Tourism

Vegas visitors can use electronic wallet for hotels, show tickets — but not for gambling

Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.

Next time you visit Las Vegas, you might be able to leave your credit cards at home. Many hotel-casino resorts along the city’s famed Strip now let guests use their digital wallets to pay for ...

Nevada Gaming Commission to hash over weed and casinos

Customers at the Essence cannabis shop on Las Vegas Boulevard South line up as sales of recreational marijuana began at midnight in Nevada on Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Nevada’s legalization of recreational marijuana has made life easier for users but more difficult for gaming companies, something the Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address in a ...

Interstate 11 segment near Railroad Pass to open on Wednesday

Construction of Interstate 11 has presented challenges for Henderson's Railroad Pass Casino, but owner Joe DeSimone is optimistic the project will ultimately help the hotel, the casino and the travel center he is building on the site.

The first portion of the Interstate 11 project is set to open next week. The Nevada Department of Transportation will open the southbound lanes of I-11 from Foothill Drive in Henderson to Silverline Road in Boulder City on Tuesday. ...

Caesars taking payments in Las Vegas via popular Chinese app

Caesars Entertainment has started taking payments at multiple locations in Las Vegas from WeChat, a smartphone messaging app that’s hugely popular in China. Starting on Tuesday, the company began ...

How retail on the Las Vegas Strip appears to buck dire national trend

An exterior view of the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

Recent headlines reflect the harrowing state of the retail industry in the online shopping age. Headlines about retail on the Las Vegas Strip, however, are all about big deals and growth. Specifically, Wynn Resorts is building 75,000 square feet of high-end shopping across the street from the Fashion Show. While one development is hardly a boom, the added space, along with the aforementioned deals, reveals a confidence about retail on the Strip not found elsewhere. ...

Fertitta: Palms will reflect ‘everything we've learned over last 30 years’

Station Casinos purchased the Palms for $312.5 million.

Chairman and CEO Frank J. Fertitta III said building and operating hybrid resorts (appealing to both tourists and locals) “is what we do.” “We're going to take everything ...

Gaming trade group updates how it addresses problem gambling

Terry Johnson, left, a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, speaks during a Responsible Gaming Panel at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Alan Feldman, executive vice president of global government & industry affairs at MGM Resorts International, listens at right.

One of the gaming industry’s largest trade groups announced an updated approach to problem gambling during a roundtable discussion on the issue at UNLV’s international Gaming Institute on Thursday.

Cycling trade show Interbike will roll north after this year

Attendees do business during the annual Interbike International Bicycle Exposition, the largest industry show in North America, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Interbike, one of the largest consumer cycling trade shows in the U.S. and a presence in Las Vegas since 1998, is riding up north starting next year. Interbike will host its annual trade show at ...

Flamingo completes $6.5 million renovation of meeting center

Caesars Entertainment recently spent $6.5 million renovating 73,000 square feet of meeting halls at the Flamingo.

Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday it has completed a renovation of its meeting center at the Flamingo Las Vegas, a first step in a refresh of the venerable ...

Monte Carlo reboot to add more convention space

A rendering of the ParkMGM convention space pantry is shown.

MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday it is adding 77,000 square feet of meeting space as part of its revamp of Monte Carlo. The news comes shortly after announcing ...

Boyd, noting a 'solid quarter,' talks steady success of locals market

The Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway.

Boyd Gaming, owner of such Las Vegas area casinos as the California, Orleans and Sam’s Town, reported its second-quarter earnings today ...

MGM Resorts reports increased second-quarter earnings

The exterior of The MGM Grand seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016.

Executives of MGM International were all superlatives during a conference call and webcast Thursday to discuss the company’s second-quarter earnings. “We are quite ...

Las Vegas airport 500K ahead of half-year 2016 passenger tally

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

McCarran International Airport is reporting that it handled 500,000 more passengers in the first half of 2017 than the first six months last year. Clark County aviation officials reported Wednesday that the ...

Reno gaming exec faces challenges with SLS on Las Vegas Strip, lobbyists say

The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.

Meruelo’s Grand Sierra Resort is away from Reno's downtown and convention-center gaming hubs, and operating on the Las Vegas Strip is a step into the big leagues ...

Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight

Seth Schorr, CEO of the Downtown Grand, speaks during an official opening ceremony for the Downtown Grand in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.

The combination of video gaming and gambling is undoubtedly going to become more popular. But it’s not the revolutionary idea some make it out to be, and its widespread ...