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February 10, 2016

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Riviera site to be empty lot by early 2017
Riviera site to be empty lot by early 2017
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
By early 2017, the site of the shuttered Riviera needs to be little more than a swath of land fit to host outdoor events. That’s when the area must be ready for a major construction industry trade show, Conexpo-Con/Agg, to ...
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Times Square topless women to be restricted
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The fate of the topless women in Times Square, who have titillated tourists and outraged editorial boards on their way to becoming tabloid sensations, became clearer Thursday as a City Hall task force recommended that ...
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Tribe in South Dakota to open nation’s first marijuana resort
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Santee Sioux is opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation in South Dakota. The experiment could offer a new money-making model for tribes nationwide seeking economic opportunities beyond ...
New Nevada tourism campaign aimed at Millennials
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Nevada is launching a fresh tourism campaign focused on attracting Millennials to the state. The Nevada Commission on Tourism voted Wednesday to approve ...
Speed Vegas breaks ground on 90-acre ‘extreme driving experience’
Speed Vegas breaks ground on 90-acre ‘extreme driving experience’
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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Speed Vegas plans to open a 1.5-mile racetrack at Sloan Road and Las Vegas Boulevard, just off Interstate 15, next spring. Visitors would be able to grab the wheel — or strap in to the passenger seat — of a Ferrari, Lamborghini ...
Turnaround for downtown casinos: Gaming revenue up two fiscal years in a row
Turnaround for downtown casinos: Gaming revenue up two fiscal years in a row
Thursday, September 17, 2015
More than a third of tourists polled in an authority survey last year said they visited downtown, up 6 percent from the year before ...
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Great Basin National Park is Nevada’s intergalactic planetarium
Thursday, September 17, 2015
The 60-foot laser beam streaked like a lightsaber across the night sky, playing connect-the-dots with constellations in the plane of the Milky Way. On a hillside 300 miles northeast of Las Vegas in the Great Basin National Park, Derek Demeter controlled the light with shifts of his wrist. Each movement sent the laser on a light-years’ long course. It was 10 p.m. on a recent weekend and 300 park guests ...
Problem-prone Las Vegas Strip escalators to be replaced
Monday, September 14, 2015
The Nevada Department of Transportation board voted Monday to approve a $35 million deal with California-based Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. The money will help replace 16 escalators that allow crowds of pedestrians to ...
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Las Vegas Convention Center experiments with tracking smartphones
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In the past few months, signs at the Las Vegas Convention Center have sounded an ominous warning: “The Las Vegas Convention Center collects location information from mobile devices. If you prefer not to participate, please turn off your WiFi and Bluetooth function or power off.” With little fanfare, Cox Business put up the signs in anticipation of anonymously tracking ...
Downtown Las Vegas performers fret over bid to rein them in
Downtown Las Vegas performers fret over bid to rein them in
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
On the Fremont Street pedestrian mall, Michael Troy Moore can be found wearing nothing but a G-string and a stuffed rooster on his lap ...
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Toxic spill raises rafting concerns in Grand Canyon
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The amber-toned plume of toxic mining waste spilled by the Environmental Protection Agency near Silverton, Colo., last week, is slowly snaking its way toward Lake Powell — whose southern tip serves as an entry point to the Grand Canyon. In addition to threatening the ...
Tourism board approves $42 million Riviera demolition plan
Tourism board approves $42 million Riviera demolition plan
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The Riviera will be destroyed under a $42 million plan approved by Las Vegas tourism officials. It’s still unclear ...
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Hacker summer camps crash Las Vegas this week
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When the hackers are in town, mischief is often close behind.
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Allegiant’s second-quarter earnings are up 62 percent from last year
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The airline, with small base fares and a large menu of add-on fees, flew more people in the second quarter compared with a year earlier but, to fliers’ delight, charged less money per ticket ...
Las Vegas hosts 21 million visitors in 6 months
Las Vegas hosts 21 million visitors in 6 months
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tourism officials say more than 21 million people have visited Las Vegas in the first half of 2015, about 1.5 percent more than a year ago when ...

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