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July 28, 2017

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Boyd, noting a 'solid quarter,' talks steady success of locals market
Boyd, noting a 'solid quarter,' talks steady success of locals market
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Boyd Gaming, owner of such Las Vegas area casinos as the California, Orleans and Sam’s Town, reported its second-quarter earnings today ...
MGM Resorts reports increased second-quarter earnings
MGM Resorts reports increased second-quarter earnings
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Executives of MGM International were all superlatives during a conference call and webcast Thursday to discuss the company’s second-quarter earnings. “We are quite ...
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Las Vegas airport 500K ahead of half-year 2016 passenger tally
Thursday, July 27, 2017
McCarran International Airport is reporting that it handled 500,000 more passengers in the first half of 2017 than the first six months last year. Clark County aviation officials reported Wednesday that the ...
Reno gaming exec faces challenges with SLS on Las Vegas Strip, lobbyists say
Reno gaming exec faces challenges with SLS on Las Vegas Strip, lobbyists say
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Meruelo’s Grand Sierra Resort is away from Reno's downtown and convention-center gaming hubs, and operating on the Las Vegas Strip is a step into the big leagues ...
Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight
Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight
Friday, July 21, 2017
The combination of video gaming and gambling is undoubtedly going to become more popular. But it’s not the revolutionary idea some make it out to be, and its widespread ...
Golden Gate on Fremont Street to double casino size
Golden Gate on Fremont Street to double casino size
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Golden Gate hotel hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas will double its casino size as part of a major renovation announced Thursday. The 111-year-old property will ...
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The myths and realities of Las Vegas casino hosts
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
In pop culture, Las Vegas casino hosts are almost as legendary as the players they sometimes serve, the uber-rich bettors known in gambling slang as “whales.” But the biggest challenge casino hosts face isn’t getting finicky players to bet — it’s getting the support and understanding they need from management to do their job. That observation was one of the takeaways during a two-day conference on ...
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Wynn, Encore to charge for self-parking starting Aug. 7
Friday, July 14, 2017
Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Encore will start charging its customers for self-parking beginning Monday, Aug. 7. The resorts began charging for valet services in fall last year, joining MGM Resorts International, which last year became the first major Strip resort company to break the long-standing Las Vegas tradition of free parking. Because of the pending opening of a shopping plaza as well as the construction of Paradise Park, the fees are needed to “ensure parking is easily accessible for guests,” the company said in a statement. Paradise Park is ...
CEO McBeath: Cosmopolitan has 'exceeded all of our forecasted numbers'
CEO McBeath: Cosmopolitan has 'exceeded all of our forecasted numbers'
Friday, July 14, 2017
“Just the right amount of wrong” is still the Cosmopolitan’s catchy slogan after almost seven years of operation on the Las Vegas Strip. After almost three years with ...
Blackstone buys World Market Center
Blackstone buys World Market Center
Friday, July 7, 2017
Investment firm Blackstone, in partnership with Fireside Investments, announced Thursday it is buying International Market Centers, owner-operator of World Market Center in ...
Development in Las Vegas resort corridor is pushing east
Development in Las Vegas resort corridor is pushing east
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Capitalizing on an increase in the number of tourists it serves relative to locals in the last few years, the venerable Ellis Island on Koval Lane east of the Las Vegas Strip broke ...
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Lyft, Zero Fatalities offer discounts this weekend
Saturday, July 1, 2017
If you partake in the first days of legal recreational marijuana sales in Las Vegas on Saturday and become impaired, Zero Fatalities has partnered with Lyft Las Vegas to provide up to $10,000 worth of safe rides. ...
Las Vegas visitation expected to tick up for the Fourth of July
Las Vegas visitation expected to tick up for the Fourth of July
Friday, June 30, 2017
You can expect more this Fourth of July — more tourists, more traffic and more heat. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects 323,000 visitors to come to Las Vegas, that’s just about ...
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Bionic bartenders deployed at Las Vegas Strip bar: But can you bend their ear?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Two robots walk into a bar. Well, OK, maybe they don’t walk, but they can pour you a perfect drink. Tipsy Robot, a 2,500-square-foot bar to open Friday at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, boasts two robotic bartenders ready to make your favorite concoction any way you like. Looking to gain a step on other major nightlife cities in the U.S., owner Rino Armeni decided ...
What are the prospects of retail on the former New Frontier site on the Strip?
What are the prospects of retail on the former New Frontier site on the Strip?
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
It’s a 20-year-old question that investors have spent billions trying to answer: What, if anything, can get built on the site of the New Frontier? Experts speculate ...