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The low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is under fire following a “60 Minutes” investigation that raised significant safety concerns.

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4/19/2018

article Nevada voters to choose between Buffett-backed utility and casino-backed power market
(Las Vegas) -- Huge financial interests are fist-to-fist in Nevada and the fate of residential electricity customers hangs in the balance. The fight is over Question 3,...
article Committee to focus on luring big sporting events to Southern Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval has created a committee aimed at bringing major sporting events like the NFL Draft to Southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Sporting...

4/18/2018

article Billion dollar projects on track for 2020
(Las Vegas) -- Executives with Resorts World Las Vegas and The Drew touted their casino projects for enhancing the north end of the Strip and pave the way for further...
article Las Vegas Tourism by the Numbers, 2017
(Las Vegas) -- The number of visitors to Las Vegas may have dropped more than 700,000 in 2017, to 42.2 million, but the profile shows they’re younger, more diverse...
article Silverton project will add Hyatt Place hotel, restaurants
(Las Vegas) -- Silverton owner Ed Roski is bringing more eateries and a new hotel to the Las Vegas resort. Crews broke ground last week on Silverton Village, a $60-...
article Fix the TV in my Las Vegas hotel room? There’s an app for that
(Las Vegas) -- When a guest at the Plaza in downtown has a request for maintenance, say for example to fix a television in their room, the hotel’s response is now...

4/16/2018

article Las Vegas-based Allegiant calls report on airline’s safety ‘false’
(Las Vegas) -- The low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is under fire following a “60 Minutes” investigation that raised significant safety concerns.

4/14/2018

article Las Vegas Convention Center $860M expansion design unveiled
(Las Vegas) -- The multimillion-dollar expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center that officials say will allow the city to remain at the top of the list of trade show...
article New Hard Rock Hotel owners plan to overhaul the Las Vegas property
(Las Vegas) -- When Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was at the Hard Rock Hotel last week to announce the resort’s purchase, yours truly asked during a Q&A...

4/13/2018

article European Casino Owner Doubles Down On 'Conspiracy' Claims Against Las Vegas Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Despite a judge tossing out his countersuit against a poker pro and the Aria casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Czech casino owner Leon Tsoukernik is still...
article What does it take to get a professional conference banned from Vegas? Ask these physicists
(Las Vegas) -- The city of Las Vegas hosts more than 21,000 conferences a year, gatherings that collectively draw 6.3 million delegates from around the world to gamble,...

4/12/2018

article Las Vegas Tourists Spent Nearly $35 Billion in 2017, Conventions Set Attendance Record
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas tourists accounted for $34.8 billion in 2017 direct spending on travel, hotel stays, dining, entertainment, and gaming. The average visitor paid...
article Plaza Hotel & Casino installs Alice Staff
(Las Vegas) -- Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino has selected Alice's housekeeping and maintenance software, Alice Staff, to...

4/11/2018

article This Las Vegas casino is turning waste into profit through recycling
(Las Vegas) -- Silver Sevens, looking to limit its environmental footprint, instituted a conservation and sustainability program last year. The first six months of the...
article Las Vegas Metro Captures Strip Garage Robbery Suspects, Post-October 1 Shooting Response Shows Force
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police arrested two male suspects in connection with three robberies that occurred late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning in Strip...
article Record number of convention visitors helps boost Vegas tourism spending
(Las Vegas) -- A record number of convention visitors in 2017 helped Las Vegas bring in $58.8 billion in total spending tied to tourism, according to an economic report...
article Gwen Stefani announces Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood
(Las Vegas) -- Gwen Stefani is the latest superstar to ink a deal for a series of regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas, joining the ranks of Elton John, Celine Dion...

4/10/2018

article Poker Central to Open Studio on Las Vegas Strip, Fans Can Watch High Stakes Events, ESports Live
(Las Vegas) -- Poker Central will soon have its own 10,000-square-foot broadcast studio where up to 300 fans can watch live PokerGo subscription events, as well as...
article Las Vegas Strip robbery suspects arrested in casino parking garage
(Las Vegas) -- A pair of robbers held up people in two parking garages around the Strip before suspects were caught at a third location early Tuesday morning. The first...
article LVCVA reveals Las Vegas Convention Center expansion design
(Las Vegas) -- Today, architects presented design drawings for the iconic expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center to the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas...
article BLOG: Taking A look At All Things Las Vegas, From Films To Gaming Themes, To See The Allure It Holds And Why?
(Las Vegas) -- Oh, the allure of Las Vegas… Some call it ‘Sin City’, while others simply call it ‘Vegas’ – yet altogether, this city...

4/5/2018

article Special license for temporary Las Vegas casino OK’d
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming regulators on Wednesday unanimously approved a special license for a Las Vegas tavern to set up a temporary casino for eight hours to preserve the...

4/3/2018

article Cosmopolitan converting race and sports book area into market
(Las Vegas) -- Well into its major renovation project, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is now converting the area once occupied by its race and sports book into a food and...

4/2/2018

article BLOG: Helpful Tips, Advice for Next Trip to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The first time I visited Las Vegas was in 1991. I remember exactly what I said to myself: “This is where I want to retire.” Little did I know...

3/31/2018

article Changes at the Cosmopolitan include fewer slots, but other gaming and non-gaming amenities
(Las Vegas) -- More than three years after the Blackstone Group took over The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, one of the Strip resort’s executives told the casino...

3/30/2018

article Power Restored At Bellagio On Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A hotel official says power is back on, six hours after a short circuit in an electrical panel closed parts of the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
article LVCVA focused on damage control after RJ investigation, emails show
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority executives, directors and contractors responded to a Review-Journal investigation last year by downplaying...
article Jessalynn Strauss publishes four book chapters examining Las Vegas and the casino industry
(Las Vegas) -- The assistant professor of communications authored chapters exploring topics such as Sin City’s strategic communication efforts and the traditional...

3/29/2018

article Power restored at Bellagio resort on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A short-circuit in an electrical panel was blamed for a power outage that forced a six-hour closure Thursday of parts of the Bellagio resort on the Las...
article 15 must-see attractions on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Boulevard -- the world-famous Las Vegas Strip -- is the central artery of Sin City and the main line to a majority of the city's best sights...
article New expo center planned for Las Vegas near World Market Center
(Las Vegas) -- The city of Las Vegas and the International Market Centers are looking to construct a $76 million, 350,000-square-foot expo center downtown. To be voted...

3/28/2018

article VIDEO: Fremont Street Experience getting $33 million upgrade
(Las Vegas) -- The Fremont Street Experience is in for a major upgrade in the next year. It will use $33 million to revamp the canopy, making it a 24/7 interactive...
article Police: Man accidently shot himself in Las Vegas Strip hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities say a man accidentally shot himself inside a hotel and casino at the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police Lt. Isaac Auten says the man...

3/24/2018

article To enliven casino floor, Orleans puts virtual reality games to the test
(Las Vegas) -- Looking at ways to attract younger customers, the Orleans is turning to virtual reality to entice the under-40 crowd. The locals casino on West Tropicana...

3/21/2018

article Plan to extend Las Vegas monorail pushed despite ridership drop
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Monorail Co. is pinning future growth on a proposed extension to Mandalay Bay, even though newly released figures show that ridership fell...

3/20/2018

article Las Vegas resort fees: How a $25 room becomes a $65 room
(Las Vegas) -- Planning a Las Vegas vacation? Better boost your hotel budget. Resort fees, those mandatory nightly charges for Internet service, fitness center use and...
article Las Vegas casino owner has $1 million reasons to cheer for Michigan
(Las Vegas) -- Maybe the third time will be the charm for Derek Stevens. And if it is, the Big Ten's national championship drought would be over. Stevens, a Michigan...
article Revenue from Las Vegas room taxes surges in January
(Las Vegas) -- Revenue from room-tax collections have reversed a three-month downward trend producing the second-highest monthly level since collections began in March...

3/19/2018

article Stratosphere to undergo $140M renovation
(Las Vegas) -- The Stratosphere is about take on a whole new look thanks to renovation plans. The property's owners are ready to invest $140 million touching every...
article Adele unsure about Vegas residency because of dry desert climate
(Las Vegas) -- Fear of developing “Vegas Throat,” the health malady causing many Las Vegas Strip performers over the years to cancel or postpone scheduled appearances...
article Blink-182 Agrees To Residency At Palms Casino In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Blink-182 will have regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas starting in May after agreeing to a residency at a theater at the Palms casino-resort. The...
article Las Vegas tourism chief honored at Big League Weekend
(Las Vegas) -- CEO Rossi Ralenkotter was a late arrival to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Exactly one hour late.

3/16/2018

article Las Vegas gaming conference turns from cheaters to active shooters
(Las Vegas) -- The focus at the World Game Protection Conference in Las Vegas turned from cheaters to active shooters this year following deadly incidents in the...

3/15/2018

article Experts question Las Vegas casinos' plan to prevent sexual harassment
(Las Vegas) -- In the wake of the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding Las Vegas casino titan Steve Wynn, Nevada gambling regulators are developing regulations on...

3/13/2018

article Neighbors unhappy with approved upgrades to outdoor Stratosphere signage
(Las Vegas) -- Neighbors joined casino operators at a city council meeting Tuesday to discuss plans for new signage outside the Stratosphere hotel-casino, but not...
article New $100M attraction coming to LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A Southeast Asian-themed attraction that combines food, retail and live music will open at The Linq Promenade shopping center in August 2019. The...

3/12/2018

article Las Vegas Sands Resort Fees Jump to $45 a Day at Venetian and Palazzo, Joining Surcharge Bump Trend
(Las Vegas) -- Resort fees in Las Vegas keep going up and up, and Las Vegas Sands is the latest operator to jump on the raised surcharge bandwagon. At a $6 hike, from $...
article Getting a cocktail while gambling made easier at this Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- The days of waiting for a cocktail server to take your drink order while playing a slot machine are over at one Las Vegas casino. Now, it's as simple...

3/11/2018

article Vegas Casino Owner Derek Stevens Bets $385,000 On Opening March Madness Games
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens, the owner of The D casino in downtown Las Vegas, announced his 35 opening round March Madness bets tonight on Brent Musburger’s March...
article Hakkasan continues to generate ‘great profits’ in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Electronic dance music and high-priced DJs continue to generate “great profits” for Las Vegas nightclubs and are not going anywhere anytime...
article Las Vegas Sands raises daily resort fees at its Sin City casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. has raised its daily resort fees to $45 for its two Las Vegas properties including The Palazzo and The Venetian.
article How I lived it up in Las Vegas without breaking the bank
(Las Vegas) -- I took a breath, buried my pride and slid the US$20 ($27) bill across the counter, suggestively. "Are there any complimentary upgrades available?...

3/9/2018

article Valley casinos renovate movie theaters as part of multi-million dollar plan
(Las Vegas) -- Several valley casino movie theaters are getting some major upgrades. It’s part of Station Casinos' multi-million dollar plan, tailored to...
article 15 Things Even We Didn’t Know About Las Vegas Hotel Housekeeping
(Las Vegas) -- Housekeeping is an often-overlooked but critical part of any Las Vegas hotel visit. We asked an industry insider about these unsung employees, and learned...

3/7/2018

article VIDEO VAULT: Gambling wasn't always allowed in Las Vegas commercials
(Las Vegas) -- Casino advertising is taken for granted today on TV, radio, in print and online. 25 years ago, gambling was not allowed to be featured in commercials....

3/6/2018

article With new arena, Vegas is betting big on esports
(Las Vegas) -- From their perch overlooking a legion of screaming fans, television cameras and an immersive high-definition video wall, announcers tucked inside the...

3/3/2018

article The Sphere is coming to Las Vegas, and it’s no sci-fi tale
(Las Vegas) -- One of the best things about being a Southern Nevada resident is having a front-row seat to Las Vegas’ continual transformation. Those who have...

3/2/2018

article Las Vegas hotel projects breathing life into the northern Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Marriott International's plan to open two luxury hotels at Las Vegas' long-stalled Fontainebleau site could finally provide crucial energy for a...

3/1/2018

article Las Vegas Casino Resort Fees Rise at MGM, Station Properties, as Guests Pick Up Tab for Expected Wage Increases
(Las Vegas) -- Resort fees, those mysterious charges that casinos slyly add onto your hotel room bill, are going up again in Las Vegas. Beginning Thursday, March 1,...
article Crews extinguish fire at under-construction Las Vegas Strip hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Firefighters doused a fire inside of an under-construction Strip property Thursday night, firefighters said. Crews found heavy smoke coming from the sixth...

2/28/2018

article Station Casinos increases Palms redevelopment budget by $135M
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos increased its redevelopment budget for the Palms by $135 million. The company said it is accelerating its third phase of the renovation...

2/27/2018

article BLOG: 8 awesome Las Vegas hotels with no casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Does your idea of a heavenly night include a few hours of blackjack, followed by a little roulette, all while being surrounded by glitz and plied with...

2/26/2018

article New details emerge for Sphere Las Vegas project near Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Developers of the planned 18,000-seat MSG Sphere Las Vegas received a development waiver from Clark County Wednesday and plans are in the works to add a...

2/25/2018

article Long-stalled Vegas casino-resort gets new life
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009...
article Police seek help identifying casino robbery suspect
(Las Vegas) -- Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man they say robbed a casino. The robbery happened around 8:13 p.m along the 4100 block of Koval...
article Police need help identifying Ellis Island robber
(Las Vegas) -- Around 8:13 p.m. Saturday, Las Vegas police were dispatched to Ellis Island hotel-casino to investigate a robbery. Officials say that a man entered the...

2/24/2018

article Futuristic Las Vegas Concert Venue MSG Sphere Waits for FAA Clearance for 2020 Takeoff
(Las Vegas) -- Madison Square Garden and Las Vegas Sands have a proposal to bring a giant futuristic spherical glass arena to the city of Las Vegas, and they’re...
article Las Vegas Poker Dealer Loses License After Toke-Padding Episodes
(Las Vegas) -- A recent episode reminds poker players that in cash game, it’s not sufficent to keep one’s eyes on the other players; one has to monitor the...
article “Let’s Make a Deal” to See Actor, Singer and Comedian Wayne Brady Headline the “Aces of Comedy” Series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Emmy Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated actor and comedian Wayne Brady will return to the Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino Saturday...
article Police looking for man in attempted robbery at Ellis Island casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police are looking for a man they said attempted to rob the cage at Ellis Island casino, near Koval Lane and Flamingo Road.

2/23/2018

article REVIEW: The Essential Things to Know Before You Visit Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- By and large, Las Vegas may be a tourist town, but this guide will help you tackle Sin City like a local. Got gambling questions? We have the answers (...
article Las Vegas Poker Dealer Loses Job After Rare Gaming Commission Hearing
(Las Vegas) -- A poker dealer suspected of stealing saw Nevada gaming regulators on Thursday do something they haven’t done in over a decade.
article Las Vegas poker dealer’s license revoked after suspected cheating
(Las Vegas) -- A poker dealer at Bellagio had his gaming employee registration revoked by the Nevada Gaming Commission after a hearing Thursday over accusations he stole...

2/21/2018

article Lucky Dragon to stay open another month amid bankruptcy filing
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon casino's hotel will remain open another month amid the property's bankruptcy filing this week, according to a judge Wednesday.
article VIDEO: Chef Giada de Laurentiis talks about her future Horseshoe Casino restaurant
(Las Vegas) -- Giada de Laurentiis, Food Network celebrity chef, disusses her new restaurant concept at the Horseshoe Casino.
article Police Seek Woman Who Robbed South Point Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police are searching for a woman who robbed a casino at gunpoint. Police say she walked up to the cage at South Point Casino Monday night,...
article The Comedy Cellar opening a Vegas club inside the Rio resort and casino
(Las Vegas) -- After expanding from one to three rooms in the spaces it already owned in Greenwich Village, the iconic Comedy Cellar is heading west, opening its first...

2/19/2018

article Casinos report busy Chinese New Year weekend
(Las Vegas) -- Chinese New Year celebrations in the Biggest Little City are well underway. Thousands of people flocked to Northern Nevada to kick off the Year of the Dog.
article Lucky Dragon now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
(Las Vegas) -- Less than a year-and-a-half after it opened, the Lucky Dragon is in bankruptcy. Lucky Dragon developer Andrew Fonfa pushed the off-Strip, Chinese-themed...
article Westin Las Vegas replaces casino floor with restaurant
(Las Vegas) -- Debra Maurer noticed the quiet, mostly. Seated in the lobby of the Westin Las Vegas, it was her first time staying in the hotel. But unlike other hotels...
article Wisconsin man wins $1.23M jackpot at the Freemont in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- One Wisconsin man staying at the Freemont Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas reportedly hit an International Game Technology (IGT) (NYSE: IGT)...

2/18/2018

article Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines
(Las Vegas) -- When the state Gaming Control Board released its statewide gaming win statistics for 2017 in late January, the headline was the 2.8 percent increase from...

2/16/2018

article Las Vegas At A Crossroads: Popular Destination Tries Re-Invention
(Las Vegas) -- Who are James Joseph Murren, Mark Paul Frissora, and Matthew O. Maddox? Murren is chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts, Frissora helms Caesars Entertainment...
article Marriott to spend $50M for ownership in former Fontainebleau
(Las Vegas) -- Hotel giant Marriott International says it will spend $50 million for an ownership stake in the former Fontainebleau property on the Strip. The unfinished...

2/15/2018

article South Point Casino Aims to Catch the Wave of Las Vegas’ Recovery with $40-Million Renovation
(Las Vegas) -- South Point Hotel Casino & Spa has become the latest of a number of Las Vegas casino resorts to have undertaken multi-million renovation of its...
article Wisconsin man wins $1.23M jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino
(Las Vegas) -- A guest of the Fremont in downtown Las Vegas hit a IGT “Wheel of Fortune” jackpot valued at $1.23 million, according to a statement from the hotel.

2/14/2018

article $3B Las Vegas resort hotel, reborn as The Drew, scheduled for completion in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The stalled $2.5 billion Fontainebleau Las Vegas resort project on the city's famed Strip is getting a second chance and a new name, The Drew Las...
article Sleeping blue giant on the Strip to open as The Drew Las Vegas in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau casino-hotel project located on Las Vegas Boulevard South, which has remained unfinished for nearly a decade, is reportedly now slated...
article That 63-story empty tower on Las Vegas' Strip? Three new hotels are planned, but not for awhile
(Las Vegas) -- What's old is new again in Las Vegas. Two resort projects that have been languishing on the Strip for years will receive a reboot and bring thousands...
article 10 things to do for Valentine's Day at the Seminole Hard Rock (that don't involve gambling)
(Florida) -- If you want to avoid the throngs of people who are at every intimately-lit steakhouse/Italian restaurant/romantic hotel tonight, flip the holiday. Earlier...
article Las Vegas gaming company boards below average in women members
(Las Vegas) -- The boards of Las Vegas’ six largest gaming employers have just nine women among their 58 directors, and only two of the boards have female...
article Marriott Unveils Plans For A New Las Vegas Resort
(Las Vegas) -- Marriott has big plans for Las Vegas. The hotel brand just announced plans to develop a resort on the famous Las Vegas Strip. It will work in partnership...
article Woman wins largest bingo jackpot in Las Vegas history
(Las Vegas) -- A local woman won the largest Dual Daub bingo jackpot in Las Vegas history at a west Valley casino. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, walked away...

2/13/2018

article Marriott and Witkoff to Redevelop Vacant Vegas Strip Resort
(Las Vegas) -- The stalled Fontainebleau resort project will be reborn. Global real estate development firm the Witkoff Group has partnered with Marriott International...
article Unfinished Fontainebleau Casino-Resort to Open in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009...
article Unfinished North Strip Casino Gets Revived
(Las Vegas) -- It's been a peculiar reality for nearly ten years that Las Vegas' tallest building not named Stratosphere sat unoccupied at the north end of the Las Vegas...
article Station Casinos wants to bring Palms back to the limelight
(Las Vegas) -- The iconic Palms Casino marquee sign off Flamingo went under deconstruction Tuesday morning. The sign went up in 2001 with the grand opening of this...
article Red Rock Casino comes clean, awards bad beat jackpot
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos always look for innovative ways to attract more action. One of these has been the bad beat jackpot, which rewards a player who loses a virtually...

2/12/2018

article 6 major projects could reshape Las Vegas Strip skyline by 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The next decade promises to be another golden age of growth for the Strip. Steve Witkoff and hotel chain Marriott International announced Monday they will...
article The Fontainebleau is no more
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009...
article Unfinished Las Vegas Casino-Resort To Open In 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The long-mothballed unfinished Fontainebleau casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to open under a new name in 2020. The 63-story bluish tower...
article “Reimagined” Fontainebleau Casino Resort to Open Doors on North Las Vegas Strip in 2020
(Las Vegas) -- The long overdue opening of the unfinished Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas is now scheduled for 2020, the property’s owners announced today.LAS
article Stratosphere table games now equipped with cell phone charging stations
(Las Vegas) -- Casino guests of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower no longer have to worry about their cell phones running out of power. Officials at the North...

2/11/2018

article Steve Wynn Is Out But Vegas Is Still a Tough Town for Women
(Las Vegas) -- The jobs were advertised as some of the best in Las Vegas: collect big tips while dealing blackjack on the Strip. But inside the casino “party pits...

2/10/2018

article Las Vegas hotels have raised resort fees. On some nights, expect to pay more in fees than the cost of the room.
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas hotel-casinos have raised resort fees that are automatically tacked on to the cost of your room. On certain nights, visitors could pay more in...
article New York-New York Casino adds virtual reality to Big Apple coaster
(Las Vegas) -- The New York-New York Hotel and Casino has added a virtual reality experience to the Big Apple roller coaster, taking riders on an aerial adventure...

2/9/2018

article Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere
(Las Vegas) -- A new arena just off the Strip will be a 360-foot-tall sphere with seating for more than 18,000 people for concerts, awards shows and other entertainment...

2/8/2018

article Las Vegas Continues to Prove Why it is the Gambling Capital of the World
(Las Vegas) -- The proliferation of brick and mortar casinos all across the United States and around the world continues, but a recent article in the PlaySlots4RealMoney...
article What to do in Las Vegas if you're not gambling including golf, fine dining and Grand Canyon aerial tours
(Las Vegas) -- Alluring, stunning, ­challenging and with more than a hint of danger. I guess you could call it the perfect Striptees. This, however, was not an ­...

2/6/2018

article 11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report
(Las Vegas) -- Eleven Las Vegas resorts made U.S. News &World Report’s list of the world’s top hotels, the Washington-based organization reported Monday. The 11 “...

2/2/2018

article Stevens has ‘Grandissimo’ vision for downtown Las Vegas resort
(Las Vegas) -- Fremont Street might have its own Grandissimo. Derek Stevens, co-owner of The D Las Vegas, is busy remaking what he calls “the most important city...
article 311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend
(Las Vegas) -- The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 311,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Super Bowl weekend. Data released today by...

1/31/2018

article Las Vegas casinos revenue grew in 2017 despite fewer visitors
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos in Las Vegas saw their revenue increase in 2017 despite a drop in visitors to the destination. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Tuesday said...

1/30/2018

article Dozens of neon signs that once drew in visitors to some of Las Vegas' most iconic casino-hotels and other venues will shine again under the night sky
(Las Vegas) -- As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night...

1/29/2018

article Crown Resorts to sell Las Vegas land for $370m
(Las Vegas) -- Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has announced the sale of a parcel of land in Las Vegas, Nevada for a sale price of $370m.
article Some parking fees going up on Las Vegas Strip, workers say
(Las Vegas) -- The cost of parking at some Strip hotels is going up. MGM Resorts has announced it will increase parking fees at its 12 Las Vegas properties effective...

1/27/2018

article Monte Carlo transforming to attract younger visitors in a Vegas upgrade
(Las Vegas) -- A lifelike net- work of twisting tree roots emerges from the ceiling and branches out into the lobby featuring green, earthy accents, crystal chandeliers...
article Lucky Dragon handing out over $46,000 as it closes casino
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon closed its casino and restaurants earlier this month as it faces foreclosure. But thanks to a quirk in Nevada gaming law, that could mean...

1/26/2018

article Robber nabbed trying to flee North Las Vegas casino
(Nevada) -- Police say a 39-year-old man tried to rob a North Las Vegas casino cashier, but was captured on foot nearby. North Las Vegas police Officer Aaron Patty says...
article Las Vegas Country Club changes ownership
(Las Vegas) -- The legendary hangout of some of Las Vegas’ most storied performers is under new ownership. The Las Vegas Country Club, a private, member-owned golf...

1/25/2018

article Housekeepers to ask Las Vegas hotels for panic buttons amid #MeToo movement
(Las Vegas) -- The union representing tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a "panic button...
article Police catch robber who tried to steal $7,400 from Aliante hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- North Las Vegas police say that a robbery took place at the casino cage at Aliante hotel-casino around 4 p.m. Thursday. The robber was able to get $7,400...

1/24/2018

article Maids to ask Las Vegas hotels for panic buttons
(Las Vegas) -- The union representing tens of thousands of hotel workers in Las Vegas will ask casino-resort operators to give every housekeeper a “panic button...
article Slot jackpots hit on consecutive days at Las Vegas Valley casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Two Station Casinos properties reported slot jackpots on consecutive days in January, according to a statement from Station Casinos. Green Valley Ranch...

1/22/2018

article Gaming trends for 2018 aim to expand market
(Las Vegas) -- Last week we shared with you five gaming trends we anticipate in 2018, and here are another five that we expect to affect the industry this year:
article Steps from the Strip, Westin Las Vegas upgrades by removing its casino
(Las Vegas) -- When the Westin Hotels chain took over the Las Vegas Strip-adjacent resort originally known as the Maxim in 2003, it became the first Westin nationwide to...
article Area 15 in Las Vegas to offer an artsy, futuristic spin on retail and entertainment
(Las Vegas) -- In a large, empty plot of land near Desert Inn Road on Thursday afternoon, an art car scissor-lifted a platform of riders high up into the air. Below them...

1/21/2018

article Las Vegas visitation drops 1.7 percent in 2017
(Las Vegas) -- After three years of increases, preliminary figures from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show the total number of Las Vegas visitors in...
article Savvy businesspeople missed the mark with Lucky Dragon
(Las Vegas) -- It’s hard to imagine that someone as smart as William Weidner, former president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands and one of the...

1/19/2018

article Macau growth to benefit Las Vegas casino operators, says report
(Macau) -- Macau gross gaming revenue growth should continue to sizzle over the next two years as more Chinese flock to the peninsula. That will drive significant profit...
article No Merger For Las Vegas Casino REITs, Group Says
(Las Vegas) -- Vici Properties, landlord for casinos operated by Caesars Entertainment, said Wednesday that it has rejected a takeover offer from a casino-related entity...

1/18/2018

article Wolfgang Puck’s Spago on Las Vegas Strip to serve last meal
(Las Vegas) -- After more than 25 years, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in The Forum Shops at Caesars will serve its last meal Jan. 27. Although it will live on after being...

1/17/2018

article Lucky Dragon near Las Vegas Strip faces foreclosure
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon, after closing its casino and restaurants this month, now faces foreclosure. The off-Strip, Chinese-themed hotel was hit with a default...
article Las Vegas Hotels Get a High-Tech Upgrade
(Las Vegas) -- We live in a technologically-advanced world overrun with smartphones, smart homes, and even self-driving cars. However, the hotel experience has remained...
article Aliens on the Vegas Strip? New York-New York adds virtual reality to the Big Apple coaster
(Las Vegas) -- The New York-New York Hotel & Casino will add a virtual reality experience to the Big Apple roller coaster, taking riders on an aerial adventure...
article Risk a Fortune at Las Vegas' Talon Club, Eat Like a King
(Las Vegas) -- Casino gamblers in Las Vegas log long hours throwing dice, hitting and sticking at blackjack, turning over cards at baccarat. Win or lose, though, they...

1/15/2018

article Net Income at Major Las Vegas Strip Casinos Soars 191 Percent in Latest Fiscal Year
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip casinos that grossed at least $1 million in annual gaming revenue are coming off a very prosperous 12-month run. That’s according to...
article Casino Future Not So Hard to Predict
(Las Vegas) -- In 1996 casino consultant Eugene Christiansen made a bold claim: “... look carefully at Treasure Island. You’re looking at the future—...
article Casino Future Not So Hard to Predict
(Las Vegas) -- I think we would all like to know the future—just a little bit of it, at least. Right now, probably like many of you, I think that if I could learn...

1/14/2018

article Large Vegas Strip casinos net income up twofold
(Las Vegas) -- Net income from all operations among the licensed Las Vegas Strip casinos that annually gross more than US$1 million in gaming revenue was up 191.4...
article Lucky Dragon casino closes
(Las Vegas) -- In what’s being called a “temporary closing for repositioning,” the Lucky Dragon resort has shut down its casino and all restaurants...
article Man wanted in armed robbery at Las Vegas off-Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a Saturday afternoon armed robbery at an off-Strip casino. The Metropolitan Police Department said a man armed with a...

1/13/2018

article Debating the Stratosphere’s Strip-ness is like trying to define Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas belongs to everybody. That might sound a little hokey but it’s the truth. Perception defines this place, or at least makes up the biggest...
article Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests
(Las Vegas) -- It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice...

1/12/2018

article Las Vegas Casino Regulators Delay Ruling On Disputed Poker Bad-Beat Jackpot
(Las Vegas) -- Poker players involved with a disputed bad-beat jackpot at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Casino saw Nevada gaming regulators on Thursday again delay a...

1/11/2018

article Officials: Las Vegas Visitor Volume Declines In 2017
(Las Vegas) -- Visitation to the U.S. gambling hub dropped in 2017, according to preliminary data released this week by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority....

1/10/2018

article Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests
(Las Vegas) -- It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice...
article Rain brings flooding throughout Las Vegas Valley — VIDEO
(Las Vegas) -- A storm system that dumped more than half as much rain as the Las Vegas Valley saw all of last year also brought with it the wettest January day on record.

1/9/2018

article More than ever, Casino gamblers in Las Vegas and beyond are chasing big jackpots
(Las Vegas) -- Covers readers are more into gambling than most people. Specifically, we see things in sports betting that the general public probably doesn’t see....
article Brent Musburger now one of the guys in the desert
(Las Vegas) -- During his nearly 50 years as a sportscaster, Brent Musburger often referred to “my guys in the desert” — a thinly veiled reference to...

1/8/2018

article Las Vegas boutique hotel Lucky Dragon “temporarily closes” casino operation
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino on the Northern Las Vegas Strip has suspended all gaming and restaurant operations until further notice, the Las Vegas...
article Everything you need to know about CES 2018
(Las Vegas) -- The largest consumer electronics trade show, once called the Consumer Electronics Show and now simply CES, is set to take place once again in Las Vegas,...
article Self-Driving Cars Hit Las Vegas Streets for Tech Tradeshow
(Nevada) -- The self-driving car is getting closer to deployment in the real world for everyday passengers. It is already here – more or less – for the...
article Struggling Las Vegas Casino Closes Gambling Floor For ‘Reorganization’
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas casino-hotel called Lucky Dragon announced late last week that it has “temporarily” closed its gaming floor. Effective...
article Here’s the Plan For Roy Choi’s New Korean Restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Chef Roy Choi is heading to Las Vegas in a permanent way, readying his still-unnamed restaurant for an opening in the fall of this year. Here’s what...

1/7/2018

article O.J. Simpson Threatens A Vegas Casino With A $100 Million Lawsuit For Being Wrongfully Thrown Out
(Las Vegas) -- O.J. Simpson and his legal team are preparing to level a lawsuit against The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino for being unjustifiably banished from the...

1/6/2018

article Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino closes gaming and restaurant operations
(Las Vegas) -- The year-old Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas – which had been in financial duress – shut down its gaming and restaurant...
article South Point Casino Owner Michael Gaughan Doubles Worker Bonuses, Credits Trump Tax Reform
(Las Vegas) -- Workers at the South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas are among the first employees in the gambling industry to learn that their annual bonuses are...

1/5/2018

article Lucky Dragon Abruptly Closes Casino and Restaurants
(Las Vegas) -- The struggling Lucky Dragon resort has closed its casino and restaurants. We were the first to report Lucky Dragon was recently put up for sale, and while...
article Paris Hilton Gets Special Marquee Shout-out and Engagement Gift From Palms Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Paris Hilton and the Palms Casino in Vegas have a very special relationship ... so it's fitting they're both looking forward to a big 2018. The...
article Casino City's Friday Five: Changes in Vegas edition
(Worldwide) -- It's a mixed bag of news this week, featuring the gloomy reality of Lucky Dragon's (partial) closure as well as a couple of million-dollar stories...

1/4/2018

article Westin Las Vegas Readies to Put Behind Casino Past
(Las Vegas) -- Westin Las Vegas, one of the emblematic casino resorts on the legendary Las Vegas Strip, is entering a new stage of its existence, which spans back four...

1/3/2018

article Las Vegas ‘what happens here, stays here’ ads revived
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has revived its “what happens here, stays here” advertising campaign, launching a time-travel...
article Pay dispute puts Las Vegas Strip project on pause
(Las Vegas) -- Clark County commissioners on Tuesday postponed approving the installation of more steel posts along Strip sidewalks because of a dispute over whether...

1/2/2018

article Las Vegas revives 'What happens here, stays here' campaign
(Las Vegas) -- Three months after a mass shooting that killed dozens of concert goers on the Las Vegas strip, the gambling mecca has revived a lighthearted advertising...
article Outlook for Las Vegas Tourism 2018 Remains Positive, Despite Volume Number Drop for Sixth Consecutive Month in November
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas tourism continues to struggle, as November marked the sixth consecutive month of visitor volume losses in America’s gambling capital....
article Bus heading to Las Vegas crashes in rural Utah, kills girl and injures 12 others
(Utah) -- A Greyhound bus careened from a highway and plunged into a deep wash, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring 12 other people on New Year’s Eve in rural...
article High Rolling Sports Bettor Banned from Vegas Sportsbooks
(Las Vegas) -- According to USA Today, what may have done Gorodetsky in was a story which the newspaper published about him on December 26th. For the piece, Josh Peter...

1/1/2018

article Cleaning up after America’s Party on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Three hours after the ball dropped in New York City, thousands of revelers in Las Vegas celebrated the new year on the Strip and dropped something else:...
article Las Vegas fireworks go off as midnight arrives — PHOTOS, VIDEO
(Las Vegas) -- Fireworks lit the New Year’s sky early Monday morning as Las Vegas welcomed 2018. The show, which lasted about 8 minutes, went off on a clear night with...

12/31/2017

article Las Vegas to see 330,000 revelers for New Year’s Eve
(Las Vegas) -- It’s nearly go-time for Las Vegas’ biggest party, welcoming 330,000 out-of-town revelers to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Officials...

12/30/2017

article Las Vegas tourism stumbles in November, extending string of declines
(Las Vegas) -- Fewer tourists flocked to Las Vegas in November, extending the streak of consecutive monthly declines to six — the longest in eight years. November...
article 2 Las Vegas hotel security guards shot to death
(Las Vegas) -- The string of holiday season killings in the Las Vegas Valley continued Saturday morning when two security guards were gunned down inside a hotel room....
article Police ID gunman in shooting at hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police have identified the gunman who they say fatally shot two security guards investigating a disturbance in a guest room at a hotel-casino....
article Two Las Vegas casino security officers shot, killed during room check
(Las Vegas) -- Two security guards responding to a routine disturbance call on the fourth floor of Arizona Charlie’s Decatur were shot and killed this morning,...
article Two security guards shot dead at off-Strip hotel casino in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Two security guards were shot and killed at a Las Vegas hotel-casino early Saturday morning. The incident happened in one of the hotel rooms at Arizona...

12/29/2017

article 10 things to know before celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas will welcome an estimated 330,000 visitors from across the globe for its New Year’s Eve celebration. For those on the Strip, that means...
article Tuscany completes property-wide renovation in Las Vegas, officials say
(Las Vegas) -- The Tuscany has completed a propertywide renovation of its 716 suites that began in 2015, officials said Thursday in a statement.

12/28/2017

article Gaming in Strip casinos not performing as well as last year
(Las Vegas) -- The latest gaming revenue numbers from the Nevada Gaming Control Board point toward a new trend in the Las Vegas valley. For the second month in a row,...
article Las Vegas Strip casinos see revenue drop 2 months straight
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip have seen their revenue drop for two consecutive months. Data released by state regulators on Thursday show the casinos on...
article Las Vegas tourism slips in November, extending streak of declines
(Las Vegas) -- Fewer tourists visited Las Vegas in November, extending the streak of consecutive monthly declines to six, the longest in years. November visitations...
article Strip revenue down, but downtown Las Vegas up again
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip gross gaming revenue declined in November as gamblers played lucky in baccarat and blackjack, leading a statewide drop for the month....
article Vegas sportsbooks lose record $11.4M on baseball in November
(Las Vegas) -- The Houston Astros took an $11 million bite out of Las Vegas sportsbooks by winning the World Series. Nevada sportsbooks lost $11.4 million on baseball in...
article Strip Table Players Do Well, Gaming Revenue Down
(Nevada) -- Gaming revenue for the month of November is down by 2.3 percent compared to last year. Numbers released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported most of...

12/26/2017

article Security beefed up on Strip for New Year’s Eve
(Las Vegas) -- On Dec. 7, the Nevada Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved a $346,100 expenditure — an increase from the $122,250 initially...
article Audio: Las Vegas' New Frontier
(Las Vegas) -- Last time we were talking about the opening of the Hotel Last Frontier in 1942 and what happened later. It became the New Frontier in 1955 and the...
article Las Vegas Fontainbleau site's buyer says tax cut will speed up development
(Las Vegas) -- The new owner of Las Vegas' stalled Fontainebleau resort site at the north side of the Strip has started pursuing financing for completing the massive...
article Casino Giant Picks Name For Vegas Basketball Team
(Las Vegas) -- Casino and entertainment conglomerate MGM Resorts International has selected a new name for the WNBA franchise formerly known as the San Antonio Stars.
article Las Vegas Switches Gears for 2017 Marketing Strategies: Courting Millenials, Skirting Tragedy
(Las Vegas) -- It was a changing year in 2017, as Dr. Phil would say, for Las Vegas and the city’s tried-and-true iconic marketing strategies. Hoping to lure more...
article LVCVA spends millions to wine and dine but some question spending
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority spends millions of taxpayer dollars on high-end entertainment, including top-shelf liquor and $300 steaks...
article Vegas Projects That Never Made It
(Las Vegas) -- The city of Las Vegas is a top gambling destination that has become just as famous for its iconic structures as it has for its entertainment. However, for...
article Las Vegas Monorail ticket sales expected to fall millions of dollars short
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Monorail ticket sales are expected to fall millions of dollars short of predictions for 2017 and 2018, according to budget documents the...

12/24/2017

article Name for shuttered Vegas casino comes out of the Blue
(Las Vegas) -- The massive never-opened resort on the north end of the Las Vegas strip has a new name. Under new ownership since the summer, the former Fontainebleau is...

12/23/2017

article Despite Wynn’s move, gaming grows slowly on north Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Whether Wynn Resorts’ purchase of the site where the New Frontier was located will be the spark that ignites development on the northern stretch of...
article Gaming industry mergers could hit a record next year
(Las Vegas) -- The U.S. gaming market experienced several blockbuster deals in 2017. The SLS Las Vegas, Alon project and Pinnacle Entertainment were all scooped up by...

12/22/2017

article MGM CEO bets big on sports, public spaces and community spirit in Las Vegas in the aftermath of a massacre
(Las Vegas) -- In a town made famous by its glittering lights and clanging coins, the raucous cheer of rabid fans is becoming more familiar and important. In their...
article A Stalled Las Vegas Resort Is Now a Go Thanks to the Tax Overhaul
(Las Vegas) -- For New York developer Steven Witkoff, the tax overhaul signed today by President Donald Trump will have an immediate effect: he’s plowing ahead...
article Palms Casino Resort debuts new buffet
(Las Vegas) -- It's the most wonderful time of the year. And if you're staying at the Palms Casino Resort, it just got a little bit better. Or at least fuller.

12/21/2017

article Despite Wynn’s move, gaming grows slowly on north Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Whether Wynn Resorts’ purchase of the site where the New Frontier was located will be the spark that ignites development on the northern stretch of the...

12/20/2017

article 10 biggest real estate deals of the year in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- With 2017 winding down, here’s my top 10 real estate deals of the year in Las Vegas. Criteria included price, size, location, the buyers and the property’...

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