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Upgrades coming to Las Vegas Stratosphere


Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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


Updated on  April 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm
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


Updated on  March 31, 2018 at 6:05 pm
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
Updated on  March 24, 2018 at 5:49 pm

New Las Vegas attraction planned


Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm
A new attraction has been announced for the Strip. Read More

March Madness takes over Las Vegas


Updated on  March 10, 2018 at 7:51 pm
Even bigger than the Super Bowl when considered as a single event, the March Madness college basketball tournament dominates the action in Las Vegas for the rest of the month. Read More
 

Another big arena confirmed for Las Vegas


Updated on  March 2, 2018 at 8:43 pm
Add one more project to the growing list of major arenas and stadiums in Las Vegas. Read More

Las Vegas Fontainebleau to become The Drew

There’s finally a plan in place to complete the former Fontainebleau that’s been shuttered on the north end of the Strip for nearly a decade. Read More

Super Bowl betting sets another record

As expected, this year’s Super Bowl set a new record for betting handle, with Nevada’s 198 sports books taking in $158.6 million in wagers, a 14.5 percent increase over last year’s record. Read More
 

Las Vegas legend steps down

The resignation of a casino executive isn’t often covered in this column, but it is when that executive is Steve Wynn, the man considered to be the architect of modern Las Vegas. Read More

Las Vegas Hard Rock may be sold to Virgin

Nothing is final, but it’s being reported that a deal is in the works to sell the Hard Rock to a buyer group that includes Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels. Read More

Another Wynn resort planned in Las Vegas


Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm
Although it was generally expected that the Wynn Las Vegas would sit and hold the land from its recent center-Strip purchase, Steve Wynn says he’s forming immediate plans to build a 2,000- to 3,000-room hotel tower on the property. Read More

Las Vegas visitation drops 1.7 percent in 2017

After three years of increases, preliminary figures from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show the total number of Las Vegas visitors in 2017 declined from the previous year. Read More

Lucky Dragon casino closes

In what’s being called a “temporary closing for repositioning,” the Lucky Dragon resort has shut down its casino and all restaurants except the Cha Garden tea house. The hotel and gift shop also remain open. Read More

Key Las Vegas strip site sold to Wynn

Steve Wynn has purchased the parcel across the strip from Wynn Las Vegas that was formerly the New Frontier and was supposed to be the site of a resort called Alon. Read More

Several Las Vegas projects set for 2018


Updated on  December 29, 2017 at 9:11 pm
After a relative lull in new projects last year, expectations are high for the beginning of a new wave of projects in 2018, though emphasis at the start will be on transformations of existing resorts. Read More

Las Vegas displays its holiday spirit

With a week to go till Christmas, the casinos are pulling out the holiday stops. Lots of spots are sponsoring holiday festivities, including “Holiday at the Park” in The Park at New York-­New York, which, for the second year in a row, boasts the city’s tallest tree at 80 feet (20 feet taller than last year). Read More

Las Vegas shows dark for the holidays

If you’re visiting between now and New Year’s and have your heart set on seeing a particular show, make sure to check that there will be performances during your dates. Read More

Las Vegas room rates low for the holidays


Updated on  December 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm
The holiday season is prime time for finding low room rates in Las Vegas. Read More

Details released about Sands Arena

After more than a year of silence, details about the joint-venture arena between Sands Corp. and Madison Square Garden have come out. Read More

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