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Ourgame's e-sports arena in Beijing is a 14,000-square-foot complex featuring hundreds of gaming stations, a 200-seat arena, and a broadcast studio.
Key question at conference: Can bettors trust that e-sports aren't fixed?
Oct. 26, 2016
The challenges of getting e-sports into sports books and onto casino floors were the focus of two sessions of a conference on the popular form of competition Tuesday in Las Vegas, with discussion focusing on how gaming operators could ensure bettors that ...
Applicants wait in line at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla, in July. A conference on the skills gap in the workforce held last week in Las Vegas emphasized the need for "soft skills," such as communication and the ability to work in a team.
‘Soft skills’ always in demand
Oct. 26, 2016
Graduating millennials and retraining baby boomers share little in common, but both could stand to focus on their ability to communicate. ...
In this June 26, 2013, photo, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is seen in Atlantic City, N.J., with the nearby Water Club reflected in its gold glass facade.
Atlantic City belt-tightening plan aims to avoid takeover
Oct. 25, 2016
tlantic City plans to sell land, lay off 100 more workers, pay down most of its $500 million debt and slash other expenses during the next five years to fight off a threatened state takeover of its assets and decision-making power ...
SEC seeks takedown of prominent Wall Street executive Tilton
Oct. 25, 2016
Prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton cheated investors in failing companies of more than $200 million and should be banned from the industry, a government lawyer ...
A rendering of SolarReserve's ten new solar plants expected to cover about 15,000 acres and create 3,000 construction jobs over seven years.
Q&A: SolarReserve CEO discusses $5 billion Nevada project
Oct. 25, 2016
When California-based energy firm SolarReserve began generating electricity in Nevada at the end of 2015, the news was cast as a significant step in the future of solar power. Unlike rooftop panels or large-scale solar arrays, SolarReserve’s project ...
Chocolatier Kristal Chamblee creates another batch of chocolate bars in the kitchen at the  Silver State Wellness edible marijuana facility on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.
Pot-infused edibles roll from new production facility
Oct. 25, 2016
Marijuana-infused soft drinks, pocket mints, chocolates and lotions. Silver State Wellness’ 30,000-square-foot production facility in the central valley is one of the few places in Nevada to produce items for the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries without ...  
The Notes: Oct. 23-29
Oct. 24, 2016
In the Notes: David Tina, Soozi Jones Walker, Dennis Conway, Mark Hedges, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Alexia Hsin Chen, Lindsey Slivka, Terrence Thornton, Kayla Bierstedt, Matt Henderson and more ...
A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good
Oct. 24, 2016
AT&T and Time Warner are playing up how their $85.4 billion merger will lead to innovative new experiences for customers. But analysts, public-interest groups and some politicians are far from convinced ...
Jeff Brown is owner of Suite 160, a streetwear retailer at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place.
Challenges and benefits of doing business on the Strip are one and the same
Oct. 24, 2016
Jeff Brown, a Las Vegas local, opened his streetwear business in Summerlin in 2001. It has since moved to the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, and although the customer base has shifted, some aspects of the store will never change.
Mohammad Ashrafi has helped open nightclubs and casinos across the nation, Hakkasan among them.
Consultant works on hospitality from the core outward
Oct. 24, 2016
The founder of and principal consultant at Dynamic Minds Consulting talks about his passion for technology, living in Iran and starting a successful business without having earned a bachelor’s degree.
The List: General contractors, Oct. 23, 2016
Oct. 24, 2016
Find out about general contractors. This week, we rank them by assets as of June.
The Data: Oct. 23-29
Oct. 24, 2016
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at
Gramercy rose from the ashes of ManhattanWest, a mixed-use development that fell victim to the Great Recession.
Second chances: DW Bistro’s opening symbolic of the Gramercy’s newfound momentum
Oct. 24, 2016
While the Gramercy stands out as one of few attempts at combined residential/office/retail development in Southern Nevada, a broader preference for similar projects appears to be emerging, according to Ed Coulson, an economics professor and director of UNLV’s Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at Lee Business School.
Improvements to our hometown are gratifying to witness
Oct. 24, 2016
Local CEO: I’m a believer that you can do a lot to help a community, but if people aren’t working and succeeding in supporting their families and moving themselves forward financially, it’s hard to focus on anything else.
Improving health 20 percent by 2020 is ambitious but achievable
Oct. 24, 2016
With a holistic approach to health care focused on disease prevention, reducing disease progression and rewarding healthy choices, we can maximize the number of “healthy days” people experience for the rest of their lives.