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December 5, 2016

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Chuck Esposito, the Race & Sports Book Director for Sunset Station Casino poses for a photo inside the Sports book at Sunset Station on October 5, 2016.
Relationships, passion for industry make coming to work every day exciting for sports book director
Dec. 5, 2016
The race and sports book director at Sunset Station talks about recent renovations, the rise in popularity of sports betting, his favorite sport and the excitement of being in a sports book on game day.
Nevada leaders look to Oregon for insights on recreational marijuana
Dec. 5, 2016
A group of legislators and business owners traveled to Portland for an industry tour.
The Data: Dec. 4-10
Dec. 5, 2016
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at research@vegasinc.com.
The List: Heavy equipment dealers, Dec. 4, 2016
Dec. 5, 2016
Find out about Heavy equipment dealers. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of Nov. 30.
Prepare your business for legal marijuana
Dec. 5, 2016
The worst that can happen is for otherwise legitimate and highly regulated businesses to be used for illegal or “sort of legal” marijuana transactions. Because the industry is still largely unbanked, there is always room for abuse when large amounts of cash are involved.
Palms vice president and general manager Michael Jerlecki poses in a Sky Villa at the Palms Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Station Casinos completed its acquisition of the Palms in October. STEVE MARCUS
What's next for the Palms?
Dec. 5, 2016
It’s appropriate that the Palms, which hosted the reality TV show “The Real World” and was a hangout for young celebrities and rock stars, has had its share of drama over the years. Now, 15 years after it opened, the resort is facing midlife with new owner Station Casinos. Questions about its future resemble those a middle-aged man might ask himself ...
People on the Move: Dec. 4-10
Dec. 5, 2016
In the Notes: Anthony Ruiz, Todd Kessler, Dr. Trina Wiggins, Patricia Morelli, Deborah O'Keefe, Erik Foley, Kathleen Wilde, Sallie Doebler and more ...
Tim and Pamela Billow opened their first Marco’s Pizza franchise in 2006 and opened two more in 2008.
For pizza franchisee, even the recession had a silver lining
Dec. 5, 2016
Pamela and Tim Billow opened their first pizza franchise in Southern Nevada in 2006. And although the Great Recession hit not long after and forced them to make adjustments, the lessons of that financial crisis positioned them for growth.
An artists' rendering shows a possible site for an NFL stadium near Blue Diamond Road and Las Vegas Boulevard South. The land is owned by Las Vegas wholesale clothing magnate and real estate developer Fred Nassiri.
Las Vegas real estate developer Fred Nassiri offering another possible NFL stadium site option
Dec. 4, 2016
With the Clark County Stadium Authority Board seemingly settled on two possible locations for its proposed 65,000-seat stadium, another site has emerged. Las Vegas wholesale clothing magnate and real estate developer Fred Nassiri hopes the board will consider his plot of land located at Blue Diamond Road and Las Vegas Boulevard South ...
A chocolate ring box filled with chocolates from JinJu Chocolates Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Small businesses, big bonuses: Shopping local for the holidays unearths rare finds
Dec. 4, 2016
Don’t underestimate the power of gifts bought from local indie joints (or their ability to earn you cred for being thoughtfully cool).
Chinese lions and a dragon perform a ceremony at the entrance of the Lucky Dragon during its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
Lions, dragon and fireworks in Las Vegas: Lucky Dragon celebrates grand opening
Dec. 3, 2016
Vibrant Chinese lions bounced to thumping drums and splashing cymbals in a ceremony held at the entrance of the Lucky Dragon on Saturday afternoon. The lively presentation — which also included a ribbon cutting, a Chinese dragon and firecrackers — marked the Asian-themed casino's grand opening ...
Stocks tread water as big dividend payers jump and banks dip
Dec. 2, 2016
Investors are making a small move back to traditionally safe assets Friday afternoon after rallying over the last few weeks. Bond prices are rising, as are real estate, telecommunication and ...
Vice president of Hainan Airlines Hou Wei joins with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to announce from Drai's Pool at the Cromwell that Hainan Airlines will be making their first nonstop service to Las Vegas on Thursday, August 4, 2016.
Las Vegas welcomes 1st direct commercial flight from Beijing
Dec. 2, 2016
A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance are marking the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight ...
Hustler Hollywood, an adult-oriented boutique, is opening in the former building that housed Tony Roma's, 620 E. Sahara Ave., made famous as the site of the attempted murder of Lefty Rosenthal in 1982.
Scene of Rosenthal car bombing in Las Vegas gets lusty makeover
Dec. 2, 2016
Tony Roma’s, the Sahara Avenue site of the infamous attempted murder of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal in 1982, is turning into an adult store, Hustler Hollywood. ...
Stocks move mostly higher as big dividend payers jump
Dec. 2, 2016
Stocks are mostly higher Friday thanks to gains for companies that pay large dividends. Real estate and phone companies are rising. Banks are slipping after a huge rally over the last few weeks ...