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October 26, 2016

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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pedestrians walk by an entrance to the Time Warner Center in New York in May 2015.
    AT&T buying Time Warner for $85.4B
    Oct. 22, 2016
    AT&T is buying Time Warner, the owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN, for $85.4 billion in a deal that could shake up the media …
  • Donald Trump speaks to a group of Republican organizations at the Treasure Island Thursday, April 28, 2011.
    Trump's ventures have long fueled business, controversy in Nevada
    Oct. 21, 2016
    While he was maneuvering in Nevada gaming and political circles during the ’80s and ’90s, it wouldn’t be until the early 2000s that Donald Trump would begin to develop ...
  • Nintendo combines portable and home gaming with Switch
    Oct. 20, 2016
    Nintendo has announced a new gaming system that combines a portable handheld device with a dock to use at home. Nintendo Switch will be released in March. The gaming giant released a preview video of ...
  • In a Feb. 6, 2008, file photo, mast man Mike Carr, part of the ground crew for the MetLife blimp, gets ready to pull the pin on the helium filled airship at the Bakersfield, Calif., Municipal Airport.
    Snoopy, Peanuts gang, cut loose by MetLife as it retools biz
    Oct. 20, 2016
    Snoopy has been handed the pink slip. After 31 years (almost 170 dog years) as the face of insurance giant MetLife Inc., the company said Thursday that it is launching a new ...
  • In this July 14, 2014, file photo, a man passes by a Wells Fargo bank office in Oakland, Calif.
    Calif. attorney general leads criminal probe of Wells Fargo bank
    Oct. 19, 2016
    California's attorney general is conducting a criminal investigation into whether employees at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo bank stole customers' identities in the sales practices scandal that rocked the bank and cost its ...
  • Entrance at the Blue Diamond Hill Gypsum Mine which Developer Jim Rhodes is renewing his decade-long bid to develop as a master planned community with 5,000+ units on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
    Planning Commission recommends against housing development near Red Rock
    Oct. 19, 2016
    After two hours of public comments Tuesday night, Clark County planners voted against a controversial proposal to develop a master-planned community on a hill overlooking Red Rock Canyon. The Planning Commission’s unanimous vote ...
  • The 500,000-square foot Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has been sold to Institutional Mall Investors LLC.
    Miracle Mile sale points to bull Strip real estate market
    Oct. 17, 2016
    The sale of a prominent Las Vegas Strip shopping mall is proof, one local real estate professional said, that the smart money is now ready to bet on resort real estate in Las Vegas. ...
  • Abbott Lawrence, left, and sons Adam Lawrence, center, and Abbott Lawrence Jr. run Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant.
    Connecting with the community is top priority for California import
    Oct. 17, 2016
    After almost 40 years doing business on the beach in California, the Lawrence family expanded to Las Vegas. The culture is different, but the business philosophy is similar: Know your community and serve its needs.
  • Christine Brown, a cruise sales manager at Expedia CruiseShip Centers, on Aug. 31, 2016.
    Ready for a cruise? Travel agent offers pro tips
    Oct. 17, 2016
    The cruise sales manager for Expedia Cruise Ship Centers talks about the growth of the industry, offers tips for first-time cruise travelers, shares her favorite place to visit and explains her admiration for Walt Disney.
  • The Notes: Oct. 16-22
    Oct. 17, 2016
    In the Notes: Lauren Silverstein, Pat Abbott, Halee Harczynski, Cassie Catania-Hsu, Eric Simmons, James Chapman, Niki Bates, Robert Arnal
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