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Bahamas concerned about U.S. ruling for casino-resort developer

Music icon, actor and designer Lenny Kravitz joined Sarkis Izmirlian, Baha Mar Chairman and CEO, onstage to celebrate the partnership announcement between Kravitz Design and Baha Mar.

The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino project in Nassau to file for ...

Hardy failed to pay over $5 million in taxes, loans for his private businesses

Congressman Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., attends a Memorial Day Ceremony at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 24, 2015, in Boulder City.

U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, a freshman Republican from Mesquite, is intimately familiar with the green tufts framed by the craggy desert at his hometown’s Falcon Ridge Golf Course. After all, in 2005, he designed the par-71, 18-hole course. An oasis of water and grass planted in a hardscrabble basin, it reflects Hardy’s ambition, the region’s turbulent real estate market — and the lawmaker’s failure to pay ...

NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks

In this June 16, 2015, photo in New York, real estate mogul Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States.

New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about ...

Las Vegas still wrestling with rules for tavern gaming

Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011.

The Las Vegas City Council decided today to tackle a technically complicated and politically charged issue that has vexed state and local officials in Nevada for years — how to regulate slot machine gaming in bars. The decision arose ...

Women players at World Series of Poker still rare sight

In this June 27, 2015, photo, Lacy Jones plays in the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship during the World Series of Poker at the Rio.

Women at the World Series of Poker are like a royal flush: rare. Last year, the gender split for the Main Event of the weeks-long tournament in Las Vegas was almost 24 to 1. This year's highly popular Colossus event ...

Law firm accuses Cosmopolitan of keeping $3.35 million

The Cosmopolitan.

An Atlanta law firm says the Cosmopolitan should return $3.35 million an attorney for the firm wired to the casino-hotel without its knowledge. Real estate law firm ...

New Caesars CEO starts today, replacing Gary Loveman

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment has a new chief executive starting today. Mark Frissora, who formerly led the rental car company Hertz, has replaced Gary Loveman as CEO of Caesars, which operates ...

Bought out of foreclosure, Searchlight airpark could become a draw for RC enthusiasts

Shrubs grow from cracks in the Searchlight Airport runway Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Searchlight.

Bill and Joan Turnbull of Seattle bought the roughly 40-acre property — off U.S. 95 at the southern edge of Searchlight, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas — out of foreclosure for $400,000. They don’t have “hard and fast plans” for the property but are thinking of ...

Congressional push to ban online gaming gains prominence with Rubio

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to the media while stopping at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop during his first visit to Las Vegas as declared candidate Thursday, May 28, 2015.

The GOP senator's support for an effort to ban gambling on the Internet makes him a key champion for a cause close to the heart of ...

Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Nike Chairman Phil Knight walks near the field before the NCAA football playoff championship game between Ohio State and Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Knight plans to step down and says he wants Nike President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to ...

After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

In this April 23, 2013, file photo, a JetBlue plane takes off in view of the air traffic control tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.

The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. The airline proudly proclaimed itself a holdout on fees for years, allowing passengers to check one bag for free. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage. The move leaves Southwest Airlines as the ...

Homes with character: See some of Las Vegas’ most famous — and infamous — houses

A look inside Lefty Rosenthal's house for sale on 972 Vegas Valley Drive.

Las Vegas is notorious for not honoring its history — a reputation that has become cemented in videos of casino implosions — but the city's past can still be ...

Now open: Video game bar, Starbucks and chicken galore

A Crispy Turkey Sandwich served at PDQ on April 6, 2015.

Las Vegas recognizes history with a popular coffee chain, returns to “old school” with the opening of a mom-and-pop shop, and looks to the future with ...

Obama to propose making 5 million more eligible for OT

In this June 26, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, June 29.

The Obama administration will propose requiring overtime pay for workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week, three individuals familiar with the plan said Monday, more than doubling the current threshold and ...

Switch, Sands, Wynn mum at PUC meeting

Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Continuing the effort to cut ties with the state’s largest power provider, representatives from the casino and energy industries met with officials from the ...