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Coronavirus outbreak causes empty Nevada sportsbooks, reduced gaming and hotel revenues
March 13th, 2020 - 2:00am
It’s going to be a quiet few weeks inside Nevada’s sportsbooks. The cancellation of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Championships on Thursday – better known as March Madness – added to the financial burden heaped onto the state’s resort industry by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Culinary proposes paid sick days, other benefits in response to coronavirus and likely economic slowdown
Downtown Vegas casinos growing revenues and visitation from customers seeking a ‘vibrant’ and ‘value-centric’ experience
March 9th, 2020 - 2:00am
Analysts cautioned that construction of Circa Casino Resort in downtown Las Vegas would disrupt the market’s gaming results in 2019. Gaming insiders said redevelopment of the Interstate 15-U.S. Highway 95 interchange – part of the Department of Transportation’s Project Neon – would impede downtown visitation throughout the year.
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Economy & Business | Environment | Gaming
Buffets, banquets and yellow bins: How some of Nevada’s resort companies are trying to cut food waste
March 2nd, 2020 - 2:00am
“It’s a really exciting time because all of our competitors and peers on the Strip — Caesars, Sands, Wynn — we’re all sitting together at a table talking about the issues surrounding food insecurity and food donations and how we can collectively come together as a unit to help drive and scale food donations even more within our city,” said Price. “It’s amazing to see all of us coming together to help drive this very important cause.”
Analyst: Murren’s departure from MGM ‘brings to question’ company’s strategic direction
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Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts since 2008, announces plans to leave post
February 12th, 2020 - 3:23pm
Roland Hernandez, lead independent director of the MGM Resorts Board of Directors, said in a statement that a committee of independent directors has been formed to carry out the search process and is working with a national executive search firm. He also commended Murren for his leadership, which included the completion of the massive CityCenter project.
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Education | Gaming | State Government
Legislative analysts: Union’s gaming tax hike proposal would bring in $650 million more per biennium
The Legislative Counsel Bureau’s Fiscal Analysis Division provided a formal estimate Wednesday of the projected effect of the proposed ballot measure, which is backed by the Clark County Education Association. The gaming tax hike is one of two proposals to raise more money for education — the other is a sales tax increase.
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How AI and facial recognition tech could reshape Las Vegas casinos
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Historic Harrah’s Reno to be sold and converted into a non-gaming hotel and mixed use development
January 14th, 2020 - 4:45pm
Harrah’s Reno, one of the Nevada gaming industry’s historic landmarks, will be sold by real estate investment trust VICI Properties and converted into a business entity that will not include a casino, ending the presence of the Harrah’s name in the Northern Nevada city after 83 years.
Economy & Business | Gaming
Nevada gaming attorneys caution lawmakers on sports betting; ‘You really have to give it some serious thought’
New events center, potential casino sale could boost prospects for South Tahoe market
Gaming Commission rejects Wynn's motion to dismiss; matter likely headed to court
Wynn's lawyers blast Gaming Control Board's logic in latest legal filing
December 9th, 2019 - 6:23pm
Steve Wynn’s lawyers have unleashed another attack on the Gaming Control Board, saying the regulatory body’s “administrative hold” is an “unauthorized assumption of power” and, therefore, not grounds to deem him incapable of ever holding a state gaming license.
Gaming | Marijuana
Betting on cannabis: Gaming heavyweights shape marijuana industry, even as regulators hold the two worlds apart
December 8th, 2019 - 2:00am
Regulators have not budged on their bright line. But the casino sector has still left its mark on the cannabis industry — its veterans are filling out the leadership teams of marijuana companies, and its regulatory regime is the model that the state hopes to emulate for cannabis.
Gaming Control Board pushes back against Steve Wynn’s motion to dismiss complaint
Gaming | Local Government
Clark County, former SLS casino head to court over property tax dispute
November 27th, 2019 - 2:00am
After receiving approval from the Clark County Commission last month, officials with the county’s assessor's office have officially appealed a decision by a state tax board to reduce personal property taxes owed by the former SLS Las Vegas last year to $0, under regulations allowing property taxes to be reduced if the assessed value is less than the actual cash value paid for the property.