Las Vegas Business News

Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

A view of the Las Vegas Strip and  Monte Carlo as seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016.

When the Monte Carlo closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will have lost nearly a quarter ...

Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel 'very, very safe' here

Stewart Homnack, of the Flamingo security crew, guards the Strip entrance to the new Margaritaville casino inside the Flamingo on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest destinations in ...

Emotions emphasized in Adobe’s Experience Cloud

Former NFL quarterback Payton Manning speaks before a large crowd during the Adobe Summit at the Palazzo on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

>A star-studded panel took to the Adobe Summit in the Venetian on Wednesday to speak about the importance of tapping emotion in users’ brand experience. ...

McDonald's unveils self-order kiosks, table service in Las Vegas

A digital self-order kiosk is shown during a grand reopening at McDonald's, 6480 S. Durango Drive, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Customers walking to the checkout area of a southwest valley McDonald’s can see that the technological future of fast-food ordering and customer service has arrived to Las Vegas in the form of ...

Bill would formally include esports in pari-mutuel betting

Gaming commentators are shown in a video form a tournament earlier in the month during a tour of the Millennial E-Sports facility under construction at the Neonopolis Mall in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Four students from UNLV’s William Boyd School of law testified Tuesday before the state Legislature in favor of a bill to add esports and awards shows to the state’s list of permitted pari-mutuel wagering events. Senate Bill 240, sponsored by Sen. Becky Harris, a Clark County Republican, would add ...

17,000 AT&T workers in Nevada and California go on strike

This Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo shows the AT&T sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla.

A union representing AT&T workers says about 17,000 employees in California and Nevada have gone on strike. The workers install cable and phone service and work in call centers where customers can phone in ...

Las Vegas city manager leaving for job with Switch

Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell talks about working with former Mayor Oscar Goodman during the dedication of Oscar B. Goodman Plaza in front of Las Vegas City Hall Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.

Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell announced today she is leaving this summer for a job as a senior vice president over a new division at Switch. Fretwell, who is eligible ...

Why the next big Trump project could be a Las Vegas casino

Donald Trump, left, developer Phil Ruffin and his wife, Oleksandra Ruffin, celebrate with a toast during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Trump International Hotel and Tower.

In addition to the hotel they already own in Las Vegas, Forbes has learned, resort owner Phil Ruffin and the Trump Organization are also thinking of building ...

Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station's renovation

A section of Palace Station is shown under construction as part of a multimillion-dollar remodeling project, Friday, March 17, 2017.

Palace Station will soon be ditching its train motif as a multimillion-dollar renovation project on the 41-year-old casino continues. The remodeling began last fall, and work on the parking lot and landscaping has ...

Q+A: Expert not expecting Trump to crack down on legal marijuana

Armen Yemenidjian looks over marijuana plants at a Desert Grown Farms Cultivation Facility in Las Vegas, Dec. 15, 2016.

Supporters of Nevada’s marijuana industry have been watching Jeff Sessions with wary, worried eyes. An expert from the Brookings Institution says that although Sessions has ...

MGM wins bid to build destination resort in Dubai

MGM is taking its luxury hospitality business to the Persian Gulf. The casino giant has won the rights to develop and operate a beachfront destination resort in Dubai under ...

The List: Largest employers, March 19, 2017

Find out about the area's largest employers. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of March 15.

People on the Move: March 19-25

In the Notes: Var Lordahl, Justin Henderson, Marla Hudgens, Jessica Sayles, Ally R. Haynes-Hamblen, Bryan Ure, Dan Stewart, Michael Feder and more ...

Home health care business owner: ‘Investing in our youth will set us up for greatness’

Sue Cook, president of Homewatch CareGivers, poses in the company offices Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

The owner of Homewatch CareGivers of Las Vegas talks about the need for increased investment in Southern Nevada schools, her admiration for Michelle Obama and why she expects her home health care business to triple in size within 10 years.

California transplants driven to spread happiness and give back to community

Diona Fonte and Nick Friel own a Kona Ice truck and offer 10 choices to flavor shaved ice. They moved to Southern Nevada from California last year to launch their business.

The KEV, or Kona Entertainment Vehicle, is a party on wheels. It blasts tropical music and dispenses 10 flavors of shaved ice. It serves up to 500 people in an hour and can be booked for school fundraisers, sports events or even corporate events.