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August 3, 2015

Las Vegas Sun

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How every dollar is accounted for in casinos

How every dollar is accounted for in casinos

Posted 2:00 a.m.

Despite the proliferation of credit cards, Apple Pay and Square readers, Las Vegas’ gaming business has remained largely cash-based. So what happens to the money gamblers lay down on tables or feed into slot machines? If a counterfeit note makes its way to a count room, it usually is ...

The Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson.

Mikayla Whitmore / Las Vegas Sun

The Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson.

The lion sleeps tonight in Southern Nevada — and so do many other exotic animals

Posted 2:00 a.m.

Our desert teems with life — maybe more than you think. Of course, there are the bighorn sheep that roam Boulder City and the jackrabbits that pop out of suburban bushes. But there also are hundreds of species of exotic mammals, reptiles, fish and birds that have found homes in Southern Nevada. Within an hour’s drive of Las Vegas, you can see lions, tigers and bearcats (oh my!), dolphins, sharks, monkeys, tigers, zebras, otters and more — even though the valley has no zoo. How did such exotic animals end up here? Who cares for them? And how do they survive in the desert? ...

Openings & Closings

Henderson restaurant a little ‘steamie’; medical district welcomes new tenant

Henderson restaurant a little ‘steamie’; medical district welcomes new tenant

Posted 2:00 a.m.

The valley welcomes two restaurants, and an imaging location moves into the Las Vegas Medical District. A restaurant and lounge are added to one hotel, while another ...

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GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate — and Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to media Thursday, July 30, 2015, during a news conference on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Republican presidential candidates dismissed Trump's dominance in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to media Thursday, July 30, 2015, during a news conference on the first day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. Republican presidential candidates dismissed Trump's dominance in early primary polling, ...

Posted 6:10 p.m.

Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.

The Kats Report

Steve Wynn looking for a ‘belter’ to fill void left by ‘Showstoppers’ singer

Vocalists Kerry O’Malley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole Kaplan, David Burnham, Randal Keith and Andrew Ragone flank Steve Wynn during the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.

“Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” auditions are continuing for a principal female singer in the production at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas. The departing cast member is Kerry O’Malley ...

Posted 12:25 p.m.

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