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Fortune, friction and decline as casino 'Chinatown' matures

No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation's largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade ...

Sierra Brook Court: Living near a home that neighbors call a squatter magnet

Brenda Flank says she has seen several groups of squatters come and go from the house next door to hers on Sierra Brook Court. She was photographed at her home on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

In the Las Vegas suburbs, near stretches of open desert and the mountain range on the city’s western fringe, Sierra Brook Court is lined with high-end homes, some with clear views of the Strip from their backyards. Brenda Flank has lived ...

Ohio man hits nearly $500K jackpot at Las Vegas airport

An Ohio man is almost half a million dollars richer today after hitting a Wheel of Fortune jackpot at McCarran International Airport. The airport announced that ...

Palms workers petition to keep jobs; new owner says they will

An exterior view of the Palms on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.

Hundreds of Palms employees have signed a petition to retain their jobs, seniority and benefits when Station Casinos takes over the resort, the Culinary Union ...

Another vestige of Olympic purity falls away with sports books taking bets on Games

The Rio 2016 sign stands in front of the Olympic Village during a media tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 23, 2016.

The long, slow erosion of the Olympics’ claim to sporting purity has reached a new landmark ...

Meet Nana I Am, the mystery man behind a bizarre Las Vegas squatter case

Location of a former squatter house at 5464 Sierra Brook Court on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

He sues all the time but never seems to win. He writes his name countless different ways. Accused squatters say he gave them keys to an abandoned, custom-built house, even coaching them on what to tell the police if they came knocking. He's a mysterious figure named ...

About 1,500 union workers demonstrate outside Trump hotel

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union members picket near the Trump International Hotel during a union protest Wednesday, July 20, 2016. AFSCME members, in Las Vegas for a convention, came out in support of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, which is trying to unionize workers at the hotel.

Nearly 1,500 union workers gathered Wednesday to demonstrate for higher wages in front of Trump International Hotel, 2,000 miles from where Trump was taking center stage at the …

Sands table supervisor stole $3,000 in chips hidden in bra, police say

The Sands Bethlehem opened May 22, 2009. The resort, which has 3,000 slot machines and four restaurants, was the eighth casino to open in Pennsylvania since slots gambling was legalized in 2004.

A Sands casino table games supervisor is charged with stealing $3,000 in chips by stuffing them in her bra ...

Judge issues emergency order in Switch lawsuit

In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, a car drives by a Switch data center in Las Vegas.

A federal judge has issued an emergency order to preserve potential evidence in data company Switch’s lawsuit against the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and NV Energy. Switch sued ...

CES leader discusses convention center expansion, high room rates

In this file photo, the lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center is shown as workers prepare for the 2016 International CES. Gary Shapiro, leader of the organization that puts on CES, said the recent decision by tourism officials to move forward on a proposed $1.4 billion expansion and renovation of the convention center was a welcomed development.

Gary Shapiro was glad to hear that tourism officials recently approved a recommendation to fund and oversee the planned $1.4 billion expansion and renovation of …

Peppermill in Reno latest casino aiming to leave NV Energy

The Peppermill resort in Reno is asking regulators for permission to leave NV Energy and buy electricity from another provider. The resort ...

Local business professionals share strategies for boosting off-peak restaurant business

Table 34 chef and owner Wes Kendrick focuses on pleasing regulars and impressing first-time diners.

While the National Restaurant Association forecasts 2016 as the seventh consecutive year of real growth in restaurant sales, the rate of that growth “remains moderate.” In addition to responding to trends — the majority of consumers are seeking more local, eco-friendly and healthy options — restaurants could boost sales by strategizing better for weeknight lulls.

Construction technique, technology are ever evolving

Bret Loughridge, vice president of operations for SR Construction, poses in front of a project's pull planning schedule at the company's offices Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

The vice president of operations at SR Construction talks about the importance of improved K-12 and higher education systems, embracing Lean construction and how the industry has been influenced by technology.

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The List: Gaming suppliers, July 17, 2016

Find out about gaming suppliers. This week, we rank them by employees as of July 1.