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Las Vegas Strip: Congruency and the Value Problem

The probability that the ongoing process of literally imploding the low-end hotel casino supply on the Las Vegas Strip and replacing it with almost exclusively four- and five-star hotel casino supply has created an upward imbalance in the hotel supply, and this may be contributing to an increasing value problem on the Strip.

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12/8/2018

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

12/7/2018

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

12/6/2018

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

12/5/2018

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

12/4/2018

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

12/3/2018

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

11/29/2018

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

11/28/2018

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

11/25/2018

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

11/20/2018

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

11/19/2018

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

11/17/2018

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

11/16/2018

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

11/15/2018

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

11/14/2018

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

11/13/2018

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

11/12/2018

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

11/11/2018

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

11/9/2018

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

11/8/2018

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

11/7/2018

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

11/5/2018

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

11/4/2018

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

11/1/2018

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

10/31/2018

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

10/30/2018

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

10/29/2018

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

10/28/2018

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

10/26/2018

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

10/25/2018

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

10/23/2018

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

10/21/2018

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

10/19/2018

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

10/18/2018

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

10/17/2018

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

10/16/2018

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

10/15/2018

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

10/14/2018

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

10/13/2018

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

10/12/2018

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

10/10/2018

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

10/9/2018

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

10/8/2018

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

10/7/2018

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

10/5/2018

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

10/4/2018

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

10/3/2018

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

10/2/2018

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

10/1/2018

article SCHWARTZ: Rediscovering The Equation That Made Las Vegas Famous
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is more than a city, more than a metaphor. It is a gambling and tourism juggernaut that seemingly lives by its own rules. But time and again,...
article Las Vegas Strip Gambling Winnings Fall 12 Percent
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip casinos saw their gaming win fall 12.4 percent in August, according to figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

9/29/2018

article With NFL neighbor on the way, Mandalay Bay spruces up sports book
(Las Vegas) -- When you are about to become neighbors with an NFL team, there is reason for excitement. For the sports book officials at Mandalay Bay, that also brings...

9/28/2018

article The Latest Slump in Las Vegas Visits
(Las Vegas) -- Earlier in 2018, Las Vegas casinos seemed to be doing very well. However, the latest earnings reports have shown that this is no longer the case. Both MGM...
article Las Vegas Drai’s Nightclub Shooter Benjamin Frazier Sentenced for Row Over $30 Club Entry That Left One Man Dead, Two Injured
(Las Vegas) -- Benjamin Frazier — whose impetuous actions with a gun at Drai’s nightclub in Las Vegas in 2013 left one man dead and two security guards...
article The D Las Vegas Voted “Best Las Vegas Casino” in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas hotspot, the D Las Vegas, has been announced as the winner of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Las...

9/25/2018

article Chef Scott Conant to Host Dinner in Sin City With Marc Vetri at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
(Las Vegas) -- Celebrity chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV personality Scott Conant is always on the move. From opening his new Masso Osteria restaurant at Red...
article Inside The Las Vegas Strip's Overnight Ultra-Luxe Changeover
(Las Vegas) -- You’ve probably seen high-profile properties in Las Vegas get new names and brandings. The Aladdin became Planet Hollywood, the Barbary Coast became...
article NoMad Las Vegas now taking room reservations for Oct. 12 soft opening
(Las Vegas) -- Room reservations for NoMad Las Vegas are now available for booking. The luxury hotel, located on the top floors of the newly renamed and remodeled Park...

9/24/2018

article Las Vegas’ struggling Lucky Dragon expected to close Oct. 2 [sub req]
(Las Vegas) -- Less than two years after it opened, the Lucky Dragon’s hotel is set to close and the property again faces foreclosure.
article Fremont9 luxury apartments make a splash in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Downtown Project’s quest to revitalize downtown Las Vegas has always been hampered by a lack of available housing. Fremont9, a five-story mid-...

9/23/2018

article Las Vegas Casinos Introduce Virtual Dealer Machines
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos found a way to receive more with less employees thanks to new virtual dealer machines. Like any hospitality business, much reflects on...
article Lady Gaga is ‘very excited’ for her Las Vegas residency
(Las Vegas) -- Lady Gaga has a few words for those who are aspiring to reach that next level in life: “There can be 100 people in the room and 99 who don’t believe in...

9/21/2018

article Las Vegas police upping patrols for Life is Beautiful 2018
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of people will be in downtown Las Vegas for the Life is Beautiful festival this weekend and many people have safety concerns.
article Golden Ent. acquires all T-Bird Lounge locations in Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- Golden Entertainment Group remains in expansion mode with word that its PT’s Pub division in Southern Nevada has acquired all three venerable T-Bird...
article Sony Developing Real-Life Crime Thriller 'Storming Las Vegas'
(Hollywood) -- Sony is in development on real-life casino robbery movie Storming Las Vegas. Dennis Lehane has been hired to adapt the 2008 book from John Huddy that...

9/19/2018

article Lehman Brothers poured at least $1.1B into Las Vegas before crash
(Las Vegas) -- When the real estate market was booming last decade, Lehman Brothers couldn’t dump enough money into Las Vegas. The New York financial giant issued...

9/18/2018

article Las Vegas' Palazzo updates its casino and rooms and adds a 'kinetically charged' bar
(Las Vegas) -- At 10 years and counting, the Palazzo has unveiled a renovation that updates its casino floor and suites. The remodeling project has been underway for the...
article SCHWARTZ: Look Beyond Las Vegas To See Casino Gaming's Large Local Impact
(Las Vegas) -- Even though Nevada lost its monopoly on casino gaming in 1976, many Americans still think of the national casino gaming industry as being mostly in—...
article Experience the Suite Life at ARIA Resort & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- ARIA Sky Suites at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is one of only 46 resorts in the world to achieve both AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star...
article Look Beyond Las Vegas To See Casino Gaming's Large Local Impact
(Las Vegas) -- Even though Nevada lost its monopoly on casino gaming in 1976, many Americans still think of the national casino gaming industry as being mostly in—...
article Billy Idol Announces Las Vegas Residency at Palms Casino Resort: Exclusive
(Las Vegas) -- Billy Idol is launching a residency at the Las Vegas Palms Casino Resort in 2019, Live Nation announced Tuesday (Sept. 18). The 10-show run is the second...

9/17/2018

article Donald Bowman appointed GM of the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The newly debuted Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel & Residences appointed Donald Bowman as GM. Bowman brings strategic aptitude and commitment to the...

9/16/2018

article Mobsters, golf carts and glitter: A brief history of Las Vegas concert residencies
(Las Vegas) -- Who says Las Vegas is where entertainers go to retire? Sarah Feldberg, the former editor of Las Vegas Weekly, walks us through a brief history of the Las...
article LETTER: Trial run at free parking was a surprise no one knew
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora did a corporate spin on his flawed test of parking fees (“Caesars: No damage from parking policy,...

9/15/2018

article Sports books coming to downtown Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Making sure that Las Vegas isn’t left behind in the national sports-betting frenzy, D owner Derek Stevens has revealed plans for a three-casino,...

9/14/2018

article Binion family made their mark over 70-year history in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Ted Binion and his infamous death dominated headlines 20 years ago, but the Binion family has been a Southern Nevada institution for more than 70 —...
article Las Vegas Strip companies work toward gender pay equity
(Las Vegas) -- A recent analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Nevada wage gap continues to hold strong, but some companies along the Strip are working to ensure...
article Economists weigh in on next recession’s impact on Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It’s been 10 years since the collapse of the Lehman Brothers financial services firm. The company’s bankruptcy filing on Sept. 15, 2008...
article Las Vegas businesses should prepare for next recession, expert says
(Las Vegas) -- The local economy is looking strong in Southern Nevada, but that doesn’t mean businesses shouldn’t prepare for the worst. Stephen Miller,...
article Ten things I never knew about Las Vegas until I ran a high-roller suite
(Las Vegas) -- In Las Vegas, the ultimate sand trap-turned-capital of capitalism, there's no better byword for sophistication than the Cosmopolitan. Its 20-plus...
article Binion family made their mark over 70-year history in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Ted Binion and his infamous death dominated headlines 20 years ago, but the Binion family has been a Southern Nevada institution for more than 70 —...
article RJ reporter, author calls Binion case biggest in Las Vegas history
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German wrote definitive works on the death of Ted Binion. After the body of the legendary casino...
article New Las Vegas museum has a 24-foot bong
(Las Vegas) -- In this city where just about everything is over the top, a 24-foot bong might establish a new, well, high.

9/13/2018

article Westin hotel near Las Vegas Strip sells for $195.5M
(Las Vegas) -- An off-Strip hotel that was acquired through foreclosure a few years ago has sold for a big sum. The Westin, 160 E. Flamingo Road, was purchased by hotel...

9/11/2018

article $375K is recommended salary for new LVCVA CEO Steve Hill
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s seven-member compensation committee has recommended an annual salary of $375,000 plus benefits for...

9/10/2018

article SCWARTZ: How Las Vegas Casinos Are Getting More With Fewer Employees
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos, like any hospitality business, owe everything to their employees. After all, they are the ones that provide the hospitality that guests...
article Foreign investors may lose out on Las Vegas investment
(Las Vegas) -- In Nevada, some 178 foreign investors who each stumped up approximately $550,000 to help bring The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino to the north end of the...
article Drive-By Shootings in Vegas: What Are The Odds?
(Las Vegas) -- As the name implies, a drive-by shooting is when the perpetrators literally keep driving, shooting out of the window of a car at the targets. This is most...
article Foreign investors may lose out on Las Vegas investment
(Las Vegas) -- In Nevada, some 178 foreign investors who each stumped up approximately $550,000 to help bring The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino to the north end of the...

9/9/2018

article Linq incorporating tech to enhance sportsbook experience
(Las Vegas) -- Looking to put a new twist on the traditional sportsbook, The Linq has placed technology front and center, giving fans the ability to conveniently place...
article Ten things I never knew about Las Vegas until I ran a high-roller suite
(Las Vegas) -- In Las Vegas, the ultimate sand trap-turned-capital of capitalism, there's no better byword for sophistication than the Cosmopolitan. Its 20-plus...

9/7/2018

article Las Vegas Strip Casino Workers Receiving 'Historic Low' Share Of Industry Revenue: UNLV
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip casinos generated a record $17.76 billion in total revenue last year, but the nearly 100,000 workers on the state’s main casino...
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 LVCVA gift card scandal attracts Nevada ethics scrutiny
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Commission on Ethics is investigating whether public funds were misused in the purchase of Southwest Airlines gift cards by the Las Vegas...
article LA chef offers early peek at Las Vegas Strip restaurant
(Las Vegas) -- Los Angeles chef Roy Choi, who gained fame as the creator of the Korean taco truck, has revealed a first look at his Best Friend restaurant that’s...
article 5 Suites You Can Only Experience at Bellagio Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The 4,075-square-foot Chairman's Suite at MGM Resorts International's renowned Bellagio Resort & Casino is truly one-of-a-kind. The luxury...
article Tickets now on sale for 'Fly LINQ' zipline on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A new zipline that will soar over the Las Vegas Strip isn't due to open until November, but you can buy your tickets now. A spokesperson for The LINQ...

9/6/2018

article The Palazzo has unveiled a dramatic evolution
(Las Vegas) -- The Palazzo, the refined luxury hotel that is part of The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, has unveiled the dramatic results of a design evolution, a...
article Roy Choi’s New Restaurant in Vegas Will Feature His Greatest Hits, ‘Remixed’
(Las Vegas) -- When Best Friend opens in Las Vegas in late December, it will represent one of the city’s time-honored traditions: a sure thing. The restaurant,...
article Waldorf Astoria Hotels Welcomes Properties in Las Vegas and Bangkok
(Las Vegas) -- The storied Waldorf Astoria brand now has more than 30 hotels in its portfolio, thanks to newcomers in Las Vegas and Bangkok. The hotels both officially...
press release Derek Stevens to Transform Downtown Las Vegas with Three New Sports Betting Experiences
(Las Vegas) -- CEO and developer Derek Stevens will introduce three unique sports-entertainment offerings throughout his popular Downtown Las Vegas properties. The new...

9/4/2018

article D. J.s, Swim Briefs, $25 Coladas: In Vegas, the Party’s at the Pool
(Las Vegas) -- “Back of my hand. Back of my hand …” The young T.S.A. agent’s tone is matter-of-fact yet soothing, particularly as she struggles...
article Ten Things I Never Knew About Las Vegas Until I Ran a High-Roller Suite
(Las Vegas) -- In Las Vegas, the ultimate sand trap-turned-capital of capitalism, there’s no better byword for sophistication than the Cosmopolitan. Its 20-plus...
article Visas for Dollars: Backers of Failed Vegas Casino May Lose Both
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon casino in Las Vegas was pitched to foreign investors as a way to make money and score permanent residence in the U.S., but the now...
article Las Vegas Westgate SuperContest On Record Pace As Winner Will Again Be Millionaire
(Las Vegas) -- The Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest is on pace to have another record-breaking year – and a second $1 million winner. The 29-year-old contest continues...
article Cosmopolitan's new Las Vegas food hall shuns mainstream eateries in favor of regional gems
(Las Vegas) -- The tastes of Nashville, New Orleans, New York and Portland, Ore., have arrived in Las Vegas in an eclectic food hall at the Cosmopolitan that shuns big...

9/3/2018

article Bruno Mars performs at Fertittas’ ‘royal wedding’ in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Bruno Mars sang of 24-karat magic in the air. It was in the air, and everywhere, Saturday night for the wedding of Kelley Fertitta and Tyler Nemiro at Red...
article Las Vegas Billionaire Frank Fertitta Drops $25M on Daughter’s Wedding, Bruno Mars Headlines Reception
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos CEO Frank Fertitta spared no expense in throwing the most extravagant of weddings for his daughter Kelley. The $25 million shindig went...

9/2/2018

article In Las Vegas, restaurant server is serious, well-paying career
(Las Vegas) -- Chances are, you or someone you know has uttered those words at some point. Long before Uber became America’s side hustle of choice, restaurant...

9/1/2018

article Smoke causes heavy emergency response at Las Vegas Strip casino
(Las Vegas) -- Smoke coming from a mechanical room at a Strip resort prompted a heavy emergency response Saturday morning. The Clark County Fire Department responded to...
article Buyers of Mandarin Oriental on Strip finally revealed
(Las Vegas) -- When MGM Resorts International announced this spring that it was selling the Mandarin Oriental, it left out an important part: the buyers. The $214...
article Las Vegas Casino Blames YG for Alleged Beatdown and Robbery
(Las Vegas) -- YG is being hung out to dry by a Las Vegas casino in a lawsuit over an alleged assault and robbery with the hotel pinning all the blame square on the...
article Las Vegas Strip Gaming Revenue Falls Six Percent in July, Casino Stocks React Negatively
(Wall Street) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw gross gambling revenue (GGR) drop 5.8 percent in July to $533.1 million. July marks the first month in the third...

8/31/2018

article Las Vegas Strip Gaming Revenue Falls Six Percent in July, Casino Stocks React Negatively
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw gross gambling revenue (GGR) drop 5.8 percent in July to $533.1 million. July marks the first month in the third...
article 315K tourists expected in Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend
(Las Vegas) -- About 315,000 people are expected to visit Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend, in line with the number of visitors predicted for the holiday since at...
article Hilton's Waldorf Astoria To Debut In Las Vegas This Week
(Las Vegas) -- Hilton is set to begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip as a Waldorf Astoria. The transition that will start Friday at the...
article Two new Waldorf Astoria hotels slated for Bankok and Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts added two new properties to its global portfolio. The brand is comprised of more than 30 hotels. “With over 30...
article Waldorf Astoria Begins Its Takeover Of Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It’s official: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel & Residences has taken over the Mandarin Oriental. Opened in December 2009, the property was...
article What changes will you find with the switchover from Mandarin Oriental Vegas to the Waldorf Astoria?
(Las Vegas) -- The Waldorf Astoria, the newest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, officially launched Friday, but expect only subtle changes — at least for now —...
article Gamblers Crush Las Vegas Strip Casinos At The Tables In July
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming floors in Las Vegas Strip casinos had another rough July. Statewide gaming win in Nevada was virtually flat in July, but the luck wasn’t...

8/30/2018

article Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria to debut on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Hilton will begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip as a Waldorf Astoria Friday, a transition for the 389-room, casino-less...
article Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria to debut on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Hilton will begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip as a Waldorf Astoria Friday, a transition for the 389-room, casino-less...

8/29/2018

article Question all about casino giants getting even with NV Energy
(Las Vegas) -- The Review-Journal reported Saturday that the Nevada Resort Association has announced its support of Question 3 to allow residential electric customers...
article Treasure Island Closes Poker Room, Squeezed Out by Stiff Las Vegas Strip Competition
(Las Vegas) -- Another one bites the dust. The seven-table poker room at Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip closed its doors for good on Monday. Management...
article BLOG: What Vegas Thinks: Why our expert is betting the over on South Carolina wins in 2018
(Las Vegas) -- ESPN gambling writer David Purdum will join The State again this season to give his take, and Las Vegas’ take, on South Carolina’s football...
article Las Vegas' Treasure Island Closes Poker Room
(Las Vegas) -- The small, seven-table poker room at the Treasure Island casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is no more, and there aren’t any plans to reopen it....
article Las Vegas home prices are fastest growing in US
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas home prices are growing fastest among major markets, topping long-reigning leader Seattle — but there are signs locally and nationally of...

8/25/2018

article Palace Station expands race and sports book
(Las Vegas) -- Palace Station has completed the renovation of its race and sports book just in time for the kickoff of football season. The overhauled race and sports...
article Circus Circus on Las Vegas Strip still makes money after 50 years
(Las Vegas) -- It only takes a short walk through Circus Circus to realize it attracts a demographic like no other casino on the Strip: families with children. A visitor...
article Resorts World on target for opening by end of 2020
(Las Vegas) -- Malaysia-based Genting Group is sticking to its target of opening the $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas by the end of 2020 as some analysts begin to...

8/24/2018

article Las Vegas: Sneak peek at Palms Casino Resort's $620 million makeover
(Las Vegas) -- Palms Casino Resort, a one-time Las Vegas hot spot that hosted a season of MTV's "Real World" and Katy Perry's "Waking up in Vegas...

8/23/2018

article The Most Instagrammable Spots at the Newly Renovated Palms Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- If you haven't heard, The Palms has undergone a serious makeover. Gone are the days of Ghostbar and The Real World shenanigans. Now, The Palms touts...
article Culinary Union to host citizenship fair in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The union representing thousands of casino workers in Southern Nevada is hosting an event to provide people information on how to apply for U.S....

8/22/2018

article Armed man robs Circus Circus casino cage on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Police are searching for a man who robbed the Circus Circus casino cage at gunpoint Wednesday morning. About 2:30 a.m. a man walked up to a cashier at the...

8/21/2018

article Las Vegas Metro Police Bust Rio Casino Hotel ‘Gang Party,’ But One Reveler Says It Was Only a Birthday Bash
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Metro crashed a party of alleged gang members uninvited, when they entered a suite at the Rio Hotel & Casino off the Strip shortly after 2am...

8/20/2018

article Station Casinos exec who called out Floyd Mayweather leaves company
(Las Vegas) -- Bryan Lindsey’s stint as Palace Station’s general manager was a quick one. The longtime Station Casinos exec reportedly left his post, and the...
article At least 12 gang members arrested at resort near the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police say authorities have arrested several known gang members at a resort casino near the Strip. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that...
article Zip line helping pay for new light show in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Every day, the shadows of riders on the SlotZilla zip line whiz past the windows of Patrick Hughes’ office at the Fremont Street Experience in...
article Deal Me Out: Vegas Suffers From Its Own Greed
(Las Vegas) -- The greed of Sin City may have finally caught up to it. Recent financial reports out of Las Vegas from the two heavyweights — Caesars Entertainment...

8/19/2018

article Some Las Vegas resorts are adding a new 20% fee to spa and salon services. Ouch.
(Las Vegas) -- Prepare to pay more for a massage or blowout at Aria or Bellagio this month. Some MGM Resorts are adding a 20% mandatory fee to services at their in-house...
article OP/ED: Vegas Suffers From Its Own Greed
(Las Vegas) -- The greed of Sin City may have finally caught up to it. Recent financial reports out of Las Vegas from the two heavyweights — Caesars Entertainment...

8/16/2018

article Penn & Teller Return to Las Vegas Residency at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Penn & Teller will return to their hit show at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Aug. 18 following a brief hiatus to allow Teller to...

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.

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