Las Vegas is now only months away from officially becoming a major professional sports city. We have rapidly moved from famine to relative feast — last year landing an expansion National Hockey League franchise and last month learning the city will be the new home of one of the National Football League’s most storied teams.
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April 24, 2017 - 2:11am
April 16, 2017 - 11:32pm
Casinos double down on parking fees
March 27, 2017 - 1:03am
A court case that could legalize sports betting, if the plaintiff is victorious, is sitting at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, though it could take several months before it’s decided if it will be heard. Besides opening the playing field for sports bettors in the U.S., a win in the case could also bring a slam dunk for a local company.
March 29, 2017 - 9:04am
Scientific Games Corp. announced earlier this month that it has reached an agreement to license the James Bond franchise for its lottery games, social slots and land-based gaming.
March 27, 2017 - 1:04am
After breaking its record with 42.9 million visitors in 2016, Las Vegas was forecast to surpass 43 million this year. But with a strong U.S. dollar making it more expensive to travel to here and fallout internationally from two travel bans enacted for several Muslim-majority countries by President Donald Trump’s executive order, Las Vegas runs the risk that tourism and business travel from abroad could be impacted.
February 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
It’s the worst nightmare of contingency planners at resort casinos – one of the busiest weekends of the year and the power goes out; and more than 1,000 room guests have to be relocated to another property.
December 19, 2016 - 12:33am
While some people celebrate a birthday month, Las Vegas casinos have celebrated a birthday year, and it’s not done.
December 11, 2016 - 10:07pm
“Mr. Bill Boyd, our executive chairman, will be at both properties on Dec. 20,” said Tony Taeubel, vice president and general manager of Gold Coast and The Orleans. “We will have a line dance at the Gold Coast. At The Orleans we will have a Mardi Gras parade and photo opportunity with the Madri Gras girls that afternoon.”
December 11, 2016 - 10:05pm
Stepping off the Fremont East sidewalk into the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas does not provide an illusion of time regression — but rather a crossroads of different eras. A sleek 1941 Cadillac Fleetwood shares space near the reception desk with a The Walking Dead–themed slot machine. A large flat-screen television mounted above the bar offers coverage of a Premiere League soccer match from Birmingham, England.
December 4, 2016 - 11:00pm
The recently opened Lucky Dragon isn’t the first Las Vegas property to cater to Asian-Americans. Palace Station and the Gold Coast have been marketing to the Las Vegas Asian-American community for more than a decade.