Las Vegas Business News

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, betting odds are displayed on a board in the sportsbook at the South Point.

A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with ...

Scholars: Vote to strike by Culinary Union doesn’t mean stoppage is imminent

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.

The Culinary Union this week will conduct its first citywide strike vote in more than 15 years, but a vote to strike by a majority of 50,000 hospitality workers doesn’t necessarily mean a crippling walkout is imminent at dozens of Las Vegas casinos and hotels.

Historic Reno neighborhood tops preservation list

This May 15, 2018 photo shows some of the historic homes in a neighborhood dating to the late 19th century on the edge of the UNR campus. The historic preservation group, Preserve Nevada, has listed the UNR Gateway District as the most endangered historic place in the state.

A 19th century neighborhood on the edge of the UNR campus tops a historic preservation group's new list of Nevada's 11 most ...

Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in sports betting

Casinos, race tracks, daily fantasy sports companies and others are itching to offer bets in person and online after a court ...

New cosmetics warehouse to employ 400 in North Las Vegas

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is planning a 714,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center in North Las Vegas that will employ 400 people, the city announced today. The Nevada Governor’s Office of ...

Wynn completes $68 million pollution cleanup at Mass. casino site

Wynn Resorts has removed nearly 1 million tons of contaminated sediment from the former chemical plant site where ...

Mandarin Oriental hotel to become Waldorf Astoria

CityCenter on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015. Shown is Mandarin Oriental, Veer Towers, and Crystals Mall.

The Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip will become a Waldorf Astoria this summer. Hilton's luxury hotel brand on Wednesday announced it will operate the 392-room property in the complex that ...

NCAA opens door to title games for states with sports bets

In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament.

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as ...

Why don't people who can't afford housing just move where it's cheaper?

Mya Mack finds out that she didn’t win a lottery for a new 95-unit affordable housing development in San Francisco, Nov. 14, 2017. Mack, who works as a phlebotomist, has applied to every housing opportunity she could find and cited her daughter as reason why she hasn’t left San Francisco for somewhere cheaper to live.

Many San Francisco renters I met while reporting an article on affordable housing lotteries had responded to the region’s housing crisis by putting up with great discomfort: They crammed in with family; they split apartments with strangers. Some even lived out of their cars. Why, lots of readers wanted to know, didn’t they simply move away instead? Many have. High-cost California has ...

Campaign to preserve Paradise Palms neighborhood enters second phase

The home that was used in the movie "Casino" is seen during a mid-century modern bus tour of homes in the Paradise Palms neighborhood of Las Vegas on Sunday, October 28, 2012.-

The Nevada Preservation Foundation has launched the second phase of a campaign to obtain national historic neighborhood status for the Paradise Palms neighborhood in central Las Vegas, with the new phase focusing on a portion of the area that was home to some of the most famous and infamous figures from the city’s past. After achieving the ...

Tribes welcome the opportunity to add sports books to casinos

The lobby of the Navajo Nation's Twin Arrows Casino, east of Flagstaff, Ariz., is seen Tuesday, May 15, 2018. American Indian tribes are welcoming the opportunity to add sports betting to potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it.

American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after ...

Indiana man wins $1 million in slot tourney at M Resort

Richard Ideker is shown with his wife after winning the Marquee Millionaire Slot Tournament at M Resort.

An Indiana man won $1 million this month during a slot tournament at M Resort. Richard Ideker won the prize after racking up ...

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

This April 23, 2018, file photo, shows the Supreme Court in Washington.

The Supreme Court today gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in ...

The List: Hotels, May 14, 2018

Find out about hotels. This week, we rank them by number of rooms as of April 1.

Council to revisit possible Badlands development

A look at the old Badlands Golf Club, which sits in a natural ravine, surrounded by the Queensridge master-planned community, Monday Feb 19, 2018.

The council is set to consider an amendment to the general plan designating the area for open space and recreation, pared-down plans to put housing on the land, and the first phase of a ...