Las Vegas Business News

Sources: Eldorado Resorts, Caesars explore merger

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as shown Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

U.S. casino operators Eldorado Resorts Inc and Caesars Entertainment Corp are in the early stages of exploring a merger, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, according to ...

Dog hotel proprietor aims 'to give a Ritz Carlton feel to the pet community'

Owner Lisa Imbesi poses for a photo with her dog Zoe at Pawsh Palace, a luxury dog day care near the Strip, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Pawsh Palace, a cage-free dog hotel, opened in Las Vegas last year. Owner Lisa Imbesi’s goal was to make it a one-stop shop for a dog’s needs.

Five years later, High Roller wheel keeps on spinning in Las Vegas

Kenia Aguilar, right, looks out at Strip casinos from the High Roller Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, celebrates its five-year anniversary this month.

Five years after its debut, Caesars Entertainment’s massive High Roller observation wheel has cemented a spot among the top attractions on the Strip. A constantly moving wheel with 28 glass-walled pods, the attraction ...

The Notes: Philanthropy, March 18, 2019

In the Notes: Bank of America, Nevada Medical Center, CURE Media Group, Bob and Lovee Arum, Breakaway Cycling and more ...

Hundreds of millions of dollars pouring into meeting-space projects

Ernest Stovall, MGM Grand vice president of sales, outside the new MGM Grand Conference Center.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s massive $935 million expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center has been well-documented, but it’s not the only ...

Faraday Future is selling its North Las Vegas site for $40 million

Land where electric car start-up Faraday Future planned to build a $1 billion auto plant is shown in the Apex Industrial Park near Interstate 15 and Highway 93, north of Las Vegas Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.

Engadget reports Faraday Future is selling the site where it once planned to build an electric car factory at the Apex Industrial Park in ...

Forest Service: Mountains around Elko not suitable for oil, gas leasing

The U.S. Forest Service says it has concluded that oil and gas leasing isn't suitable for Humboldt-Toiyabe (toy-YAH'-bee) National Forest land in a mountain range in ...

Zoning guidelines threaten Historic West Side venue’s open mic night

Reese Darko performs during an open mic night at the Truth Spot in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

With no bar, no smoke and no dancing, the scene at the Historic West Side venue is a far cry from Las Vegas’ many nightclubs. But under the city’s zoning laws, the Truth Spot is classified as a nightclub and lacks the necessary permits and zoning requirements to conduct ...

Nearly $2 billion in New Jersey sport bets in 9 months

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski holds a ticket showing his $100 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 2019 World Series at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City on March 8, 2019. Figures released March 13, 2019, show New Jersey gamblers have wagered almost $2 billion on sporting events since it started nine months ago.

Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year ...

Amodei says fed stance on marijuana, banking is hypocritical

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei is calling out what he says is the hypocrisy of the government accepting tax money from legal marijuana businesses in Nevada but essentially banning them from ...

Prime real estate on Laughlin’s casino row up for auction

The Laughlin skyline is seen at sunset during the 35th annual Laughlin River Run motorcycle rally Friday, April 28, 2017, in Laughlin.

One of the last undeveloped parcels along Laughlin’s casino row on the Colorado River is going up for auction, with a minimum bid of $9 million, representatives for the seller said. A sealed-bid ...

Billionaire Icahn increases stake in Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as shown Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.

Activist investor Carl Icahn has upped his stake in casino giant Caesars Entertainment ...

Sweat-proof T-shirt maker embraces Las Vegas: 'The middle-class dream is still a reality here'

Billy Thompson, left, and Randy Choi display the Thompson Tee, a patented undershirt that prevents armpit stains.

Billy Thompson, an admitted sufferer of axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweat), is out to change people's lives. He partnered with Randy Choi to create and manufacture an undershirt that will restore confidence in people who wear it.

Farewell Macayo’s: Staff, patrons enjoy one last night at popular Las Vegas eatery

A look inside the Macayo’s on West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas on the popular eatery's last day of business on March 10, 2019. It closed after nearly 60 years of operation.

For Sheryle Bartlett, Macayo’s has been a mainstay for her family and friends for decades. The memories are many ...

Otto Merida’s legacy remains strong in Las Vegas' Hispanic business community

Otto Merida is former president of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce.

Otto Merida remembers coming to Las Vegas in 1974 and thinking the city was small enough that he could make an impact. Forty-five years later, it’s clear Merida was able to do just that.