Owner Alex Meruelo announced during a special event at the SLS Las Vegas that the hotel-casino will become Sahara Las Vegas in its next iteration. Meruelo said $150 million dollars will be spent to renovate the current property. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pardee Homes’ Terra Luna in Summerlin wins the Silver Nugget’s 2019 home of the year award.
Superintendent Jesus Jara should resign or be fired. That’s the belief of Stephen Augspurger, the executive director of the Clark County Association of School Administrators and Profession-technical Employees. Augspurger said Jara has lost the confidence of the district’s principals by not seeking their input on a number of issues, including firing all the deans in the district.
Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez and Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame president Michelle Corrales-Lewis talk about the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s new home in the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas on June 25, 2019. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Animal Foundation said Monday 38 puppies and an adult dog that were being treated for a parvovirus infection after being rescued on Friday will be treated at other facilities. (Animal Foundation video and Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Terry Fator and his turtle, Winston, two cast members of The Chippendales, a Cirque du Soleil performer and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman accompanied by two showgirls joined Mayor Carolyn Goodman to launch the Regional Transportation Commission’s new Trip to Strip service. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Eldorado Resorts’ acquisition of larger Caesars Entertainment Corp., announced Monday, would form an industry giant with 60 domestic casino–resorts and gaming facilities across 16 states. The companies said the buyout would close next year. The deal is expected to bring major changes to the Strip — where the merged company may try to sell properties; and the deal is expected to raise questions about sports betting, regulatory issues, and the company’s possible future in Japan.
The Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens have opened the gates to its summer display. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Caesars Entertainment being acquired by Eldorado Resorts in a $17.3B deal. The merged company will retain the Caesars name. Eldorado Resorts, a fast-growing regional casino operator whose lone Southern Nevada property had been the Tropicana Laughlin, is positioned to acquire the larger Caesars Entertainment, owner of 53 properties in 14 states and five countries outside the U.S. Eldorado, which has 26 properties in 12 states, has long been considered a suitor for Caesars, operators of nine Las Vegas resorts, since billionaire investor Carl Icahn took a controlling interest of Caesars’ board of directors.
In the early morning hours of Monday, June 17th, a massive fire destroyed an 84,000-square-foot office complex on Paradise Road near East Twain Avenue.