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Casinos & Gaming

Putting emphasis on bathroom helps win El Cortez contest

As Tina Enard conceived her entry for the El Cortez suite redesign competition, she dropped in elements that would evoke the Mafia’s heyday in Las Vegas, particularly a wall-sized black-and-white photo of the desert, where people who fell out of favor were sent for “dirt naps.” But she also paid more attention to the bathroom than any of the other three finalists.

Las Vegas may score an economic touchdown from Super Bowl

If predictions are correct, this Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers will have a nongaming economic impact of $85.6 million locally, while sports books estimate a handle of $88 million to $90 million.

Commissioners lower fees for airport slot machine concession

Clark County commissioners agreed Tuesday to lower fees for McCarran International Airport’s slot machine concession, meaning the airport’s revenues from the airport’s 1,500 slots could continue to slide in the future.

Bingo returns to Binion’s in new room on casino floor

Binion’s Gambling Hall on Tuesday brought back bingo, opening a new room in the middle of the casino floor. The casino’s operators dropped bingo a number of years ago but decided to bring it back since few other downtown properties downtown offered it.

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