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California emerging as the next online poker battleground

California’s latest effort to legalize online poker would sideline PokerStars, shut out the racetrack industry, and offer a twist that makes traditional casinos and card rooms part of the game.

Las Vegas brings back ‘What happens here, stays here’

The Las Vegas Indie rock band Imagine Dragons has joined the parade of local entertainment celebrities boosting tourism by participating in a “What happens here, stays here” television advertisement for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Study shows (big surprise) gaming is No. 1 in Nevada

When looking at the cumulative financial benefits of the nation’s gaming industry, the Silver State is No. 1 in economic impact, No. 1 in jobs supported and No. 1 tax revenue to state and local governments. Yeah, big surprise.

Businessman hopes to launch NHL ticket drive in February

Billionaire title insurance businessman Bill Foley, who is part of an ownership group seeking a National Hockey League franchise in Las Vegas, said Tuesday he hopes to launch a ticket drive in February as the first step toward showing the NHL that Las Vegas is a viable market.

 
New iris scanners tout quick trip through McCarran security

Developers of a new biometric scanning system that verifies passenger identities at airports are the first to admit that some customers like the idea of having their irises scanned because it looks so cool.

Congress may stand pat on Internet gambling

An all-out bid by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson to kill gambling over the Internet is coming up empty in the final days of Congress, sources said on Monday.

Unwin leaving CEO post at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas CEO John Unwin, who has headed the Strip resort leading up to the property’s 2010 opening, announced Tuesday he will leave his post at the end of the year.

Las Vegas company’s software attracts casino clients

A Las Vegas tech company has been bringing video data to life, providing businesses with several tools to increase profits and efficiency.

Las Vegas home prices tick up 1.1 percent

The median price of a single-family home jumped to $202,000 in the month, up 1.1 percent from $199,900 in October, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Monday.

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