It’s hard to imagine that someone as smart as William Weidner, former president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands and one of the backers of the Lucky Dragon, could have been so wrong about positioning the off-Strip casino that closed its doors Jan. 4 and faces a foreclosure auction on Feb. 6.
Tourism and gaming leaders are starting to think big about what Las Vegas is going to look like as an NFL city.
Construction crews can’t get that $1.4 billion convention center expansion done soon enough.
Every year at around this time, we look back at the good (and bad) times of the previous year.
Here’s one of those only-in-Vegas holiday stories.
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.