Trans-city relocation is a fact of life in the business world, as municipalities compete to keep or lure companies that can prove lucrative to local economies. But rarely do such moves come with the fanfare that has accompanied the valley’s newest business — the Oakland Raiders.
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The debate is over. The votes are done, and Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed legislation that finances an expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the building of a domed stadium.
During a breakfast presentation to the Las Vegas chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Chris Meyer, vice president of global business sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, had some encouraging words about the Las Vegas market.
About 80 marketing executives, many from the major Las Vegas casinos, met Sept. 29 to consider potential growth and obstacles in the city’s ability to draw international tourism.
When the “Life Is Beautiful” festival opened its gates at 2 p.m. on Sept. 23 for its fourth annual three-day event, it was anticipated that nearly a year of planning would result in a huge economic boost to some of the downtown businesses.
Ainsworth Gaming Technology, the fifth largest gaming manufacturer in the United States, is expanding its Las Vegas headquarters as part of its commitment to Southern Nevada and growing its share of the marketplace.
The iconic Palace Station is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a major face-lift.
Anyone who has lived in Las Vegas more than 30 years has seen a lot of changes, not only along the tourist corridors of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown’s Glitter Gulch, but the neighborhoods and side streets as well. Spring Mountain Road, which starts at Las Vegas Boulevard and heads west to Hualapai Way, is one of those major streets that have seen dramatic change both visually and culturally.
Accessing your money while playing table games or slot machines at casinos in Nevada might soon be as easy as 1-2-3-4 – or whatever your ATM pin number might be.
The food truck business has taken off full throttle in the past five years in Las Vegas. Whether as a second income source or a way for experienced chefs to exercise creative options without a hefty investment, mobile culinary entrepreneurs are gaining traction.
Roger Gros is the president of Casino Connection International and publisher of its monthly Global Gaming Business magazine, the leading trade publication for the gaming industry. CCI also publishes a magazine previewing G2E, the annual global gaming expo, which Gros has served as a consultant since he helped organize it in the fall of 2001 in Las Vegas.
Known as G2E, the annual trade show of the American Gaming Association will be held Sept. 26-29 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. More than 25,000 people are expected.
SALES OF SIGNIFICANCE
As Las Vegas continues to expand its restaurant brands, from local establishments to national chains, the Lazy Dog Restaurant brand finds itself in the middle of a trend. The company will open its second Las Vegas location at Town Square in October. The 8,397-square-foot location will add to its current presence in Summerlin.
Gaming operators in Nevada have been looking for a way to capitalize on the booming fantasy sports industry, and finally Vic Salerno, a member of the American Gaming Association Hall of Fame, may have found the formula.
MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas Valley’s largest employer with 50,000 local employees, hires 13,000 to 14,000 people every year.
The most popular gaming trend in recent years surfaces every August, just in time to fill the slow sportsbooks with optimistic bettors taking part in America’s favorite sport, football.
José Jauregui, executive steward of the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, is committed to reducing the nonprofit’s carbon footprint while saving the institution money.
MGM Resorts International is offering its Las Vegas guests new options for where and how they want to play in its local properties.
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers index, which measures the industry’s health by tracking the stock prices of 14 companies, was up 4.67 points to 260.01 at the end of June. That’s a 1.83 percent increase.
The expansion and renovation of Palace Station — a program that could eventually bring a new, 27-story tower with more than 600 rooms and major upgrades to the property on West Sahara Avenue — is scheduled to begin this fall.
Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. has grown powerfully over the past several years, fueled by acquisition and by restructuring real estate assets.
It’s taken almost 30 years but the American Culinary Association has finally honored Chef Gustav Mauler as its Chef of the Year.