Las Vegas Business News

Ruffin’s first act as Circus Circus owner? Renovating Slots-A-Fun

Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin is pictured in his office on Feb. 2, 2016.

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin didn’t want to leave anything to chance in his pursuit of acquiring Circus Circus on the Las Vegas Strip. So, he put in an “over-the-top offer.”

NHL's Bettman: Sports betting can help grow league's audience

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gestures during a news conference before Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at T-Mobile Arena Monday, May 28, 2018.

Don’t be surprised if National Hockey League broadcasts eventually include heavy dosages of sports gambling references and information. That was part of commissioner Gary Bettman’s message today at a sports betting symposium at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas ...

Wynn announces management changes at Boston-area casino

Beach Plum flowers bloom along the banks of the Mystic River in front of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Mass., Friday, June 21, 2019.

The president of Wynn Resorts' Boston-area casino is stepping down just months after it opened. The Las Vegas company announced Wednesday that Encore Boston Harbor ...

Is Major League Baseball in Southern Nevada's future?

A view from the outfield pool at Las Vegas Ballpark as the Las Vegas Aviators play the Salt Lake Bees Thursday, July 11, 2019.

If Southern Nevada eventually woos a Major League Baseball franchise, a longtime Las Vegas baseball man doubts it will be the Oakland Athletics. Following MLB Commissioner ...

MGM to sell Bellagio for $4.25 billion, lease property back

An exterior view of the Bellagio on Aug. 28. 2016.

MGM Resorts International has a deal in place to sell the Bellagio to a real estate investment trust for $4.25 billion. In a joint news release, MGM and real estate firm Blackstone today ...

MGM selling Circus Circus for $825 million

An exterior view of Circus Circus Friday, June 1, 2018.

MGM Resorts International announced today that it is selling Circus Circus for $825 million to an affiliate of Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin. MGM will use the proceeds from the sale “to enhance ...

New station: Funding secured for Las Vegas Monorail expansion

The Las Vegas Monorail passes by the construction site for the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Sphere on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The MSG Sphere is set to open in 2021.

The Las Vegas Monorail Co. has funds in place for a new station on the Strip that will provide transportation to the Sands Expo Center, the Venetian and ...

Hawaii resident hits for nearly $1 million on Madonna machine in downtown Las Vegas

An exterior view of Main Street Station in downtown Las Vegas Nov. 4, 2015

The winner, a long-time Boyd Gaming customer who chose to remain anonymous, hit the jackpot ...

US job openings slip 1.7% in August as labor market slows

U.S. job openings fell 1.7% in August and hires edged down, bolstering views that the labor market may lose momentum as economic uncertainty and a manufacturing recession squeeze employers ...

Cost of Las Vegas Convention Center expansion increasing

The "final" signed beam is lifted into place as Turner/Martin-Harris, joint venture contractor for the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) expansion project, recognizes its tradespeople with the hoisting of a signed beam and celebratory lunch inside the new exhibit hall framework at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.

The price tag for the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project is increasing ...

Home prices approach all-time highs for Southern Nevada

A for-sale sign is shown Dec. 2, 2011, in the Lakes neighborhood of Las Vegas.

The median price for an existing home in the Las Vegas area at the end of September was $310,000, according to a report released today by the ...

It's back: McDonald's to serve McRib in Las Vegas starting Oct. 14

McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib in the Las Vegas area starting Oct. 14, 2019, for a limited time

It's the first time in five years that the “tasty fan favorite slathered in tangy barbecue sauce and topped with slivered onions and pickles” has ...

Software platform built for aspiring entrepreneurs who don't know where to start

From left, Chris Baden, Travis Fox, Sean Malone and Melissa Malone, founders of Digital Genius Lab, pose for a portrait in Henderson on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.

Digital Genius Lab, its founders say, is “for the people, by the people” — a community driven by successful people who use it to earn a living as well as coach others through the process.

Coin slot machines offer old-school Vegas experience at El Cortez

General Manager Adam Wiesberg demonstrates winnings from a coin operated slot machine at El Cortez Casino Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

During a recent morning at the El Cortez, Phyllis Henry heard a noise that has become all but extinct on Las Vegas casino floors. It was the ching-ching-ching of coins crashing down from a machine into a metal tray. In this case, it was ...

40 Under 40 Alumni: Suzanne Richardson

Suzanne Richardson

Suzanne Richardson is a former honoree of VEGAS INC's 40 Under 40 awards. We caught up with her ...