The Las Vegas Convention Center has officially acquired an alter ego as the World Trade Center Las Vegas. The Consumer Electronics Association purchased the license for the name from the World Trade Center Association in New York and worked out an agreement with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
The gaming industry is entering uncharted waters in 2011. For the first time since 1989, the Strip will not witness a new hotel-casino opening nor are any new resort developments on the horizon.
Stock prices for publicly traded casino operators and slot machine manufacturers rebounded in 2010 following a disastrous 2009.
For the second time in consecutive days, a gaming company has donated thousands of dollars to the Salvation Army after its headquarters were burglarized of $13,000 last weekend.
New Year’s Eve reservations are strong at Alize at the Palms and Andre’s at Monte Carlo, year in and year out among the city’s biggest draws. While the numbers might be up from a weak holiday a year ago, more visitors are coming to Las Vegas this year with an eye toward value rather than splurging.