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LAS VEGAS — For nearly five years, the steel-and-concrete skeleton of the abandoned resort project has taunted this city, a glaring reminder that casino operators here can't win every economic wager they place. The stalled Echelon project sits...
Resorts World Las Vegas, the city's first new mega-resort in six years and scheduled to open in 2016, will have such Asian influences as a replica of the great Wall of China and a panda preserve. Resorts World is to open on the site of the former...
Already fierce competitors, Nevada and New Jersey are preparing to open a second front in their fight for gambling dollars, this time in the virtual world of online gaming. On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a law legalizing Internet...
HAL ROTHMAN, distinguished professor of history at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, is the author of numerous books, among them the "Neon Metropolis: How Las Vegas Started the 21st Century."THE CLOSING of the Stardust Resort and Casino on Wednesday and its transformation into Echelon Place, an upscale mega-property replete with a hotel, condominiums and other amenities, is the latest chapter in the never-ending reinvention of Las Vegas. Like...
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New York has George Soros. L.A. has Eli Broad. Vegas? Bet you thought everyone was busy wagering. Wrong. The city, historically known more for carnality than compassion, has a range of denizens working not only for a better city but a better world....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThere are signs throughout the neon city that the Vegas economy has lost some of its shimmer. Casinos have laid off hundreds of workers. Hotels are slashing room rates. Foreclosure signs mar suburban streets. And now, the 99-cent shrimp cocktail has...
Driving me around Las Vegas almost a decade ago, zydeco music blaring from his car stereo, Hal Rothman promised me he'd leave town when its population hit 2 million. He didn't make it. Fast-growing Clark County is closing in on 1.7 million, but Rothman...
Seven years after slots began spinning in Broward County, there's a plan in place to bring them to Dania Jai-Alai. A combination of South American investors and local businessmen completed a $65.5 million purchase from Boyd Gaming Wednesday, and Dania...
Seven years after slots began spinning in Broward County, there’s a plan in place to bring them to Dania Jai-Alai. A combination of South American investors and local businessmen completed a $65.5 million purchase from Boyd Gaming Wednesday, and...
Las Vegas SunShortly after Las Vegas-based wrestler Kenny King wrapped up speaking to the handful of fans Wednesday at the Orleans Arena, Hulk Hogan's boisterous voice boomed from the back of the room. "Hold the belt up," Hogan said. King did as told, providing...
The Wichita EagleThe Kansas Star Casino earned $17.2 million in gambling revenue in April, down from the record $19 million it earned in March, according to figures released by the Kansas Lottery on Wednesday. The April total is the second-highest monthly total after...
The poker room at the Isle Casino and Racing in Pompano Beach already has the reputation as one of the state’s best, but Stan Strickland wants to make it even better. Mike Smith opened the Isle’s poker room in 2006 but left March 21 to open...
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