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Reno marijuana store uses 'food truck' label for credit card sales

In this July 1, 2017, file photo, is opening day of legal recreational marijuana sales at the Blum marijuana dispensary in Reno. A licensed marijuana store in Reno has begun taking credit cards for pot purchases by calling itself a food truck to get around federal banking regulations that have most cannabis businesses doing a cash-only business.

Blüm marijuana dispensary certainly doesn't look like a food truck. There are no chicken wings or tacos at the Reno store, just displays of ...

Third plan for UNLV med school building draws first of two approvals

A new plan for construction of a classroom building for the UNLV School of Medicine got the first of two key approvals today before the Nevada Board of Regents. The plan calls for a $125 million, 140,000-square-foot building that would ...

El Cortez, Mob Museum offer Jackie Gaughan suite package

A view of the dining and living room in the Jackie Gaughan Suite during a El Cortez-Mob Museum event at the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The El Cortez and the Mob Museum are pursuing a package that will include a stay in the suite. Casino owner Jackie Gaughan built the hotel tower in 1980 and lived in the suite until his death in 2014.

The days of gangsters running around downtown Las Vegas might be over, but mob history enthusiasts can now take advantage of a new VIP package. The Mob Museum has partnered with ...

Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC

Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already authorized up to three casinos for the nation's ...

Technovation CEO: "Fail fast, learn from your mistakes, and move on"

Peg McGregor is CEO of Technovation Solutions.

Peg McGregor is CEO of Technovation Solutions, which acts as both technology consultants and brokers for new technologies coming to the market.

People on the Move: July 15, 2019

In the People: Terry and Ruth Whalen, Betty Dobbs-Funk, Joseph Brown, Dan Krohmer, Robert Arnal, Breann Henderson, Matthew Sanfilippo, Yadira Breland and more ...

Rosen: Proposed tax credit would help veterans open businesses

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., responds to a question during an interview at Lazer Ladies, a veteran-owned small business, in North Las Vegas Friday, July 12, 2019. Rosen unveiled her Veterans Jobs Opportunity Act which will provide tax credit for veterans who start a small business in underserved communities.

U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., detailed her new policy proposal extending startup tax credits to some veteran-owned businesses during a stop today in Las Vegas ...

1 year, $3.2 billion later, New Jersey sports betting soars

In this March 8, 2019, photo, a gambler makes a sports bet at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J.

New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $3 billion on sports betting in the first full year it became legal, helping the state challenge Nevada for the nationwide lead in the fast-growing industry. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the ...

Man wins nearly $1.5 million jackpot playing Three Card Poker

A dealer flips cards at a three card poker table at Hollywood Slots, Friday, March 16, 2012, in Bangor, Maine.

A guest at Caesars Palace won a nearly $1.5 million jackpot Monday while playing Three Card Poker. The man won $1.46 million after being dealt ...

Difficult upbringing shaped the businessman that painting CEO would become

Cory Summerhays, Founder and CEO of Unforgettable Coatings, Final Touch Painting and Blue APE Painting poses for a photo at Sam's Town on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Cory Summerhays cringes when people refer to him as “boss.” The founder and CEO of a painting empire that include Unforgettable Coatings, Final Touch Painting and Blue APE Painting, Summerhays likes to introduce himself as a partner.

Las Vegas center continues founder’s vision for problem gambling treatment

Stephanie Goodman, executive director of the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center, poses with former Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin last month during a rebranding event for the center.

Last month, the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center hosted an event to announce the rebranding of the nonprofit organization, formerly known simply as ...

40 Under 40 Alumni: Ric Guerrero and Terence Thornton

Ric Guerrero

Ric Guerrero and Terence Thornton are former honorees of VEGAS INC's 40 Under 40 awards. We caught up with them ...

The Notes: Philanthropy, July 8, 2019

In the Notes: Leadership Henderson, Living Grace Homes, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Friends of the North Las Vegas Library District, Nevada Law Journal, TRU Development and more ...

Las Vegas home resale prices stagnant; rental rates up

A house is shown for sale Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas home values aren’t appreciating like they have been in recent years, and a reversal doesn’t seem to be on the horizon. Southern Nevada ranks ...

New England casinos battle for high-rollers

Beach Plum flowers bloom along the banks of the Mystic River in front of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Mass., Friday, June 21, 2019.

There has never been a better time for gaming in New England. The recent launch of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, and the opening of MGM Springfield nearly a year ago has put ...