Las Vegas Business News

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Gunmakers and dealers gathering this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference are grappling with slumping sales and a shift in ...

Up, up and away: Mesquite prepares for annual balloon festival

A balloon passes over a neighborhood during the Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival Saturday, January 27, 2018, in Mesquite.

A Humpty Dumpty-shaped balloon, pilots from across North America, a nighttime light show and thousands of tourists. The Mesquite Balloon Festival is back. Returning to Mesquite for ...

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but the NFL wants them gone

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.

Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on ...

Oral surgeon stresses selflessness to doctors and community

Dr. Steven Huang

Dr. Steven Huang, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Henderson Oral Surgery & Dental, is in the business of changing people’s lives. This happens every day through typical procedures such as tooth extraction, bone grafting, implant placement, sinus lifts and apicoectomies. But for one fortunate college student this year, it meant a $50,000 new smile.

Atlantic City casino revenue up, but newbies hurt others

In this Sept. 28, 2018, photo, a dealer pushes a stack of chips toward a gambler at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. The Ocean Resort and the Hard Rock casino both mark their 100th day of operation on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Two reopened casinos and half a year of sports betting helped push Atlantic City's casino revenue up 7.5 percent in 2018 to nearly $2.86 billion ...

Residents try to save Bonnie Springs Ranch from development. But how?

A look at Bonnie Springs Ranch in Las Vegas, NV on June 25, 2016.

The public backlash was swift. Recently, news broke that Bonnie Springs Ranch would be redeveloped. The petting zoo and Wild West town would give way to luxury homes and a smaller public area with an inn, restaurant and ...

The Notes: Jan. 21, 2019

In the Notes: Pete Janemark, Christopher Crooks, Irene Bustamante Adams, Barbara Talisman, Robert Graff, Michele Loker, David Griego, Candy Masuch and more ...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Passengers wait in line at a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Miami.

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government ...

Another big jackpot hits at the Cosmopolitan

A Minnesota man hit a $617,000 jackpot while playing a Seinfeld slot machine at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, the casino reported.

Another lucky slot player at the Cosmopolitan has hit a major jackpot. On Thursday evening, a Minnesota man hit the top prize of $617,000 on just his second spin on a ...

Maryland explores quick way to approve sports betting

Maryland lawmakers are exploring a quick way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but any ...

Accelerating the evolution of the Las Vegas sports book

A rendering of the sports book at Circa, expected to open in 2020.

There were plenty of surprises last week when downtown developer Derek Stevens rolled out his ambitious plans for the Circa Resort & Casino, but the images and details surrounding its multi-level, stadium-style ...

Can retail stores ship wine out of state? The Supreme Court may change the way you buy wine

Boxes of wine are prepared for sale at Grapes the Wine Company in White Plains, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2017. In Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, the Supreme Court will consider whether states can prohibit retail wine shops from shipping to consumers in another state.

With just a few clicks on my computer or phone, I can order a rare book from San Francisco, a country ham from Kentucky or a dazzling box of chocolates from Vermont. I can track the shipments to ...

U.S. gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules

The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a memo saying ...

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide.

A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling ...

Largest local Hispanic supermarket chain credits family roots for its success

Victor Flores, also know as Mr. Wow, the spokesman for La Bonita Supermarkets. June 10, 2016.

The unique sound of Victor Flores’ voice and his friendly smile have become a regular part of Spanish-speaking TV in Las Vegas. He’s employed at La Bonita supermarket, often appearing in ...