If you’re under 21, don’t expect to get in at Circa or El Cortez. Their leaders are happy with their decisions, but they don’t expect any other properties to join them.
Richard N. “Rick” Velotta has covered business, the gaming industry, tourism, transportation and aviation in Las Vegas for 25 years. A former reporter and editor with the Las Vegas Sun, the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner, the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff and the Aurora (Colo.) Sun, Velotta is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where he won the school’s top journalism honor. He became the Review-Journal's assistant business editor in September 2018.
Increases were shown in May in visitor volume, convention attendance, airport passenger traffic, room rates and gaming win for the month, according to the LVCVA report.
Special events continued to propel visitors to Las Vegas gambling at record paces in May. A boxing title fight, Electric Daisy Carnival and two big concerts drew players.
Reid International is bracing for an influx of passengers, and Fourth of July room rates have held steady from earlier this month. So expect lots of weekend visitors.
Despite producing the best quarterly revenue total and cash flow in its history, the company that operates Luxor’s HyperX Arena still showed a loss in 1Q22.
The 14-gate, $2.4 billion expansion that opened at McCarran International Airport on June 27, 2012, is credited with boosting international tourism and airport capacity.
Oak View Group’s planned 2,000-room resort and 20,000-seat NBA-ready arena on the south Strip are scheduled for a groundbreaking next year and an expected opening in 2026.
Friends of UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hospitality Professor Al Izzolo paid tribute to the legendary mentor in a memorial service after his death in April.
In a two-count, 13-page complaint, Station Casinos is accused of failing to prevent wagering on sports events that had already begun, resulting in a fine of $80,000.
The Legends Bay Casino in Sparks was licensed Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission in a unanimous vote.
Online poker tournament winners from across the country won a free trip to Las Vegas and a five-night stay at Aria for the inaugural BetMGM Poker Championship.
Caesars Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday opened the largest freestanding sportsbook in Arizona and has a celebrity chef with Las Vegas connections serving food.
For decades, it was accepted wisdom in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to revenue declines and customer losses. But a new report says that may no longer be the case.
In the months ahead, BetMGM will offer sports wagering and iGaming on Carnival, Holland and Princess cruise ships after a partnership was formed with Carnival Corp.
The restaurant will open its first Southern Nevada store in mid-July.