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August 20, 2017

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Barcelona residents protest unchecked growth of mass tourism
Saturday, August 12, 2017
They say the influx of tourists has increased the price of rents and driven a spike in rowdy behavior by …
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Interstate 11 segment near Railroad Pass to open on Wednesday
Friday, August 11, 2017
The first portion of the Interstate 11 project is set to open next week. The Nevada Department of Transportation will open the southbound lanes of I-11 from Foothill Drive in Henderson to Silverline Road in Boulder City on Tuesday. ...
Caesars taking payments in Las Vegas via popular Chinese app
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Caesars Entertainment has started taking payments at multiple locations in Las Vegas from WeChat, a smartphone messaging app that’s hugely popular in China. Starting on Tuesday, the company began ...
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How retail on the Las Vegas Strip appears to buck dire national trend
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Recent headlines reflect the harrowing state of the retail industry in the online shopping age. Headlines about retail on the Las Vegas Strip, however, are all about big deals and growth. Specifically, Wynn Resorts is building 75,000 square feet of high-end shopping across the street from the Fashion Show. While one development is hardly a boom, the added space, along with the aforementioned deals, reveals a confidence about retail on the Strip not found elsewhere. ...
Fertitta: Palms will reflect ‘everything we've learned over last 30 years’
Fertitta: Palms will reflect ‘everything we've learned over last 30 years’
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Chairman and CEO Frank J. Fertitta III said building and operating hybrid resorts (appealing to both tourists and locals) “is what we do.” “We're going to take everything ...
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Gaming trade group updates how it addresses problem gambling
Friday, August 4, 2017
One of the gaming industry’s largest trade groups announced an updated approach to problem gambling during a roundtable discussion on the issue at UNLV’s international Gaming Institute on Thursday.
Cycling trade show Interbike will roll north after this year
Cycling trade show Interbike will roll north after this year
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Interbike, one of the largest consumer cycling trade shows in the U.S. and a presence in Las Vegas since 1998, is riding up north starting next year. Interbike will host its annual trade show at ...
Flamingo completes $6.5 million renovation of meeting center
Flamingo completes $6.5 million renovation of meeting center
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday it has completed a renovation of its meeting center at the Flamingo Las Vegas, a first step in a refresh of the venerable ...
Monte Carlo reboot to add more convention space
Monte Carlo reboot to add more convention space
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday it is adding 77,000 square feet of meeting space as part of its revamp of Monte Carlo. The news comes shortly after announcing ...
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 ...