Las Vegas Business News

Stacked odds, Texas laws don’t deter new poker club

Dealer Richard Pope, left, works as Court Manuel, center, and Ed Wanson, right, play at Mint Poker, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Houston. The games at Mint Poker, which opened three months ago, are played in a large, quarter-circle-shaped room lined with ceiling-to-floor windows that illuminate the club with natural light during the day. Several of the more than 20 poker tables almost always have full games going, even during the middle of the afternoon.

Michael Eakman, a poker aficionado from a young age, has hosted poker tournaments from around the country, but Texas gambling laws have long ...

For Uber, a quiet investor becomes a sudden thorn

This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco.

For the past week, Uber’s board members have been embroiled in conversations over a thorny question: What to do about ...

Restrictions on downtown Las Vegas sex shops loosened

Pictured at left is Boulevard Books and Video (though the name isn't listed on the marquee), one of six adult emporiums affected by a revised city ordinance.

Could a facelift for a sex shop help reduce blight in downtown Las Vegas? It may seem counterintuitive, but Councilman Bob Coffin believes the answer is yes, and his fellow Las Vegas City Council members supported the idea ...

New Ford CEO says company will balance present with future

The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future ...

Nevada unemployment rate sees slight uptick after 3 months

The unemployment rate in Nevada saw a slight uptick after holding steady for three months. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today ...

Woman hits $1.6 million jackpot at Las Vegas airport

This woman from Dublin, Calif., identified only as Sandra A., hit a $1.6 million slot machine jackpot at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

There’s nothing worse than waiting in the airport, unless you’re waiting to be paid a $1.6 million jackpot like a California woman was Tuesday at McCarran International Airport. A woman from ...

Expansion at Emerald Island in downtown Henderson nearing completion

The Emerald Island Casino in Henderson is expanding again with added space and city street improvements too on Friday, August 11, 2017.

The casino’s administrative offices are in a former drugstore. The gaming floor is in what used to be a post office. The food preparation and storage areas used to be a Moose Lodge. It seems only fitting that the latest upgrades for Emerald Island in downtown Henderson include expanding by 10,000 square feet into ...

What’s missing from Raiders meeting agenda as important as what’s there

A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.

The two trickiest agreements left for the Las Vegas Stadium Authority to negotiate before the Raiders break ground later this year do not appear on Thursday’s board meeting agenda. Neither the UNLV joint-use agreement nor the community benefits agreement appear on a lengthy schedule for the board’s first gathering since mid-July. The UNLV document merited a brief status update at ...

Las Vegas attorneys confident law will keep pace with evolution of recreational marijuana

Attorney Amanda Connor poses for a photograph at her office in Las Vegas, Monday, July 17, 2017.

While first-time marijuana business owners scrambled to meet state demands for obtaining their licenses back in 2015 — which included long applications, large amounts of cash, hiring and security — the process of entering the recreational business has been a matter of “fine-tuning,” as more experienced license-holders are now looking more for clarification on individual regulations in 2017.

Marijuana sparks questions for casino operators

When recreational marijuana stores opened in July, thousands took advantage of its legalization. And that created confusion in the gaming industry.

The List: Law firms, Aug. 13, 2017

Find out about law firms. This week, we rank them by number of local attorneys.

The Notes: Law Today, Aug. 13-19, 2017

In the Notes: Donald Campbell, Brandi and Jasen Cassady, Karl Riley, Mitch Cobeaga, William Patterson “Pat” Cashill, Don Tingey, James Ohrenschall, Sean Claggett, Richard Bryan, Cynthia Leung, Robert Anderson, Robert Anderson, Luis Ayon and more ...

Law firm’s managing partner inspired ‘to be a force for good’

Q&A portrait of Attorney Jordan Flake of Clear Counsel law firm.

A founder and managing partner of Clear Counsel Law Group talks about the firm’s commitment to community service, the need for Southern Nevada to establish its identity, and the challenge of connecting senior citizens with available resources.

Attorney: ‘Las Vegas is a meritocracy’

Attorney Joel Henriod is managing partner at the Las Vegas office of law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

Attorney Joel Henriod, managing partner of the law firm’s Las Vegas office, fell in love with the law after watching the 1966 film “A Man for All Seasons,” the story of a man who stood up to the king after the king rejected the Roman Catholic Church so he could divorce his wife.

The Data: Aug. 13-19

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