Las Vegas Business News

Board OKs funds for workforce development

The board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development earlier this month approved additional funding for the Workforce Innovation for the New Nevada (WINN) Program. ...

British Airways cancels flights amid global computer outage

A British Airways' B777 passenger jet is shown at the gate after landing at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009.

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday ...

Interactive experiences a big part of New Jersey casinos' futures

This Feb. 14, 2013, photo, shows the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

Getting new customers involved in more interactive experiences is going to be a big part of the future for casinos everywhere ...

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino

The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.

Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the United States from his signature casino. Hard Rock, the gambling arm of the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida, is working on a remake of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino, which the company bought in ...

Holiday weekend: Here come the tourists — and high temperatures

A bird's-eye view of Luxor at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.

Memorial Day will be hotter and more crowded on the Las Vegas Strip than last year, if weathermen and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority are to be believed ...

Switch to build massive data center in Atlanta

Named The Keep, the Atlanta campus will become Switch's fourth Prime campus.

>Switch will develop a 1 million-square-foot Prime Data Center campus in Atlanta, the company announced Thursday. ...

Why some slot machine themes just don’t work

A zombie looks on as people try out the new "Walking Dead" video slot machine by Aristocrat during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. While that theme has proven popular, seemingly sure-fire themes for slot machines, such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, have frequently not resonated with players, gaming experts say.

You would think it would be a sure-fire hit in Las Vegas: a slot machine with a Frank Sinatra theme. It was unveiled in 2001 when then-Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman ...

Las Vegas launches website highlighting Innovation District

NAVYA and Keolis, in partnership with the city of Las Vegas, launched the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle ever to be deployed on a public roadway in the United States. The shuttle is being launched in the new Innovation District that was recently created by the city of Las Vegas in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

The city of Las Vegas has launched a website to promote the Innovation District in the downtown area. ...

Las Vegas airport has busiest April ever, tops 4 million passengers

Las Vegas Strip casinos are viewed from inside the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facility at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

McCarran International Airport had its highest passenger volume ever for the month of April, also marking the first time the passenger count exceeded ...

Is Las Vegas building a new bubble? Analyst gives his take

Jeremy Aguero, a principal analyst with Applied Analysis, poses at his office building in Summerlin Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Don’t worry, Las Vegas isn’t racing toward another economic cliff. So said analyst Jeremy Aguero this morning to business, community and government leaders at ...

Deal's off: MGM not buying Sands Casino Bethlehem, sources say

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is shown Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa.

The $1.3 billion deal to sell Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International has collapsed, according to multiple sources. What would have been one of the largest ...

Las Vegas rally for minimum wage hike part of nationwide protest

Demonstrators seeking a hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour rally at Sahara Avenue and Paseo Del Prado on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would allow working families to afford rent and basic amenities and stimulate the economy, demonstrators outside ...

ISIS video catches attention of security in Las Vegas ahead of holiday weekend

The Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center aka Fusion Center is running smoothly and Metro feels that Las Vegas is well protected on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

After the recent terror attack in England at the end of a crowded concert and the release of a propaganda video from the Islamic State group calling for attacks in places like Las Vegas, locals and tourists should expect an increased police presence over the holiday weekend. Speaking from the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center ...

SLS on Strip sold to owners of Reno casino

An exterior view of SLS Las Vegas.

SLS Las Vegas announced Tuesday it had agreed to be purchased by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group, the owners of the Grand Sierra Resort Hotel & Casino in Reno. Neither company would reveal the purchase price but in a press release announcing the sale said they expect the sale to be ...

Average gas price in Nevada jumps more than 7 cents

Gasoline prices are on the rise in Nevada. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas in the state has increased more than 7 cents in the past week, to an average of ...