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Richard N. Velotta

Assistant Business Editor
Twitter: @RickVelotta

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.

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North Las Vegas’ Craig Ranch park hits stride, officials say

As director of neighborhood and leisure services for the city of North Las Vegas, Cass Palmer visualizes ways to make the 170-acre Craig Ranch Regional Park self-sufficient as a center for special events for all Southern Nevadans, as well as an oasis in the desert just off one of the city’s busiest commercial streets, Craig Road.

Online poker play may be making a comeback

Years of legal wrangling finally yielded the nation’s first online poker industry when Nevada introduced it in April 2013. It took a long time for that launch because critics had, for years, pointed to federal laws banning gambling.

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