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March 24, 2018

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Pac-12 women's basketball tournament headed to Las Vegas in 2019
Friday, March 9, 2018
After a six-year run in Seattle, the Pac-12 women's basketball tournament is moving to Las Vegas in 2019. Due to the pending $600 million renovations at KeyArena, Commissioner Larry Scott said ...
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How hotels are increasingly able to cut back on housekeeping
Monday, March 5, 2018
The question came at check-in: Did I want to forgo housekeeping for the two days I was staying at the Flamingo in Las Vegas in exchange for a $10 a day food and beverage credit? Huh? The clerk repeated himself. Some guests, he said, didn’t want to be bothered during their stay. So the Flamingo, along with nearly all of its sister properties in Las Vegas (it is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment), decided ...
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Authority OKs agreements for Raiders stadium
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Team in talks for 30,000 off-site parking spots
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority today approved all agreements and documents related to the planned Raiders football stadium, pending a legal review. Raiders President Marc Badain also announced that the team is in talks to secure some 30,000 off-site parking spots within 1.5 miles of the Russell Road stadium site. The approval of the agreements represents significant step toward Clark County issuing construction bonds for the ...
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Las Vegas airport passenger traffic up 2.7 percent in January
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
McCarran International Airport saw 3.77 million passengers pass through its gates in January, a 2.7 percent increase from January 2017, the Clark County ...
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Picking the right home rental for a Mexico beach vacation
Monday, February 19, 2018
Now with Airbnb, HomeAway and other sites, we have a plethora of houses to pick from, with photos from every angle and customer reviews ...
Survey ranks 11 Las Vegas hotels among world’s best
Survey ranks 11 Las Vegas hotels among world’s best
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Eleven Las Vegas hotels are ranked among the world’s best, according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. The publisher evaluated more than 24,000 ...
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What upgrades are cleared for takeoff next at Las Vegas airport?
Monday, February 5, 2018
McCarran International Airport officials seem to always be looking toward the future. Whether it is a project under construction or in the works, the enhancement planning never stops. Made evident by the $30 million upgrade of Terminal 1 unveiled last month, McCarran officials say they intend to not only look up-to-date, but also have the latest technology. “We always want to keep on the cutting edge of technology,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, director of Clark County’s aviation department. “So when ...
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311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend
Friday, February 2, 2018
The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 311,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Super Bowl weekend. Data released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show ...
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Gun industry converges near Strip mass shooting site
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic fire. Gun control advocates, meanwhile, pointed to the ...
Tourism chief: Raiders will spur growth of sports medicine in Las Vegas
Tourism chief: Raiders will spur growth of sports medicine in Las Vegas
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Nearly a year after Steve Hill told an audience at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s annual outlook event to hold out hope that the Raiders stadium deal hadn’t fizzled, he ...
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McCarran hits highest mark yet for annual passenger travel
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Las Vegas’ airport soared to new heights last year as a record number of travelers passed through its gates ...
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Is Vegas ready for NBA or MLB? Sports executive panel weighs in
Friday, January 19, 2018
Las Vegas has become a big league sports destination and could host an NHL All-Star Game or even a Super Bowl, but it’s not ready for the NBA or MLB, according to at least one of the sports executives at a commercial real estate panel on Thursday at the Orleans. ...
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South Point’s arena gets new video display system
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Those attending events at South Point’s Arena and Equestrian Center can now stare up at a new video display system almost three times as large as the previous installation. ...
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Downtown's Golden Gate to celebrate 112th birthday
Friday, January 12, 2018
One of the oldest structures in Southern Nevada, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino will celebrate its 112th birthday on Saturday. The hotel was founded in 1906, a year after much of the land that would become downtown Las Vegas was parceled out and sold in an auction next to the rail line. Room rates, according to the company, were a $1 a day. The hotel has undergone ...
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From baby oil to WD-40: Robots dance at Sapphire
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
It could have been a scene straight out of a science fiction thriller.