When Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment closed on its $850 million deal to acquire American Casino and Entertainment Properties, whose four casinos included the Stratosphere with its 1,149-foot tower and 2,427 rooms, Chairman and CEO Blake Sartini was ecstatic about acquiring a property on “the Strip.”
With all the spectacular resorts and hotels Southern Nevada has to offer, it’s easy for visitors to forget that Las Vegas lies in the middle of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
This week’s long-awaited U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on Christie v. the NCAA that could influence whether sports wagering will be legalized nationwide could also play a role in another issue at the forefront of the gaming industry — the presence of marijuana in casino resorts.
The state Gaming Policy Committee is going to pot this week as top gaming policymakers, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, will discuss whether there’s a possible point of entry for recreational marijuana among Nevada’s tourism assets.
The rapid emergence of pro sports in Southern Nevada ramps up our civic pride, but also unleashes a new set of issues and the LVCVA will soon find itself right in the middle of them.
Station Casinos is putting a total of $485 million in improvements into the off-Strip Palms resort through the next year
With just under two months to go before revelers ring in 2018, it appears that it’s going to come down to the wire as to whether Southern Nevada will break its year-old record of 42.9 million visitors set in 2016.
Steve Wynn surprises during earnings call — but will MGM execs say?
MGM Resorts International had planned to roll out its GameSense responsible gaming program during the week of G2E, which brought an estimated 27,000 people to the city.
It’s clear that members of the board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority love baseball because some of them were willing to risk the board’s reputation as the marketers-in-chief of Las Vegas to spend $80 million on a naming rights deal many say is a preposterous.