Las Vegas Business News

LVCVA plans to sell 10 acres on Strip worth up to $300 million

Las Vegas Convention Center expansion rendering.

A piece of real estate fronting the Strip is expected to go on the market soon. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority plans to sell a 10-acre parcel where the Riviera once stood, authority CEO Steve Hill said. “We will be looking to sell that front 10 or so acres,” Hill said while speaking at a breakfast meeting of ...

No easing of condo short-term rental rules in Las Vegas

The Ogden condominium building in downtown Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas City Council today struck down a proposal to allow more short-term rentals in multifamily complexes. Sponsored by Councilman Bob Coffin, the ...

Caesars Entertainment talks with billionaire investor Icahn

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Caesars said it is evaluating Icahn's ideas and will keep listening to the activist investor. The company's comments came a day after Icahn said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that he ...

Billionaire Carl Icahn wants Caesars Entertainment to sell itself

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed he has taken a 10 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment and is pushing the casino giant to sell itself. The activist investor said he wants ...

MGM, Wynn make Forbes list for diversity

Two Las Vegas gaming companies made this year’s Forbes list of the top U.S. employers for diversity. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts ranked 263rd and 366th, respectively, on the ...

Henderson officials to hear Golden Knights facility proposal

The Vegas Golden Knights are looking at Henderson as the possible home for a new facility. KSNV-TV reports the Henderson City Council is scheduled Tuesday to weigh a proposal for the ...

People on the Move: Feb. 18, 2019

In the Notes: Tim Lockett, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, Vox Agency, Sandra Douglass Morgan, Chris Lee, Todd Richardson, Jason King and more ..

Local gambler hits nearly $1.6 million jackpot at Suncoast

A Las Vegas area resident won nearly $1.6 million Tuesday while playing a Buffalo Grand slot machine at the Suncoast. The video slot machine landed on the ...

Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

 In this Feb. 10, 2019, photo, Brendan Gaughan walks down pit road during qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once bet on himself in Las Vegas to win the 2004 Daytona 500. Gaughan got a stern ...

New Jersey first state to take legal Oscars bets; Nevada still resisting

In this Feb. 4, 2019, photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Perhaps you weren't sure — or didn't care — if Gisele Bundchen's husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why ...

Cruelty-free doesn't have to be inconvenient

Diana Edelman is co-founder of Pure World Distribution.

The ubiquity of meat can make it difficult to adopt a vegan diet. Diana Edelman wants to change that.

People on the Move: Feb. 11, 2019

In the Notes: Chris Morganelli, Beth Ransel, Kathi Whalen, Angela Hamilton, Ayesha Mehdi, Robert Sanchez, Cathy Jones and more ...

Rare books are also a hot commodity on the Strip

David and Natalie Bauman are owners of Bauman Rare Books, in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian and Palazzo. In a town of sparkle and flash, rare books are an anomaly, but for the Baumans, who have owned a successful rare-book store in Manhattan since 1988, it has been a lucrative trade.

In a town of sparkle and flash, rare books are an anomaly, but for the Baumans, they are lucrative. One visitor spent $400,000 on “The Great Gatsby” and McKenney and Halls’ “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” in a single visit. Another, a quiet man in shorts, flip-flops and a T-shirt, spent …

Nevada gaming officials hesitant to register paid sports handicappers

A proposed bill that would require sports handicappers who sell tips to register with the state could create a bigger problem than the one it seeks to solve. Part of the bill ...

Women to Watch honorees come from worlds of business, philanthropy, health care

Each year, Greenspun Media Group and VEGAS INC celebrate the valley's Women to Watch.

Our annual Women to Watch recognizes local women whom we believe are going to make a difference in the coming months. They represent an empowering group ...