Pam Borda is 777 Gaming’s biggest fan. As executive director of the Elko Economic Diversification Authority, Borda was faced with a horrifying problem. Two of Elko’s largest casinos were facing closure due to the bankruptcy of their owner.
For Summit Partners, a startup company funded partly by tapping a home-equity loan, landing a contract with the massive Fontainebleau seemed like a vaccination against the standard growing pains.
RENO — If it weren’t for the roller hockey players who took over the Virginia Street Plaza on a mild spring evening, the south end of the city’s main casino road could be mistaken for a desolate Nevada community or Atlantic City.
OPENING SEASON: With unemployment high and job openings sometimes slow to come, more local residents are becoming entrepreneurs and starting their own businesses.
Some of the largest conventions scheduled for the Las Vegas area:
It’ll hardly be the first time they’re hearing it, but: Boy, do Dawn Eubanks-Cox and daughter Alissa Eubanks look alike.