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Las Vegas Getting a First-of-its-Kind Casino Hotel

Fifth Street Gaming has advanced its plans to develop the first U.S. hotel-casino dedicated to the Latino community. Las Vegas caters to pretty much everyone. MGM and Caesars have high-end properties and offer everything from top-tier restaurants to fast-food chains. Red Rock Resorts targets locals and some of the Fremont Street casinos serve older customers looking for a classic feel.
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The Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club hosts its first collectibles show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sep. 23-24 at Gold Coast. Attendees will see a variety of rare items related to casinos and gambling, and can bring their collections for expert evaluation. Entry is just $5. (1/2)

Collectors show off Vegas memorabilia at Gold Coast Casino

Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club is showing off its first memorabilia show at Gold Coast Casino. Club hopes to attract more members. The club's publicity chair says many locals don't know about the club. The show continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. at the Gold coast. Admission is $5. People can buy, trade or sell items. They can get items appraised on site. Gregg Fisher has the largest collection of casino chips and gaming tokens from different casinos with more than 8,436 items, which he bought at Desert Inn in 1975.
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Collectors show off Vegas memorabilia at Gold Coast Casino
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Station Casinos clears hurdle for new North Las Vegas resort

Station Casinos has won approval for a 67-acre hotel-casino in North Las Vegas. The project is scheduled to go before the North Vegas City Council on October 19. Station is also building a $750 million resort in the southwest Las Las Vegas Valley and tearing down some hotels that never reopened after the pandemic. It plans to demolish the Wild Wild West hotel near the Strip and redevelop the site.  People who lost their jobs at the shuttered hotels would be the first hired at new one. Red Rock Resorts has not been allowed to hire them for 14 months.
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Station Casinos clears hurdle for new North Las Vegas resort

Police: Las Vegas journalist dies in stabbing outside home

Jeff German, 69, was found dead with stab wounds outside his home. He died of multiple sharp force injuries. German was a journalist and columnist at the Review-Journal. He was known for his stories about government malfeasance and political scandals. His book "Murder in Sin City" was about the death of Ted Binion, heir to the Horseshoe Club fortune. The 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival killed 60 people and wounded more than 400 others.
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Holiday carnival with ‘Mini Matterhorn’ slide to be held at Henderson casino

Snow Carnival Holiday Forest will debut at the M Resort beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23. The attraction will be open daily inside of the Pavilion with select operating hours until January 8, 2023. It will feature 350 tons of real snow falling from above and coating the ground in an inviting blanket. It also features a slide and a Candy Cane forest. There will also be winter-themed eats, treats and drinks.
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Holiday carnival with ‘Mini Matterhorn’ slide to be held at Henderson casino

Red Rock Resorts to demolish fourth Nevada casino with future developments in mind

Red Rock Resorts will demolish the Wild Wild West casino and hotel near the Las Vegas Strip on 7 September. The company plans to combine the 20 acres of land on which the casino sits with an adjoining 80 acres for a project yet to be determined. Red Rock has owned the small Wild wild west casino since 1998. It has just 164 slot machines and no table games. Its 260-room hotel is managed by an outside partner, Day's Inn. In July, the company announced plans for demolishing three Southern Nevada casinos.
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Red Rock Resorts to demolish fourth Nevada casino with future developments in mind
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Las Vegas investigative journalist Jeff German killed

The Review-Journal's investigation of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority led to a criminal investigation and a change of leadership. The investigation also led the Review Journal to report on the mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay. The Aladdin Hotel and its ties to the Detroit mob in the late 1970s were the focus of an audio project. It was a partnership between the newspaper and downtown's The Mob Museum. German told the story through extensive interviews with prosecutors and elected officials. He also reported on a shooting that killed 60 people and himself. His investigation found that the state officials had been lax in forcing casinos to comply with a 2003 state law.
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Las Vegas investigative journalist Jeff German killed

Las Vegas Labor Day weekend visitiation projections appear strong

Labor Day weekend is expected to be very busy in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects a lot of visitors. 68 hotels were sold out for the weekend, and the average room rate is $216.30 a night. Bellagio, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, Nobu at Caesars Palace and The Cosmopolitan of Las Las Nevada have the highest nightly rates. The average stay for a three-night stay is about $495. AAA does not release estimates for Labor Day. It does for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
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Las Vegas Labor Day weekend visitiation projections appear strong

Red Rock Resorts to close and demolish its fourth casino for future development

Red Rock Resorts will close and demolish Wild Wild West casino and hotel on Wednesday at midnight. The company plans to combine the 20 acres with an additional 80 acres for future development. Red Rock bought Wild wild west in 1998. In July, RedRock announced it would demolishing three closed casinos. It plans reposition the land to sell without the gaming entitlements. Redrock is currently building the $750 million Durango Station in southwestern Las Vegas near the 215 Beltway. it is located on a site the company has owned for 20 years. in July Red rock announced demolishment of Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho in North Las Las Vegans and Fiesta Henderson.
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Northern Nevada sees first casino opening in over two decades with Legends Bay Casino debut

Legends Bay Casino at The Outlets at Legends, in Sparks, Nevada, opened its doors to the public on Tuesday evening. It's the first new casino to open in Northern Nevada in more than two decades. The casino took 15 years to build and cost $130 million. Governor Steve Sisolak called it a great night for Nevada. Legends Bay features the region's only Circa Sportsbook and three restaurants. The Circas are a first in the Northern Nevadans. They are also popular with sports fans. There are over 650 slot machines and video poker machines, 10 Live Table games, five blackjack tables, craps, roulette, three card poker, Pai Gow poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.
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Northern Nevada sees first casino opening in over two decades with Legends Bay Casino debut
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All The Best Things To Do In Las Vegas That Are Completely Free

There are many free activities to do in Las Vegas. Some of them are more expensive than others. The Mob Museum, High Roller Observation Wheel, The Neon Museum and Cirque du Soleil are some of the most expensive. The best things to visit in Vegas are completely free. They include Bellagio Fountains, Las Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower, Luxor”s pyramid and Sphinx and The Venetian“s Grand Canal.
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Legends Bay Casino, first new casino in Reno-Sparks, opens doors

Legends Bay Casino opened late Tuesday. It's the first new casino to open in Reno-Sparks in more than two decades. The casino will employ about 300 people. Northern Nevada has been diversifying away from gaming since tribal gaming gained federal approval at the turn of the millennium. Governor Steve Sisolak and Sparks Mayor Ed Lawson are celebrating the opening. They are also celebrating Sales Tax Anticipation Revenue bonds. This measure allowed local governments to borrow against future anticipated sales tax to fund projects such as Cabela’s, the Reno Aces ballpark and the Outlets at Legends.
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Legends Bay Casino, first new casino in Reno-Sparks, opens doors

These Are The Best Things To Do In Las Vegas For Free

Vegas is a popular tourist destination in the US. It offers many activities for free. Some of them are more expensive. The Mob Museum, High Roller Observation Wheel, The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame are some of the most expensive but still interesting. The Sin City is home to the Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower, Luxor”s pyramid and Sphinx and The Venetian“s Grand Canal.
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Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month

Bally's plans to redevelop Tropicana on the south-Strip are not likely to be realized until 2023. The team is considering two sites in the resort corridor for a new ballpark. Bally’s purchase of Tropicaana still needs approval by Nevada gaming regulators. The matter is not scheduled to come up on this month”s agenda. A's want to build a $1 billion waterfront ballpark in Oakland to replace the 57-year-old RingCentral Coliseum. They are also considering a 27-acre parcel behind Planet Hollywood and Paris Las Vegas.
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Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month

Nevada Flooding Disrupts but Doesn't Halt Vegas Strip Casinos

Heavy rains in southern Nevada caused flooding on the Las Vegas Strip. Circa Sportsbook in downtown Las Las was open during the deluge. The business was not affected by the flooding. Some areas had to be closed for repairs and clean-up. The financial impact of the floods is not expected to affect the casino industry. It is the latest challenge for businesses that have had the lingering impact from the pandemic and now a sudden flood.
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Nevada Flooding Disrupts but Doesn't Halt Vegas Strip Casinos

Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators

Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators. Joe DeSimone and Tim Brooks are hoping to buy the closed Fiesta. Red Rock Resorts will not reopen the two North Las Vegas casinos that had been closed since March 2020. The company will sell the sites after demolishing the buildings and "reposition the land". It will also build Durango Station near the 215 Beltway in the southwest valley.  Red Rock acquired the Fiesta in 2001. It is spending $172.4 million to acquire 126 acres at the corner of Las Las Vites Boulevard and Cactus Avenue.
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Impending demise of Fiesta Henderson opens opportunities for smaller casino operators

Strip casinos drive Nevada to post 15th consecutive $1B+ month in best May ever while locals markets see a dip

Nevada gaming venues posted $1.3 billion in gaming revenue for May. The Las Vegas Strip posted its highest-ever revenue of $731.5 million. Downtown Las Las Vegans posted a win of nearly $78.9 million, up more than 5%. Table, counter and card games win for the month was up 10% Y-o-Y to $430 million and slot machine win was at $870.1 million with a 7% win percentage. Online sportsbooks took in $397.6 million in bets, with revenue up by almost 24% to almost $16.4 million from May 2021.
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Strip casinos drive Nevada to post 15th consecutive $1B+ month in best May ever while locals markets see a dip

5 Best National Park Sites Near Las Vegas

Get Outdoors Nevada has been promoting the state's national parks for 20 years. Las Vegas is a great place for outdoor adventures. Most of the land in Nevada is public land. The best national park sites near Las Las are listed here. They include hiking through otherworldly landscapes and driving through a century-old ghost town.
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Las Vegas reacts to new Raiders president

Sandra Douglass Morgan was named the new Raiders president. Allegiant is a local company and the naming rights partner of Allegiance Stadium. They are excited about her appointment.  Sandy's resume of achievements can only be matched by her immense character.
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Station Casinos building new Wildfire-branded venue in downtown Las Vegas

Station Casinos is building a new Wildfire casino in downtown Las Vegas. The company is already building the $750 million Durango Casino & Resort in the Las Las Vegans Valley. Station owns 10 Wildfires and owns other properties around Southern Nevada. The proposed resort in Rhodes Ranch is to be built along Durang Drive beside the Vegas Beltway. It will be developed on roughly 50 acres with an adjacent 21 acres held for sale. Amador Bengochea is a contractor building WildFire for Station. He developed a 344-unit apartment complex, a mini-storage facility and a building that the Southern Nevadans Health District plans to occupy.
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Station Casinos building new Wildfire-branded venue in downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas News Briefs

Plaza Hotel & Casino unveils four new projects to transform its Main Street façade and dome. The projects include an animated Carousel Bar under the Plaza’s iconic dome, downtown”s first smoke-free, social media friendly gaming area, a rooftop patio at Oscar's steakhouse and Pinkbox Doughnuts. Nellie “Southern Kitchen‚ has officially opened the doors to its first West Coast location at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Plaza and Oscar's will remain open during construction. For more information, contact Amy E. S. Maier, The Warren Group, [email protected]
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1, 2, 3: Sahara Las Vegas

It's been 70 years since Sahara Las Vegas opened. It was rebranded as SLS Las Las Vegas in 2014. The resort was sold in 2019 and the Sahara name was restored.
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Strip, downtown casinos propel Nevada’s 15th straight billion-dollar revenue month

Strip casinos reported $731.5 million in gaming revenue for May. It's the market's highest-ever total for the month. May is Nevada's 15th straight month of $1 billion or more in gambling winnings. The state's $3 billion in total gaming revenues was 5.7 percent higher than the $2.23 billion recorded in May 2021. Special events, including the Canelo Alvarez-Dmitry Bivol championship boxing match, the Electric Daisy Carnival and two high-profile concerts – Pearl Jam and the Eagles – drove large crowds to the Strip.
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Strip, downtown casinos propel Nevada’s 15th straight billion-dollar revenue month

North Las Vegas, Nevada

North Las Vegas is the fourth-largest city by population in the state of Nevada. It is best known for the Las Las Vites Motor Speedway, which hosts NASCAR races and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag races.
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Las Vegas, Casinos, Gamblers Await Huge IRS News

The IRS has a limit for the amount of slot machine jackpot that must be reported to the federal agency for tax purposes. The limit hasn't changed since 1977. New proposed federal bill would raise the limit and make reporting less of a burden for casinos. Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resort Limited are reporting on the topic. i.e. Get Caeres Entertainment Inc. Report, Wynns Res Resort Limited Report.
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Two Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas to stay closed until June 2023

Two Station Casinos properties, Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho, have been closed since the pandemic. The North Las Vegas City Council approved their closure until June 4, 2023. Station's Fiesta Henderson has been shut since March 2020. Its Palms property was sold to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who reopened it in April 2022.
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Two Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas to stay closed until June 2023

Indy Gaming: ‘Economic challenges’ keeping five Clark County casinos closed into 2023

Five casinos in Southern Nevada are not going to reopen. The economic downturn is keeping the doors locked. Red Rock Resorts spends $2.1 million every three months to keep the properties operational. The Southern Nevadans produced a gaming revenue record of $1.17 billion in March. It is expected to be higher in the first four months of 2022. There are also concerns about the impact of inflation and high gas prices. For now, the three companies have written off any reopening plans. They are still required to pay state license fees and certain slot machine and table game taxes.
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Indy Gaming: ‘Economic challenges’ keeping five Clark County casinos closed into 2023

New and reopening restaurants are ready to satisfy you in Las Vegas

New and reopening restaurants are springing up all over Las Vegas. The Palms resort and casino has reopened after two years. Scotch 80 Prime is one of the top casino steakhouses in the city. Mabel's BBQ is an energetic smokehouse from celebrity chef Michael Symon. Rosa Ristorante is a Jersey-style, Italian-American eatery from chef Rob Moore. A second location of Sand Dollar Lounge has recently opened at the Plaza downtown. It's significantly larger than the beloved original on Spring Mountain Road. Pizzaiolo Michael Vakneen opened Pop Up Pizza at Plaza 10 years ago.
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New and reopening restaurants are ready to satisfy you in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Artist Jerry Misko Creating Art Series Celebrating SCCG Management's 30 Years of History

SCCG Management is celebrating 30 years of innovation in the casino industry in 2022. Jerry Misko will create a series of 15 pieces of art covering 30-years of SCCg Management history. The art will be housed in SccG's newly expanded Las Vegas Strip located HQ. S CCG Advisory represents over eighty-five B2B and B3C best-in-class sports betting, gaming, media and iGaming brands from around the globe.
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Las Vegas Artist Jerry Misko Creating Art Series Celebrating SCCG Management's 30 Years of History

Nevada casinos hit 2nd highest revenue ever boosted by Strip, slots records in March

Nevada casinos recorded their third-highest revenue month of all time in March. Las Vegas Strip casinos had a 48.8% increase over March 2021. The March figure was a 26. 8% rise over the previous month. Last year, Nevada casinos collected a record $13.4 billion in gaming revenue. The opening weekend of the March Madness men’s and women”s NCAA basketball tournaments were also a factor in the gaming totals. In March, $901.3 million in slot machines statewide was an all-time record.
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Nevada casinos hit 2nd highest revenue ever boosted by Strip, slots records in March

Slot machine play lifts Nevada to second-highest ever revenue month

Nevada casinos fell $4 million short of tying the state’s single-month gaming revenue record during March. Las Vegas Strip casinos recorded their highest revenue month of all time. Last year, Nevada casinos collected a record $13.4 billion in gaming revenues. The gaming industry in Clark County recorded a single month record of almost $1.2 billion. The state's gaming activity and consumer behavior remains consistent across the majority of markets. In March, slot machines produced a 16.8 percent increase in revenue.
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Slot machine play lifts Nevada to second-highest ever revenue month

New hotel opening near Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nellis Air Force Base

Nigro Development is opening a 119-room TownePlace Suites in North Las Vegas. The extended-stay hotel is near the Las Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Nellis Air Force Base. Nigro's other hotel projects in Southern Nevada include a Residence Inn on St. Rose Parkway in Henderson and a Fairfield Inn & Suite on Sky Pointe Drive in the northwest valley.
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A New Type of Casino Coming to Las Vegas

The biggest players in Las Vegas go broad intentionally to lure tourists, businesspeople, and locals to their megaresorts. They offer specific experiences designed for narrow audiences. Now, a smaller casino operator has plans to go after a much more specific audience. Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resort offer reports.
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Las Vegas shows pride with LGBTQ+ events and celebrations

Las Vegas is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. The destination recently launched a digital content series, How to Be? in Vegas. It explores queer identity, self-acceptance and everything a fabulously inclusive environment like Las Vegas can inspire.
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Discover the newest dining options in Las Vegas

Vanderpump à Paris is the second restaurant from Lisa Vanderp Pump and Ken Todd. Slater's 50/50 has opened in Summerlin area. Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux is a family-friendly sports bar and grill upstairs from Harrah's Las Vegas. Nacho Daddy is back in Henderson. Spring at the Terrace outdoor lounge in the Backyard has relaunched. . .. The restaurant is located at Green Valley Ranch Resort. It's located in a neighborhood where it first got started. There's a new location for Nachos Daddy.
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New summer cocktails make their debut at Vegas Vickie’s in Las Vegas

New summer cocktails are available at Vegas Vickie's in Las Vegas. The cocktail menu was recently updated for the upcoming summer season. The Major Grant is a refreshing whiskey cocktail. Wish You Were Here is one of the most popular cocktails at the resort. Guests receive a Circa-branded postcard with the cocktail and can fill it out at a bar and have it sent to them. It's a reminder of all the fun they had in Vegas and the cocktails they were drinking there. They can also fill out the postcards and they will be sent a copy.
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New summer cocktails make their debut at Vegas Vickie’s in Las Vegas

Las Vegas: Fifth Street Gaming and Ojos Locos to open first US casino dedicated to Latino community

Fifth Street Gaming and Ojos Locos Sports Cantina are collaborating on a new hotel-casino in North Las Vegas. The project involves the renovation of Lucky Club Hotel & Casino and the opening of a restaurant. It is scheduled to be complete by December 2022. OJos has 18 restaurants in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. It also has sports bars with HD televisions broadcasting Spanish-language sports shows. Fifth Street has a diverse portfolio of casinos, gaming taverns, restaurants and bar concepts. it also operates the Lucky club and Silver Nugget Casino in Las Las Veg.
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Las Vegas: Fifth Street Gaming and Ojos Locos to open first US casino dedicated to Latino community

Latino market to be focus of Ojo Locos, Fifth Street Gaming at North Las Vegas’ Lucky Club

Lucky Club Hotel & Casino will be renovated and rebranded. It will feature the largest Ojos Locos Sports Cantina restaurant in the country. OJos has 18 restaurants in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Fifth Street Gaming has a diverse portfolio of casinos, gaming taverns, restaurants and bar concepts. It operates the Lucky Club and Silver Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas. The renovation is expected to be completed in December. There will also be a 10,000-square-foot casino, 10-000 square feet of indoor-outdoor entertainment space and a restaurant capable of accommodating nearly 300 people.
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Latino market to be focus of Ojo Locos, Fifth Street Gaming at North Las Vegas’ Lucky Club

Hollywood producers to shoot post-apocalyptic movie in closed casino near Las Vegas

Hollywood producers to shoot post-apocalyptic movie in closed casino near Las Vegas. The producers filed plans with the state of Nevada to film at the Terrible’s hotel-casino in Jean. It is 25 miles south of Las Las. Only the prison inmates live there. They are the only residents. The film has already secured distribution through Netflix. There will be 710 people working on the movie, including 628 Nevadans. Its budget is nearly $12.8 million. Blumhouse declined to comment. Tolles Development Co. is planning to build a new industrial park.
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Director of Operations at Emerald Island Casino and Rainbow Club Casino Recognized by Vegas Inc.

Courtney Garland, 31, is the director of operations at Emerald Island Casino and Rainbow Club Casino. She was honored by Vegas Inc with the 40 Under 40 award. Garland has a business degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is actively involved in community service. The award celebrates individuals under the age of 40 who are outstanding business and community leaders in Southern Nevada. This year marks the 22nd edition of the award program. Submissions were selected based on the nominee’s service to the community, entrepreneurial attitude, and overall impact in their industry.
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Director of Operations at Emerald Island Casino and Rainbow Club Casino Recognized by Vegas Inc.

Country cuisine is in ample supply in Las Vegas

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards were held in Las Vegas earlier this month. Country cuisine is available in bars and restaurants all over the city. The Dawg House Saloon & Sportsbook is a great place to get your fix. Cracker Barrel is an iconic Southern diner. Black Bear Diner is spread around the Vegas valley. PBR Rock Bar is located at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort. It serves tri-tip French dip sandwiches, roasted turkey dinners and slow-cooked pot roast with savory gravy. The Black Bears are headquartered in California but spread across the valley with three restaurant locations.
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Country cuisine is in ample supply in Las Vegas

'Extravaganza-The Vegas Spectacular' overflows with great acts

'Extravaganza-The Vegas Spectacular' is a celebration of Las Vegas. It's one of the most jam-packed variety shows you're likely to see. The framework concerns a down-on-his-luck hero who takes a one-way bus ticket to Las Las Nevada and experiences everything the city has to offer. The show's technological components are well used here, including background projections that propel the audience into the desert. There are also some great acts like the skaters, acrobats, jugglers and crossbow master Silvia Silva.
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'Extravaganza-The Vegas Spectacular' overflows with great acts

Tourism board charts upswing of Las Vegas visitor diversity

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its annual visitor profile after a one-year hiatus. In 2019, about 42 million people visited the Las Las Vegans. Last year, 32 million visitors came to Las vegans, despite lagging international air travel and the effects of the pandemic. Visitors spent more on gambling in 2021 than they did in 2019.
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