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April 27, 2017

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March Madness: Basketball propels state’s nearly $1B gaming win
March Madness: Basketball propels state’s nearly $1B gaming win
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Nevada’s gaming revenue nearly hit an eye-popping number in March, driven by slot players, blackjack players and people betting on college basketball ...
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The four basic buckets of Vegas tourists, and what they’re worth
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Millions of Las Vegas visitors, hotel marketing experts say, can be categorized into four buckets: wholesale customers, group customers, free independent travelers and ...
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The latest technology for vending machines displayed in Las Vegas
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The days of dropping a few coins in a vending machine, making your selection and yanking your choice behind the metal door at the bottom could be nearing an end. The National Automatic Merchandising Association displayed the latest and greatest in the vending machine world at this year’s NAMA OneShow, which ended ...
Photo: Teams compete during the Dreamhack Masters e-sport
First e-sports arena coming to the Strip
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Las Vegas will be getting its second e-sports arena soon, in the space once occupied by the now-closed LAX nightclub at Luxor, according to an announcement Tuesday from Allied Esports, the company developing the facility.
Photo: The rooftop pool and recreation deck at the Plaza
New rooftop pool at Plaza getting additional upgrades
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The rooftop pool and recreation deck that the Plaza opened in July is getting more attention as the weather heats up. ...
Hospitality Hall nearly ready to enhance UNLV hotel college’s soaring reputation
Hospitality Hall nearly ready to enhance UNLV hotel college’s soaring reputation
Monday, April 10, 2017
You can’t say the new $59 million, 93,500-square-foot building under construction at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration signals a coming of age for the program if only because ...
Photo: A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football
What that $100 Raiders deposit actually gets you
Friday, April 7, 2017
sports:
That Las Vegas Raiders season-ticket deposit you plunked down does not go toward your season tickets. No, your $100 reserves only the chance to buy a license to purchase those season tickets. Your money actually helps the Raiders pay their portion toward the new $1.9 billion stadium through a system of personal seat licenses (PSL) that provide the right to buy tickets instead of the tickets themselves. The Raiders launched a PSL deposit drive days after ...
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Millennials make biggest impression in visitor survey
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
A spike in millennial visitors to Las Vegas has the generation almost eclipsing Generation X tourists in town. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its annual Las Vegas Visitors Profile on Wednesday, confirming millennials are poised to ...
Photo: A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football
Beyond the pigskin: What events are needed for stadium’s long-term viability
Friday, March 31, 2017
Entertainment:
Years before they open their new $1.9 billion home, the Las Vegas Raiders need to line up a few wealthy houseguests. What major events follow the Raiders and co-tenant UNLV football into the 65,000-seat facility will determine much of the project’s success, as the two teams will combine to occupy the building fewer than ...
Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel 'very, very safe' here
Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel 'very, very safe' here
Friday, March 24, 2017
Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest destinations in ...
Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station's renovation
Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station's renovation
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Palace Station will soon be ditching its train motif as a multimillion-dollar renovation project on the 41-year-old casino continues. The remodeling began last fall, and work on the parking lot and landscaping has ...
Photo: Bettors stand in line to make their wagers at the
Early wagering on March Madness has sports books giddy
Thursday, March 16, 2017
If March Madness seems a little madder than usual this year, you’re not hallucinating. Las Vegas sports betting pros say this year’s college hoops tourney could be one of the busiest ever for Las Vegas. ...
Las Vegas sees record tourism, visitor spending in 2016
Las Vegas sees record tourism, visitor spending in 2016
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
A record number of tourists visited Southern Nevada last year and spent a record amount of money, according to a report that economic analyst Jeremy Aguero presented today to the board of the Las Vegas ...
Photo: The Mob Museum, Friday Feb. 10, 2017.
Mob Museum gains accreditation from national group
Friday, March 10, 2017
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas has turned a 1-in-35 chance into a sure thing, by gaining accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. Museum executive Jonathan Ullman on Thursday credited ...
New Hampshire track is loser with race moving to Las Vegas
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday urged fans and small businesses to give him time to fill in the gaps now that one of its two NASCAR races is moving to Las Vegas. New Hampshire has hosted ...