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Las Vegas Hard Rock may be sold to Virgin


    Richard Branson is the owner of Virgin Hotels. There’s a report that a deal is in the works to sell the Hard Rock to a buyer group that includes Virgin Hotels.

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.

No other details, including the purchase price, have been disclosed, except that the sale could be concluded “this quarter.”

It appears that the resort will switch to the Virgin brand, ending the Hard Rock’s casino presence in Las Vegas, although a casino-less Hard Rock Cafe still operates on the south end of the strip.

Esports arena

The opening of Luxor’s Esports Arena Las Vegas has been announced as March 18.

The first dedicated esports venue on the strip will immediately begin hosting a series of tournaments and events.

‘Saw’ experience

A new “immersive horror experience” themed to the “Saw” movie series has opened on Industrial Avenue just west of the strip.

The Official Saw Escape Experience was created by the developer of Circus Circus’ Fright Dome.

Nuevo Producción

The Strip’s first all-in-Spanish show, “Ilusión Mental,” has opened at Planet Hollywood.

The all-ages production plays at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays to Mondays and Thursdays; tickets are $66 and $79.

Fewer weddings

Last year the number of weddings in Las Vegas hit its lowest point since 1991, falling 3.9 percent to 78,186.

A huge drop in the fourth quarter following the strip shooting was a major reason the number has been declining significantly since its peak of 128,000 in 2004.

Question: What’s the betting line on the time it will take to sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl?

Answer: The national anthem proposition bet has become a Super Bowl fixture.

This year’s line on the length of time it will take Pink to sing the anthem is 2 minutes at most shops that are booking it.

You can’t bet on it at a Las Vegas sports book; it’s put up by offshore books only.

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