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October 1, 2014

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In this file photo, Andrew Levy, president of Allegiant Air, looks at the D gates at McCarran International Airport. The Las Vegas-based carrier announced Oct. 1, 2014, that Levy has resigned his post.
President resigns at Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air
Oct. 1, 2014
Andrew Levy, Allegiant Air’s day-to-day operations boss and its highest-paid executive, has resigned. The Las Vegas-based discount carrier announced today that ...
The myVegas app has added blackjack to its existing slots games on the heels of a partnership announced a couple of weeks ago with Station Casinos and Royal Caribbean cruises.
myVegas app makes deal with Station, adds blackjack
Oct. 1, 2014
Most social gaming applications are free to play for Nevada gamblers — by law, they have to be — but the myVegas application gives some Las Vegas casinos a way to cash in on them by ...
Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
Las Vegas City Council votes 6-1 to keep alive stadium, soccer team bid
Oct. 1, 2014
A proposed $200 million downtown stadium faces a critical vote before a divided Las Vegas City Council today. The council split a vote on the stadium’s financing terms last month, with ...
In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, file photograph, the Revel Casino Hotel, right, is seen next to the closed Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
Oct. 1, 2014
As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually ...
Vincent Lambert, left, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) content modeler, Bryan Novotny, director of BIM development, and Matthew Boltik, pose at Inview Labs Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014. BIM is a 3-D computer modeling process used to design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
Firm’s process offers 3-D look at building design, construction
Oct. 1, 2014
The projects that architects and engineers dream up are starting to take shape faster thanks to changes in technology ...
Larry Turner, co-owner of Native Wine Rocks, holds a stone spice rack at his workshop Tuesday, August 26, 2014. The business takes natural stone from the Southwest and Pacific Northwest and creates functional art.
It’s their business to turn wine storage into an art form
Oct. 1, 2014
Larry Turner of Summerlin and his son, who lives in Oregon, have teamed up to form Native Wine Rocks, a business that turns natural stone into functional art pieces, including wine and spice racks. Turner has a small Las Vegas following he hopes to boost by ...
A foreclosed home is shown in the Silverado neighborhood of Las Vegas.
Court’s HOA foreclosure ruling ‘a win for Nevada,’ Las Vegas investor says
Oct. 1, 2014
The recent Nevada Supreme Court decision that allows homeowners associations to trump mortgage lenders in foreclosing on homes had plenty of critics, but they have it ...
Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Wynn says gambling not key to casinos’ success — it’s everything else
Sept. 30, 2014
Wynn delivered a keynote address to a packed crowd at the first full day of the Global Gaming Expo, or G2E, at the Sands Expo. Much of his remarks focused on revenue sources aside from gambling, an area to which the casino industry has shifted attention ...
Poker player accused of violating commodities trading ban
Sept. 30, 2014
Last fall, Las Vegas poker player and investor Daniel Shak was hit with a $400,000 penalty and trading ban after he was accused of attempting to manipulate oil markets. But, regulators claim, he didn’t ...
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, gives a keynote address at the South By Southwest V2V tech conference for entrepreneurs at the Cosmopolitan Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
Tony Hsieh steps down from lead role at Downtown Project
Sept. 30, 2014
Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO and founder of the ambitious startup-city development Downtown Project in Las Vegas, stepped down as leader of the project a few weeks ago, sources close to the project told Re/code, which has ...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest
Sept. 30, 2014
Nevada is home to five billionaires, and even nongamblers could wager where the money comes from. Four of the state’s billionaires made their money in ...
Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjack at the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Study: Gaming contributes $240 billion to U.S. economy
Sept. 30, 2014
The gaming industry contributed $240 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013, as much as the state budgets of New York and Texas combined, according to a study released today. The American Gaming Association announced the results of the study at ...
An artist's rendering of a new Goodwill store planned for North Las Vegas and expected to open next spring. Goodwill of Southern Nevada announced Sept. 30, 2014, that it is opening two new stores and relocating a store in Henderson.
Goodwill opening new stores in Las Vegas Valley
Sept. 30, 2014
Goodwill of Southern Nevada is adding two retail stores and relocating another. The nonprofit group, which sells low-priced used clothing, furniture and other goods, said today it will open a new store at ...
Head of Nevada Taxicab Authority resigning
Sept. 30, 2014
The top official regulating taxis in southern Nevada is leaving his post. State officials confirmed Tuesday that Nevada Taxicab Authority Administrator Charles D. Harvey informed them ...
In this 2005 file photo, an Edelweiss Air jet lands at Zurich-Kloten airport in Switzerland.
Las Vegas lands 3rd weekly nonstop Swiss flight
Sept. 30, 2014
Tourists flying between Las Vegas and Zurich will have another nonstop flight. Edelweiss Air announced Monday it will add ...

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