Resorts World extends cashless wagering to table games: ‘We’re doing things that the city has never seen’
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
Red Rock Resorts’ long-delayed California casino receives another legal setback
Through Resorts World agreement, Hilton Hotels re-establishes Las Vegas presence
Wynn Las Vegas President Marilyn Spiegel to retire after second stint with the company
CEO apologizes for ‘opening night exuberance’ after Mohegan Sun agrees to pay fine for violating COVID protocols
PHOTOS: World of Concrete’s opening ends 15-month absence of Las Vegas-hosted conferences
Sisolak signs much-debated ‘Right to Return’ legislation into law
$140M deal offers expansion opportunities to slot machine operator
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.
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.
Despite opposition, lawmakers revive and advance MGM-backed bill banning guns in casinos
May 22nd, 2021 - 3:14pm
During a joint meeting of Assembly and Senate judiciary committees on Saturday, lawmakers spent a rainy Carson City morning digging into the details of SB452 — an emergency bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro (D-Las Vegas) and introduced last week that revives jettisoned portions of the other major gun bill of the session. Senators opted to vote the bill out of committee after the hearing on a 4-3, party-line vote.
Henderson and Reno rise as pandemic driven casino closures skew national gaming revenue ranks
Airport boss, tourism officials say international travel key to Vegas rebound
May 19th, 2021 - 2:00am
Clark County Director of Aviation Rosemary Vassiliadis told members of a Senate subcommittee at a hearing Tuesday that airline operators want to resume flights into McCarran International Airport – the ninth busiest airport in North America – but are thwarted by travel restrictions affecting “nonessential” leisure and convention visitors.