Most of the nations’s major casino companies are partnering up to bid for three lucrative downstate New York casino licenses, expected to be handed out later this year.
Richard N. “Rick” Velotta has covered business, the gaming industry, tourism, transportation and aviation in Las Vegas for 25 years. A former reporter and editor with the Las Vegas Sun, the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner, the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff and the Aurora (Colo.) Sun, Velotta is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where he won the school’s top journalism honor. He became the Review-Journal's assistant business editor in September 2018.
Consultants, government agencies and transportation stakeholders are at the table to solve the problem of airport capacity at Harry Reid International Airport.
The rebranded Lucky Club in North Las Vegas has 280 new slot machines, a sports cantina with 90 TVs, a massive bar and a William Hill sportsbook.
Workers at Harry Reid International Airport say they feel unsafe and their workdays are longer as a result of a plan to move them to park farther from the terminal.
Business rebounded after the removal of restrictions by the Chinese central government on Jan. 8 and Chinese New Year celebrations.
Las Vegas saw 38.8 million visitors last year, a 20.5 percent increase compared with 2021. But the double digit percentage increase was not enough to beat the city’s 2016 record of 42.9 million visitors.
There are some restrictions, but all flights, domestic and international, will only cost 1 cent plus taxes and fees for five months later this summer.
A perfect storm of positives pumped up the state’s gaming revenue last year, including one more weekend day in 2022 than 2021 and a robust calendar of sports and entertainment events.
George Assad was also a prosecutor in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and was a regulator with the Nevada Transportation Authority.
MSG Sphere President Lucas Watson extended a warm welcome to the venue at the Preview 2023 event last week, but the company has yet to announce suite, ticket or advertising prices.
Replacing Ben Kieckhefer on the five-member Gaming Commission, Krolicki also formerly served as Nevada state treasurer and tried to bring the Olympics to Nevada.
A class action lawsuit alleges hotel operators on the Strip of inflating hotel room rates, but several hospitality and business experts have expressed skepticism at the claim.
The airline, the busiest commercial air carrier operating at Harry Reid airport, also plans to spend $1.3 billion on technological upgrades to prevent an incident like the one in December.
The class-action suit names Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Treasure Island and Wynn Resorts Holdings as defendants.
Record mass gaming revenue has been reported in Singapore and the Chinese new year celebration has jump-started visitation to Macao in January, Sands executives say.