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What is Switch?
 
What is Switch?

Las Vegas-based data center company Switch was founded in 2000 by Rob Roy. The company has campuses in Las Vegas, Reno and Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is also constructing a campus in Atlanta, Georgia, slated to open later this year. Clients include Amazon, Zappos, Marvel and more.

Boyd Gaming planning new corporate campus
 
Boyd Gaming planning new corporate campus

Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp. has filed plans to build a new corporate campus. The plans call for two 10-story office buildings and a six-level parking garage in the southwest Las Vegas Valley. Boyd Gaming operates The Orleans, the Suncoast, downtown’s California Hotel and other properties. The new headquarters would be just a mile from its current main office building.

Company that creates vibrator-like device claims genders bias against CES
 
Company that creates vibrator-like device claims genders bias against CES

Lora DiCarlo is a women-run start-up that creates a vibrator-like device designed for female pleasure called the Osé. This year they were awarded the CES Innovation Award in the Robotics and Drone Category, but a month later the Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES, rescinded the award and their booth. Haddock and her team believe it is a reflection of gender bias and sexism in an industry with a long history of male domination.

Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO
 
Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO

Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has put his custom Southern Highlands home on the market for $2.5 million. The single-story home, built on a .63-acre lot in 2015, measures 5,285 square feet and has a 717-square-foot casita and three-car garage. It has five bedrooms and six baths. Fleury bought the home from former NHL player and fellow Canadian Sheldon Souray, according to public records. When he signed his three-year, $25M contract extension over the summer, Fleury told the media he and his family love Las Vegas and cited its great schools and neighborhoods with a lot of things for kids to do. Fleury said he and his family love their home in Southern Highlands, but wanted to be “closer to the Summerlin area.” Home photos courtesy of Ivan Sher Group

Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO
 
Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO

Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has put his custom Southern Highlands home on the market for $2.5 million. The single-story home, built on a .63-acre lot in 2015, measures 5,285 square feet and has a 717-square-foot casita and three-car garage. It has five bedrooms and six baths. Fleury bought the home from former NHL player and fellow Canadian Sheldon Souray, according to public records. When he signed his three-year, $25M contract extension over the summer, Fleury told the media he and his family love Las Vegas and cited its great schools and neighborhoods with a lot of things for kids to do. Fleury said he and his family love their home in Southern Highlands, but wanted to be “closer to the Summerlin area.” Home photos courtesy of Ivan Sher Group

Las Vegas home prices continue to rise
 
Las Vegas home prices continue to rise

Las Vegas house prices are rising Southern Nevada prices were up 12.8 percent year-over-year in October. Nationally, home prices were up 5.5 percent year-over-year . Buyers are pulling back. Around 7,000 Las Vegas houses were on the market without offers at the end of November, up 54 percent year-over-year. Las Vegas home prices have been rising at one of the fastest rates in the country

The Lucky Dragon’s demise might be the fastest in Las Vegas in decades.
 
The Lucky Dragon’s demise might be the fastest in Las Vegas in decades.

Lucky Dragon was designed to cater to the Asian-American and Asian immigrant crowd in Las Vegas and West Coast cities Lucky Dragon was positioned to become that community’s locals casino The Dec. 2, 2016, launch of the first direct flight between Beijing and Las Vegas right before the official opening gave the casino another potential customer base. But things didn’t go according to plan The Review-Journal investigated signs of financial struggles in December 2017 The company filed for bankruptcy in February 2018 And closed in October Now a chain-link fence surrounds the property

Lucky Dragon to close
 
Lucky Dragon to close

Lucky Dragon was designed to cater to the Asian-American and Asian immigrant crowd in Las Vegas and West Coast cities Lucky Dragon was positioned to become that community’s locals casino The Dec. 2, 2016, launch of the first direct flight between Beijing and Las Vegas right before the official opening gave the casino another potential customer base. But things didn’t go according to plan The Review-Journal investigated signs of financial struggles in December 2017 The company filed for bankruptcy in February 2018 Lucky Dragon has been losing roughly $200,000 per month throughout its bankruptcy case, according to court papers

Las Vegas culinary, bartenders union strike could cost resorts, workers
 
Las Vegas culinary, bartenders union strike could cost resorts, workers

Unions representing Las Vegas casino workers could call a citywide strike as early as June 1 if they do not reach a deal with employers. Las Vegas casino strikes have been avoided in most cases. The last citywide strike was in 1984. It affected 32 resorts and lasted 67 days. A month-long strike in June could cost MGM Resorts and Caesars as much as $300 million in cash flow, according to a union report In 1984, a union strike fund helped support workers during the period they picketed.

South Point going strong with “old-school” playbook
 
South Point going strong with “old-school” playbook

South Point is among few casino operators that still offer “cheap food, good odds,” says Anthony Curtis, a publisher of books on Las Vegas. The resort’s video poker slots return 99%, compared with about 96% or 97% on the Strip, according to Curtis. “Gaughan knows that you get them in the door with food and liquor and entertainment and you make a few bucks when they gamble,” says Ted Newkirk, founder of Access Vegas.
South Point is unique among Las Vegas resorts for its 4,600-seat equestrian arena.
“The secret is you have to find people that want to play [on the casino floor],” says Michael Gaughan, owner of South Point

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