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The Wynn Macau has a mechanical dragon, the Galaxy Macau has a huge wave pool, and the Venetian Macau has, well, Venice. The next wave of casinos in Asia's gambling capital will even have a replica of the Eiffel Tower while the ultra-luxurious Louis XIII hotel will have a giant diamond encrusted in the roof. To see the full story, click here.
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Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR), the largest owner of casinos in the U.S., fell after reports that the company had hired Lazard Ltd. (LAZ) for advice on a debt restructuring. To see the full story, click here.
Las Vegas is one of the country’s best housing markets for flipping homes to sell to hipster buyers, according to Irvine-based RealtyTrac. To see the full story, click here.
ESPN reports that the UFC terminated its contract with Thiago Silva on Friday as the light heavyweight fighter remains in police custody without bond on multiple felony charges after a court appearance in Florida. To see the full story, click here.
In a series of photos, ESPN takes a look at how a UNLV fan group went about building a 10-foot-tall figure of basketball forward Khem Birch that menaces opposing players from the student section of the Thomas & Mack Center. To see photo gallery, click here.
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Ronda Rousey might have gotten booed by fans at UFC 168, but she got big-time cheers by some serious Hollywood power brokers. To see the full story, click here.
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BOULDER CITY, NEV. — Guns with slim profiles, pink stocks and glittery grips are aimed at one of the industry's fastest-growing clientele. To see the full story, click here.
To bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Florida, casino operators like Sheldon Adelson are sending more than 100 lobbyists to the state Capitol to battle their biggest adversary: Mickey Mouse. To see the full story, click here.
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Hong Kong stocks dropped, dragging the city’s benchmark index down to its lowest level since July, as casino companies tumbled on signs of a slowdown in Macau gambling revenue and property developers declined. To see the full story, click here.
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On April 2, 2012 a General Services Administration Inspector General report detailed wasteful practices at an $823,000, 2010 regional conference in Las Vegas, leading to the ouster of GSA’s top leadership and reforming government conference spending. A music-video parody of Travie McCoy’s music video for ‘Billionaire‘ featuring Bruno Mars by then GSA employee Hank Terlaje titled “The Commissioner Project” and ...
President Barack Obama is counting on Senate Democrats to help approve his legislative agenda during his final years in office. And though they are his staunchest allies on most economic issues, many Democratic senators are breaking with him on key issues in very public ways. To see the full story, click here.
MANCHESTER, England — Getting ready to jet off to Mallorca, Alix Townsend picked what she thought was the perfect outfit for a holiday in the sun. Unfortunately, her short denim shorts did not pass muster with airport staff. The 18-year-old says she was horrified to be told by a Monarch Airlines supervisor to take off her high-cut shorts in front ...
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Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD:US) is seeking $1.75 billion in loans to refinance existing debt while Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH:US) obtained funding commitments for its acquisition of Health Management Associates.
(via Credit Union Times)
The $496 million Clark County Credit Union in Las Vegas said it has returned to pre-recession profit levels, a strong indicator that the economy of Southern Nevada, hit hard by the Great Recession, is finally stabilizing and showing signs of growth.
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Steve Stevens, the star of an upcoming CNBC reality show called "Money Talks," is being called a fraud and an ex-convict by some of the most prominent people in the sports betting world today.