Professional sports and the gaming industry took another big step forward with the NHL’s approval of casino owner Alex Meruelo acquiring the Arizona Coyotes.
Richard N. “Rick” Velotta has covered business, the gaming industry, tourism, transportation and aviation in Las Vegas for 25 years. A former reporter and editor with the Las Vegas Sun, the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner, the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff and the Aurora (Colo.) Sun, Velotta is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where he won the school’s top journalism honor. He became the Review-Journal's assistant business editor in September 2018.
Encore Boston Harbor, Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s entry into the New England market, opened its doors amid a flurry of daytime fireworks on a sunny Sunday morning.
Arrivals in new water shuttles and daytime fireworks will be part of Sunday’s opening of the $2.6 billion, 671-room Encore Boston Harbor in Everett.
Just as it looks like a replica of Encore Las Vegas, the inside of Encore Boston Harbor also looks like a replica of its Las Vegas sister property.
Work crews are now on the job 24/7, pressing to complete the 1.25 million-square-foot hotel-casino project and open the doors by December 2020.
Encore Boston Harbor isn’t planning a fireworks-lit nighttime debut, instead planning a Sunday-morning opening to avoid commuter traffic jams.
Sunset Station will become the fifth Station Casinos property to have workers represented by the Culinary Union after a representation vote on Thursday.
Encore Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio said that executives deliberately chose a Sunday-morning opening because that’s when area streets and highways are least busy.
The state Gaming Control Board has recommended approval of horse racing dates for the White Pine and Elko county fairs in August.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday nailed down dates for two college basketball tournaments through 2022 and 2023, solidifying the city’s place as a March hoops destination.
LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill got a 5 percent raise and a $150,000 bonus Monday and set a goal of bringing more than 42.9 million visitors to the city in 2020.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s Compensation Committee has recommended a 5 percent raise and a $150,000 bonus for President and CEO Steve Hill.
SLS Las Vegas owner Alex Meruelo would become the first Latin American owner of a National Hockey League team if he acquires the Arizona Coyotes.
The unlikely scenario of David taking Goliath exists on the Strip with Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. looking to acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Gaming analysts have mixed forecasts on how the layoffs may be perceived by Japanese regulators in considering MGM for an integrated resort slot.