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Has Las Vegas Reached Peak Residency?

It's time, once again, to see what's going on in the wide world of the Las Vegas Strip. We've seen changes at the top at Wynn Resorts. Residencies have started to flounder.

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8/15/2018

article Activity at Las Vegas airport bodes well for tourism goals, experts say
(Las Vegas) -- McCarran International is one of 11 airports in the United States with nonstop flights to and from four continents. Aviation consultants for the Las Vegas...

8/14/2018

article How Las Vegas casino owner made downtown music venue a success
(Las Vegas) -- It was a start that might have made others stop. On Sept. 20, 2014, electro-pop duo Capital Cities inaugurated the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, an...
article Fremont Street Experience $32M Canopy Upgrade Coming in 2019, Part of Las Vegas Downtown Makeover
(Las Vegas) -- The downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience (FSE) will begin work on its planned $32 million upgrade to the district’s world-famous canopy in...
article Las Vegas tourism boss didn’t record dozens of vacation days
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas tourism CEO Rossi Ralenkotter did not report nearly 200 hours of paid time off that he took while traveling on personal business using taxpayer-...
article Fremont Street Experience $32M Canopy Upgrade Coming in 2019, Part of Las Vegas Downtown Makeover
(Las Vegas) -- The downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience (FSE) will begin work on its planned $32 million upgrade to the district’s world-famous canopy in...

8/13/2018

article SCHWARTZ: Las Vegas Casinos Hope Sports Betting Will Change Their Luck
(Las Vegas) -- With rising displeasure at added fees and charges, as well as more competition from casinos around the world, Las Vegas-based gaming operators need a new...
article MGM, Wynn Resorts working hard to restore company image
(Las Vegas) -- It’s summertime in Vegas, and the pressure on two corporate giants is ratcheting up in the August heat. Wynn Resorts Ltd., the most luxurious brand...

8/11/2018

article Las Vegas 3rd quarter projections suffer in comparison to last 2 years
(Las Vegas) -- There’s nothing like a little tension to break up a mundane earnings conference call. While some casino companies were speculating about their...

8/9/2018

article Tech Billionaire Found With Drugs at Vegas Strip Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts in Las Vegas.
article It’s a Hot Summer in Vegas, but not Inside the Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Last week’s earnings reports were difficult to take for the big Las Vegas-based casino operators. Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts...
article Why It’s Way Too Early To Panic About Las Vegas Casino Visitation
(Las Vegas) -- There’s no denying that Las Vegas, and the gaming industry as a whole, is changing. Gaming is giving way to non-gaming amenities. The introduction...

8/8/2018

article Boyd Gaming, Aristocrat sign deal for loyalty program
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. has contracted with Aristrocrat Technologies for a new casino management system. Boyd will acquire Aristocrat’s...
article New seafood restaurant, new buffet open at Palace Station
(Las Vegas) -- Seafood belongs in water, not in a freezer. That’s a guiding principle behind Boathouse Asian Eatery, one of the restaurants — including a...
article Police investigate possible assault with high-heel shoe on Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Two women were in custody Wednesday morning after security at the Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip reported a man was stabbed. Police later said the man may...

8/7/2018

article Omnia Casino eyes ‘completely AI-led’ CRM [sub req]
(Las Vegas) -- Omnia Casino, the compliance-led casino founded by former director of gaming at Betfair Sam Hobcraft, has confirmed it is working towards having entirely...

8/6/2018

article New fees may have contributed to Las Vegas casino concerns, stock plunge
(Las Vegas) -- It was a roller coaster week for some of the valley's biggest companies, as MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment saw their stock prices plummet amid...
article SCHWARTZ: Casinos Are Getting Nervous As Las Vegas Revenues Drop And Their Stocks Slump
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino operators seemed to be cruising earlier this year, but the summer has turned into a bit of a bummer for them. Whether this is a temporary...
article Casinos Are Getting Nervous As Las Vegas Revenues Drop And Their Stocks Slump
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino operators seemed to be cruising earlier this year, but the summer has turned into a bit of a bummer for them. Whether this is a temporary...
article CNBC’s ‘Profit’ star takes downtown tour with D Las Vegas’ Derek Stevens
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is riding the escalator of fame. Not metaphorically, either. He and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” took the...
article New downtown Las Vegas sign set to light up entry into city
(Las Vegas) -- A pair of 26-foot-tall showgirls now greet northbound visitors to downtown Las Vegas, part of a new $767,000 display near the city’s southern...
article Las Vegas chefs remember Joel Robuchon’s ‘truly amazing’ style
(Las Vegas) -- Whether they worked for famed French chef Joel Robuchon or were one of his peers, members of the Las Vegas food world remembered the pioneer on Monday.

8/5/2018

article CNBC’s ‘Profit’ star takes downtown tour with D Las Vegas’ Derek Stevens
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is riding the escalator of fame. Not metaphorically, either. He and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” took the...

8/4/2018

article Guard riding bike shot man outside Boulder Station in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A “gunbattle” outside of Boulder Station on July 29 ended with a security officer firing at a suspect while riding his bike, having already...
article How Vegas casino claims they caught Charles Oakley cheating
(Las Vegas) -- Charles Oakley from downtown. The former Knicks enforcer was arrested at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas last month for cheating, not once, but three...

8/2/2018

article Target opening Las Vegas Strip store at Showcase Mall
(Las Vegas) -- Big-box retailer Target has its sights set on the Las Vegas Strip. It plans to open a scaled-down, 20,000-square-foot store at the Showcase Mall near the...
article Las Vegas concerns hit gambling stocks
(Las Vegas) -- Shares in major US gaming companies are down today after concerns were raised about casino performance in Las Vegas and Macau.
article Vegas room rate pressure steals Caesars upbeat Q2’s thunder
(Las Vegas) -- Stocks of Las Vegas-based casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) plunged to its lowest since its debt restructuring in 2017, as worries...

8/1/2018

article Las Vegas man hits $762K jackpot at off-Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas man turned an early morning stop at Sam’s Town into a huge payday. The man, identified as Michael M., hit a jackpot worth $762,479.60...
article Caesars Leads Drop in Casinos on Room Rate Pressure in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. led casino stocks lower, posting the largest drop since a 2017 debt restructuring after warning that tough conditions in Las...

7/28/2018

article South Las Vegas Strip has long history of failed projects
(Las Vegas) -- In a move that could pump more life into the south Strip, Israeli hoteliers this month bought the 1960s-era Motel 8 and plan to tear it down to build a...
article Wynn's Reversal On Paid Parking A Sign Of Las Vegas Future
(Las Vegas) -- In the list of things that have annoyed Las Vegas visitors, paying for parking is at the top, or close to it. Which might be why one of the biggest names...
article Man hits $1.1 million jackpot on Harrah's Las Vegas slot machine
(Las Vegas) -- A lucky winner is more than $1.1 million richer after playing a slot machine Friday morning. Harrah's Las Vegas and IGT Technology say the man hit a...

7/27/2018

article Report: Charles Oakley Charges Dropped; Allegedly Cheated in Las Vegas Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Former NBA All-Star Charles Oakley will no longer face charges from his arrest at a Las Vegas casino earlier this month. Per ESPN's Arash Markazi, the...

7/26/2018

article Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship begins at Palazzo
(Las Vegas) -- The Seventh Annual Grand Dragon Master Baccarat Championship kicks off the Las Vegas leg of the competition on July 27, 2018, at The Palazzo Las Vegas....

7/25/2018

article Get back in the water for Wynn’s Shark Swim
(Las Vegas) -- Jaws 3 is wack,” laughs Steven Lockwood, speaking from his office inside the Wynn Resorts complex. “There has not been a shark movie that...

7/24/2018

article Sale of 1960s-era Las Vegas Strip Motel 8 paves way for hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- A 1960s-era motel on the south Strip could get bulldozed to clear space for a casino. Israeli hoteliers Asher Gabay and Benny Zerah bought the low-slung...
article An exclusive small-batch tequila you can only buy in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A new, limited-edition tequila is making its debut in Las Vegas on Tuesday, which happens to be National Tequila Day. You’ll have to fork over $60...

7/21/2018

article Panic button maker displays devices that protect hotel workers
(Las Vegas) -- When a housekeeper at many Las Vegas hotels feels their well-being is threatened or comes across a guest having a medical emergency, the solution to a...
article Derek Stevens Fremont Street Downtown Las Vegas Casino Plans Approved by City Council, Project Sits on Historic Land
(Las Vegas) -- Developer Derek Stevens — who already has the D Las Vegas in his portfolio — saw the Las Vegas City Council quickly move plans for another...

7/20/2018

article Republicans pick Charlotte over Las Vegas to host 2020 convention
(Las Vegas) -- Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Republican National...

7/19/2018

article Las Vegas City Council green lights new Fremont Street hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- The newest hotel-casino on Fremont Street may be one step closer to becoming a reality. The Las Vegas City Council gave the green light to begin...
article Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world
(Las Vegas) -- More evidence has emerged that Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world with the announcement that a new combined jewelry and gemstone event,...

7/18/2018

article Downtown casino plan gets quick OK from Las Vegas City Council
(Las Vegas) -- Plans for a new Fremont Street casino-hotel breezed through the Las Vegas City Council approval process Wednesday, paving the way for the first bottom-up...

7/17/2018

article Golden to buy two Marnell casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment’s stock jumped 6.58 per cent after it announced it is to buy two casinos in Laughlin, Nevada, US, from Marnell Gaming. The deal...

7/14/2018

article Extension of Las Vegas monorail to Mandalay Bay delayed again
(Las Vegas) -- Construction of a Las Vegas Monorail extension to Mandalay Bay has been delayed, jeopardizing the chances of the project being completed in time for the...

7/13/2018

article Las Vegas’ Tropicana and Stratosphere Casino Resort Workers Ink Tentative Deals
(Las Vegas) -- When it comes to operation in one of the largest gambling hubs in the world, Las Vegas has a lot on offer and this is a well-known fact.
article Las Vegas taxi drivers boycotting certain casinos and hotels
(Las Vegas) -- The battle between taxi cabs and rideshare companies will continue on the Las Vegas Strip this weekend. A grassroots group known as Vegas Drivers Unite...

7/12/2018

article Las Vegas taxi drivers to boycott Strip hotels
(Las Vegas) -- The battle between taxi cabs and rideshare companies continues on the Las Vegas Strip this weekend. A grassroots group known as Vegas Drivers Unite claim...
article Has Las Vegas Reached Peak Residency?
(Las Vegas) -- It's time, once again, to see what's going on in the wide world of the Las Vegas Strip. We've seen changes at the top at Wynn Resorts....
article Resorts World Las Vegas may see additional delays beyond 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The Resorts World Las Vegas, the mega-casino/resort project on the Las Vegas Strip could face additional delays beyond the planned 2020 opening date. This...
article New CEO talks about changes coming for Hard Rock in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Months after developer Steve Witkoff bought the Fontainebleau last summer, he unveiled plans to turn the mothballed hotel into a Marriott-managed resort...
article Charles Oakley Arrested at Las Vegas Casino for Cheating
(Las Vegas) -- Charles Oakley was arrested at a Las Vegas casino for cheating, the Nevada Gaming Control Board confirmed in a statement to Sports Illustrated.
article Ex-Knicks star Oakley arrested at Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said...
article Ex-NBA player Charles Oakley arrested on gambling-related count
(Las Vegas) -- Former NBA player Charles Oakley was arrested earlier this week on a count of attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a Las Vegas casino, authorities...

7/11/2018

article Derek Stevens Is Going From Sports Bettor To Sports Book At The D, Golden Gate
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas is going to see a new independent sportsbook operator soon. According to Gaming Today, Derek Stevens, owner of The D, Golden Gate, and...
article Expansion of Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel Approved
(Las Vegas) -- A development agreement for construction of Full House Resorts Inc.’s expansion project at Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas has...
article Culinary union announces tentative agreement with Tropicana
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary union and the Tropicana have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement.
article Small roof fire at JW Marriott put out before fire crews arrive
(Las Vegas) -- Firefighters responded to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Wednesday morning after welders working on the roof started a small fire.
article Charles Oakley Arrested In Las Vegas, Casino Says He Cheated
(Las Vegas) -- Charles Oakley is learning the hard way ... if you try to cheat a Vegas casino, you'll end up behind bars. TMZ Sports has learned ... the ex-NBA star...

7/10/2018

article Guest wins $1.4M playing Pai Gow poker at Rio hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- One lucky guest won $1,428,739.11 at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on June 30. The person won the Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive jackpot, which...
article Shaquille O’Neal to open a Las Vegas restaurant, film a show about it
(Las Vegas) -- Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal plans to film a reality show about his new chicken restaurant expected to open near Hard Rock Hotel later this year.
article Culinary members OK contracts with Stratosphere, Four Seasons
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary union has shifted its attention back to the Strip Tuesday after the successful ratification of two contracts in separate Monday votes....
article Las Vegas police investigating LVCVA airline gift card scandal
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police are conducting a criminal investigation into the handling of $90,000 worth of Southwest Airlines gift cards secretly purchased by the Las...
article More hospitality robots are calling Las Vegas Strip home
(Las Vegas) -- More hospitality robots are calling the Strip home. Vdara has put into circulation a pair of three-foot-high robots to deliver amenities likes shaving and...
article Vdara employs a pair of robots to deliver room service
(Las Vegas) -- When guests order an item to their room at one Las Vegas resort, a robot is likely to show up at their door. Vdara added a pair of autonomous robots...

7/9/2018

article Travis Pastrana Brings Evel Knievel Back to Life With Three Iconic Las Vegas Jumps
(Las Vegas) -- Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana entertained large crowds in Las Vegas Sunday night by completing three historic jumps that paid tribute to the most...
article New Las Vegas Casino Labor Deal Includes Panic Buttons for Servers
(Las Vegas) -- Much of the debate holding up a new labor deal for over 36,000 service workers at Las Vegas casinos hinged on increased wages. Another big part of the...

7/8/2018

article Younger crowds are coming to Vegas, but not necessarily for gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is seeing a record number of visitors - and they're getting younger and younger. They're not necessarily coming to gamble, however. The...
article Revisiting the place that put poker on the map
(Las Vegas) -- While thousands of people packed the Rio for the 49th edition of the World Series of Poker, some of the game’s biggest stars reflected on the place...
article Minimum-wage workers can’t afford Las Vegas rents, study shows
(Las Vegas) -- To afford renting a typical one-bedroom apartment in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, a minimum-wage worker without health benefits would need to clock 73...

7/6/2018

article Las Vegas casino workers will receive panic buttons to call for help when they experience sexual harassment
(Las Vegas) -- Employees at two of the largest casinos in Las Vegas who are most vulnerable to sexual harassment, including housekeepers and cocktail servers, will soon...
article Failed cable causes brief power outage at Cromwell, Flamingo
(Las Vegas) -- Utility officials say a failed cable was the cause of a temporary power outage Thursday at two Las Vegas Strip casino-resorts. The power was out for about...

7/5/2018

article Power restored after outage at two Las Vegas Strip resorts
(Las Vegas) -- Power has been restored to two Las Vegas Strip resorts after an outage Thursday afternoon. The outage affected Flamingo and The Cromwell, two adjacent...
article Taxi drivers continue to boycott the Strip … on some days
(Las Vegas) -- In the continued fight to maintain a strong presence along the Strip, Las Vegas taxi drivers have banded together under the name “Vegas Drivers...

7/4/2018

article Illness outbreak at the Westgate hits guests, workers
(Las Vegas) -- An unknown number of Westgate employees and guests have fallen ill since late last week in what the Southern Nevada Health District said could be a...

7/3/2018

article Hotel-Casinos Start to Provide Panic Buttons to Employees
(Las Vegas) -- Help is now just a button press away for some hotel workers in Las Vegas. Some properties have started to provide panic buttons to its employees. The goal...
article The Under 30 Who Owns The Most Expensive Men's Store In The World Takes Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Walk between Wynn Las Vegas’ high-roller villas and private gaming room and you’ll find yourself in a staring contest with a $48,000 kangaroo...

7/2/2018

article £20,000 losses and late-night casino binges: the student gambling epidemic
(UK) -- The cocktail of new-found freedom at university, easy availability of borrowed money and the ever-present opportunity to gamble has driven some students to...
article Britney Spears to make $500K per show in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It will take Britney Spears two whole shows to make $1 million in her next Strip residency. Spears has reportedly agreed to a $500,000-per-show guarantee...

7/1/2018

article 'Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas' ends run at the LINQ hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- The longest running headliner on the Las Vegas Strip has ended his run at the LINQ hotel-casino. "Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas" had a run...
article An Oral History of Ellis Island Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The karaoke stage is small but the spotlight looms large. To your left is the DJ, carefully watching your performance and hoping it justifies the decision...
article Reborn Las Vegas Resort Offers You Ultra-Luxury Suites, Lavish Rooms, Awesome Steakhouse And More
(Las Vegas) -- When the Palms opened in 2001 it was a game changer for the Vegas resort landscape, off the Strip but still packed with A-list Hollywood, pro athlete and...

6/29/2018

article Resort on Mount Charleston sold to North Carolina couple for $4.8M
(Las Vegas) -- North Carolina hoteliers Colin and Deanna Crossman have expanded into Las Vegas’ nearby mountain community. The Crossmans acquired the Resort on Mount...

6/28/2018

article New complex may get developers to consider downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- With downtown Las Vegas slated to get its first big new rental complex in years, other developers are also looking to do projects in the once-neglected...
article William Shatner to make appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas Convention
(Las Vegas) -- Captain James T. Kirk in the form of William Shatner will once again beam himself into the official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention at the Rio All-Suite...

6/27/2018

article Investigation swirls around Las Vegas real estate investor
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based real estate investor Michael Shustek is again in hot water with financial regulators. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is...

6/26/2018

article Record 4.3M passengers use McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas during May
(Las Vegas) -- May marked the busiest month in McCarran International Airport’s history with more than 4.36 million airline passengers, topping the record set...

6/25/2018

article Will Nationwide Legalized Sports Betting Impact Gambling in Las Vegas?
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas enjoyed a virtual monopoly of the USA’s sports betting market until the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was...

6/24/2018

article Developer of new Las Vegas Strip resort has backer in Trump
(Las Vegas) -- The man behind the Las Vegas Strip’s first new resort since 2010 received an endorsement Saturday from a powerful figure — the president of...

6/23/2018

article Paid parking policy adjusted in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn and Encore have announced that they’ll be the first casinos on the Strip to pull back on recently initiated paid-parking policies. It was...
article Otis to build and install people-moving products for Resorts World
(Las Vegas) -- Genting Group, the major international hospitality company currently building Resorts World Las Vegas, has selected Otis to build and install various...

6/22/2018

article Otis to build and install people-moving products for Resorts World
(Las Vegas) -- Genting Group, the major international hospitality company currently building Resorts World Las Vegas, has selected Otis to build and install various...

6/20/2018

article 42-year-old Palace Station casino gets $192M facelift
(Las Vegas) -- For about two years, construction crews have been seen working in and around Palace Station hotel and casino. News 3 got a sneak peak Wednesday of what...
article Vegas offerings evolve to keep Southern Californians interested
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas and gambling may seem synonymous in the public consciousness, but the reality is a bit more nuanced. It turns out that "gaming" now...
article New contractor hired for Las Vegas Strip safety project
(Las Vegas) -- A new contractor received a multimillion-dollar Las Vegas Strip safety project after a labor dispute involving the last company handling the project....

6/19/2018

article Flooding hits Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A water main break at Mandalay Bay on Tuesday afternoon caused flooding in the resort’s south convention center, Clark County fire officials said....
press release Resorts World Las Vegas Chooses Otis for New Resort & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Otis reputation for outstanding reliability and deep experience with major projects will be on full display when the company's products are...

6/18/2018

article Funding doesn’t exist yet for new Las Vegas light-rail plan
(Las Vegas) -- Funding for a proposed high-capacity transit system in Las Vegas doesn’t exist yet. Officials at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern...
article Southern California lifestyle helping turn Las Vegas into dining mecca, experts say
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas and gambling may seem synonymous in the public consciousness, but the reality is a bit more nuanced. It turns out that “gaming” now...

6/17/2018

article LVCVA leader Rossi Ralenkotter should address scandals
(Las Vegas) -- In a 15-minute address at the end of Tuesday’s Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board meeting, CEO Rossi Ralenkotter listed the reasons...

6/16/2018

article Capitol Watch: What’s left as lawmakers work to adjourn
(New York) -- In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up their work as they prepare to adjourn for the year, with a long list of measures still up for...

6/13/2018

article Las Vegas believes it’s the odds-on favorite in Supreme Court’s sports-betting ruling
(Las Vegas) -- Legal gambling put this city on the international map, helping it become larger-than-life – with a mix of kitsch – and a prime example of...

6/11/2018

article LVCVA executive bought travel gift cards in secret
(Las Vegas) -- A former Las Vegas Convention and Visitors authority executive hid the purchase of $90,000 in Southwest Airlines gift cards in records at the agency, an...
article Project Enchilada is master plan for downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas city officials see a new downtown revitalization effort as so all-encompassing, they’ve dubbed it Project Enchilada. Essentially a focus...
press release Stratosphere Casino celebrates new features
(Las Vegas) -- Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower celebrated the addition of its new gaming pit and new Asian menu selections promptly at 6:08 p.m. last night with a...
article Wires marring Las Vegas sign photos need to go
(Las Vegas) -- Its possibly the most photographed sign in the world. “There is probably no bigger Las Vegas icon than that sign,” said Clark County...

6/10/2018

article Las Vegas casino companies, suppliers have promising outlook
(Las Vegas) -- A man walks against the atrium roof at MGM Cotai Resort in Macau Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort...

6/9/2018

article Las Vegas sees record airport passengers, but fewer visitors
(Las Vegas) -- It wasn’t until April that Southern Nevada visitors finally ended a 10-month streak in which total visitation volume was less than it was a year...

6/8/2018

article Advisory panel backs $750M light-rail line along Maryland Parkway
(Las Vegas) -- An 8.7-mile light rail line should be built to quickly move transit passengers along Maryland Parkway, according to a recommendation issued Thursday by a...
article Here's another way to get free parking in Las Vegas. Is it the start of a trend?
(Las Vegas) -- Here’s a new way to avoid paying for parking in Las Vegas: Visitors who spend $50 at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort will no longer be charged for...

6/7/2018

article Las Vegas house prices may hit pre-recession peak in 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas house prices have climbed fast and could reach their pre-recession peak this year, a new report says. The median sales price of previously owned...
article BLOG: Las Vegas' Best Culinary Classes -- How You Can Learn 5-Star Secrets From The Pros
(Las Vegas) -- While there has been talk about changing its name due to controversy surrounding disgraced founder Steve Wynn, there is no argument when it comes to the...
article Las Vegas in Running to Host 2020 Republican National Convention
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is one of two finalist host cities officials at the Republican National Committee (RNC) are considering for the party’s 2020 convention.

6/5/2018

article How Spanish Colonial style will be incorporated in Tandem’s renovation of El Cortez Hotel & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- El Cortez Hotel & Casino, located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, started the renovation of 73 of its Tower Rooms.
article Wisconsin woman wins $1.4M jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas visitor from Wisconsin hit a jackpot worth $1,453,640 in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday morning. The guest hit nine spots on a Scientific Games...

6/4/2018

article Eastside Cannery remains open despite 2 restaurant closures
(Las Vegas) -- The Eastside Cannery isn’t closing anytime soon. Although the bingo room and two restaurants have closed and the property’s sportsbook has...
article Florida Georgia Line announces limited Las Vegas Strip residency
(Florida) -- The popular country music duo Florida Georgia Line has announced what’s being called a limited Las Vegas Strip residency in December at Planet...

6/3/2018

article Heller celebrates change in security grant program, but it’s unclear whether the change is permanent
(Las Vegas) -- Sen. Dean Heller touted that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now takes into account tourism and special events when it determines how much...

6/2/2018

article 2 tourists stabbed to death at Circus Circus in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police are investigating the stabbing deaths of a couple found Friday afternoon inside their Strip hotel room as a double homicide. A man and...

6/1/2018

article Why Las Vegas Casinos Had A Good April And What It Means
(Las Vegas) -- Towards the end of each month, the Nevada Gaming Control Board releases the Gaming Revenue Report. This 48-page publication is the cornerstone for much...
article Miracle Mile Shops on Las Vegas Strip get ‘sassy’ chatbot
(Las Vegas) -- Shoppers who send questions to Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip will receive answers from a computer program with a “witty, sassy and...

5/30/2018

article Bruce Buffer to Crown the World Series of Beer Pong XIII Champions at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Famed sports announcer and entertainer, Bruce Buffer, will be making his return to the sport of beer pong, to crown the next World Series of Beer Pong...
article Developer Has Plans to Build Casino, Museum at Historic Moulin Rouge Site
(Las Vegas) -- The Moulin Rouge is one of the most important historical sites in Las Vegas, but the site where the first integrated casino in the city once stood has...
article Peet’s Coffee from California plans more shops in Las Vegas – Las Vegas Review-Journal
(Las Vegas) -- A piece of Californian coffee culture has made its way to Summerlin. The first brick-and-mortar Peet’s Coffee in Las Vegas opened in February, close...

5/28/2018

article Canadian tourist hits $1.3 million payout at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Lady Luck was on a Valley visitor's side after hitting a massive payout at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The Canadian man took home a whopping $1,322,750...
article Boyd Gaming unveils 90 NINETY Bar + Grill at Suncoast Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Locals casino giant Boyd Gaming continues to upgrade its dining options at all of its Las Vegas properties with the unveiling of the 90 NINETY Bar + Grill...
article The Resort Tower at Bally's Las Vegas refresh is now complete
(Las Vegas) -- The Resort Tower at Bally's Las Vegas refresh is now complete to the tune of a $125 million renovation of its main hotel tower, including 2,052 rooms...
article Penn & Teller are still vital Vegas performers
(Las Vegas) -- Penn & Teller have been performing at the Rio since 2001 and still the veteran duo’s show remains an utterly unique offering in the Las Vegas...
article Three Mario Batali Las Vegas Restaurants Get the Hook, Celebrity Chef Under NYPD Alleged Sexual Misconduct Investigation
(Las Vegas) -- Mario Batali — who in December of last year stepped down from daily management of his Las Vegas eateries, as well as of the rest of his 24-...

5/26/2018

article South Point owner Michael Gaughan still going strong in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- South Point owner Michael Gaughan says his late father, Las Vegas casino pioneer Jackie Gaughan, would be baffled by his marketing strategy. Gaughan, one...
article Las Vegas casino companies, suppliers have promising outlook
(Nevada) -- Executives in boardrooms across the gaming industry had to be smiling when first-quarter results began rolling in. Shareholders, too.The final earnings...

5/24/2018

article Art for High Rollers: See the Flashy Contemporary Art That Adorns Las Vegas’s New Palms Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’s newly renovated Palms Hotel and Casino is going all in on art. The hotel, casino, and resort unveiled its extensive blue-chip...
article ‘Last Developable Piece’ of Central Las Vegas Strip for Sale, Sellers Want $800 Million
(Las Vegas) -- Fancy owning a slice of the Las Vegas Strip? Well, now you can, provided you have deep pockets. Very deep. $800 million deep. Investment group Spectrum...
article PrivateFly ranks Vegas 10th most popular destination for private jets
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is now ranked as the 10th most popular global destination for private jet travelers using PrivateFly, the global private jet charter broker...
article Taxi ridership, revenue continued to fall in April
(Las Vegas) -- Taxicab ridership and revenue continued to plummet last month in Southern Nevada, according to figures released this week. More than 1.54 million taxi...
article Las Vegas tourism board approves $101.5M advertising budget
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will spend more than a quarter of the next fiscal year’s operating budget on advertising Las Vegas...
article Manilow mania (and a wrap) coming to Westgate in Las Vegas – Las Vegas Review-Journal
(Las Vegas) -- The Kats! Bureau at this writing is Westgate Superbook, where the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning are battling for the right to play the...
article ‘Hamilton’ stars on bringing Tony-winning musical to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- They’re not just in the room where it happens. Joseph Morales and Nik Walker are in the room making it happen. When “Hamilton” opens...
press release 90 NINETY Bar + Grill Now Open at Suncoast Hotel and Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Suncoast Hotel and Casino has unveiled 90 NINETY Bar + Grill – an all-new contemporary yet casual American restaurant delivering modern cuisine, an...

5/23/2018

article Las Vegas casino unveils multimillion-dollar art collection
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is no stranger to over-the-top gambling joints. But the Palms Casino Resort’s latest revamp is one for the books. $620 million later, the...

5/22/2018

article Vegas odds too much for China-themed casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' first Chinese-themed hotel-casino is for sale, and analysts believe that the facility had trouble finding a niche in the competitive Sin...
article 2 bus companies offer low-cost rides from Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A pair of bus companies are offering low-cost rides from Las Vegas, providing yet another option for getting out of town other than flying or driving.
article ‘Only Vegas Moments’: Las Vegas tourism group launches new TV ads
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will roll out a series of national TV ads Tuesday that feature contemporary themes with diverse characters...
article Hidden cafe in Las Vegas is like entering a different world
(Las Vegas) -- The segment of a Chinatown strip mall between a Korean barbecue joint and a Taiwanese tea bar bears no big sign or marquee, not even a window decal. Only...

5/21/2018

article New Palms Casino Resort Spotlights Large-Scale Works of Damien Hirst, KAWS & More
(Las Vegas) -- A mile away from the glitzy Las Vegas Strip is the newly-renovated Palms Casino Resort that is jam-packed with over 150 modern art masterpieces,...
article New Palms Casino Resort Spotlights Large-Scale Works of Damien Hirst, KAWS & More
(Las Vegas) -- A mile away from the glitzy Las Vegas strip is the newly-renovated Palms Casino Resort that is jam-packed with over 150 modern art masterpieces,...

5/20/2018

article MORRISON: Don’t forget Jay Sarno’s contributions to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Steve Wynn’s dramatic fall has inspired all sorts of professional obituaries. In the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations that led to his...

5/19/2018

article Palms Casino Resort celebrates $620 million renovation
(Las Vegas) -- From fashion and entertainment influencers to world renowned artists and nightlife and hospitality veterans, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas celebrated...
article Downtown Las Vegas casino details revealed
(Las Vegas) -- Documents filed with the Las Vegas Planning Commission have revealed some details about the secretive 18 Fremont project, the downtown resort that will...

5/18/2018

article Palms in Las Vegas transforming image with $620M renovation
(Las Vegas) -- You thought you only found card sharks in casinos. Don’t be alarmed when you’re confronted with a 13-foot tiger shark prominently displayed at...

5/17/2018

article Mandarin Oriental on Las Vegas Strip Converts to Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) iconic luxury hotel brand, today announced plans to convert the Mandarin Oriental on the...
article ‘Good interest’ reported as judge clears way for Lucky Dragon bids
(Las Vegas) -- A judge approved bid procedures this week for the bankrupt Lucky Dragon, clearing the way for a potential sale of the off-Strip resort. Lucky Dragon...
article How Damien Hirst shark art came to swim above the new bar at the Palms in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms Casino Resort has a secret. The Vegas hotel’s new central bar is hidden behind two layers of curtains. A burly security guard mans the...
article Las Vegas is now available to host NCAA championship events
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is now available to host NCAA championship events with word Thursday that college sports governing body “has suspended its championship...
article RIP Las Vegas? Please. Sin City Bookies Say Bring It On, America
(Las Vegas) -- You can’t miss the world’s largest sports-betting parlor, just past the bronze Elvis statue at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
article The Palms hotel-casino introducing new look, new art program to the public
(Las Vegas) -- If you have been inside or even driven by The Palms hotel-casino within the past year, you have probably noticed that they have been hard at work inside...

5/16/2018

article Waldorf Astoria Hotels Resorts To Debut In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) iconic luxury hotel brand, today announced plans to convert the Mandarin Oriental on the Las...
article 4Wall Systems and Design Part of the Las Vegas Strip's First Esports Arena
(Las Vegas) -- The first Las Vegas Strip venue dedicated to hosting esports events, Esports Arena Las Vegas, opened in March at the Luxor Resort and Casino. The 30,000-...

5/15/2018

article Idea to shift wedding money from Las Vegas tourism group gets pushback
(Las Vegas) -- Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya’s request to divert funds for wedding tourism promotions was not quashed Tuesday. But county commissioners did not...

5/14/2018

article Las Vegas positioned to thrive as legal sports betting spreads
(Las Vegas) -- Nationwide sports wagering is on its way. You can take that to the bank. But what that means for Nevada’s legal sportsbooks is still debatable. Most...

5/12/2018

article 12 best casinos in Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- Between the glitz, the glam, the endless buffets and those seas of slot machines, megahotels in Las Vegas quickly can blend together.
article Casino security directors eye technologies that detect weapons, offer facial recognition
(Nevada) -- The Patriot One Technologies booth at the Active Threat symposium at Park MGM was busy last week. With 150 casino security directors in Las Vegas from across...
article The Row: Eldorado rebranding downtown Reno Tri-Properties as one mega-resort
(Nevada) -- Gregg Carano sits at his favorite table in Bar Centro inside the Eldorado with a cup of nitro cold-brew Starbucks coffee with cream in tow. Carano was...

5/10/2018

article Las Vegas Union Representing 50,000 Resort Workers Threatens Strike, Walkout Would Cripple City
(Las Vegas) -- The largest Las Vegas union in gaming and hospitality is threatening resort and casino operators with a strike that could see as many as 50,000 workers...
article Casino Gambling Over $1 Billion in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos are on a hot streak they haven’t seen in well over a decade. For the third month in a row, the Nevada Gaming Control Board...
article Redesigning Las Vegas: Entertainment Architecture for the Experience Economy
(Las Vegas) -- While Las Vegas is as popular as ever, visitors are spending less time on the casino floor. According to a recent report, gambling time now totals 1.9...
article This Researcher Is Betting on Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A few years ago, the idea of bringing any sports team, let alone an NFL franchise, to a city built on gaming was a long shot. A couple match-fixing...

5/9/2018

article 50K Las Vegas casino workers to take strike vote
(Las Vegas) -- Fifty thousand unionized Las Vegas casino workers whose contracts will expire at the end of the month are set to vote on whether to go on strike. The...
article Planning Commission Delays Decision On New Downtown Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Planning Commission postponed a decision Tuesday about a new casino hotel project downtown in the Fremont Street Experience area. Derek...
article Palms Casino Resort Reveals First Phase of $620 Million Renovation
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is set to reveal its first phase of an ongoing $620 million renovation later this month, including an updated casino...
article Planning Commission Delays Decision On New Downtown Casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Planning Commission postponed a decision Tuesday about a new casino hotel project downtown in the Fremont Street Experience area.
article 'Stolen Wishes': Sad Video Shows Man Stealing Coins from Tropicana Casino Fountain
(Atlantic City) -- The young man is seen bending into the wishing fountain outside a row of restaurants at Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. He's holding a plastic...

5/8/2018

article Lucky Dragon developers want to sell via bankruptcy court
(Las Vegas) -- How much is the Lucky Dragon worth? That depends on whom you ask. According to the developers, the bankrupt resort is worth $143 million. But according to...
article Derek Stevens’ Downtown Casino Plans Head to Las Vegas Planning Commission
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens, owner of the “The D” and Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas, has submitted plans to the Las Vegas Planning Commission for his...
article Developer plans new hotel, casino for downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Plans for a new 777-room hotel and casino for downtown Las Vegas have been submitted to the city for review.
article Building boom has some rethinking Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas you know and love (or hate) is in the midst of a reinvention. More than $5 billion worth of construction investment has poured into “...

5/7/2018

article Developer has plans for 777-room casino hotel in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens is planning a 777-room hotel and casino along the Fremont Street Experience, the first bottom-up resort...
article BISHOP: The Case Of Stolen Par Value
(Las Vegas) -- The concept of par value has largely fallen into desuetude. Thus, I was surprised to see a Nevada Supreme Court opinion dealing with stolen par value. I...
article Fires at The Drew Las Vegas Bring Arson Charges on 26-Year-Old, $10M in Damages Reported
(Las Vegas) -- Two fires at The Drew Las Vegas in March were incendiary acts allegedly ignited by 26-year-old Andrew Sanders, federal authorities claim in an arraignment...
article Development on west side could unearth a resort gem for tourists
(Nevada) -- Michelle Bacigalupi is vice president and assistant general manager at JW Marriott/Rampart Casino, an established commodity for locals on the west side of...

5/6/2018

article B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O in Vegas is the Game-O
(Las Vegas) -- Bingo is probably among the last thing that comes to mind when thinking about having fun in Las Vegas. However, it shouldn't be entirely disregarded....

5/5/2018

article Casino security budgets haven’t increased since Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting, directors tell crisis symposium
(Las Vegas) -- Casino security directors across the country are turning to technology but are primarily focused on training to protect their customers seven months after...

5/4/2018

article 12 best casinos in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Between the glitz, the glam, the endless buffets and those seas of slot machines, megahotels in Las Vegas quickly can blend together. Still, to be clear:...
article Gaming Could Return to the Former Moulin Rouge Hotel Site For One Day
(Las Vegas) -- It hasn’t been open since 1955, but gambling is set to return to Las Vegas’ Moulin Rouge Casino, for one day at least. The Gaming Control...
article BLOG: Why the Expansion of Legal Sports Betting Won’t Change Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The bravado Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman Tony Alamo speaks with regarding the effect legalization of sports betting nationwide will have on Nevada is...

5/3/2018

article Analyst: Las Vegas Resort and Parking Fees Negatively Impacting Tourism
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas resort and parking fees are hurting Sin City. That’s according to Las Vegas Advisor publisher Anthony Curtis, who believes the new costs...
article Lyft to put fleet of driverless BMWs to work in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A fleet of 30 driverless BMW 5 Series vehicles are about to hit the streets of Las Vegas. Building off a successful test run during the CES Show in...
article Par-A-Dice owner will expand into video gaming at bars and restaurants
(Las Vegas) -- The owner of the riverboat casino in East Peoria has unveiled plans to expand into the business that has most threatened its revenue stream in the last...
article Analyst: Las Vegas Resort and Parking Fees Negatively Impacting Tourism
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas resort and parking fees are hurting Sin City. That’s according to Las Vegas Advisor publisher Anthony Curtis, who believes the new costs...
article New hospitality trends could compete with Las Vegas Strip offerings
(Las Vegas) -- When booking her room for an expo in Las Vegas Valley this week, Vanessa Guilford said she was disappointed in her room selection. She described them as...

5/2/2018

article Documents reveal details for planned downtown Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- A planned downtown Las Vegas casino will feature a 459-foot-tall, 777-room hotel tower and 117,740 square feet of gaming space where the Las Vegas Club...
article COLUMN: Who will be next Vegas innovator?
(Las Vegas) -- Jay Sarno, the visionary of themed casino resorts; Jackie Gaughan, the mastermind of coupons and slot promotions; Kirk Kerkorian, the visionary behind...
article Fewer people are visiting Las Vegas. One insider thinks hotel resort and parking fees are to blame
(Las Vegas) -- Daily resort fees and parking charges are rising and spreading in Las Vegas, adding as much as $45 a day to visitors' hotel bills. The publisher of Las...
article Gambling may return to former Moulin Rouge on May 29
(Las Vegas) -- The legacy of the Moulin Rouge as a historic gaming property is destined to live on for at least another day. The state Gaming Control Board on Wednesday...
article Pok Pok among 6 restaurants coming to Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan has announced details of its new Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar, a collection of half a dozen food and beverage spots that will open in...

5/1/2018

article Booming local economy helps Station Casinos’ Q1 earnings
(Las Vegas) -- With the local economy churning, it makes sense that a locals-focused casino company could take advantage. Executives of Red Rock Resorts Inc., parent...

4/30/2018

article Vegas books took bets, and took a bath, on the draft
(Las Vegas) -- Sports books in Nevada are now allowed to take bets on the NFL draft, and this year that turned out to be good for bettors and bad for the house. The...
article Vegas Strip Revenue Jumps 9% In March
(Nevada) -- The Nevada state gaming control board released its report on gaming revenue for the Las Vegas area in March.
article FBI in Las Vegas creates team to respond to child abductions
(Las Vegas) -- A new quick-response team created to handle potential child abductions in Nevada will be unveiled Monday morning by the FBI in Las Vegas.
article Leaving the Station: Palace Station’s iconic sign coming down
(Las Vegas) -- Standing 126 feet wide by 126 feet tall, with letters 11 feet high, the train-themed announcement of the casino behind was being a little stubborn. After...

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