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Steve Wynn Is Out But Vegas Is Still a Tough Town for Women

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,” women were the prey, dressed in bikinis and lingerie to be ogled by the customers and used as bait for gamblers.

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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...

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’...
article Palms debuts revamped buffet on Friday
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms will re-open its buffet on Friday. The renovation, which began in July, is part of the massive restaurant relaunch the property is undergoing as...

12/19/2017

article Downtown’s D-finitive personality: Derek Stevens moving full speed ahead
(Las Vegas) -- Walk into the D on any given night, and odds are good that you’ll find Derek Stevens there. He’ll be the big guy at the Long Bar, possibly...
press release Hooters Las Vegas offers $1 million prize
(Las Vegas) -- Find your inner Dare Devil for the chance to win $1 million. Taking place from Friday, 29 December 2017 through Sunday, 1 April 2018, Hooters Casino Hotel...

12/18/2017

article Las Vegas’ Lucky Dragon Casino Low on Luck, as Asian-Themed Resort Reportedly Struggling
(Las Vegas) -- The Lucky Dragon on West Sahara Avenue, located just steps from Las Vegas Boulevard, opened with much fanfare a year ago this month.
article Las Vegas’s Monte Carlo transforms into Park MGM casino-hotel but slots won’t return
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has been the cultural hub of casinos ever since the state became one of the first to legalize the practice. Since then, hundreds of...
article Is the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas Strip? Owner, County Disagree
(Las Vegas) -- Take a walk up the Las Vegas Strip, and you’ll pass by thousands of tourists and gamblers visiting dozens of casinos and resorts on both sides of...
article Will one 83-year-old man defeat Station Casinos and win his $60,000 after all?
(Nevada) -- As the parent company of Red Rock Resorts, Station Casinos ran the Jumbo Hold ‘Em Poker Progressive Jackpot promotion earlier this year, and its prize...
article Nova Lifestyle to provide furniture for several Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas visitors staying on the Las Vegas Strip can soon expect to soon see significant Hollywood glitz and glamor in their rooms with announcement...
article Construction is underway at long-vacant property next to The Palms
(Las Vegas) -- Construction is now underway in metro Las Vegas at the long-vacant property next to The Palms casino/resort and across Flamingo Road from the Gold Coast....

12/17/2017

article Las Vegas Monorail Co. wants to take $100M gamble to expand
(Las Vegas) -- Less than a decade after low ticket sales forced the Las Vegas Monorail Co. into bankruptcy, the private nonprofit wants to make its next big gamble on...
article In four years, ‘Mondays Dark’ has lit up Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- I well remember meeting Mark Shunock in December 2012, after the first preview performance of “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian. The man who...
article Jazz singer Keely Smith, a 1950s Las Vegas star, dies
(California) -- Keely Smith, the pop and jazz singer who was part of a prominent 1950s Las Vegas act with musical partner and first husband Louis Prima, has died of...

12/16/2017

article Lucky Dragon appears to be struggling in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Thousands of firecrackers exploded in rapid succession outside the newly built Lucky Dragon in December 2016 as Asian performers dressed in purple, red,...
article Stratosphere owner says casino is on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- When Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment closed on its $850 million deal to acquire American Casino and Entertainment Properties, whose four casinos...
article Room rates, table game prices on the Strip fluctuate widely during holidays
(Las Vegas) -- Prices for hotel rooms and at casino tables in Las Vegas traditionally surge and recede during the holidays, but at least one pricing expert says...
article Demolition of downtown Las Vegas Club continues — PHOTOS
(Las Vegas) -- The demolition of the Las Vegas Club continues in downtown Las Vegas on Friday. The property was purchased by Derek and Greg Stevens in 2015. An entire...

12/14/2017

article Unfinished Fontainebleau on Las Vegas Strip now known as Project Blue
(Las Vegas) -- It has been more than three months since the Fontainebleau sold for $600 million, and there’s still no word from the buyers on what they’ll do with it....
article Wynn Resorts buying former site of New Frontier on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- In a major step forward for the struggling north Strip, Wynn Resorts has announced it reached an agreement to buy the empty lot on Las Vegas Boulevard...

12/13/2017

article Wynn Resorts buying former site of New Frontier on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- In a major step forward for the struggling north Strip, Wynn Resorts has announced it reached an agreement to buy the empty lot on Las Vegas Boulevard...

12/11/2017

article The Las Vegas Resort Using Microwaves to Keep Guns Out of its Casino
(Las Vegas) -- ACTIVATE SATELLITE VIEW in Google Maps and head to the Las Vegas strip, and you'll see it: a strange smattering of Y-shaped buildings. Mandalay Bay....
article As the Trump administration reverses tip policy, the pendulum swings back toward the employer
(Las Vegas) -- On Monday, the Labor Department moved to rescind an Obama-era regulation that prohibited employers from pooling tips to include non-tipped employees. By...
article For Musicians, The Good Life Lies In A Sin City Residency — Viva Las Vegas!
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas idea: If you build it, they will come. First, of course, it was gambling palaces, before the rest of America caught onto the profit margin,...
article The Greatest Casino Heists in the History of Las Vegas and Some Other Cities
(Las Vegas) -- The history of the whole gambling industry witnessed many robberies. Some of them were “gravitas”, some – embarrassing, and some even...

12/9/2017

article Las Vegas, USA: It's more than just casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Not interested in gambling? Not much interested in bright lights, nightclubs and all-night parties? You might think Las Vegas is not for you. You might be...
article Stratosphere casino gets new vice president and general manager
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment on Thursday announced gaming industry veteran Christopher Fiumara will be vice president and general manager of the Stratosphere....

12/8/2017

press release Palms Casino opens up A.Y.C.E. Buffet
(Las Vegas) -- The Palms Casino Resort, the iconic property now part of the Station Casinos family, today announced that A.Y.C.E., the reimagined buffet concept with a...

12/7/2017

article 'A Very Terry Christmas' returns to The Mirage
(Nevada) -- Terry Fator presents "A Very Terry Christmas" at The Mirage Las Vegas. The show is a holiday-themed performance by Terry Fator and his amazing cast.

12/5/2017

article Cheating queen eluded law, escaped the Black Book, wound up working for casino
(Las Vegas) -- Take one look at Nevada’s Black Book, and you’d understandably conclude that casino cheating is almost exclusively a man’s game.
article Major changes seen fueling more tourism in Southern Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is in the midst of another upheaval with billions of dollars in investment in new facilities that will bring more conventions, the Super Bowl,...
article Working in family business is ‘a dream come true’
(Las Vegas) -- Christina Ellis started working at Ellis Island when she was 12. Now director of marketing at the family business, she oversees social media, graphics,...

12/4/2017

article Casino revenue down on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- According to information released on Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, casinos on the Strip collected US$528 million from gamblers in Ocober,...

12/3/2017

article Last rounds on the Strip: Golf course made big impressions, but succumbs to economics
(Las Vegas) -- Scott Piercy began his run to the PGA Tour a decade ago with a memorable performance at the Wynn Golf Club. Starting the final round of the winner-take-...
article 5 sure-bet restaurants you must try in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- I go to Las Vegas to gamble. And eat. The goal is to come home with my wallet full and my tummy happy. While gambling can be a crap shoot, here are five...

12/2/2017

article Las Vegas Strip casino revenue down for month after shooting
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw a 6 percent drop in revenue in October compared with the same month last year, but state's gambling regulatory...
article Staffing in casino surveillance rooms varies in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas might be the most surveilled city on Earth — but chances are no one is actually watching you on the other end of the video camera. Though...

11/29/2017

article Gambler's $1.25 bet wins $939K jackpot at Harrah's hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- Talk about having good luck – one slot player turned $1.25 into $939,000. A player at Harrah’s hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip hit max bet...
article Gunman on the run after robbing Bellagio casino
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said they are searching for a suspect who robbed the poker room cash cage at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino Tuesday afternoon.
article Foreign national booked in Las Vegas on charges of cheating at craps
(Las Vegas) -- A foreign national was arrested Monday night by the Gaming Control Board on charges of cheating while playing craps, the highest profile case of its kind...

11/28/2017

article Bellagio Las Vegas casino robbed at gunpoint as gamblers watch
(Las Vegas) -- Law enforcement officials in Las Vegas are investigating a reported robbery at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip — which caught...

11/25/2017

article US casino revenues for just one month are staggering. And they’re going UP
(Nevada) -- The US casino and betting market appears to be thriving on the evidence of the latest revenue figures, which showed an increase of nearly three percent in...

11/23/2017

article This is my Las Vegas. What is yours?
(Las Vegas) -- The year is coming to a close and it's always a good time to look back and think forward. Looking back, my version of Las Vegas takes place in a weird...

11/22/2017

article Luck and romance: Las Vegas is known for its casinos, but in its reinvigorated downtown district, the city is being reimagined.
(Las Vegas) -- Joan Didion, in her 1968 essay “Marrying Absurd”, wrote of Las Vegas weddings: "What strikes one most about the Strip chapels, with their...
article Renowned Chandelier bar refreshed to fit in with other changes at Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- The Chandelier bar, the crystal-festooned centerpiece of the Cosmopolitan, has received a few upgrades recently, a facelift that management says blends it...

11/20/2017

article Commissioner wants to free Las Vegas Strip from private cars
(Las Vegas) -- Driving along the Strip to admire the twinkling lights is a moment cherished by tourists, and typically avoided by savvy local residents. But the slow-...

11/19/2017

article Record number of security forces slated for New Year’s Eve on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- A record number of security troops will greet the tens of thousands of New Year’s Eve partiers on the Strip. In addition, buses will be used as...
article Las Vegas Palms revamping property to attract more crowds
(Las Vegas) -- A big $485-million renovation is set for the Las Vegas Palms. Aimed at restoring the resort to its previous reputation as one of Vegas’ hippest...
article Look outside the casinos in Las Vegas for great food and drink options
(Las Vegas) -- Football season in Las Vegas is great for a lot of reasons. We all know that football is the sport that generates the most money for sportsbooks. There...

11/17/2017

article Allegiant begins 3 new nonstop flights from Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Allegiant Air launches nonstop flights this week from Las Vegas to airports in three different cities, airline officials said Thursday. The Las Vegas-...
article Don’t look now, but the Palms appears poised to recapture its early charm
(Las Vegas) -- How many casinos have actually been cool? Was the Flamingo cool when it opened in 1946, and did it cease to be cool or get more cool when Bugsy Siegel was...

11/13/2017

article Las Vegas casino changes ‘do not disturb’ policy following concert shooting
(Las Vegas) -- A casino on the Las Vegas strip has changed its security strategy following last month’s shooting. Boyd Gaming, the parent company of The Orleans...
article Crews installing steel posts along Las Vegas Strip sidewalks
(Las Vegas) -- As construction crews began installing steel posts on the Strip early Monday to protect pedestrians, locals and tourists walking along Las Vegas Boulevard...

11/11/2017

article Future of Palms still rests on both locals, tourists
(Las Vegas) -- You may have missed it, but Station Casinos is building a new resort. Well, sort of. The company that brought us Palace Station, Sunset Station, Texas...

11/10/2017

article Las Vegas gamblers, expect to lose. That’s what casinos are telling them as part of a new safe-betting campaign
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos have a message for gamblers willing to blow away their entire paycheck or next month's mortgage payment: Don't do it. "That...
article Workers at Green Valley Ranch Casino Resort Unionize
(Nevada) -- Workers at Green Valley Ranch, a luxury casino resort owned and operated by Station Casinos, voted to unionize on November 8 and 9. Green Valley Ranch is the...

11/9/2017

article Red Rock Resorts revenue jumps following Palms purchase
(Las Vegas) -- US regional casino operator Red Rock Resorts’ Q3 results got a significant boost from its 2016 acquisition of the Palms casino in Las Vegas. Figures...
article Golden Entertainment’s third-quarter net revenue rises 3.9 percent
(Nevada) -- Entertainment Inc., which owns and operates almost 60 traditional taverns in Nevada and eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in...

11/7/2017

article Nightclub, celebrity chef restaurants among Palms overhaul
(Las Vegas) -- The overhaul of the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas now also includes new nightlife offerings, as well as celebrity chef restaurants.
article Palms off Las Vegas Strip to receive $485M in upgrades
(Las Vegas) -- The company that operates Station Casinos on Tuesday announced a new investment in the Palms that would total $485 million in improvements for the off-...
article Naked Man Tries To Buy Into Las Vegas Poker Game
(Las Vegas) -- Late last month, a fully nude man was walking around one of Las Vegas’ largest poker rooms when poker players started to take notice. The Bellagio...
article Nickelback announce Las Vegas residency
(Las Vegas) -- In one of the, er, more surprising things we’ve seen today, Nickelback have announced that they’ll be heading to Vegas for a five-show...

11/6/2017

article Las Vegas may break 2016 visitation record
(Las Vegas) -- With just under two months to go before revelers ring in 2018, it appears that it’s going to come down to the wire as to whether Southern Nevada...
article Las Vegas Craps Tables Booming Since July
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos on or around Nevada’s main casino corridor won $26.4 million from their craps tables in September, according to figures released late last...

11/5/2017

article Las Vegas Sees Plenty of Strip Investments, Thousands of Rooms Renovated, Construction Resuming
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is getting a series of makeovers, at least on the inside of the casino resorts that line the Strip. Gaming operators are currently in the...

11/4/2017

article Las Vegas may break 2016 visitation record
(Las Vegas) -- With just under two months to go before revelers ring in 2018, it appears that it’s going to come down to the wire as to whether Southern Nevada...
article Businessman has high hopes for Stratosphere, other properties
(Las Vegas) -- When word got out that Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment was buying American Casino and Entertainment Properties and its four Southern Nevada casinos...
article Richard Branson Shopping for Resort Property in Las Vegas to Make Virgin Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Group founder Richard Branson owns everything from an airline and health clubs to a commercial spaceflight company and a small media empire. Now...
article Las Vegas convention staff fails to track more than $125K in gifts
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas convention officials handed out more than $125,000 worth of iPads, golf clubs, Bose headphones and other pricey merchandise without noting who...

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