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                                Las Vegas set a record for annual visitation despite no major casino openings in 2016. The New York-New York Hotel & Casino, left, is seen from the Monte Carlo parking garage west of the Strip.

Las Vegas enjoyed 1.4% more visitors during 2016

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                                Las Vegas set a record for annual visitation despite no major casino openings in 2016. The New York-New York Hotel & Casino, left, is seen from the Monte Carlo parking garage west of the Strip.
The counting isn’t complete, but Las Vegas set another record for annual visitation in 2016. Roughly 42.9 million visitors came to town last year, up 1.4% from 2015’s 42.3 million. Read More
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Stadium and 2 resorts amid projects in the work

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With zero casinos scheduled to open in the new year, it might seem like there isn’t much happening in Las Vegas. But in reality, it might be the calm before a storm of high-powered development between now and 2020. Read More

Vegas plans $500,000 blowout for New Year’s

The stage is set for another New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Las Vegas. As usual, the festivities will be split between the “America’s Party” fireworks show on the Strip and live entertainment downtown at the Fremont Street Experience. Read More

County OKs lengthening of monorail by 1.4 miles

Likely fueled by the improved prospects for building a football stadium on the Strip, Clark County has granted permission for an extension of the monorail from the MGM Grand to Mandalay Bay. Read More
 

Proposed park a venue for extreme theme sports

The owner of a Las Vegas shooting range says he wants to build an adult-activity theme park just outside the city. Xpark Vegas would include speedboat channels, a dirt-bike obstacle course, a heavy-equipment-operation zone and a bungee tower. Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2016 at 2:01 am

Monorail has green light for 1.4-mile extension

Likely fueled by the improved prospects for building a football stadium on the Strip, Clark County has granted permission for an extension of the monorail from the MGM Grandto the Mandalay Bay. Read More
Updated on  January 4, 2017 at 6:13 pm
 

Vegas player Nguyen wins World Series of Poker, $8M

Qui Nguyen, a professional poker player from Las Vegas, emerged from a starting field of 6,737 to become the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion and take down afirst prize of $8 million. Read More

Strip’s Miracle Mile Shops sells for about $1.1 billion

The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has been sold to Institutional Mall Investors LLC. The sale price is being reported as slightly below $1.1 billion, almost the same price as in the recent sale of The Crystals at CityCenter. Read More
Updated on  October 28, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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                                Donnie and Marie Osmond have extended their run at the Flamingo through 2017. The two are shown accepting TV Land Awards’ pop culture award in April 2015 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lawmakers accept arena; Raiders’ turn to get the OK

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                                Donnie and Marie Osmond have extended their run at the Flamingo through 2017. The two are shown accepting TV Land Awards’ pop culture award in April 2015 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Updated on  October 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm
The plan to finance a $1.9 billion stadium on the Strip that would bring an NFL team to Las Vegas was approved by Nevada lawmakers last week. Read More

Football season brings good parties and deals

With football comes a new season of football parties in Las Vegas. On weekends, the casino sports books are packed with all the games showing on the big screens. But Mondaysand Thursdays are when the dedicated football parties take place. Read More

Owner sells Silver Sevens, 10 other casinos for $580M

Affinity Gaming, owner of the Silver Sevens in Las Vegas, the three casinos in Primm at the Nevada/California border and seven others in and outside Nevada, has been sold for$580 million. Read More
Updated on  August 26, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Blast turns hotel tower into rubble

The Riviera implosion Part 2 went off without a hitch last week, as the second of two hotel towers was imploded early Tuesday morning. Read More

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