Las Vegas dedicated the first of three planned solar panel carports Thursday, but patriotism almost got the event canceled before it started. Mayor Oscar Goodman noted that a sample solar module on display was assembled in Mexico.
WASHINGTON — Advocates for online poker were increasingly pessimistic Thursday about the prospects for passing legislation this year that would make the game legal, according to Capitol Hill and industry officials.
For the first time in more than three years, all of the major monthly indicators tracked by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority came in positive.
The last time casinos in downtown Las Vegas reported a double-digit increase in their monthly gaming revenues was June 2008 — which was also the last time gaming revenues actually increased in the troubled market.
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce installed a new chairman and new board of trustees Thursday. Michael Bonner, the new chamber chairman, promised to push for economic diversification in his first chamber address.