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Resorts World unveiling ‘seems like an old-school Las Vegas resort opening’

June 21st, 2021 - 2:00am
The comparisons between the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas and the launch of The Mirage almost 32 years ago can’t be ignored. Like its predecessor, the $4.3 billion Resorts World ends a decade-long lull of new Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino development.

Resorts World extends cashless wagering to table games: ‘We’re doing things that the city has never seen’

June 18th, 2021 - 2:00am
Cashless gaming capabilities for slot machines, table games and sports betting was part of a multi-tiered technology announcement by Resorts World. “When it comes to gaming technology, we’re doing many things that the city has never seen."

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Soon-to-open Resorts World, NV Energy propose unique renewable electric service deal to state regulators

June 17th, 2021 - 2:00am
A business taking electric service from the state’s primary electricity provider may not seem like news, but Resorts World isn’t being treated like most other electric customers. Instead, NV Energy and the casino are asking utility regulators to approve a unique market-based electricity supply deal aimed at ultimately powering the property with renewable energy.

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Culinary Union workers celebrate the passage of ‘Right to Return’ bill with Sisolak

June 16th, 2021 - 2:00am
Taufa described herself as being “in heaven” after she had learned that the measure passed. She said that though she only has a few years of work left, she also fought to give other people hope for the future.

Native American gaming activity in Las Vegas draws attention to North Dakota tribe’s year-old land deal

June 16th, 2021 - 2:00am
A North Dakota Indian tribe spent $12 million a year ago to acquire 8.7 acres at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The purchase was largely ignored.

Ford joins 22 other attorneys general in urging Supreme Court to uphold eviction moratorium

June 15th, 2021 - 1:24pm
In their amicus brief, the attorneys general argued that the moratorium should remain in place because eliminating the ban would “irreparably harm the states,” Ford’s office said. The attorneys general added in the brief that with roughly half of U.S. adults still unvaccinated and children under the age of 12 still ineligible to receive the vaccine, removing the ban could cause cases to surge across the country.

Red Rock Resorts’ long-delayed California casino receives another legal setback

June 15th, 2021 - 2:00am
A California appellate court tossed a roadblock in front of Red Rock Resorts’ planned development of a tribal-owned casino near Fresno that has been tied up in legal maneuverings for some 18 years.

Through Resorts World agreement, Hilton Hotels re-establishes Las Vegas presence

June 14th, 2021 - 2:00am
Through partnership agreements at Resorts World Las Vegas and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, and a management agreement at CityCenter’s Waldorf Astoria, Hilton brought several of its best-known worldwide brands – and the Hilton name – back to Las Vegas.

Wynn Las Vegas President Marilyn Spiegel to retire after second stint with the company

Wynn Resorts on the Las Vegas Strip
June 10th, 2021 - 2:00am
Wynn Las Vegas President Marilyn Spiegel, who unretired three years ago to help Wynn Resorts weather the fallout from the Steve Wynn sexual harassment scandal, is retiring once again.

CEO apologizes for ‘opening night exuberance’ after Mohegan Sun agrees to pay fine for violating COVID protocols

June 9th, 2021 - 3:02pm
Connecticut-based Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment agreed to pay a $60,000 fine to state gaming regulators for violating COVID-19 guidelines at the opening of the company's casino in March.

PHOTOS: World of Concrete’s opening ends 15-month absence of Las Vegas-hosted conferences

June 9th, 2021 - 2:00am
Las Vegas kicked off its first large-scale convention and tradeshow in more than 15 months on Tuesday when the World of Concrete took over the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sisolak signs much-debated ‘Right to Return’ legislation into law

June 8th, 2021 - 6:20pm
Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation on Tuesday that guarantees the rights of laid-off gaming and tourism industry workers to return to their jobs.

$140M deal offers expansion opportunities to slot machine operator

June 7th, 2021 - 2:00am
Accel Entertainment, which is acquiring Nevada slot route operator Century Gaming for $140 million, has a long-term vision for the company.

Will California sportsbooks lure away Nevada gamblers? Analysts say don’t bet on it

June 6th, 2021 - 2:00am
There is apprehension from a few Nevada sportsbook operators about potential competition from California, the largest feeder market to casinos in Las Vegas and Reno, adding sports betting. Analysts and sports betting experts don’t believe the nation’s leading Indian gaming state will slice into Nevada’s multi-billion-dollar business.

Sisolak-backed amendment to ‘Right to Return’ bill would exempt small employers

May 28th, 2021 - 11:26pm
The proposed amendment to SB386, submitted to lawmakers Friday evening ahead of an expected floor vote in the Assembly, intends to exempt small businesses that pre-pandemic employed 30 or fewer workers from being affected by the so-called “Right to Return” legislation.

Nevada locals drive the state’s gaming revenue recovery in April

May 27th, 2021 - 2:51pm
The local gaming markets – suburban areas outside the Las Vegas Strip corridor – staged a post-pandemic comeback in April. The neighborhood gaming figures – part of Clark County’s overall total of $865.4 million – were a factor in the month’s statewide $1.039 billion gaming revenue figure.

Not all Nevada casino operators are on board with changes to ‘Right to Return’ legislation

May 26th, 2021 - 1:18pm
A division has emerged among Nevada Resort Association members over revisions to legislation that would allow laid-off gaming and tourism workers to return to their jobs. One company vows to oppose the modified bill and even seek a veto from Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Gaming and labor leaders reach a compromise on ‘Right to Return’ legislation

May 25th, 2021 - 5:06pm
Sources said Tuesday the modifications in SB386 – referred to as “Right to Return” legislation – had been reached and are pending final language that can be agreed upon by both sides, with less than a week left before the end of the state's 120-day legislative session.

‘Measured’ eviction prevention bill draws ire of property managers and landlords

May 25th, 2021 - 2:00am
Trade groups representing property owners came out in strong opposition against the measure. Their opposition was summed up by Southern Nevada property manager Molly Hamrick, who said the bill would only serve to “keep landlords from providing a product in the marketplace that tenants desperately need.”

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