Sen. Dean Heller has been tight-lipped on the Senate health care plan ever since his fiery joint press conference with Gov. Brian Sandoval last month, following the release of the first version of the bill. But I finally caught up with him last night after the late-night GOP meeting in the Capitol, and he gave me several minutes of his time to discuss where he now stands. To see the ...
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During a lunch at the White House with GOP senators, President Trump tossed a not-so-veiled threat at Sen. Dean Heller, who was famously a holdout on voting for the president’s repeal-and-replace efforts. To see the full story, click here.
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When the Mirage Hotel and Casino opened in 1989, it kicked off one of the most significant construction booms in recent history. Four new mega-casinos opened in quick succession on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing in tens of thousands of new residents to work as card dealers, cocktail servers, security guards and maids. To see the full story, click here.
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A “cruise ship with barbed wire” is how a retired correctional officer describes the prison where O.J. Simpson has been for almost nine years. Simpson is set to appear before the Nevada Board of Parole Thursday and could be released from prison as soon as Oct. 1. But Jeffrey Felix, a retired correctional officer, said Simpson’s life is more than ...
The fate of the Senate Republican health care bill may rest in the hands of one man who isn’t even a member of Congress: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. On health care, he’s the most important person in the country. America’s 101st senator. To see the full story, click here.
This spring, Las Vegas sportsbooks were treated to unexpected windfalls so unusually large, managers felt the need to recheck the numbers to figure out the reason behind the surplus. The cause? Uncashed Chicago Cubs World Series bets from last season. Thousands of them. To see the full story, click here.
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Hyperloop One completed the first full-scale test of its hyperloop technology in a vacuum environment on May 12th, the company announced today. In the test, the company’s hyperloop vehicle — which uses magnetic levitation, or mag-lev, technology — pulled 2 Gs while reaching 70 miles per hour down the length of the company’s test track in North Las Vegas. To ...
The soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders are worth significantly more than the Oakland Raiders, according to Forbes Magazine. The franchise experienced a 47 percent spike over the last year, up to $2.1 billion. The rise is largely due to a new, $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. The Rams received a similar boost in value when they moved from St. Louis ...
Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos alongside Loews Hotels have warned customers that a security failure may have resulted in the theft of their information. To see the full story, click here.
Floyd Mayweather says he can't pay off his 2015 tax liability until after he gets money from his Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor. The boxer filed a Tax Court petition on July 5 that asks the IRS to allow him a reprieve until the fight. To see the full story, click here.
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On Friday, the Raiders owe Derek Carr the first money from his new $125 million deal — a check for the first 10 percent ($12.5 million). Combined with an already earned roster bonus of $7.5 million, due in September, and a $5 million salary, Carr will make $25 million total this season. While NFL players always desire upfront, guaranteed money, ...
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Seven-month-old MGM National Harbor topped $50 million in monthly revenue for the third time in June to remain Maryland's highest-generating casino as Live Casino & Hotel and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore saw declines. To see the full story, click here.
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The Orlando Magic waived center Stephen Zimmerman on Tuesday, ending his tenure with the team after one year. Zimmerman, who played at Bishop Gorman High and for a year at UNLV, was selected by the Magic 41st overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, and he always was considered a long-term project. To see the full story, click here.
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The all-time pay-per-view record was set in 2015, when 4.6 million customers purchased a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. If the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is going to break that, it will have to do it without at least one customer. Manny Pacquiao himself. To see the full story, click here.
The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year capital investment plan by the Blackstone Group that shifts the hotel’s focus from culinary destination to stylish casino hotspot, they’ve finally been furnished and opened to the public. Well, sort of. To ...