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New Las Vegas welcome sign expected to become an iconic photo op

A new welcome sign, featuring two 26-foot-tall showgirls and the words “City of Las Vegas,” was dedicated last week at its location at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Main Street, just north of the Stratosphere. Read More
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Sassy Sally returning to Las Vegas

While details about the new downtown casino that will be built on the site of the former Las Vegas Club continue to be kept mostly quiet, it’s been disclosed that the iconic Sassy Sally cowgirl marquee will be incorporated into the outside design. Read More

Cranes returning to Las Vegas skyline

The presence of construction cranes in Las Vegas has always been a sign of prosperous times. Now, after several lean years, the cranes are becoming visible again. Read More

Illinois man crowned poker world champion

John Cyn, a 33-year-old professional poker player from Illinois, emerged from a starting field of 7,874 to become the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion, taking down a prize of $8.8 million. Read More

World Series of Poker winds down at Rio

The 49th World Series of Poker, held again this year at the Rio in Las Vegas, is entering its final days, set to conclude on Tuesday. Read More
 

Paid parking policy adjusted in Las Vegas

Wynn and Encore have announced that they’ll be the first casinos on the Strip to pull back on recently initiated paid-parking policies. Read More

World Series of Poker underway in Las Vegas

The 49th World Series of Poker is in progress at the Rio in Las Vegas, with a record 78 championship bracelets up for grabs this year. Read More
 

Las Vegas goes all out for Vegas Golden Knights

Regardless of the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals, Las Vegas has provided an amazing level of support for its hockey team and many of the tributes figure to last beyond the final game. Read More

Las Vegas hard rock sold to Virgin Group

The rumored sale of the Hard Rock to Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is official. Read More

Las Vegas unions vote yes on strike

Las Vegas’ Culinary and Bartenders Unions have voted overwhelmingly in favor of sanctioning a walkout if new five-year labor contracts aren’t in place by Friday. Read More

Downtown Las Vegas casino details revealed

Documents filed with the Las Vegas Planning Commission have revealed some details about the secretive 18 Fremont project. Read More

Las Vegas Strip casino changes names

Finally, the transition from Monte Carlo to Park MGM is official. The change in identity for the 22-year-old, 3,000-room Strip resort includes new restaurants and bars, an expanded theater, a redesigned pool area and new signage. Read More

Village planned for Silverton

A 150-room Hyatt Place hotel and several fast-food restaurants will make up Silverton Village, a $60 million project to be built in stages around the Silverton, located 2 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip. Read More

Las Vegas Strip projects under review

Uncertainty about the prospects for the Wynn resorts’ two previously announced Las Vegas projects was heightened when the company’s new CEO announced that the scope of each would be scaled back. Read More

Downtown Las Vegas lights up

The Fremont Street Experience is about to get a lot brighter. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has approved a $9.5 million contribution, as part of a total $28.5 million upgrade of the canopy, that will nearly quadruple the number of pixels on the video screen from 4.2 million to 16.4 million. Read More

Upgrades coming to Las Vegas Stratosphere

Golden Entertainment, slot machine owner and operator and owner of PT’s bars, says it will invest $140 million in a large-scale makeover of the Stratosphere resort and tower, which it recently purchased. Read More

Big plans for SLS Las Vegas

Add SLS Las Vegas resort to the list of openings and upgrades on the north end of the Strip. Read More

Show prices rise in Las Vegas

Continuing a trend that has prevailed for 22 out of the past 27 years, the average price of a Las Vegas production ticket costs more this year and is at an all-time high. Read More

Bigger makeover coming for the Las Vegas Palms

Station Casinos has increased the budget for the renovation of the Palms by $135 million, bringing the total price tag to $620 million. Read More

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