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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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