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COURTESY MOB MUSEUM
                                The Mob Museum attracted more than 350,000 visitors last year, bringing the total to 1.3 million to date.

Mob Museum expands turf, adds distillery

COURTESY MOB MUSEUM
                                The Mob Museum attracted more than 350,000 visitors last year, bringing the total to 1.3 million to date.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Downtown’s Mob Museum has announced plans for a $6.5 million expansion that will add several new exhibits. Read More
INVISION / AP FILE
                                Tickets to Britney Spears’ show are among the highest priced in Las Vegas.

Show tickets run at $92.30 on average, priciest ever

INVISION / AP FILE
                                Tickets to Britney Spears’ show are among the highest priced in Las Vegas.

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm
Continuing a trend that has now prevailed for 21 out of the past 26 years, the average price of a ticket to a Las Vegas show costs more this year than last, and is now at an all-time high. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A man celebrated the Raiders moving to Las Vegas on March 27.

NFL’s Raiders to hit Sin City before venue opens in 2020

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                                A man celebrated the Raiders moving to Las Vegas on March 27.

Updated on  April 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm
The Raiders NFL franchise is moving to Las Vegas. By a vote of 31-1, NFL owners last month approved the Raiders’ request to move from Oakland to Las Vegas. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                While most of the big tournament-viewing parties took place last weekend, every sports book will be jammed for the tournament’s later-round games.

College basketball tourney year’s biggest betting event

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                While most of the big tournament-viewing parties took place last weekend, every sports book will be jammed for the tournament’s later-round games.

Updated on  March 25, 2017 at 10:00 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 through April 3. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The board overseeing the proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium was set to meet Thursday for the first time since the Oakland Raiders told the league that they have found a new partner to finance the facility. The meeting of the stadium authority board comes the same week the team presented to the NFL the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America.

Bank loans $650 million to construct Strip stadium

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The board overseeing the proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium was set to meet Thursday for the first time since the Oakland Raiders told the league that they have found a new partner to finance the facility. The meeting of the stadium authority board comes the same week the team presented to the NFL the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America.
Bank of America has stepped in as the funding source for the proposed Strip stadium, pledging to provide the $650 million that was originally expected to come from LV Sands. Read More
 
COURTESY CAESARS PALACE
                                Caesars Entertainment is one of the hotels that have announced resort-fee increases that will take effect this month. Caesars casinos (Caesars Palace, Paris, Rio) raised fees by $1 to $3 at all of its hotels. The new rates, including tax, range from $34.01 to $39.68 per night.

Casinos raise resort fees along Strip

COURTESY CAESARS PALACE
                                Caesars Entertainment is one of the hotels that have announced resort-fee increases that will take effect this month. Caesars casinos (Caesars Palace, Paris, Rio) raised fees by $1 to $3 at all of its hotels. The new rates, including tax, range from $34.01 to $39.68 per night.
Both Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International have announced resort-fee increases that will take effect this month. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Tourists navigate a maze of signs that once adorned Las Vegas casinos and business at the Neon Boneyard and Museum in Las Vegas. The museum will be expanding, thanks to a $425,000 grant.

Casinos begin courting millenials

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                                Tourists navigate a maze of signs that once adorned Las Vegas casinos and business at the Neon Boneyard and Museum in Las Vegas. The museum will be expanding, thanks to a $425,000 grant.
Slowly but surely, Las Vegas casinos are making moves to attract young adults to areas outside of the nightclubs. Read More
 
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
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                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

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                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
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                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

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                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
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Stadium and 2 resorts amid projects in the work

ASSOCIATED PRESS
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

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