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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

Zip line planned for Las Vegas strip

It looks like Caesars Entertainment will beat Steve Wynn’s Paradise Park in bringing the first zip line to the strip. Read More

More stadiums planned for Las Vegas

It’s been announced that groundbreaking for the Raiders Stadium will take place in November, but it’s not the only stadium/arena in the works. Read More

WNBA coming to Las Vegas


Updated on  October 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm
Add women’s basketball to Las Vegas’ expanding list of professional sports franchises. Read More

Las Vegas recovering from Strip shooting


Updated on  October 11, 2017 at 6:21 pm
Last weekend’s mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest concert being staged on the Strip led to much disarray in Las Vegas, but things are beginning to get back to normal. Read More

Parking’s no problem for Golden Knights

This week marks the start of the National Hockey League season and Las Vegas’ first year of being part of a professional sports league with the Vegas Golden Knights. Read More

Football parties pack ‘em in at sports books, showrooms


Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm
With football season comes the usual batch of football bashes in Las Vegas. On weekends, the casino sports books are packed with all the games showing on the big screens. Read More

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