The debate over daily fantasy sports was front and center Tuesday at the Global Gaming Expo. DraftKings CEO Jason Robins took part in a panel discussion on whether or not fantasy sports is a form of gambling. The interest was so large that the G2E breakout session took place in the main conference ballroom at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, rather than one of the smaller meeting rooms.
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Attention fanboys and fangirls: the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention is returning to the South Point for a second year this weekend, Friday through Sunday. The event will feature interactive exhibits, a special children’s day and celebrated comic book artists — including DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee.
The team of men in suits strides with purpose as they march from booth to booth at at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
With displays ranging from huge trucks and cranes to protective gear for workers, this northeastern Nevada community was the place to be this Thursday for mining industry officials, vendors and just the curious.
Collision, a first-time tech conference that ended Wednesday, drew 1,500 techies and investors from around the world. Speakers included professional skater Tony Hawk, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg and executives from well-known brands such as Facebook, Google Ventures, PayPal, Belkin, Evernote and Uber.
He’s back. Well, back in the Austin, Texas, area anyway. Developer Chris Milam, who unsuccessfully pitched an arena-and-stadium proposal to the city of Henderson and was sued over the deal, is trying to build a movie and TV studio development 12 miles west of Austin.
Some 18,000 attendees watched product demonstrations, networked with businesspeople and browsed the countless aisles of exhibitors at the National Hardware Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Station Casinos launched a mobile application that lets smartphone users access information about the company’s 18 Southern Nevada casinos. Boarding Pass loyalty program members can gain information about their accounts and customers can make reservations or enjoy special offers
MGM Resorts International will spend $66 million to expand the convention center at the Mandalay Bay, adding more than 350,000 square feet of exhibit space to the existing 1.7 million-square-foot facility.
When a notable CNN journalist speaks to a leadership conference later this year, she will deliver a clear message: “You need to be well-informed. You need to be confident and you’ve got to have guts,” Natalie Allen said of the leaders she’ll speak to at the 2104 Women’s Leadership Conference at the MGM Grand.
A Republican National Committee team made an all-day visit to Las Vegas on Thursday to examine the logistics of putting on the GOP’s presidential nominating convention in 2016 if Las Vegas wins the right to host the event.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. and the New York Mets extended their marketing and promotional agreement through 2018, which gives the casino company a presence at Citi Field, the Major League Baseball team’s home park.
More than 300 nationwide wine and spirits supply, wholesale and distribution exhibitors are at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America annual trade show that ends Thursday afternoon at Caesars Palace.
When the National Association of Broadcaster’s president and CEO, Gordon Smith, and the commission’s Tom Wheeler collided in a regulatory keynote address at the organization’s Las Vegas convention, both emerged unscathed — and neither changed their minds on policy.
The next big thing is coming, Las Vegas. At least, that’s what nightlife guru Jon Taffer said while getting ready for his annual Nightclub & Bar Show to open in late March
Quick: What does Google’s California headquarters have in common with Caesars Palace? They both have a quirky novelty manufactured right in downtown Boulder City.
Lion Fight Promotions, the Las Vegas-based Muay Thai fight promotion company, is taking its stand-up kick and punch strike show on the road for the first time.
Thousands of people in the broadcast industry are converging on Southern Nevada this weekend for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention and trade show. Nearly 93,000 people from 156 countries have registered for the show, which opens Saturday.
Vikings, topical urinal screens, vaporized alcohol shots and Star Trek beer, oh my. The 2014 Nightclub & Bar Show featured a slew of new products this week that drew crowds and made some innovative entrepreneurs very busy.
The industry-only Pizza Expo 2014 runs through Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is estimating the number of attendees to be 12,000, bringing a nongaming economic impact of $15.1 million to the city.
The 2014 Nightclub & Bar Show’s exhibition starts Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center, led by Jon Taffer, the trade show’s founder and host of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” show. Taffer’s trade show, in its 29th year, is bigger than ever.
GlobalShop 2014, a trade show is the place to see the latest store fixtures and displays available for the retail universe, is underway in Las Vegas.
The 20th annual Glass Craft & Bead Expo is scheduled for March 26-30 at the South Point. Open to the public, the event offers classes and a trade show for the curious, featuring items such as handcrafted beads, stained glass, fused glass and studio items.