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COURTESY LUCKY DRAGON CASINO & HOTEL LAS VEGAS

Lucky Dragon is undergoing changes and will host VIPs

COURTESY LUCKY DRAGON CASINO & HOTEL LAS VEGAS

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 6:54 pm
After just two months, changes and modifications are underway at the Lucky Dragon, located just off the north end of the Strip on West Sahara Avenue. Read More
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                                Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday in Super Bowl 51, but the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results.

Super Bowl a boon for sports books, OT bettors

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                                Las Vegas betting oddsmakers thought they might be headed for a big payday Sunday in Super Bowl 51, but the New England Patriots and a two-point conversion that led to the first ever Super Bowl overtime left them with mixed results.

Updated on  February 11, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Last week’s Super Bowl set a new record for betting handle, with Nevada’s 196 sports books taking in $138.5 million in wagers, a 4.5 percent increase over last year’s previous record. Read More

Beer garden and new look set to arrive at Ellis Island

Ellis Island, the bargain-minded casino and brewery located about a mile east of the Strip, is building a beer garden. The two-story outdoor venue will feature a restaurant, bar and stage called the Front Yard. Read More
Updated on  January 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm
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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

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