you, maybe the six rooftop swimming pools will. Even during a pandemic,...
article Fates of unopened Las Vegas poker rooms unclear
(Las Vegas) -- Poker has steadily come back in Las Vegas since the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but the fates of several casino poker rooms remain...
article Cromwell to reopen next week, Caesars officials say
(Las Vegas) -- The Cromwell, one of a handful of Las Vegas casinos still closed after the coronavirus shutdown was lifted, will open next week, according to a news...
article Paris Las Vegas casino floor evacuated due to power outage
(Las Vegas) -- The Clark County Fire Department confirmed a power outage at the Paris Las Vegas, following multiple social media reports Thursday evening. Initial...
article SUCKERS WANTED: Resorts World Las Vegas asks local artists to donate their skills and create murals
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World Las Vegas, the most expensive luxury casino to ever be built in Las Vegas, is asking for volunteers. Resorts World is scheduled to open on...
article California Convict’s Gun Discharges During Pistol-Whipping Near Las Vegas Strip Casino: Police
(Las Vegas) -- A man whose firearm went off during a pistol-whipping near a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino had recently been released from prison on gun offenses,...

10/21/2020

article Circa Resort invites local rideshare drivers to experience 'Garage Mahal'
(Las Vegas) -- Circa Resort & Casino is inviting local Uber and Lyft drivers to a trial run of the city's first fully-integrated ride-share hub, "Garage...
article Newest downtown Vegas casino set to open, pandemic or not
(Las Vegas) -- If the 1,000-seat sports betting auditorium at the Circa Resort & Casino doesn’t get you, maybe the six rooftop swimming pools will. “We...
article Judge dismisses Las Vegas hotel's lawsuit against blogger
(Las Vegas) -- A Nevada judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Las Vegas hotel and casino against a blogger who reported a rumor the property would close.

10/20/2020

article Las Vegas resorts increase security amid shootings, fights on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The pandemic isn’t the only thing raising safety concerns among visitors to Las Vegas since Strip resorts began reopening in early June. Street...
article More Las Vegas Strip Violence Caught on Camera
(Las Vegas) -- A local man videotaped a fight Saturday on the Las Vegas Strip near the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino. In a separate altercation, police arrested four...
article Duo Apprehended at Las Vegas Casino for Allegedly Trying to Sell Meth
(Las Vegas) -- Federal agents arrested two brothers at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Resort’s parking garage last week after they allegedly attempted to sell 100...
article Nearby robbery leads to search of M Resort; 1 detained, 2 sought
(Las Vegas) -- A search for an armed robbery suspect led to a heavy law enforcement presence at the M Resort in Henderson on Monday night into early Tuesday. Las Vegas...

10/19/2020

article Architect Likens Circa Owner To Casino Visionaries Wynn, Kerkorian
(Las Vegas) -- It’s rare that an architect designs $5 billion worth of work in a whole career. With the Circa and Resorts World projects to his credit, Paul Steelman and...

10/17/2020

article Casino Owner Says Vegas Won’t Be Vegas Until 2022
(Las Vegas) -- Whatever normal is for a city like Las Vegas, it’s going to take a while to get back there. So says South Point Casino owner Michael Gaughan....
article Elon Musk’s Vegas Loop Will Only Serve Fraction of Convention Center Traffic, Report Claims
(Las Vegas) -- A report released Friday casts some serious doubts about the capabilities of Elon Musk’s underground people mover currently under construction below...

10/15/2020

article Fitch Ratings: Las Vegas Strip Recovery Several Years Out
(Las Vegas) -- Fitch Ratings says the Las Vegas Strip likely will not fully recover to pre-COVID-19 revenues until sometime in 2024. In a note, analysts Alex Bumazhny,...
article Las Vegas might not see normal until 2022, longtime casino owner says
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Michael Gaughan said he hopes the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over by the spring, but Las Vegas might not fully recover until...
article Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They're Being Passed Over—For Their Own Jobs
(Las Vegas) -- Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown...
article Las Vegas braces for electric tourism boom with California’s gas car sales ban
(Las Vegas) -- A power source for Nevada’s tourism industry plans to switch its fuel from pump to socket. Experts say California’s phasing out of gas-powered...

10/14/2020

article Tropicana hotel and casino, Paris Las Vegas restaurants announce staff reductions
(Las Vegas) -- More layoffs are hitting the Las Vegas Strip. The Tropicana hotel and casino, along with two Paris Las Vegas restaurants will be cutting staff. According...
article Elon Musk's Boring Co. has officially applied to create a system of underground tunnels connecting the entire Las Vegas strip
(Las Vegas) -- With its first Las Vegas project nearing completion, Elon Musk's Boring Company has set its sights on connecting the city's entire Strip, as well...
article A first look at future Las Vegas Atari hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Get ready player one, the group behind the Atari inspired -- and officially licensed -- hotels has released the first renderings of what to expect when...
article Las Vegas Monorail Bankruptcy Begins, as Government Agency Pursues Acquisition
(Las Vegas) -- Bankruptcy hearings for the Las Vegas Monorail Company began this week, with nearly 50 creditors attending the remote discussion. The bankruptcy filing is...
article FITCH: Half Year Into Pandemic, Las Vegas Strip Has a Problem; Regional Casinos Okay
(Las Vegas) -- Half a year into the coronavirus pandemic, the Las Vegas Strip has a problem, while regional casinos have rebounded and are picking up slack, according to...

10/13/2020

article Another Shooting Near a Las Vegas Strip Casino Injures One Man
(Las Vegas) -- One man was hospitalized in a shooting Sunday near the Miracle Mile Shops and Planet Hollywood hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. This is the latest in...

10/12/2020

article Man shot at Miracle Mile shops on Las Vegas Strip, suspect at large
(Las Vegas) -- Police say a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night started with two men meeting a third, unidentified man to complete a drug deal. There was an...
article Resorts look to implement new safety protocols after rise in violence on, near Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Visitors to the resorts on and near the Las Vegas Strip may notice some changes related to security on weekends, in response to the recent string of...

10/11/2020

article Multiple suspects assault victim on Las Vegas strip
(Las Vegas) -- One person was hospitalized Saturday evening after being assaulted by a group of suspects on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police...
article The Cosmopolitan Resort Adds Security as Violence on the Las Vegas Strip Continues
(Las Vegas) -- Violence on the Strip continued Saturday. One person was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being attacked by a group of people at...
article The Cosmopolitan Resort Adds Security as Violence on the Las Vegas Strip Continues
(Las Vegas) -- Following a wave a violence on the Las Vegas Strip, the Cosmopolitan is the latest hotel-casino to beef up its security measures.

10/10/2020

article Gaming group: No federal help for Las Vegas casinos expected soon
(Las Vegas) -- Don’t expect a federal coronavirus relief package for the casino industry before the presidential election, the top government relations official...
article Cosmopolitan hotel in Vegas begins new security features
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas has implemented several new security features following weeks of increased violence on the Vegas Strip. The new...

10/9/2020

article Crews respond to small fire inside South Point hotel room
(Las Vegas) -- Crews responded to a small fire that sparked inside an unoccupied room at the South Point Hotel Casino on Friday. The Clark County Fire Department was...
article BLOG: Forbes Digs Into The Life Of Sports Gambling Figure “Vegas Dave”
(Las Vegas) -- Is Vegas Dave the real deal? Forbes investigate in the video above.

10/8/2020

article Violent crime on the Las Vegas Strip is up. Here's what the sheriff has to say about it.
(Las Vegas) -- An argument inside a casino on The Strip, a struggle for a gun and a bullet fired into the floor. A person shot and two others injured in a sidewalk...
article Planet Hollywood reopening Thursday on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Planet Hollywood Resort is ready to welcome back guests once again, starting Thursday morning. The Strip resort will open to the public at 10 a.m., after...
article Las Vegas rebound faces challenges as hotels reopen
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas hoteliers are putting more rooms back online in hopes that fall travel will start edging hotel occupancy and gaming numbers back towards pre-...

10/7/2020

article Drop in visitors from Hawaii leads to hundreds of layoffs at two Las Vegas hotels
(Las Vegas) -- A decline in travel between Hawaii and Southern Nevada has led U.S. casino company Boyd Gaming to cut almost 300 workers at two downtown hotels. In...
article Boyd Gaming Permanently Lays Off 268 Employees at Main Street Station and the Cal
(Las Vegas) -- Boyd Gaming tells the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation that it will permanently lay off 168 employees at the California and...
article Breaking Down the Law: How can casinos and police keep The Strip safe?
(Las Vegas) -- Since the resorts along the strip re-opened, we've seen an increase in violence. Many of the brawls caught on camera. The Las Vegas Metropolitan...
article LVMPD: Rise in gangs 'from out of state' partly to blame for Las Vegas Strip violence
(Las Vegas) -- The images have become all too common in recent weeks, violent crimes occurring with regularity in Las Vegas tourist areas, including at high-end resorts...

10/6/2020

article More layoffs coming to California Hotel, Main Street Station
(Las Vegas) -- Boyd Gaming Corp. anticipates more layoffs at its California Hotel and Main Street Station, according to documents filed with the state. Other companies...

10/5/2020

article Gaudy, golden and 'Old Vegas' — locals mourn loss of beloved El Cortez carpet
(Las Vegas) -- Countless were the tears spilled here – both in joy and sadness. Bottomless were the toppled drinks. Immeasurable were the scattered ashes of...
article Las Vegas man wins $531,639 pai gow jackpot at off-Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- A visitor at an off-Strip casino hit big on Sunday with a massive pai gow progressive jackpot. According to a news release from Boyd Gaming, the guest,...

10/4/2020

article Security guards shoot, kill armed suspect at Las Vegas resort
(Las Vegas) -- An armed man who fired his gun was shot and killed by security officers at a south Las Vegas Boulevard resort Sunday evening, according to Metro Police....
article Downtown Las Vegas program looks to locals to boost business
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas normally attracts visitors from across the globe. But with travel lagging during the coronavirus pandemic, downtown businesses are looking...

10/3/2020

article On road to opening, Resorts World envisions a singular guest experience
(Las Vegas) -- When Resorts World opens next summer on the north end of the Strip, officials expect 75% of its revenue will come from nongaming options. “When...
article Locals concerned over recent Las Vegas Strip crime, as aggravated assaults climb
(Las Vegas) -- The recent streak of violence on the Las Vegas Strip continued early Friday morning, with another fight leading to another shooting. This shooting...
article Metro looking for suspects in shooting at Las Vegas Strip resort
(Las Vegas) -- A gun was fired inside a Strip resort early Friday when a good Samaritan tried to disarm a man who pulled out a weapon during a fight, according to Metro...
article STUTZ: Despite loosened restrictions and new protocols, Las Vegas’ 2020 events calendar is dead
(Las Vegas) -- The reaction within Nevada’s gaming community last week to the lifting of the state’s 50-person cap on public and private gatherings ranged...

10/2/2020

article BLOG: What’s it like in Vegas right now?
(Las Vegas) -- When the novel coronavirus started to take spread in the U.S., it wasn’t long before Las Vegas was turned into a ghost town after Gov. Steve Sisolak...
article Las Vegan’s wild onion ring documentary a three-year odyssey
(Las Vegas) -- In other hands, the story at the heart of “The Ringmaster” could have been a gripping, psychological horror movie. A man becomes obsessed with...

10/1/2020

article Even without a casino, the Miracle Mile Shops stay busy on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will become one of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after the COVID shutdown when it returns on Oct. 8, but...

9/30/2020

article Las Vegas Strip Casinos Win $317M in August, Down 39 Percent
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Strip reported $317.3 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month, a 39 percent year-over-year loss.
article Las Vegas counselor sees rise in problem gambling during pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- After four months without any sports because of the pandemic, nearly every professional sports league in North America has found a way to come back and...
article California-to-Las Vegas Bullet train project gets moving
(Las Vegas) -- For those who live in Los Angeles, CA, looking to head out to Las Vegas for a weekend of gambling fun, the trip takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes...
article Remote work is here to stay. What happens to empty office buildings?
(Las Vegas) -- Mark Nagle’s morning commute has been replaced with a few steps to his Summerlin home office. The chief operating officer of call center Turtle Peak...
article Circa Resort & Casino To Make A Big Splash In Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Expect big things when Circa Resort & Casino opens in downtown Las Vegas October 28. The 1.25-million-square-foot property will house the world’...

9/28/2020

article Planet Hollywood Las Vegas to reopen, but the hotel is only booking weekend stays
(Las Vegas) -- Planet Hollywood will soon reopen for weekend stays. Caesars Entertainment announced Friday the resort-casino will welcome back guests at 10 a.m. on Oct....
article Las Vegas Strip shooting suspect in custody in California
(Las Vegas) -- A suspect has been taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol, several hours after a shooting on the Strip late Sunday left one person critically...
article 1 location in Circa will allow under-21 guests, Stevens says
(Las Vegas) -- Everybody knows Derek Stevens plans to open his Circa resort as a 21-and-older property. What most people don’t know is that there will be one...
article 3 New Casino Resorts Are Coming To Vegas – Here Are Opening Timelines
(Las Vegas) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed much of the world down and changed the course of long-awaited plans. Yet construction in Las Vegas, Nevada is soldiering...

9/27/2020

article Las Vegas Strip Shootings Continue Near Stage Door Casino
(Las Vegas) -- A wave of violent crime continued this weekend near the Las Vegas Strip, with the latest incident at Stage Door Casino. A drive-by shooting there left...
article Vegas casinos on notice after Boyd levied $300,000 fine
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) is sending a message – a loud and expensive one – to casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere across the state....

9/26/2020

article Bets are off at Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The chips are down for the casino business at the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip. Gambling revenue has dropped about 40 per cent so far this year and a...
article Planet Hollywood Latest Las Vegas Resort Set to Reopen
(Las Vegas) -- Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will become the latest Las Vegas property to reopen when it unlocks the doors again on Thursday, October 8. The hotel...
article 3 shot near Las Vegas Strip; latest in string of shootings
(Las Vegas) -- Metro Police are investigating the early morning shooting of three people after a fight outside a bar and liquor store just east of the Strip. Police say...

9/25/2020

article Planet Hollywood hotel-casino reopening Oct. 8
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment has announced plans to resume operations at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. The hotel will...

9/24/2020

article Shooting at Aria Casino Latest Gun Incident on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- One person was injured in an overnight shooting at the Aria Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, police said. This is one of several gun incidents at...
article Tourists, employees talk about violent incidents on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- People vacationing in Las Vegas say their visits are not the same as they used to be. With more than 1,100 recent arrests, many say they aren’t...
article Las Vegas’ unemployment rate much higher than other parts of Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ jobless rate inched lower last month but remains far higher than in other parts of Nevada, state officials reported, as the coronavirus...

9/23/2020

article Woman injured after shots fired in Aria valet on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Police are looking for a gunman following a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that left one woman injured. The shooting was reported to Metro Police shortly...
article VIDEO: New Downtown Grand tower has focus on art
(Las Vegas) -- The 495-room Gallery Tower at the Downtown Grand in Las Vegas had its grand opening on Tuesday. The third tower at the hotel-casino is named for the art...

9/22/2020

article Thousands of laid off casino workers asking ‘What now?’
(Las Vegas) -- When casinos were ordered to shut down in mid-March, thousands of casino workers across Nevada were called off work. Many still have yet to return....
article Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont resort facing undisclosed fine for customer incident
(Las Vegas) -- The Fremont resort in downtown Las Vegas is facing an undisclosed fine for wrongly detaining and accusing a customer of theft, according to a four-count...
article Fremont casino in trouble with regulator over botched investigation
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a four-count complaint against Boyd Gaming Corp.’s downtown Las Vegas Fremont property over a botched...

9/21/2020

article Pandemic Poker Means Less People, Fewer Drinks, Crazy Bets
(Las Vegas) -- It’s 2 p.m. Labor Day in the poker room at Caesars Palace, and the $150 buy-in Texas Hold ’em tournament is about to get underway. Trouble is...
press release Will Las Vegas room rates rise? Will shows return to The Strip? We asked an insider.
(Las Vegas) -- It's hard to tell if this neon-tinted gambling and entertainment destination will ever be the same after COVID-19. Rooms are cheap. But will we flash...
article Mexican President order inquiry into casino licenses
(Mexico) -- After repeating that no more casino permits will be granted, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ordered that the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez...

9/20/2020

article Exposure Locations Data Point to Strip Casino Properties
(Las Vegas) -- Southern Nevada disease investigation analyses for June, July and August outlined casino-type properties as top locations of possible exposure to COVID-19...
article Numbers show Las Vegas tourism has long path to recovery
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos and other businesses have been reopening, but it’s anyone’s guess how long it will take for tourism, Las Vegas’ financial...
article Shooting on Las Vegas Strip injures 2; several arrests made
(Las Vegas) -- Several people have been arrested after two people were injured following a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said. Metro Police said the...

9/19/2020

article Circa could change downtown visitation landscape when it opens
(Las Vegas) -- If all goes as planned Thursday, Derek Stevens will be licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission for his downtown Las Vegas Circa resort. There’s no...
article Vegas PD: 2 shot near Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Police say they found a man and woman shot overnight Saturday in front of the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino. Authorities say the two were expected to...

9/18/2020

article COVID-19 at Las Vegas resorts: Where have possible exposures happened? Nevada released a list.
(Las Vegas) -- Disease investigators have released a list of places where possible COVID-19 exposures have happened in Southern Nevada, and dozens of popular hotel-...
article Cosmopolitan tops tracing lists as possible COVID exposure site
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas topped reported locations of possible COVID-19 exposure in June, July and August in Southern Nevada, according to state...
article Las Vegas bars, taprooms, breweries to reopen on Sunday
(Las Vegas) -- After a six-month shutdown due to COVID-19, Clark County bars, taprooms and breweries will reopen Sunday night.

9/17/2020

article Elon Musk’s Tunnel Under Las Vegas for Self-Driving Cars Is Almost Complete
(Las Vegas) -- For most of 2020, Elon Musk has dominated news headlines for SpaceX rocket launches and Tesla’s wild stock movements, so much so that it’s...
article Tropicana Las Vegas and OYO Hotel Hotel & Casino reopen
(Las Vegas) -- Two more Las Vegas properties reopened their doors this week, and they’re right next to one another—Tropicana Las Vegas and OYO Hotel &...
article Woman hits $789K jackpot, then wins another $5K at downtown casino
(Las Vegas) -- You’ve heard that some people have all the luck, right? That may very well apply to Louise (no last name given), a regular visitor from Hawaii who...

9/15/2020

article Las Vegas Strip adapting from fly-in to drive-in visitors
(Las Vegas) -- Six months ago, the Strip was just a plane ride away for people seeking top-notch shows, sports, concerts and expos. These days, it’s a road trip...
article Resorts World tests out its mega screen on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Chopper 13 got a sky view of Resorts World on Tuesday morning as the 100,000-square-foot LED screen was all lit up. The screen is located on the resort...
press release Were Low Room Rates To Blame For A Wild Labor Day Weekend?
(Las Vegas) -- Judging from social media last week, Las Vegas was one of the most dangerous places to be. But was it? There were viral videos of fights — including...
article OYO Hotel & Casino plans to reopen Wednesday
(Las Vegas) -- OYO Hotel & Casino has announced that it will reopen on Sept. 16. OYO is located at the site of the former Hooters hotel-casino on Tropicana Boulevard...

9/14/2020

article Circa Sports Million proves enticing, wallops Westgate’s SuperContest
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL is back, and all those who thought the season would suck because of COVID-19 have been proven wrong. There has been no shortage of interest on the...
article Las Vegas bars owners face a COVID-19 shutdown. They say it will take years to recover
(Las Vegas) -- Brian Slipock is tired. The owner of Jackson's Pub, he's tired of restless days and nights that now run together. Tired of worrying how he'll pay back...
article ESPN debuting ‘Bet’, a digital gambling show produced at new Vegas studio
(Las Vegas) -- After opening their new Las Vegas studio, ESPN is making use of it quickly by debuting both a new digital sports betting show and a dedicated sports...
article Goldman downgrades MGM on slow Vegas recovery, says stick with Penn National Gaming (sub req)
(Las Vegas) -- Goldman Sachs is ditching traditional casino stock MGM Resorts and looking to Penn National Gaming for growth in the world of gambling.

9/13/2020

article License approval for Las Vegas’ coming Circa Resort and Casino
(Las Vegas) -- In Las Vegas and the plan to open the coming Circa Resort and Casino from next month has reportedly taken a step forward after the Nevada Gaming Control...
article Downtown Las Vegas’ newest resort looking to hire
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas’ newest resort is hiring. Circa Resort and Casino, set to open in late October, is hosting auditions this upcoming week. The...

9/12/2020

article Las Vegas is a ghost town where even the strippers put up signs­ saying, 'Sorry, we're clothed'
(Las Vegas) -- It’s America’s gaudiest playground, where crowds mill around the world-famous neon ‘Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign, jostling...

9/11/2020

article Circa Awaits Final Licensing Approval Before Opening in Downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- After winning licensing recommendation from the Nevada Gaming Control Board this week, Circa Resort owner Derek Stevens is awaiting one more thumbs-up for...
article Felicia Campbell, Professor Who Studied Gambling and Pop Culture, Dies at 89
(Nevada) -- When Felicia Campbell first saw what would become the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s campus back in 1962, she said, “My God, it’s a gas...

9/10/2020

article Las Vegas police investigate Labor Day weekend brawls from Strip, downtown
(Las Vegas) -- Police say they are investigating a few violent brawls that were caught on camera over Labor Day weekend on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown. Those...
article Vegas Labor Day violence due to cheap hotel rooms
(Las Vegas) -- The annual Labor Day weekend holiday in the U.S. took on a slightly different form this year, with many people looking to try to forget, at least for a...
article Tourism authority to buy idled Las Vegas Monorail for $24M
(Las Vegas) -- The idled Las Vegas Monorail is being bought by the local tourism authority with plans to arrange the system's second Chapter 11 bankruptcy after 16...
article New Circa details unveiled before Gaming Control Board
(Las Vegas) -- Circa, the under-construction downtown resort that is an amalgamation of everything owner Derek Stevens loves about Las Vegas, received a key licensing...
article California woman charged with trafficking youth on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A law enforcement task force that targets child sex trafficking has charged a California woman with trafficking a youth on the Las Vegas Strip after a man...

9/9/2020

press release Business license for Fat Tuesday at Casino Royale suspended
(Las Vegas) -- Fat Tuesday at Casino Royale was given an emergency license suspension over the weekend for violating one of Nevada' COVID-19 directives. A Clark...
article NFR's Texas move leaves Las Vegas already feeling loss of business
(Nevada) -- The good news: The cowboys will be back. The bad news: Las Vegas will miss their company this December. The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is moving to Texas...
article Video shows last known appearance of Lesly Palacio at Longhorn Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Longhorn Hotel and Casino released video surveillance from the night 22-year-old Lesly Palacio went missing. A hotel spokesperson said Ms. Palacio was...

9/8/2020

article 'Keep your mask up, let your hair down': Las Vegas launches pandemic-conscious commercial
(Las Vegas) -- Tourism authorities trying to draw people to The Strip have taken a new approach: Pitching Las Vegas as the place to let loose – in a mask. That...
article COVID could have imploded projects like Resorts World. Why didn’t it?
(Las Vegas) -- Jutting out from a dirt lot on the Strip’s north end stands Sin City’s newest mega-resort in progress.Set to open next summer, its massive,...
article The Tropicana Moves Back Its Reopening to Mid-September
(Las Vegas) -- Those who want to stay at the Tropicana will have to wait until September 17 to book a date at the resort. The casino pushed back it reopening, previously...
article 2nd former LVCVA exec cuts a deal in criminal case, pays $500
(Las Vegas) -- Another former top tourism official cut a deal Tuesday in the criminal case stemming from the misuse of Southwest Airlines gift cards bought by the Las...

9/7/2020

article Circa sees surge in contest entries, still faces $1.5M overlay
(Las Vegas) -- With the 2020 NFL season fast approaching, Circa Sports has seen a recent surge in contest sign-ups. But the downtown Las Vegas sportsbook still faces a $...
article REPORT: Las Vegas COVID-19 Pandemic Update
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada began its emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown on May 9, 2020, after Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak authorized certain businesses,...

9/6/2020

article Las Vegas buffet will survive the COVID pandemic, experts say
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ buffets may be down these days, but experts say they’re not out. As resorts began to gradually reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown,...

9/4/2020

article Strip Casinos Facing Slow Recovery, But Gaming Exec Says Vegas Will Come Back
(Las Vegas) -- The world is different as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the US casino business hasn’t escaped unscathed. Las Vegas in particular is being...
article It could be three years before the Vegas Strip recovers
(Las Vegas) -- When casino industry analysts first started assessing the economic impact on Las Vegas as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, several saw an extremely...

9/3/2020

article Treasure Island opens new sportsbook, discontinues app
(Las Vegas) -- Treasure Island has opened a new expanded sportsbook but is discontinuing its mobile betting app. The Golden Circle Sportsbook and Bar is located directly...

9/2/2020

article The Strip Reopens But Las Vegas Casino Revenue is Still Tumbling
(Las Vegas) -- The state of Nevada has allowed the reopening of Casinos since June 4. That is a few months after casinos in the state were forced to temporarily close...
article Casinos Feel Brunt of Hotel Industry ‘Collapse’ Caused by COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- The hotel industry is “on the brink of collapse,” according to a new report — and casinos are experiencing the brunt of this fallout...
article 36,000 Las Vegas casino workers at MGM, Caesars can keep health insurance until March
(Las Vegas) -- Tens of thousands of working or furloughed employees at the two largest Las Vegas casino companies, MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Inc., will keep...
article Circa Sports partners with Tuscany Suites and Casino for rebranded sportsbook in 2021
(Las Vegas) -- Circa Sports announced Wednesday it partnered with Tuscany Suites and Casino for a rebranded sportsbook to open in March 2021. Circa Sports is the sports-...
article Tourism agency approves plan to buy Las Vegas monorail
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has agreed to a deal to buy the monorail transit system along the Resort Corridor. Tuesday’s action...

9/1/2020

article Virgin Hotels Las Vegas unveils restaurant partners as remodeling continues
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has unveiled the lineup for its restaurant partners as work continues on remodeling the casino-resort. The property, formerly the...
article Sale of Monorail to LVCVA may be official Tuesday
(Las Vegas) -- By the end of Tuesday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority figures to win permission to acquire the Las Vegas Monorail Co. if two board votes...

8/31/2020

article Cashless gaming gains traction during COVID-19 pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- No cash, no problem. The COVID-19 pandemic is ushering in some new ways to enjoy your favorite casino. Developers say cashless gaming has been in the...
article Man Gets 5 Years for 2018 Arson at 63-Story Las Vegas Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for starting fires and scuffling with firefighters in March 2018 at an unfinished 63-...

8/30/2020

article Las Vegas Advisor: Timetables for casino openings shift
(Las Vegas) -- It’s getting tough to keep a schedule in Las Vegas. Last week it was announced that the MSG Sphere is delaying its debut until 2023. The opening...
article Resorts World to include urban food hall, familiar restaurants
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World isn’t scheduled to open until next summer, but bits of news about its restaurants — primarily those in an urban food hall on the...

8/27/2020

article After five months of being closed, The Mirage reopens on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- After the coronavirus pandemic suddenly shutdown The Mirage for more than five months, the iconic Las Vegas Strip resort is officially back open. A sign...
article The Mirage opens on The Strip: 'Still feels like Vegas to us'
(Las Vegas) -- Karen Onedo has a tip for anyone trying to enjoy a pandemic vacation drink on The Strip. Remember you're wearing a mask. "I went to take a drink...
article Las Vegas visits still down; tourists come by road more than air
(Las Vegas) -- Tourists and travelers are beginning to return to Las Vegas, but mostly by highway and well below pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, according to airport...
article Las Vegas airport count improves again, but still 64% below last year's numbers
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport's passenger count rose to 1.6 million in July, a 56% increase from June's numbers but still well...

8/26/2020

article Las Vegas Strip Revenue Tumbles 39% Even With Cheap Hotel Rooms
(Las Vegas) -- Casino revenue on the Las Vegas Strip fell 39% to $330.1 million in July from a year ago, the first full month properties were open after the coronavirus...
article Is The Strip In Danger of Super-Spreading Covid-19? A Contact Tracing App May Be The Answer
(Las Vegas) -- Five months into the pandemic and we’re still figuring out how to stem the spread of COVID-19. However, this week marks a milestone: the release of...
article Construction Firms Claim MSG Sphere Owes Them $3.3M, Three Liens Filed
(Las Vegas) -- Work at MSG Sphere has resumed following a temporary delay in April due to a disruption in the project’s supply chain because of COVID-19, but some...
article ESPN To Launch Broadcast Studio On The Strip
(Las Vegas) -- ESPN has opened a new broadcast studio on the Las Vegas Strip to serve as the network’s center for sports betting information. The 6,000 square foot...
article Man In Las Vegas Reportedly Wins $3.9 Million Playing A $5 Game
(Las Vegas) -- A man in Las Vegas apparently won a monster jackpot playing a cheap game. In a tweet posted by @thatonetxginger, a man seemingly hit a jackpot worth more...

8/25/2020

article Workers at Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas claim it is 'the Wuhan of the strip.'
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at the Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas have said it is 'the Wuhan of the strip' and that they're 'scared s**tless' because...
article Visitor spending, tipping down in Las Vegas amid pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- Many Las Vegas visitors are spending less than they had before the pandemic. Casino workers have taken notice. Barb Licht, a craps dealer at The Venetian...
article Millions in construction liens filed against MSG Sphere project
(Las Vegas) -- Three construction liens totaling $3.3 million have been filed by subcontractors working on the $1.66 billion MSG Sphere at The Venetian entertainment...

8/24/2020

article ‘Wuhan of the Strip’: These Casino Staffers Are Working in Fear
(Las Vegas) -- Lindsey,* a pit boss at the Cosmopolitan hotel on the infamous Las Vegas Strip, gets nauseous every night she hits the casino floor to begin her shift....
article National Finals Rodeo could move from Las Vegas this year, or be held without fans
(Las Vegas) -- There will be a National Finals Rodeo this year, but where it could be held is up in the air. The season-ending rodeo event has been held at the Thomas...
article Win big money playing bingo in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Everyone has a dream of winning the big bucks in bingo, right? But does it really happen? Yes, actually it does. While bingo wins are usually modest...
article OP/ED: Red Rock Resorts - An Intimate View Of Las Vegas's Local Casino Properties At A Challenging Time
(Wall Street) -- I typically write about commodities and raw material companies. However, after becoming a “local” in Las Vegas nine years ago, I have a...

8/23/2020

article Losing National Finals Rodeo would be big blow to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- When it comes to the production of special events in Las Vegas, nothing has been more important to the city than the National Finals Rodeo. Last week, it...
article The loss of ‘Le Rêve’ is a heartbreaking sign of the times
(Las Vegas) -- The thick haze of uncertainty that currently defines entertainment in Las Vegas finally sharpened a bit on Friday in a devastating way. Our slightly...

8/22/2020

article Las Vegas casinos with coin-play slots scramble as coin shortage hits US
(Las Vegas) -- If ever-improving technology couldn’t make coin slot machines extinct in Las Vegas, a pandemic wasn’t going to either. Because of a nationwide...
article Longest-running Las Vegas casino caught in coronavirus coin crunch
(Las Vegas) -- A COVID-19 coin shortage that forced American retailers to post signs warning they lacked the change to handle cash purchases has entangled Las Vegas...
article Nearly 100 workers laid off from Strip property
(Las Vegas) -- A Strip casino plans to permanently lay off nearly 100 employees, according to a notice sent to state officials. Through a letter dated Aug. 10, Casino...
article High-Speed Rail Heats Up In California As Brightline Eyes Las Vegas Route Extensions
(California) -- Brightline, the sole private passenger rail service in the U.S., has a green light from transit agencies to begin planning two extensions for its $5...

8/21/2020

article Layoffs at Las Vegas Strip properties continue
(Las Vegas) -- Layoffs across the Las Vegas Strip’s properties continue, and one Strip restaurant is re-closing. Casino Royale indicated it was laying off 98...
article Tropicana reopening pushed back
(Las Vegas) -- Fans of the Tropicana will have to wait a little longer to book a stay at the hotel-casino. Penn National Gaming Inc.’s sole Strip property had...

8/20/2020

article What’s open, what’s closed this weekend in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- As visitors continue to make their way back to Las Vegas, some of the chatter has shifted from what’s open to what’s not open — and what may never reopen...

8/19/2020

article Report: Las Vegas casinos a likely hotspot for COVID-19 spread
(Las Vegas) -- Tourists visiting The Strip could be fueling the pandemic, according to a ProPublica investigation. An analysis of smartphone data during four days, a...

8/18/2020

article Pandemic has slowed, not stopped, downtown Las Vegas progress
(Las Vegas) -- Often overshadowed by Strip resorts in the minds of tourists, downtown is Rodney Dangerfield, never getting much respect. But downtown Las Vegas was on a...
article Lawyer: Vegas-area bars might open again midnight Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas bars and taverns might be allowed to reopen Thursday at midnight, even though a Nevada judge decided not to force Gov. Steve Sisolak to lift a...
article Station Casinos offers "Cashless Gaming" with "PlayOn" at Las Vegas Properties
(Las Vegas) -- Automated Cashless Systems, Inc. ("ACS PlayOn®") and Station Casinos LLC ("Station Casinos"), a consolidated subsidiary of Red...
article Las Vegas resort and casino partner to improve on safety and health protocols
(Las Vegas) -- As the world evolves with response to the pandemic, those visiting Summerlin’s Rampart Casino and resort JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa,...

8/16/2020

article Will Las Vegas Resorts Survive a Year of No Conventions?
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas without conventions isn’t quite as unfathomable as the city without slot machines. But a year without major group business like the...
article Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas goes permanently dark amid COVID-19 pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Las Vegas announced that the water-themed show Le Reve "The Dream" will close permanently amid health and safety concerns with COVID-19....
article Construction has restarted at the MSG Sphere site in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Construction crews are back at it building the MSG Sphere behind the Palazzo hotel-casino. Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced this yesterday....

8/15/2020

article MGM Resorts plans to reopen the Mirage on Aug. 27
(Las Vegas) -- The Mirage will reopen Aug. 27 , according to a news release issued today by MGM Resorts International. The Strip resort has been closed since mid-March...
article Casinos await punishment for coronavirus health, safety violations
(Las Vegas) -- The state Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission are in uncharted territory as they prepare to punish casino licensees that have failed to...
article Food service vendor at Las Vegas airport to lay off 940 employees
(Las Vegas) -- The food service provider at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas says it will lay off 940 employees, the organization said in a letter to Nevada...
article Waldorf Astoria, other hotels, warn of possible layoffs, furloughs
(Las Vegas) -- Three Las Vegas Valley nongaming hotels have notified Nevada’s employment bureau that layoffs may be coming and furloughs could last longer than six...
article Work resumes at MSG Sphere site on Strip, company says
(Las Vegas) -- Construction has resumed at the site of the MSG Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip. MSG Entertainment officials made the announcement during a quarterly...

8/14/2020

article MGM reopening The Mirage on the Strip, but leaves Park MGM still closed
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International said it was reopening The Mirage on Aug. 27, leaving the casino company with just one Las Vegas Strip resort – Park MGM...
article MGM Resorts to reopen another Las Vegas hotel in time for Labor Day: The Mirage
(Las Vegas) -- The Mirage casino resort, which ushered in the transformation of the Las Vegas Strip when it debuted in 1989, is going to reopen in late August. The 3,044...
article Visiting Vegas amid the coronavirus pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- A weekend getaway may sound like an inviting idea, and one big hotspot that is popular with Arizona residents is Las Vegas. What does a trip to the Vegas...
article Several Las Vegas hotel-casinos still closed as result of coronavirus pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- There are several hotel-casinos in the Las Vegas area that are still closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At this time, it is unknown if these...

8/13/2020

article 12 major Las Vegas hotel-casinos remain dark indefinitely
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is known for being a city that never sleeps, but a handful of its properties have had their lights turned off for nearly five months. A total of...
article Las Vegas entertainers fear dire straits as weeks of unemployment turn to months
(Las Vegas) -- In those long-ago days of early 2020, business was cranking for Adam Flowers, a former street magician with an enterprising mind. The owner of a Las Vegas...

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