Firefighters battle wildfire threatening some 100 Nevada homes

U.S. 07/16/19, 09:23

As Tropical Storm Barry continued its torrential rains over parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and other Southern states, a wildfire raged near Reno, a city in the northwest section of Nevada. Nevada state emergency officials said they are continuing to battle a wildfire that has threatened about 100 homes near Reno ...

Tourism spending in New Jersey hit $44.7 billion in 2018

Business 05/09/19, 13:51

New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy said the tourism industry generated $5 billion in state ...

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino is finally making money

Business 05/05/19, 08:15

A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino says it will finally turn a profit after months in the red.The Ocean Casino Resort says it has greatly reduced its debt and will return to profitability in May.A new marketing plan and more deals for customers have helped increase slot revenue and hotel ...

Update: Miss USA pageant cut to 15 contestants

Entertainment 05/02/19, 19:42

The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT):5:35 p.m.The field of 51 contestants at the Miss USA pageant has been cut to 15.FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage ...

UNLV received secret $25M gift from Vegas mogul Kerkorian

U.S. 05/01/19, 18:15

UNLV received a secret donation of $25 million from a Las Vegas casino builder and movie studio owner.The estate of Kirk Kerkorian anonymously donated the funds to the Nevada university's medical school following his death in 2015, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday.Kerkorian built the original MGM Grand Hotel and ...

Casino company Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion

Business 04/03/19, 16:09

Casino company Las Vegas Sands announced Wednesday it plans to spend $3.3 billion to add an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and more convention space to its property in Singapore.The Las Vegas-based owner of properties in the U.S. and Macau said in a statement it has an agreement with the ...

Snowman pops up in Vegas as city sees rare winter weather

U.S. 02/21/19, 19:03

Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought rare snowfall Thursday to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. The National Weather Service reported the first significant snowfall at McCarran International Airport in a decade with ...

New Jersey casinos lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl bets

Sports 02/04/19, 16:17

New Jersey gambling regulators say its sportsbooks lost $4.6 million on $34.9 million in Super Bowl wagers, the first major sporting event for bettors since sports gambling was legalized in the state last year.The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday that casinos and horse tracks in the state ...

Hard Rock casino testing online sports betting in New Jersey

Sports 01/26/19, 20:02

Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl.The casino received permission late Friday from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin so-called "soft-play" testing of equipment and systems for online sports betting, and did so Saturday.Hard Rock ...

Superstar performances take Las Vegas into 2019

Entertainment 01/01/19, 03:20

Tens of thousands of people rang in the New Year across Las Vegas, watching fireworks launch from the top of some of the city's iconic casino-resorts, attending superstar performances at various venues and participating in a celebratory midnight toast.Officials estimated more than 300,000 people gathered on the Las Vegas Strip ...

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