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Las Vegas Sands paying $7 million to settle corrupt practices probe

Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns the Venetian and Palazzo.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of ...

US stock indexes stay stuck; bond yields and dollar rise

U.S. stock indexes stuck to their holding pattern Wednesday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index entered its most listless stretch of trading in more than three years ...

AVN boss: Porn industry ‘on the upswing,’ but not moving to Vegas

A fan takes a photo with Vicki Chase during the 2016 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Hard Rock Hotel.

With almost 30,000 attendees from 35 countries and a record 800 industry stars set to participate, the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo arrives this week. AVN CEO Tony Rios spoke to the Sun about ...

Gambling expansion likely for Pennsylvania in 2017, lawmakers say

Two Western Pennsylvania state senators are in the middle of a push for a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that is likely to add online casino games and resolve legal problems with ...

U.S. judge OKs plan for Caesars' unit to exit $18 billion bankruptcy

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

A federal judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection with ...

Nevada jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent; lowest in 9 years

Nevada's unemployment rate ended 2016 at 5.1 percent, the lowest in nine years. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that in a year-to-year comparison, the jobless rate was ...

Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif.

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs. The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded and ...

Supreme Court delays New Jersey sports betting decision

Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were dealt a no-decision of sorts Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up ...

Looking for a deal on the Strip? Tips from a few experts

A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.

With restaurants run by celebrity chefs and luxury suites overlooking the Strip, some Las Vegas resorts were never intended to be value propositions. But in the era of parking fees, resort fees and the soon-to-be ...

Bingo! Classic game goes Xtreme at Santa Fe Station

Santa Fe Station's bingo room, which opened in November, is introducing Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night.

Two themed nights — Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night — are being introduced at Santa Fe Station’s new bingo room.

Bettors jump to underdogs and sportsbooks suffer big losses

Forget Aaron Rodgers — the most impressive performance of the NFL playoffs belongs to the betting public, which jumped from favorites to underdogs at precisely ...

At Station, versatility is a prized characteristic

Glen Meadows, director of ancillary gaming at Station Casinos, worked with the late Bobby Dean to create Station’s $600K Big Bingo Weekend, a four-day event.

The corporate director of ancillary gaming at Station Casinos offers thoughts on how to be successful in the gaming industry, the importance of education reforms and the shift in societal norms that makes it acceptable to carry on a telephone conversation while standing in line at the bank.

Broad acceptance of drones — and industry growth — depends on smart regulation

A drone takes flight during a groundbreaking ceremony held at Nevada State College for the HUVR or Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range on Jan. 4, 2017.

Drone industry leaders and government officials bantered during a CES panel discussion last week on regulation, specifically what needs to be done to create a clear set of guidelines from the federal level on down to the neighborhood streets. The race, as both sides see it, is against time: one major accident involving a drone could cause public panic and knee-jerk political response before those working on a comprehensive solution can present their case.

The List: Taxicab operators, Jan. 16, 2017

Find out about taxicab operators. We rank them by revenue from first 11 months of 2016.

This time, Southern Nevada’s economic growth is sustainable

What a wonderful time to be doing business in Las Vegas. Our community has come a long way from the Great Recession. We are achieving record visitor volume, our unemployment rate is near 5 percent and long-awaited commercial developments have been completed and are flourishing.