Las Vegas Business News

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Miami.

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government ...

Another big jackpot hits at the Cosmopolitan

A Minnesota man hit a $617,000 jackpot while playing a Seinfeld slot machine at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, the casino reported.

Another lucky slot player at the Cosmopolitan has hit a major jackpot. On Thursday evening, a Minnesota man hit the top prize of $617,000 on just his second spin on a ...

Maryland explores quick way to approve sports betting

Maryland lawmakers are exploring a quick way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but any ...

Accelerating the evolution of the Las Vegas sports book

A rendering of the sports book at Circa, expected to open in 2020.

There were plenty of surprises last week when downtown developer Derek Stevens rolled out his ambitious plans for the Circa Resort & Casino, but the images and details surrounding its multi-level, stadium-style ...

Can retail stores ship wine out of state? The Supreme Court may change the way you buy wine

Boxes of wine are prepared for sale at Grapes the Wine Company in White Plains, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2017. In Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, the Supreme Court will consider whether states can prohibit retail wine shops from shipping to consumers in another state.

With just a few clicks on my computer or phone, I can order a rare book from San Francisco, a country ham from Kentucky or a dazzling box of chocolates from Vermont. I can track the shipments to ...

U.S. gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules

The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a memo saying ...

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide.

A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling ...

Largest local Hispanic supermarket chain credits family roots for its success

Victor Flores, also know as Mr. Wow, the spokesman for La Bonita Supermarkets. June 10, 2016.

The unique sound of Victor Flores’ voice and his friendly smile have become a regular part of Spanish-speaking TV in Las Vegas. He’s employed at La Bonita supermarket, often appearing in ...

The Notes: Jan. 14, 2019

In the Notes: Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Cassie Catania-Hsu, Nevada National Security Site, Dr. Rachel Shirley, Kerry Bubolz, J. Kevin Bland and more ...

Resorts World: Building will look different from Wynn, Encore

A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.

The company building a multibillion-dollar casino-resort with a modern Asian flair on the Las Vegas Strip defended itself in court filings this week arguing it is not copying its design ...

Photos: Maya Cinemas, the vision of activist Moctesuma Esparza, opens in North Las Vegas

A first look at the new state-of-the-art Maya Cinemas during their grand opening celebration in North Las Vegas, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019.

Mariachi music flooded the air, members of the dance team Xochipilli Danza Azteca Las Vegas stood by ready to perform and Las Vegas Paiute Tribe officials blessed the grounds as part of a ...

Derek Stevens unveils Circa Resort & Casino for downtown Las Vegas to debut in 2020

A rendering of Derek Stevens's new casino, Circa, expected to open December 2020.

Derek Stevens has been building bits of buzz and excitement in downtown Las Vegas since he and his brother Greg bought a stake in the Golden Gate on Fremont Street in ...

Planned housing at Bonnie Springs won't kill site's charm, developer insists

Bonnie Springs Ranch, west of Las Vegas in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, will close to make way for new development on the 64-acre site.

The renderings are beautifully hand-drawn and colored. They depict a mountainous storybook village that could be vaguely Spanish or Italian. Visitors enter through an elegant circular driveway, pass under a charming stone archway and then the new world of Bonnie Springs Ranch opens up. Gone are the equestrian stables, Wild West-themed town, petting zoo and train ride. In its place are ...

‘Iron Chef’ Morimoto bringing ramen dinner series to MGM Grand

Masaharu Morimoto poses for a photo during the grand opening of his first Las Vegas restaurant, Morimoto, at the MGM Grand Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

“Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto will introduce his ramen restaurant Momosan Ramen & Sake in Las Vegas through a series of pop-up ...

Sisolak names new chair of Nevada Gaming Control Board

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced today the appointment of Sandra Douglass Morgan as the next chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Morgan, a member of the ...