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Casino industry representatives and exhibitors watch an online poker game during industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas.
New Jersey finds ‘poker tourism’ increasing for online games
April 24, 2014
On any given Sunday, Mike Azzaro will travel from his home in Yonkers, N.Y., to a Ramsey, N.J., hotel room for the night. The reason is not glamorous, but it is profitable ...
With a swipe of the smartphone, loyalty punch cards becoming obsolete
April 24, 2014
The days of the "buy-10-get-one-free" loyalty punch card are as numbered as the ...
Seattle Seahawks' Heath Farwell leads his team onto the field during the first half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Spurned in attempt to buy NFC Championship tickets, Las Vegan sues NFL, Seahawks
April 23, 2014
A Las Vegas football fan has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $50 million because he couldn’t buy tickets to the NFC Championship game in Seattle due to …
In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an Allegiant Air jetliner flies over the the the New York-New York Hotel & Casino after taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Allegiant Travel reports 7 percent rise in quarterly earnings
April 23, 2014
The parent company of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, a discount carrier that connects small cities to resort destinations, reported earnings today for the quarter ending March 31. The carrier, with small base fares and lots of add-on fees...
Joe Downtown: Just opened, O Face doughnuts already packing them in
April 23, 2014
The mere fact that two of its morning offerings contained bacon is a sign that O Face is on the right track. Another sign: by 10 a.m., a rush of customers...
A Spirit Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.
Spirit to offer nonstop daily service from McCarran to Kansas City
April 23, 2014
Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines today announced it would offer daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Kansas City beginning …
In this file photo, originally released by HBO in 2007, Edie Falco portrays Carmela Soprano and James Gandolfini is Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the hit HBO dramatic series "The Sopranos." Amazon is teaming up with HBO, the first such streaming arrangement agreed to by the cable network, in a deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire."
Amazon snares classic shows in deal with HBO
April 23, 2014
Fans of classic HBO shows like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire" will soon have access to those series and more through Amazon Prime in the first online streaming deal signed by the cable network. Starting on May 21...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Adelson to address UNLV Hotel College students
April 22, 2014
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will discuss the hospitality industry with UNLV Hotel College students next month. Adelson, board chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will talk about leadership challenges ...
How "banked" are you?
Nevada looks bad in report on financial literacy
April 22, 2014
Do you have a rainy day fund? If you're a Nevadan and you don't, you're apparently ...
A movie clip plays on a "Jurassic Park"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT)during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Slot-maker IGT reports slide in quarterly earnings
April 22, 2014
Las Vegas-based IGT, a manufacturer of slot machines and casino game management systems, reported earnings today for the quarter ending...
Carpenters frame a home at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, April 5, 2013.
New home sales down, but prices up
April 22, 2014
Las Vegas homebuilders sold fewer houses and cut back on construction plans last quarter, but they enjoyed a continued rise in prices. Developers in Southern Nevada sold...
Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns the Palazzo and Venetian resorts.
Is Las Vegas Sands poised for spot on the S&P 500?
April 22, 2014
This Friday, March 21, 2014, shows a home for sale in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low
April 22, 2014
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that...
Marketing manager Bobby Alexander, right, talks with Kathy Darling inside the new Costco Business Center on Martin Luther King Boulevard on Feb. 11, 2009.
How to make wholesale clubs worth the cost
April 22, 2014
Big discounts await shoppers at wholesale membership clubs like Sam's Club, BJ's and Costco, and shoppers swear by them to save money. For small-business owners who need to buy in bulk, and for large families, paying ...
Realtor Helen Riley and Fafie Moore, a Reality Executives owner/broker, leave a home being offered for sale in Henderson on Monday, April 8, 2013.
Report: Las Vegas home prices continue steady surge
April 21, 2014
Las Vegas home values keep on climbing. The median home value in the quarter ending March 31 was $170,900, up 22 percent from a year earlier. The growth rate was ...

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